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If You Liked 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'
If you're counting down the days until you see the movie version of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days," check out this book list of reading ideas for kids who love the book.
Posted on Jul. 31, 2012
Penn Lake Closing for Renovation
Penn Lake Library will close for renovation at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11. The library will reopen in mid-September 2012. The primary purpose of the renovation is to install a new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system. More info.
Posted on Jul. 31, 2012
T.C. Bear at Eden Prairie Library
A special storytime event on Aug. 2 will feature the Minnesota Twins' popular mascot who, with help from a couple of volunteers from the audience, will present the story of how he became the great player that he is today.
Posted on Jul. 31, 2012
Have a Question? Ask Us
Have a Question? Ask Us Library staff can help you find the information you need to use the library, find a good book, research a topic, or do your homework. Connect with staff in person, by phone, and online by email, IM chat, and text. Ask Us.
Posted on Jul. 31, 2012
Homework Hub Needs Volunteers
Please help -- 100 volunteers are needed by September! Volunteer with youth after school on literacy and homework-related projects. You must have some experience with school age children and commit to working once a week at a Homework Hub location for a semester. Apply now.
Posted on Jul. 24, 2012
Internships at the Library
The Library offers a variety of unpaid internships during the fall, winter, and summer, generally for current college students. Internships are available this fall related to youth services, filmmaking, preservation, and Special Collections. Most applications are due August 3. More info.
Posted on Jul. 24, 2012
Staycation With Tumblr
Staycation With Tumblr Have you checked out Hennepin County Library’s Tumblr blog? The photos and posts from the Library’s Special Collections allow you to take a trip through time and many local places without leaving home!
Posted on Jul. 24, 2012
Teens Read
Summer reading keeps school skills sharp and gives teens a chance to read for fun and personal interests. Explore TeenLinks Read On book lists for great suggestions, including Steampunk adventures, the Teens’ Top Ten Nominees 2012, and many more.
Posted on Jul. 24, 2012
Survey for Walker Library Patrons
Construction of a new Walker Library will begin this fall on its current site at 2880 Hennepin Ave. Walker patrons, please take this brief survey to tell us which libraries you will use while the Walker Library is closed. Survey.
Posted on Jul. 17, 2012
Award-Winning Tech Squad Teen
Congratulations to longtime Teen Tech Squad member Donald "DJ" Hooker, a recent graduate of Minneapolis' South High School who received a Red Wagon Award from the Minnesota Alliance With Youth. The award honors outstanding academic performance, civic engagement, and leadership. More info.
Posted on Jul. 17, 2012
Family History Resources
The city of Mound's centennial celebration included a workshop on Hennepin County Library's genealogy resources. How can we help you connect to your family's past? More info.
Posted on Jul. 17, 2012
Readers’ Lists
Readers’ Lists You can share what you're reading by creating and posting your own lists on BookSpace. You'll find lots of reading ideas from other library patrons and staff. Readers’ lists are also on Birth to Six, KidLinks, and TeenLinks.
Posted on Jul. 17, 2012
'Minnetonka Reads' Parent-Child Book Club
Kids entering grade 5 and up and their parents are invited to join a discussion of "The Red Umbrella" as part of "Minnetonka Reads." More info.
Posted on Jul. 10, 2012
Job Search Assistance
Need help looking for a job, filling out applications, or writing a resume? Want to network with other job seekers? Explore a new career path? The Library offers many helpful free job and career programs. More info.
Posted on Jul. 10, 2012
'Poems From Inside'
'Poems From Inside' Creative writing workshops at the Hennepin County Adult Corrections Facility helped residents "see a new world of positive behaviors and healthy choices available to them" and resulted in this powerful volume of poetry.
Posted on Jul. 10, 2012
'History Day' Contest Winners
Congratulations to 7th grade twins Grace and Sovigne Gardner! Grace was the Junior Individual Exhibit winner at the national competition, and Sovigne won third place in the state competition. Both cite Minneapolis Central Library's 'History Day Hullabaloo' as a top research resource. More info.
Posted on Jul. 10, 2012
'Paint It Green' Workshops
Staff from Three Rivers Park District's Silverwood Park will help children make nature-inspired art. Kids can make their own "I Spy" book, create a living seed necklace, build a pop-up book, create a mysterious tree book with secret hidden pages! More info.
Posted on Jul. 3, 2012
July Author Events
This month, meet memoirist and novelist Esmeralda Santiago, teen fiction writer Kelly Barnhill, and children's author Joanne Reisberg.
Posted on Jul. 3, 2012
What We're Reading
Get some great reading suggestions from library staff – the What We’re Reading list on BookSpace features fiction and nonfiction titles for adults. You can also Ask Us when you need reading ideas.
Posted on Jul. 3, 2012
Bike Trails and Touring
Bike Trails and Touring This summer, will you be hopping on a Nice Ride bike in downtown Minneapolis or pedaling your own on county bike trails? Check out bicycle touring and trails resources at the library.
Posted on Jul. 3, 2012

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