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New App for Freegal Music Downloads
Getting free music just got easier. The Library’s Freegal service, which offers up to three free music downloads per week from the vast Sony Music Catalog, has released a mobile app for iOS and Android. Get it from the iTunes Store or Google Play Store. More info.
Posted on Jun. 26, 2012
New Source for Audiobooks
New Source for Audiobooks More downloadable audiobooks are now available through OneClickdigital. Hennepin County residents can download titles from popular authors like John Sanford, Cormac McCarthy, and Jodi Picoult. Many titles are always available – regardless how many copies are checked out. More info.
Posted on Jun. 26, 2012
'Author, Author: Photography Exhibit'
This Minneapolis Central Library exhibit features portraits of writers, screenwriters, and playwrights by Michael Childers, renowned entertainment industry photographer. More info.
Posted on Jun. 26, 2012
Hennepin County Library Receives Youthprise Grant
Youthprise, founded by The McKnight Foundation to increase youths' learning opportunities beyond the classroom, has awarded the Library a $20,000 grant. The grant will support afterschool programs at the Franklin Teen Center, including the Teen Tech Squad. More info.
Posted on Jun. 19, 2012
'Picturing Peace' Photo Exhibit
'Picturing Peace' Photo Exhibit A photo exhibit at three libraries this summer and three this fall features the work of more than a dozen Minneapolis youth. The exhibit is part of a community collaborative project that explores young people's reflections and hopes for peace and safety in their communities. Related book lists: adult and youth.
Posted on Jun. 19, 2012
Club Book
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson, author of "The Warmth of Other Suns," a critically-acclaimed history of African American migration, will speak at a Club Book event on June 27 at Brookdale Library.
Posted on Jun. 19, 2012
This celebration commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. Library programs will feature music, poetry, and stories of freedom, a showing of PBS' "Slavery and the Making of America," and a discussion moderated by a storyteller and history professor.
Posted on Jun. 18, 2012
eBooks: Basics
Attend this new class to learn the basics about eBooks and eReaders, as well as how to find, check out and download eBooks from the Library. Registration required. More info.
Posted on Jun. 12, 2012
Special Collections Hours
For the convenience of library patrons, Special Collections at Minneapolis Central Library is expanding its hours by being open through the lunch hour (1-2 p.m.). Hours are now 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and the first and third Saturdays of the month. This is an 18 percent increase in its open hours.
Posted on Jun. 12, 2012
Truck Stories -- Back by Popular Demand
Boys and girls can see large work vehicles such as a fire truck, a street sweeper and a garbage truck up close, plus enjoy stories about them at programs at five libraries this summer.
Posted on Jun. 12, 2012
'Bookawocky' Summer Programs
'Bookawocky' Summer Programs "Bookawocky" summer reading programs kick off this week! Kids and teens can tell other kids and teens what they're reading by filling out "Read. Write. Draw" (kids) and "Best Book Ever" (teens) forms available at libraries and on KidLinks and TeenLinks.
Posted on Jun. 11, 2012
Traveling Overseas This Summer?
Connect to travel information via the Countries & Travel subject guide. You can learn a new language -- from simple words and phrases to conversational and writing skills -- through the Language Learning subject guide.
Posted on Jun. 5, 2012
Last Chance: Baseball Exhibit
A Wrigley Field seat signed by Ernie Banks, baseballs autographed by Sandy Koufax, Nolan Ryan, and Yogi Berra, Willie Mays' jersey, and other artifacts from the Bank of America Collection, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and other sources are on display at "Baseball: America's Game," a free exhibit open through June 15. More details.
Posted on Jun. 5, 2012
Family Read-Alouds
Family Read-Alouds This new book list features great summer (and year-round) read-aloud stories for families and includes new titles as well as classics. These simple tips will make your child's read-aloud experience even more enjoyable. Kids can rate and review the books, too.
Posted on Jun. 5, 2012
Library Receipts Are BPA-Free
Hennepin County Library uses Bisphenol A (BPA)-free receipts. The Library requires its vendors to supply BPA-free thermal paper, so you don’t need to worry about handling or recycling date due receipts.
Posted on Jun. 5, 2012

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