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Digital Bookmobile at Southdale
Digital Bookmobile at Southdale OverDrive's Digital Bookmobile will visit Southdale Library on June 30 during library open hours, 12-5 p.m. Stop by to explore what eBooks are available through Hennepin County Library. Can't make it? Check out our eBooks online.
Posted on Jun. 25, 2013
Transmissions: Contemporary American Indian Art 2003-2013
This exhibit features artwork by prominent regional voices such as Ahmoo Angeconeb, Frank Big Bear, Jim Denomie, Pat and Gage Kruse, Star Wallowing Bull and Francis Yellow. On view will be drawings, collage works, paintings and sculpture. Minneapolis Central Library, Cargill Hall, July 7–August 24. Presented in collaboration with Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis.
Posted on Jun. 25, 2013
Follow Us on Google+
Hennepin County Library posts to Google+ weekly. Follow us for library news, events, resources and more. We're also on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr and YouTube.
Posted on Jun. 25, 2013
New GED Coming in 2014
A revised and completely computer-based GED test will launch January 2, 2014. Check out our new Adult Learning webpage to learn more about the changes and review GED study materials and resources available through the Library.
Posted on Jun. 25, 2013
Submit Book Reviews This Summer
Kids, teens and families: Participate in Bookawocky summer reading! Submit Read.Write.Draw and Best Book Ever book reviews at your library or submit reviews online to be entered to win free books or gift cards sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library and MELSA.
Posted on Jun. 18, 2013
Talk of the Stacks with Colum McCann
McCann is the author of "Let the Great World Spin" as well as many other novels and two critically acclaimed story collections. "TransAtlantic", his newest book, connects a series of narratives spanning 150 years and two continents. Minneapolis Central Library, June 24, 7 p.m. More info.
Posted on Jun. 18, 2013
Libraries Win Hennergy Awards
Linden Hills, Minneapolis Central, Pierre Bottineau, St. Louis Park and Webber Park libraries were recognized recently by Hennepin County for their 2012 energy conservation efforts. Want to monitor your energy consumption? Check out an energy meter from your library.
Posted on Jun. 18, 2013
eMagazines for Your Digital Device
eMagazines for Your Digital Device Choose from over 50 eMagazine titles to download to your digital device for free. Available from any Twin Cities metro area public library for PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and Blackberry Playbook. More info.
Posted on Jun. 18, 2013
Find Out More About Your World
Explore these two online resources available with your Hennepin County Library card: National Geographic Magazine, which has a full archive of National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler and about 175 eBooks; and Statesman's Yearbook, which continues to be the go-to resource for stats and information about every country in the world.
Posted on Jun. 11, 2013
2012 Annual Report Available
2012 Annual Report Available Take a look! It includes an overview of our mission and vision, service highlights, patron comments, building project and budget summaries, and more, all in a new, engaging format. Read the report.
Posted on Jun. 11, 2013
Celebrate Juneteenth at the Library
Juneteenth honors African American freedom, history and achievements. Meet Walt Bachman, author of "Northern Slave, Black Dakota," on Tuesday, June 18, 7-8 p.m., and enjoy "The Sound of Freedom" with actors/vocalists T. Mychael Rambo and Thomasina Petrus on Saturday, June 22, 2 p.m. More info.
Posted on Jun. 11, 2013
Get Your Summer Events Guide
Our summer events guide is now available at libraries and online. Get your copy of this jam-packed calendar of free things to do and learn this summer at Hennepin County libraries. You can also search our Events & Classes listing.
Posted on Jun. 4, 2013
June Is Gay Pride Month
Hennepin County Library joins the Twin Cities in celebrating Gay Pride this June by offering a variety of programs. Save your spot for a film, family event or poetry reading. More info.
Posted on Jun. 4, 2013
'Senior Surf Day' Classes
These free hands-on classes teach seniors computer basics, including searching the Internet for information for seniors plus topics of interest, from travel, social activities and gardening to cooking and legal issues. More info.
Posted on Jun. 4, 2013
'Bookawocky' Summer Fun Returns
'Bookawocky' Summer Fun Returns Summer reading starts June 8. New this year is our summer reading website where kids and teens can earn reading badges and win books. Online book clubs will also be featured, including an online chat with Anne Ursu on June 25 at 4 p.m. More info.
Posted on Jun. 2, 2013

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