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Guthrie Programs at HCL
Experienced Guthrie teaching artists will teach basic acting and storytelling skills at more than two dozen "Act Out" programs for kids and teens this summer.
Posted on May. 29, 2012
June Author Events
Meet novelists Jack Salmela and Jonathan Odell, children’s authors Maryann Weidt, Anne Ursu, and JoAnn Bren Guernsey, fantasy writers Caroline Stevermer and Will Alexander, poets Jude Nutter and Francine Marie Tolf, and Hollywood celebrity photographer Michael Childers. More details.
Posted on May. 29, 2012
Hopkins' Centennial Open House
Hopkins' Centennial Open House Celebrate the Hopkins Library's 100th anniversary!  A community open house on June 3 begins at 1 p.m. with a welcome from Commissioner Jan Callison.  Meet three authors with Hopkins connections – Anne Ursu, Maryann Weidt, and JoAnn Bren Guernsey. Enjoy exhibits and refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hopkins Library. 
Posted on May. 29, 2012
Savvy Senior
Every Monday you can read a new article on topics of interest to older adults and caregivers, such as health issues, technology, assistance, insurance, etc. You'll find "The Savvy Senior" on the Health & Wellness subject guide.
Posted on May. 29, 2012
Library Laboratory: Bike Maintenance
Freewheel Bike will teach you how to fix a flat tire, remove a wheel, lube a chain, and other essentials of bike maintenance at these free summer programs.
Posted on May. 22, 2012
Summer Book Clubs
Summer Book Clubs Dozens of book clubs are scheduled at libraries this summer -- for girls only, guys only, kids, teens, parent-child, Spanish language readers, and more. Registration is now open for some clubs.
Posted on May. 22, 2012
Online Practice Tests
Studying for the June ACT or SAT college entrance exams?  Try the online practice tests from LearningExpressLibrary, available 24/7 via the Education & Libraries subject guide.
Posted on May. 22, 2012
Financial Planning for Retirement
We can help you find books and other information about investments, retirement, and more on our Financial Planning for Retirement subject guide. Or you can Ask Us in person, by phone, and online by email, IM chat, and text.
Posted on May. 22, 2012
Pen Pals 2012/2013 Season
The Friends of the Hennepin County Library have announced the author lineup for the 16th season. Tickets are now available for Salman Rushdie, Alice Kaplan, Roz Chast, Dennis Lehane, and Armistead Maupin. Ticket information.
Posted on May. 15, 2012
Landing a Lunker
Find out about fishing licenses, regulations, bait dealers, Minnesota lakes, boat and water safety, and more by visiting the Minnesota DNR, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and other websites in the Sports & Recreation subject guide. The Library also has state fishing maps and materials on all aspects of fishing.
Posted on May. 15, 2012
Homework Hub Wrap-Up
There were more than 10,000 student visits to Hennepin County Library’s 11 Homework Hubs this past school year. Many thanks to the 219 volunteers, who provided 5,682 hours of homework assistance through April (May figures not available yet). Volunteer information.
Posted on May. 15, 2012
One Minneapolis One Read
One Minneapolis One Read "Spirit Car: Journey to a Dakota Past," a biography and history by Diane Wilson, will be the topic of discussion as the second year of this citywide program designed to encourage reading and community conversation kicks off. More information.
Posted on May. 15, 2012
Spoken Culture: Pathway to School Readiness
How can you prepare your child for kindergarten success? Learn the value of sharing your culture's folktales through storytelling and books at this program, which will be presented in Somali. More information.
Posted on May. 8, 2012
Museum Adventure Pass Drawings
You have a chance to win a year-long family membership to one of the 17 Museum Adventure Pass destinations. Two lucky winners will be drawn at random every day throughout May. More information.
Posted on May. 8, 2012
Maple Grove Library Wins FAB Awards
Maple Grove Library Wins FAB Awards The Maple Grove Library is officially FABulous!  The library has won three FAB (Fresh Artistic Brilliant) Awards from the Northland Chapter of the International Interior Design Association. The awards are for Best Government/Institutional, Excellence in Sustainability, and Grand Award (best overall).
Posted on May. 8, 2012
Summer Program Sneak Peek
Looking to learn and grow while having fun this summer? The Library is collaborating with the Guthrie Theater, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MacPhail Center for Music, the Bakken Museum, Three Rivers Park District, and other organizations on free programs that begin in June. Kids' eventsTeen events.
Posted on May. 8, 2012
Library Board Officers
New officers were elected at the April 25 meeting of the Hennepin County Library Board.  They are Jill Joseph of Eden Prairie, president; Gary Thaden of Minneapolis, vice president; and Caitlin Cahill of Maple Plain, secretary. More board information
Posted on May. 1, 2012
Hopkins Library Centennial
The Hopkins Library turns 100 this year -- please join the celebration!  Festivities include displays, author programs, an open house with activities for all ages, and a chance to share a library memory or story online.  More details.
Posted on May. 1, 2012
May Authors
This month, meet Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Ford, teen fiction writer Kristin Cashore, photographer Doug Ohman, “Art of Roughhousing” author Larry Cohen, fiction writer Anne Ursu, writer/musician Dylan Hicks, poet Dobby Gibson, novelist Mary DesJarlais, and Norway expert Odell Bjerkness. More details.
Posted on May. 1, 2012
'Spice & Slice of Asian America'
'Spice & Slice of Asian America' Looking for cultural experiences to enhance your global perspective? Original theater and ancient Japanese taiko drumming will be performed by Mu Performing Arts at “Spice & Slice of Asian America” programs in May, Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.
Posted on May. 1, 2012

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