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Public Tours of Minneapolis Central Library
Sign up to tour this stunning library designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli. Highlights of the building include a four-story atrium, four fireplaces, an art gallery, a piano room, a green roof and over 2 million collection items for checkout. More info.
Posted on May. 28, 2013
Summer 'Crafty Minnesota' Workshops
Learn handcraft techniques from a professional artist at three libraries this summer. A Textile Center artist will teach traditional Japanese kumihimo braiding, needle felting and how to accessorize with buttons. All supplies provided. More info.
Posted on May. 28, 2013
Learn From a Master Gardener
Master Gardener classes on topics such as vegetable gardening, tree and shrub care, and growing berries, and a family event on the importance of earthworms will be offered at the library this summer. More info.
Posted on May. 28, 2013
Roosevelt Reopens June 1
Roosevelt Reopens June 1 You are invited! Ribbon-cutting at 9:30 a.m. Doors open at 10 a.m. Explore the library and its new meeting room, try out iPads for in-library use, check out the refreshed collection, and sign up to join the Friends. More info.
Posted on May. 26, 2013
Children's Books for Memorial Day
As we pay tribute to the men and women who serve and sacrifice for America's freedom, remember their families and the sacrifices they make, too. These books on Birth to Six and KidLinks offer words of support for children.
Posted on May. 21, 2013
Mobile Apps
Mobile Apps Find library resources to take with you on your smartphone or mobile device. Download eBooks, music, audiobooks or magazines. Get business or stock information, articles, animated picture books and more. More info.
Posted on May. 21, 2013
New Titles for Kids and Teens
Find out what's new in our youth collections by visiting Birth to Six (click on Book Lists), KidLinks (click on Books & Reading) and TeenLinks (click on Read On). Look for the New Books links, or bookmark these pages: Birth to Six. KidLinks. TeenLinks.
Posted on May. 21, 2013
Club Book: Benjamin Percy
This award-winning fiction writer and essayist's work has appeared in anthologies, graphic novels and readings on National Public Radio. Hear the author of "The Wilding" and the new thriller, "Red Moon," speak on May 29 at the Southdale Library. More info.
Posted on May. 21, 2013
Celebrate American Indian Month
Learn about Native American history and culture. Library resources in Special Collections include rare illustrations of Dakota Indians in the Seth Eastman Sketchbook, and 19th and early 20th century photos in the Minneapolis Historic Photo Collection. Also see databases and selected websites, and the catalog.
Posted on May. 16, 2013
Technology for Children
Wondering if your child should spend some or any time with an iPad? How does using technology affect their development? See the librarians' blog in the Parenting & Child Care subject guide for links to articles and reviews. More info.
Posted on May. 14, 2013
ALLDATA Automotive Database
Visit the library and use ALLDATA to get your car ready for a summer road trip. ALLDATA offers manufacturer service and repair information for over 30,000 vehicles 1982 and newer. Includes labor time, parts information and more. This database is available only on library workstations. More info.
Posted on May. 14, 2013
Transparent Language Online Database
Transparent Language Online Database Discover English, Spanish, French, Icelandic and many other languages using this database. Learn conversational skills, cultural awareness, vocabulary and pronunciation. Explore social networking language pages and blogs, too. More info.
Posted on May. 14, 2013
Have a Question? Contact Our 'Ask Us' Service
The Library's Ask Us service 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, or online by email, IM chat or text.
Posted on May. 12, 2013
Anime Events for Teens
Teens who like anime (Japanese animated films) gather regularly at library clubs and other programs. Don't miss Anime Prom for a night of costumes, games, anime and music on May 11 at Brookdale Library. More info.
Posted on May. 7, 2013
Save the Date: Roosevelt Reopens June 1
The Roosevelt Library renovation project is almost complete! The library will reopen on Saturday, June 1. Ribbon-cutting at 9:30 a.m. Doors open at 10 a.m. Watch for more details about the grand opening. More info.
Posted on May. 7, 2013
Stellar Picture Books for Kids
Stellar Picture Books for Kids Birth to Six's Star Books page (formerly ELSIE) features shining examples of children's literature. Read the books aloud and talk about them with kids in your care. Our librarians highlight a book each week, with tips for sharing.
Posted on May. 7, 2013
'Pen Pals' With Armistead Maupin
Maupin's "Tales of the City" series began as a column in the San Francisco Chronicle and grew into eight international bestselling novels, a television miniseries, a film and a musical. Hear him speak on May 16. Ticket info.
Posted on May. 7, 2013
Updated 'Birth to Six' Web Pages
Our updated Birth to Six web pages make it easier to discover how to talk, sing, read, write and play together with your children to help them get ready to read. Also new: a Tech Together page and an updated Stories & Games page.
Posted on May. 1, 2013
'Revisiting Twain's Mississippi' Photo Exhibit May 4-June 22
'Revisiting Twain's Mississippi' Photo Exhibit May 4-June 22 Prints of spectacular 19th-century blue cyanotype photos by Henry Bosse are displayed alongside modern-day photos of the same sites by St. Paul photographer Chris Faust. Exhibit in Cargill Hall Gallery at Minneapolis Central Library, lecture in Pohlad Hall. More info.
Posted on May. 1, 2013

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