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Summer Events Guide
Summer Events Guide The summer Library Events guide is now available at your local library. Pick one up to discover what's happening with summer reading, book clubs, author events and more. Library events information is also available online.
Posted on May. 30, 2014
Summer 'Library Lab for Kids' Events
Our "Library Lab for Kids" events feature a wide variety of activities to keep grade-school kids learning through the summer. From electrical circuits and catapults, to boats and kaleidoscopes, there's something for everyone! Free; registration is required. More info.
Posted on May. 27, 2014
Library Lab for Adults
New this summer in our Library Lab for Adults series: Basic Plumbing. Learn to repair minor plumbing problems. Take apart different types of faucets, discuss the internal workings of a toilet and view a soldering demonstration. More info.
Posted on May. 27, 2014
Wedding Research Resources
It is the start of wedding season in Minnesota! Hennepin County Library has resources for the big event. Stop by your local library for books on planning, cakes, etiquette and toasts to assist you or someone you love.
Posted on May. 27, 2014
Preservation Award for Roosevelt Library
This month, the Library and Hennepin County Property Services received a 2014 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award for reinventing the historic Hennepin County Library – Roosevelt. The library reopened in June 2013 after a 15-month renovation to rehabilitate the existing space and build a new multipurpose community room. See project photos.
Posted on May. 22, 2014
Grant Research Resources
Online resources for grant-seekers previously available only at Minneapolis Central are now accessible in all Hennepin County libraries. They include Foundation Directory Online Professional, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, and Philanthropy In/Sight — all from the Foundation Center.
Posted on May. 22, 2014
'Act Out' Classes for All Ages
'Act Out' Classes for All Ages Hennepin County libraries have interactive theater classes. Guthrie Theater teaching artists cover costume design basics, physical comedy, playmaking, the history of theater, and musical theater. More info.
Posted on May. 21, 2014
Children's Books for Memorial Day
As we pay tribute to the service men and women who sacrifice for America's freedom, we remember their families, too. Birth to Six and KidLinks list books for military kids with loved ones far from home.
Posted on May. 20, 2014
'Crafty Minnesota' Art Workshops for Adults
Make a sturdy felted bag or find creative uses for beautiful buttons. Materials provided. Presented in collaboration with the Textile Center at various libraries. Learn more and register. See related books.
Posted on May. 17, 2014
Wanted: Your Used Books!
Wanted: Your Used Books! As you do your Spring Cleaning this year, remember our local Friends groups accept used book donations for book sales that benefit the Library. Just drop off your books at your local library. More info. See upcoming sales.
Posted on May. 16, 2014
Writer in Residence at Northeast Library
Andy Sturdevant is the Writer in Residence at Northeast Library this April and May. He is blogging about his library experiences on the Coffee House Press: In The Stacks Tumblr. Join him Wednesday, May 28, 6:30 p.m., at Northeast Library to hear more. More info.
Posted on May. 14, 2014
Transportation Resources
An new era of transportation will begin in the Twin Cities with the opening of Target Field Station Saturday, May 17. Hennepin County offers you many transportation resources including free maps. More transportation-related information is available in our Countries & Travel subject guide.
Posted on May. 13, 2014
American Indian History and Culture
Library resources in Special Collections include rare illustrations of the Dakota people 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. 11, 2014
Twin Cities Teen Lit Con 2014
Teens and readers of YA literature can connect at this day-long event featuring 10 amazing authors, workshops, exhibits, book arts and more! Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Henry Sibley High School, Mendota Heights. Follow hashtag #teenlitcon. More info.
Posted on May. 11, 2014
'Read This Next' Event
'Read This Next' Event On Facebook, Twitter or Google+ from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, May 15, name an author or title of a book you like and why – we'll give you three suggestions. Post in the event's comments field or use the hashtag #readthisnext.
Posted on May. 10, 2014
Talk of the Stacks With Francine Prose
Prose is the author of “Household Saints,” which was adapted into a movie, and “The Glorious Ones,” which was adapted into a musical. Her latest is “Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932.” She's on stage at Minneapolis Central Library, Monday, May 12, 7 p.m. More info.
Posted on May. 9, 2014
Take Our Technology Impact Survey
Though Saturday, May 10, take our Impact Survey. It asks you to tell us how you are using library computers and other technology resources. Your confidential responses will help us evaluate our technology services and understand what is valuable to you.
Posted on May. 7, 2014
New Public Art at Northeast Library
Celebrate the installation of Northeast Library’s photographic frieze on Saturday, May 10, 1 p.m., at Northeast Library. View the 40x4 foot digitally printed, photographic frieze; interact with participating Northeast artists, create your own mini frieze, and hear from elected and library officials about the role of public art in the community. More info.
Posted on May. 6, 2014
Brookdale Library Welcomes Families Affected by Incarceration
Kids and families affected by incarceration are invited to Brookdale Library on Thursday, May 8, for a fun and enriching family program featuring appearances by Elmo, Sesame Street-inspired early literacy activities, and information and resources from community organizations. Learn more.
Posted on May. 5, 2014
Webber Park Library Meeting
Webber Park Library Meeting Share your ideas for the new Webber Park Library on Saturday, May 10, 9:45-11:15 a.m., at Folwell Park Recreation Center gym, 1615 Dowling Ave. N. Can’t make it to the meeting? Take this quick survey. More info.
Posted on May. 5, 2014
Your #myHCL Responses
During National Library Week, we asked you to tell us what library collections, services, spaces and staff matter to you. Your responses made us smile. Here are some of them. Use the hashtag #myHCL on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to tell us about your latest library visit.
Posted on May. 2, 2014

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