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Listen to This!
Audiobooks can make wonderful travel companions. Hennepin County Library offers downloadable audiobooks and audiobooks on CD. Find new and suggested titles in both formats on Bookspace.
Posted on Nov. 29, 2013
Reserve the Piano Room
A Mason & Hamlin seven-foot grand piano awaits in the soundproofed Anna M. Heilmaier Piano Room at Minneapolis Central Library. The library's substantial music collection is nearby. Make your reservation using the Library's online meeting room reservation system.
Posted on Nov. 27, 2013
Try This Holmes Stereoscope
Try This Holmes Stereoscope It's installed for public use in Special Collections at Minneapolis Central. The viewer looks through a pair of prismatic lenses at a stereocard mounted on wooden stand. Two photos on the card, taken at different angles, allow a 3D effect. More info.
Posted on Nov. 26, 2013
Call for Artists: Excelsior Library One Percent for Art Project
Experienced artists residing in the seven-county metro area are invited to submit qualifications to create original wall-surface artwork(s) to enliven the interior of the new Excelsior Library now under construction. Deadline for submission of qualifications: Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, 4 p.m. More info.
Posted on Nov. 25, 2013
Upcoming Author Talks
Sarah Stonich will discuss her nostalgic new book, "Vacationland," Monday, Nov. 25, 6:30 p.m., at Osseo Library. Lorna Landvik will read from her novels, "'Tis the Season!" and "Mayor of the Universe," Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m., at Westonka Library. More info.
Posted on Nov. 21, 2013
Computer Classes at the Library
Hennepin County Library offers free beginner and intermediate computer classes at multiple locations. Learn the basics of social networking, cloud computing and Microsoft Office. If you are too busy to make it to a class, try an online tutorial.
Posted on Nov. 20, 2013
Native American Art at the Library
Native American Art at the Library Robert DesJarlait's Red Lake mosaic is at Franklin Library. Jaune Quick-to-See Smith's painting is at Ridgedale Library. George Morrison's Tableau mosaic is outside Minneapolis Central Library. More art at Hennepin County libraries.
Posted on Nov. 19, 2013
Washburn Library Remodeling Update
Join your neighbors, Hennepin County Commissioner Gail Dorfman, Hennepin County Library staff and the Friends of the Washburn Library to learn about the Washburn Library remodeling project. Washburn Library, lower level meeting room, Thursday, Nov. 21, 6:30 p.m.
Posted on Nov. 17, 2013
Gettysburg 150th Anniversary Events
Historian Wayne Jorgenson will recount war-time stories of men who served in the First Minnesota Infantry, Monday, Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m., Wayzata Library. Gettysburg Battlefield guide John D. Cox will share stories from Gettysburg on Remembrance Day, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m., Minneapolis Central Library. More info.
Posted on Nov. 16, 2013
Library Board Openings
The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants from the community to fill six vacancies on the Hennepin County Library Board. This 11-member advisory board meets monthly. Apply by Dec. 31, 2013. More info.
Posted on Nov. 14, 2013
Today: Give to the Max Day for Your Library
Donate now! Friends of the Hennepin County Library needs you today to reach its Give to the Max Day goal of 500 donors! Your gift of any amount will help Friends secure an additional $6,000 challenge grant for Library programs and books.
Posted on Nov. 14, 2013
Tomorrow: Give to the Max Day for Your Library
Calling all Library fans! Friends of the Hennepin County Library needs you to reach its Give to the Max Day goal of 500 donors! Your gift of any amount will help Friends secure an additional $6,000 challenge grant for Library programs and books. Giving begins at midnight tonight or pre-schedule your gift now!
Posted on Nov. 13, 2013
Celebrate International Games Day
International Games Day is Saturday, Nov. 16, and several Hennepin County libraries are hosting events. Gaming at the library encourages kids and teens to interact with players of all ages, share their expertise with others and develop new strategies for gaming and learning. Find more on games in our subject guide and catalog.
Posted on Nov. 12, 2013
Talk of the Stacks with Amy Tan
The award-winning author of "The Joy Luck Club," "The Kitchen God's Wife," and "The Bonesetter's Daughter" will present her first novel in almost 10 years, "The Valley of Amazement," on Wed., Nov. 13, 7 p.m., Minneapolis Central Library. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served. More info.
Posted on Nov. 11, 2013
Westminster Town Hall Forum
Westminster Town Hall Forum Author Eben Alexander will discuss his bestseller, "Proof of Heaven," and the nature of consciousness on Thursday, Nov. 21, at noon, at the Westminister Town Hall Forum, co-sponsored by Hennepin County Library. More info.
Posted on Nov. 11, 2013
Meet the Authors at the Library
Meet the Authors at the Library Mike Wohnoutka and David LaRochelle will talk about "Moo!" at Roosevelt Library, Sat., Nov. 9, 1 p.m. Jan Brett will discuss "Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella," at Ridgedale Library, Sun., Nov. 10, 5 p.m. More author talks.
Posted on Nov. 8, 2013
Overdrive Changes for eBook Readers
Library eBook vendor Overdrive has introduced an updated mobile app. Penguin Publishing titles on Overdrive are now available and easier to download for Kindle, and patrons can now renew titles that do not have holds on them. More info.
Posted on Nov. 7, 2013
It's Native American Heritage Month
Learn more about our indigenous peoples in the rich eResource American Indian Experience, which includes treaties, speeches, traditional tales, maps and photos. Or, take home Library materials on Minnesota's Dakota and Ojibwe.
Posted on Nov. 5, 2013
Health and Wellness Resources
Hennepin County Library can connect you with top Health and Wellness resources including trusted databases and websites. Our librarians are also a resource. They can connect you with information about MNsure open enrollment, which ends March 31, 2014. Ask Us.
Posted on Nov. 4, 2013
Thirty Years of Hope Exhibit
Thirty Years of Hope Exhibit A diverse group of artists celebrates change, progress and hope in this exhibit created by Minnesota AIDS Project and Altered Esthetics Gallery. Minneapolis Central Library, Cargill Hall Gallery, Nov. 1-Dec. 31. More info.
Posted on Nov. 1, 2013

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