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Election Sites for Kids
Kids: discover fun stories and fascinating facts about elections and the presidency in this book list. Learn about the candidates, the issues and the election process at Scholastic and Time for Kids election 2012 sites. Who do you think should be president? Vote in Time for Kids' election poll.
Posted on Oct. 31, 2012
Dreamland Faces and Films
Enjoy silent films as never before! The Minneapolis duo Dreamland Faces, accompanied by drums, piano and sound effects, will play an original score to two short silent films: Buster Keaton's "One Week" and Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle's "Coney Island." Nov. 8 at Minneapolis Central Library. More info.
Posted on Oct. 30, 2012
Exhibit of Photos by Edward S. Curtis
Exhibit of Photos by Edward S. Curtis "Beauty, Heart and Spirit: The Sacred Legacy® of Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian," an exhibit of acclaimed and stunning portraits by the renowned early-20th century authority on Indians in North America, will open on Nov. 1 at Minneapolis Central Library. More info.
Posted on Oct. 30, 2012
Librarians' Blog on KidLinks
Kids, parents and caregivers will find lots of helpful information, fun facts and cool activities on the KidLinks Blog by our Youth Services staff. Read up on homework help, favorite authors, recommended reading, great library programs, KidLinks School Partners and other news. More info.
Posted on Oct. 30, 2012
'Paint It Green' Workshops
Kids will learn how to create art and be inventive using green, natural or recycled materials when the award-winning non-profit, ArtStart, presents its final workshops of the fall series in November. More info.
Posted on Oct. 30, 2012
Author Alerts
Want to keep up with your favorite authors and performers? We'll send you an email message whenever a title by one of your favorites is ordered. Also click on this link to find out who are our patrons' most popular authors. More info and sign up
Posted on Oct. 23, 2012
Seasonal Picture Books
Looking for fun read-aloud stories as trick-or-treat time nears? "AlphaOops! H Is for Halloween," "Pumpkin Cat," "What's In the Witch's Kitchen?" and other titles in this reader's book list celebrate the season.
Posted on Oct. 23, 2012
Family History Fair
Family History Fair At this national award-winning fair on Nov. 3, learn about genealogy resources at the Library and elsewhere, connect with some of Minnesota's leading genealogy experts, browse literature from genealogy organizations and tour Minneapolis Central Library’s genealogy resources. Registration is required. More info.
Posted on Oct. 23, 2012
Librarians' Blog on Birth to Six
Did you know that pretend play helps preschoolers develop pre-reading skills? Find lots of early literacy tips, links to great reads for young children, guidance for parents and caregivers, and more on the Birth-to-Six blog.
Posted on Oct. 21, 2012
Excelsior Schematic Design Approved
The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners has approved the schematic design of the new Excelsior Library and has authorized staff to proceed with design development and other associated project activities. More info.
Posted on Oct. 18, 2012
'Global Folk' Performances
Enjoy music from around the world and learn about other cultures when world class musician and recording artist Karen Mueller performs on dulcimer and autoharp, Kenna-Camara Cottman performs on African drum and dances, and Flickorna Fem sings Swedish songs. More info.
Posted on Oct. 18, 2012
Student Art Exhibit at Golden Valley Library
Artwork by talented students from the Perpich Center for Arts Education is on display throughout October in celebration of Teen Read Month. Stop by to see photos, computer-generated art, paintings, and more. More info.
Posted on Oct. 16, 2012
Jobs & Careers Blog
Jobs & Careers Blog eFolioMinnesota is a free electronic resume service that offers you a versatile web presence. Find a link to eFolio plus other business and employment news in our Jobs & Careers blog. More info.
Posted on Oct. 16, 2012
Pen Pals: Sir Salman Rushdie
Winner of Britain's prestigious Booker Prize and many other honors, Sir Salman Rushdie was forced underground for almost a decade after one of his novels offended Iran's government. Oct. 18 lecture is sold out. Some tickets remain for the Oct.19 lecture. Ticket info.
Posted on Oct. 16, 2012
Club Book - Dr. David Walsh
Hear this author of the national bestsellers, "Why Do They Act That Way?" and "No: Why Kids of All Ages Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It,” offer parenting tips, tools and resources on Oct. 24 at the Southdale Library. More info.
Posted on Oct. 16, 2012
'One Minneapolis One Read' Author Diane Wilson
Meet the author of the award-winning "Spirit Car: Journey to a Dakota Past," a search for family history and identity that begins at the Dakota uprising of 1862, at Minneapolis Central Library on Oct. 15, 7 p.m. One Minneapolis One Read info. Program info.
Posted on Oct. 14, 2012
Calling All Writers
Instructors from the Loft Literary Center will share their expertise, offer tips on writing techniques, and give feedback and support at free "First Pages" workshops for beginning and experienced writers. Includes workshops for kids and teens. Register, and more info.
Posted on Oct. 9, 2012
'Conversation Circles'
'Conversation Circles' Want to improve your English language fluency? Non-native English language speakers are practicing their English and learning about Hennepin County Library at informal, volunteer-led sessions at six libraries this fall. Join in! More info.
Posted on Oct. 9, 2012
'Tiptoe Through the '60s'
Enjoy music from the 1960s and see images projected onto a large video screen when singer Prudence Johnson and pianist Dan Chouinard perform “Tiptoe Through the ‘60s: Songs and Stories From a Revolutionary Decade” on Oct. 18, 7 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library. Register. More info.
Posted on Oct. 9, 2012
Author Brenda J. Child
Hear this award-winning Ojibwe author and University of Minnesota associate professor talk about her latest thought-provoking book, “Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of Community,” on Oct. 16, 7 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library. More info.
Posted on Oct. 9, 2012
Creating a Business Plan
Considering starting your own business? Successful entrepreneurial ventures begin with a business plan. The Small Business Resource Center database in our Small Business subject guide offers hundreds of sample business plans to get you started.
Posted on Oct. 2, 2012

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