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Sing, Play, Learn!
Hands-on musical play activities led by early childhood music specialists from MacPhail School of Music will let your family experience music’s impact on learning and reading readiness. Together you will sing, rhyme, read, move and create! More info.
Posted on Oct. 29, 2013
Library Services to Corrections
For more than 30 years, Hennepin County Library has provided Outreach Services to residents of county correction and treatment facilities. Staff and volunteers deliver library materials, work to foster literacy, and acquaint residents with public library resources. More info.
Posted on Oct. 27, 2013
Empowering Young People
Empowering Young People At Minneapolis Central and Franklin libraries, youth leaders in our Teen Tech Squad program facilitate creative learning experiences for other youth using technology. More for teens at Hennepin County libraries.
Posted on Oct. 27, 2013
Find More Library Events on dateBOOK
The Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) dateBOOK lets you search for events and classes at all 100 metro-area libraries. Search by location, age group and event type, from storytimes and homework help, to history, gaming and writing. More info.
Posted on Oct. 26, 2013
Talk of the Stacks with Dessa
Minneapolis rapper, singer, spoken word artist and writer Dessa will share her writing and discuss her first edited collection of poetry with Eric Lorberer of Rain Taxi. Friday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Minneapolis Central Library. Seating is first-come, first-served. Doors at 6:15 p.m. More info.
Posted on Oct. 23, 2013
Learn Through Play at the Library
Learn Through Play at the Library Children learn important social, emotional, language and literacy skills through play. Visit our Augsburg Park, North Regional and Hopkins libraries to use play spaces designed in partnership with Minnesota Children’s Museum.
Posted on Oct. 22, 2013
Rockford Road Library Upgrades
Rockford Road Library reopened Monday, Oct. 21 after a six-week closure. It received mechanical and electrical updates and improved spaces for adults, teens and children, including a new hands-on early literacy space. New carpet, furniture and shelving were installed and additional casual seating and lounge areas were created. See photos.
Posted on Oct. 21, 2013
It's National Friends of Libraries Week
Hennepin County Library is fortunate to have 41 local Friends groups — one for each Hennepin County Library location — to raise funds to increase the margin of excellence at libraries across Hennepin County. Learn more about joining a local Friends group.
Posted on Oct. 20, 2013
Childish Films for Families
Childish Films is a program series of children's cinema and arts from Friends of the Hennepin County Library. It features unique films, hands-on arts activities and live entertainment. The next program is Oct. 19, 10:30 a.m-noon, at Minneapolis Central Library. More info.
Posted on Oct. 15, 2013
October Is Energy Awareness Month
It is a great time to take a look at our energy consumption. Browse the Library's subject guide on Green Living for ideas on energy-efficient living. Check out an energy meter from the Library to gauge your power use.
Posted on Oct. 13, 2013
Homework Help From the Library
Hennepin County Library offers online homework resources for kids, teens and adults, as well as Ask Us information service, free online tutoring in English and Spanish with a library card, and free in-person tutoring for K-12 students at some library locations. More info.
Posted on Oct. 13, 2013
Local Photography Exhibit
Local Photography Exhibit "Hidden in Plain View" features work by award-winning local photographers who capture the beauty of everyday life in the Midwest. Cargill Hall Gallery, Minneapolis Central Library, through Oct. 26. More info.
Posted on Oct. 13, 2013
Genealogy Research Resources
This fall, in addition to Family History Fair 2013 at Minneapolis Central Library, Genealogy Research classes are being held at various Hennepin County libraries. Learn how to get started, research offline, write your family history, plan research trips and more.
Posted on Oct. 8, 2013
Twin Cities Book Festival
The Twin Cities Book Festival celebrates literary culture with free author readings, panel discussions, autographing sessions and a book fair. MELSA is hosting a children's pavilion with storytelling, music and crafts. Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Progress Center.
Posted on Oct. 8, 2013
Online Encyclopedias for Students
Students studying at Hennepin County libraries and at home can reference online resources through the Library including encyclopedias. Access Britannica, World Book and others online, in addition to print encyclopedias available at your local library.
Posted on Oct. 8, 2013
Thank You, HCL Volunteers!
Thank You, HCL Volunteers! In 2012, more than 2,000 Hennepin County Library volunteers contributed over 100,000 hours of service. With volunteer help, Outreach Services was able to serve 95 senior residences. Interested in volunteering? More info.
Posted on Oct. 8, 2013
MNSure Enrollment Resources
MNsure marketplace enrollment starts this month. Customer assistance is available in English, Spanish, Somali and Hmong from 7:30 a.m.–8 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m-4:30 p.m. Saturdays at 1-855-366-7873. Need help finding resources to inform your decision about health insurance? Ask Us online or in person at the library.
Posted on Oct. 2, 2013
It's Teen Read Month
It's Teen Read Month We're celebrating at the Library with a variety of events, from fan fiction to duct tape. More on Teen Read Month. Find book clubs, reading lists and activities for teens year-round on our TeenLinks website.
Posted on Oct. 1, 2013

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