home > news & updates
News & Updates
Voter Registration Applications
Election Day is Nov. 6. Before you can vote, you must register. Send in a voter registration application by Oct. 16 or register at your polling place on Election Day. Applications are available at Hennepin County libraries and online from the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office and the Hennepin County Elections Division.
Posted on Sep. 30, 2012
For Your Book Club
For Your Book Club Like chatting it up about books? You’ll find great titles for book club discussions on our website’s Bookspace, plus tips for starting and leading a club, book club kits to reserve and check out, book lists, and more! More info.
Posted on Sep. 30, 2012
Twice Told Tales
Delightful American tall tales from Hennepin County Library's collection will come to life through singing, acting, dancing and storytelling when Mixed Precipitation performs on Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1 at Minneapolis Central Library. More info.
Posted on Sep. 30, 2012
North Regional Children's Area Grand Opening
To support children’s development of crucial early literacy skills, North Regional Library is opening a new Early Learning Environment created in partnership with the Minnesota Children’s Museum, with collaboration from the Northside Achievement Zone. You’re invited to its grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 29. More info.
Posted on Sep. 25, 2012
Talk of the Stacks: Naomi Wolf
Hundreds attended the Sept. 21 “Talk of the Stacks” lecture. On Oct. 4, hear an international bestselling writer whose books (‘The Beauty Myth,’ ‘The End of America,’ ‘Give Me Liberty,’ ‘Vagina: A New Biography') have been deemed “the next wave of feminist thought.” More info.
Posted on Sep. 25, 2012
Teen Read Month
Teen Read Month We’ll celebrate and encourage teen reading throughout October! Teens: ask for a waiver form to excuse overdue fines (up to $10 per teen, grades 6-12) and enjoy an art exhibit, “Tronix Team Boombox,” “Anime Music Video” workshops and other special events. More info.
Posted on Sep. 25, 2012
Garrison Keillor and Diane Wilson
The "Prairie Home Companion" host will interview the author of "Spirit Car: Journey to a Dakota Past" on Sept. 24 at Minneapolis Convention Center to kick off the 2012 "One Minneapolis One Read" community-wide book discussion series. Q & A, music, dance, and light refreshments will follow. Ticket info.
Posted on Sep. 20, 2012
Penn Lake Has Reopened
The renovation is complete -- stop by to see improvements that include a more streamlined entrance, one service desk, and overall a fresh new look. A new heating and air conditioning system also was installed. Library hours and information.
Posted on Sep. 18, 2012
Helping Kids Cope: Bullying
Words and actions of bullies are hurtful. Books can offer words of support and comfort. Book list for elementary school-age kids. Book list for younger children.
Posted on Sep. 18, 2012
'Talk of the Stacks With Michael Chabon'
A novelist, screenwriter, columnist and short story writer, Chabon is author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay," and other award-winning books. Hear him speak on Sept. 21, 7 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library. More info.
Posted on Sep. 18, 2012
Your Library Card: An Essential School Supply
Your Library Card: An Essential School Supply Students! Apply for a free Hennepin County Library card and use it to bring home library books, magazines, music and movies, get on the library’s free Internet computers, and access free homework help from your home computer. More info.
Posted on Sep. 18, 2012
TPT Documentary on Special Collections
James K. Hosmer Special Collections at Minneapolis Central Library has a wealth of information that has been discovered by authors and other serious researchers. Learn all about Special Collections when tpt premieres a new documentary, "Treasures Collected, Treasures Shared," on Sept. 16.
Posted on Sep. 11, 2012
'Homework Hub' Volunteers Needed
Are you a current or retired teacher, or a community volunteer looking for a new and rewarding challenge? Volunteers are needed to tutor students in reading, writing and homework projects in math, history, science and language arts at several libraries. Sixty volunteers are needed. More info and to apply.
Posted on Sep. 11, 2012
'First Pages' Writing Classes
Are you Minnesota's next Garrison Keillor, Louise Erdrich, or Kate DiCamillo? This fall, teaching artists from the Loft Literary Center will share their expertise on creative writing at more than two dozen 90-minute classes. More info.
Posted on Sep. 11, 2012
Walker Library Closing Sept. 22 for New Construction
Walker Library Closing Sept. 22 for New Construction Walker Library area residents are invited to celebrate the forthcoming new library at a closing event on Sept. 22 at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy Family Storytime with Commissioner Gail Dorfmann. Architects will discuss highlights of the new building. More info.
Posted on Sep. 11, 2012
Voter Registration Applications
Election Day is Nov. 6. Before you can vote, you must register. Send in a voter registration application by Oct. 16 or register at your polling place on Election Day. Applications are available at Hennepin County libraries and online from the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office and the Hennepin County Elections Division.
Posted on Sep. 4, 2012
'Senior Surf Day'
'Senior Surf Day' Are you age 55+ and have little or no experience using computers? Get hands-on experience learning computer basics, including how to navigate and search the Internet and access websites of interest to seniors, at 16 free 'Senior Surf Day' classes this fall. Registration is required.
Posted on Sep. 4, 2012
'Genealogy Research' Workshops
Are you researching your family's history? This fall, genealogy research experts will offer tips on search strategies and helpful resources, including genealogy databases and websites as well as census, immigration, church, military and cemetery records. Registration is required.
Posted on Sep. 4, 2012
'One Minneapolis One Read'
This fall, the citywide program encourages Minneapolis residents to participate in thought-provoking community conversations about the book, 'Spirit Car: Journey to a Dakota Past,' and learn about Dakota Indian history and modern culture. Several programs are scheduled at libraries. More info. Book list.
Posted on Sep. 4, 2012

News & Updates

hcl mobile app
hclib
mobile
app
Facebook Twitter Tumblr YouTube Vimeo Flickr Federal Depository Library Federal
Depository
Library
Hennepin County Government Hennepin
County
Government
© 2014  Hennepin County Library12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305 Comments and Feedback    |    RSS