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Family History Fair 2013
Connect with family history experts and learn about state, local and library resources; cemetery and religious records; fun ways to share your family history, and more. Oct. 26, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Minneapolis Central Library. More info and to register.
Posted on Sep. 30, 2013
One Minneapolis One Read: A Celebration of Gordon Parks
Join us for a free screening of the HBO documentary “Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks” followed by a panel discussion including the film's director Craig Rice and Parks' niece Robin Hickman. Presented in support of One Minneapolis One Read. Oct. 8, 6 p.m., Minneapolis Central Library. More info.
Posted on Sep. 30, 2013
Election Day Is Nov. 5, 2013
Election Day Is Nov. 5, 2013 Send in a voter registration application by Oct. 15 or register at your polling place on Election Day. Applications are available at Hennepin County libraries and online from the Hennepin County Elections Division.
Posted on Sep. 24, 2013
Consumers' Checkbook Online Resource
Before starting your next big (or small) household project, consult Consumers' Checkbook at your Hennepin County library. It has customer ratings of local services and stores, and includes articles with buying advice. Available on any library workstation. More info.
Posted on Sep. 24, 2013
St. Anthony Library 50th Anniversary
Join neighbors and friends at St. Anthony Library for a 50th anniversary open house, Sept. 26, 3:30-6 p.m. Discover the history of the library, hear from elected and library officials, and swap your favorite library stories.
Posted on Sep. 22, 2013
Banned Books Week Is Sept. 22-28, 2013
During Banned Books Week, we celebrate the freedom to read and the importance of free and open access to information. Bookspace has lists of frequently challenged and banned books for adults, teens and children.
Posted on Sep. 22, 2013
Public Art Opportunity - Northeast Library
Northeast Minneapolis artists are invited to submit images of their art to be considered for inclusion in a public art project for Northeast Library. Images of all types of art forms are welcome including visual, performing and literary. Submission deadline: September 27. More info.
Posted on Sep. 20, 2013
One Minneapolis One Read Begins
This year's One Minneapolis One Read book is "A Choice of Weapons" by Gordon Parks. Related One Read events start this week and run through the fall at Hennepin County libraries and elsewhere in Minneapolis. Read the book, then join the conversation. Learn more about One Minneapolis One Read in this short video.
Posted on Sep. 16, 2013
Homework Help at the Library
Find homework resources for all ages at Hennepin County libraries and online. Help includes free online tutoring for students in grades 3-12 and adults, and free in-person tutoring for K-12 students. More info.
Posted on Sep. 16, 2013
Augsburg Park Library Reopens
This week Augsburg Park Library is open again after five weeks of building upgrades. Library improvements include HVAC and electrical panel upgrades; new carpeting; additional computers; and new chairs, tables and book bins. More info and images.
Posted on Sep. 16, 2013
It's Library Card Sign-Up Month
It's Library Card Sign-Up Month Your library card allows you to request materials, borrow eBooks, make book lists, access databases from home and more. Apply for a card at your local library or online, or tell a friend. Here are some library cards from HCL's past.
Posted on Sep. 16, 2013
Retirement on Your Mind?
Retirement on Your Mind? Columnist, author and Marketplace Money contributor Chris Farrell will talk about how boomers are changing the way we think about work and retirement. Thursday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m., Plymouth Creek Center. More info.
Posted on Sep. 8, 2013
Birds of North America Online
Birds are beginning to migrate through Minnesota. You can identify the ones at your feeder using the Birds of North America Online resource available through the Library. View images, hear audio recordings of bird songs and calls, and learn about 700-plus North American bird species.
Posted on Sep. 8, 2013
Connect With Other Readers
BookSpace from Hennepin County Library is great place to find book clubs, get tools to start a club including book club kits and find titles that are discussion starters. You can also create your own book lists to share with fellow readers.
Posted on Sep. 8, 2013
Autumn Events at the Library
Our autumn events and classes guide is now available at Hennepin County libraries. Pick up a copy or browse upcoming library events online. From art and genealogy programs to author events and computer classes, there is something for you at your library this fall.
Posted on Sep. 6, 2013
Talk of the Stacks With Larry Watson and Jon Pineda
Larry Watson will launch his novel "Let Him Go," a riveting tale of familial love and its unexpected consequences. Jon Pineda will share his novel "Apology," a vivid portrait of sacrifice within two immigrant families raising first-generation children. Minneapolis Central Library, Sept. 12, 7 p.m. Doors at 6:15 p.m. More info.
Posted on Sep. 2, 2013
New Public Art at Roosevelt Library
New Public Art at Roosevelt Library Celebrate the installation of Roosevelt Library's public art on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 11 a.m. View the fine art mosaic panels and sconce surrounds, talk to artist Sheryl Tuorila and make your own paper mosaic art. More info.
Posted on Sep. 2, 2013
Online Resources for Students
It's back-to-school time! Students of all ages can use library homework help and test preparation resources to get ready for exams. LearningExpressLibrary has practice tests for students in grade school through college. High schoolers can use CollegeSource to browse the catalogs of prospective colleges.
Posted on Sep. 2, 2013

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