July 2011 -
Programs coordinated by HCL
Act Out: Theater workshops for all ages. In collaboration with the Guthrie Theater.
Artitude: A series of art workshops (6 workshops per series). In collaboration with ArtiCulture.
ArtMOVEment: Music, art and dance workshops. In collaboration with Intermedia Arts.
ArtsySmartsy: Arts classes for adults 55+. In collaboration with ArtsySmartsy.
Asian New Year Celebration: Programs celebrating the Year of the Snake. In collaboration with Hung Vuong Association of Minnesota & Hoang Anh Dance Group. Winter 2013.
Author Talk: Featuring Julie Kramer. Fall 2012.
Crafty Minnesota: Textile art workshops for adults. In collaboration with the Textile Center.
Conductor's Notes: Lectures featuring conductor Mischa Santora followed by music.
DNA Day: Featuring artist Lynn Fellman. Spring 2012.
Dia de los Ninos: Latin American folk music interactive presentations at libraries and puppetry construction workshops at elementary schools for ELL students culminating in puppet shows at libraries. Spring 2012.
First Pages: Writing classes for all ages. In collaboration with the Loft Literary Center.
Gay Pride: Programs for families and adults. Library presence at Festival. In collaboration with Color Coordination, Family Equality Council, Rainbow Rumpus, Rockstar Storytellers, Twin Cities Pride.
Givens Black Books: Discussions featuring the works of author Walter Mosley. In partnership with Givens Foundation for African American Literature. Spring 2012.
Global Folk: World folk music.
Hip Hop Workshop: A series of music workshops for teens (4 workshops per series). In collaboration with McNally Smith College of Music.
Hispanic Heritage Month: Programs celebrating Latino culture.
Hmonglish Theater: Theater project for teens culminating in a performance at the library. Spring & summer 2012.
Holding Our World Together: Author talk featuring Brenda J. Child and in celebration of American Indian History month. Fall 2012.
Juneteenth: Events commemorating the end of slavery. Summer 2012.
Make This: Art classes for teens. In collaboration with Minnetonka Center for the Arts.
Movie License: 13 libraries received licensing to show films.
One Race, the Human Race: Programs for teens and their families featuring Latino author Victor Villasenor. In collaboration with Intermedia District 287, El Colegio Charter School, & Hennepin County A-GRAD Initiative. Spring 2012.
Paint It Green: Environmentally-friendly art classes for kids. In collaboration with ArtStart.
Poems from the Inside: Writing workshops for Adult Correctional Facility residents. Poetry collection published. Winter & Spring 2012.
Rice Cakes & Watermelon Seeds: An oral storytelling project for Vietnamese Americans. Spring 2013.
Special Collections Documentary: Documentary about services special collections provides with accompanying genealogy workshops. In partnership with tpt.
Spoken Culture: Workshops for Somali-speaking families that highlight the importance of early literacy skills. Spring 2012.
Spice & Slice of Asian America: Programs about the Asian American experience and art. In collaboration with Mu Performance. Spring 2012.
Stop, Look, Art: Featuring public art at Plymouth Library. Spring 2012.
Twice-Told Tales: Folktale performances for children and their caregivers. Fall & Winter 2012.
Westminster Town Hall Forum: HCL hosts Political commentator E.J. Dionne at the Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Work of Art: Series of business classes for artists (10 workshops per series). In collaboration with Springboard for the Arts.
Writers 50 and Better Conference: Creative writing conference for adults 50+. Held at and in partnership with the Loft Literary Center.
Programs coordinated by MELSA held at HCL locations
Club Book: Club Book brings best-selling and award-winning national and regional authors to library communities throughout the seven-county metropolitan region. (2012 & 2013, various locations) www.clubbook.org
Kitchen Junket: A live performance featuring Minnesota dances. In collaboration with the Minnesota Historical Society. (Summer 2012)
Sing! Play! Learn!: Educational music programming for children birth-6 and their caregivers. In collaboration with MacPhail Center for Music.)
Portraits of Us: A photo project featuring Hennepin County families and their heirlooms. In collaboration with the Minnesota Historical Society. (Spring 2012)
Steampunk Mystery Mayhem: Participatory historical/fantasy mystery for teens. In collaboration with the Minnesota Historical Society. (Summer 2012)
July 2009 - June 2011
Programs coordinated by HCL
The Art of Aging: Exhibit and Programs: Four artists—ages 65 to 80—engage in a visual discourse about the enigmatic, disquieting experience of growing old—capturing in images what cannot be said in the language of words. This project included an exhibit at Minneapolis Central Library's Cargill Hall, public programs on aging & creativity, and a collaboration with Twin Cities Public Television (tpt.) tpt worked with the artists to document their art and discuss their work relating to aging & creativity. The video biographies of the artists were part of the Cargill Hall exhibit and were also expanded into a 30-min program for broadcast on tpt. (June-September 2010; exhibit at Minneapolis Central, and programs at Minneapolis Central and Southdale.)
American as Curry Pie: Two performances of this multicultural theater production at the Minneapolis Central Library. (May 2011)
Art at Hennepin County Library: Photos of artworks at the Library for a new online display. (ongoing, online)
Art Out of the Box Training: The Art Out of the Box program is a collaboration between Hennepin County Library and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA). Through the program, the library hires Teen Art Educators to lead programs for children throughout Hennepin County based on pieces of art from the museum’s collections. (March 2010-June 2011, at various locations.)
Art-Abilities Exhibit: Homeward Bound and six other community organizations have worked together to curate an art exhibition showcasing original art by members of Minnesota 's disabled community. The exhibition will be kicked off with an opening reception for the artists, their family members, and the public. (June 2010, Ridgedale)
Author Talk: Kevin Kling: Local author shares captivating stories of growing up, traveling the world and relying on the strangeness of others at Minneapolis Central Library. Presented in conjunction with the opening of "For Use" exhibit at Cargill Gallery.(June 2011)
Carnaval!: Exhibit and Programs: This exhibit, developed by the National Endowment for the Humanities, celebrates Carnaval as is it celebrated around the world. Public programs include storytelling about the history of these international celebration. (April/May 2010; Exhibit at Minneapolis Central, and programs at North Regional, Oxboro and Wayzata.)
Celebrate African Heritage: Musicians, poets, storytellers , artists and academics present programs and art exhibits at eight library locations. (June 2011)
Celebrate Children's Book Week: ArtOrg's printmaking steamroller visits 5 locations. (May 2011)
Collection Support for Legacy initiatives: This provides collection support for the Legacy programs, extending access for patrons wanting to explore a topic and providing access to content beyond a specific program. Materials will be purchased in print and non-print formats as appropriate.
Dia de los ninos, Dia de los libros/Day of the Child, Day of the Book: Programs celebrating the Day of the Child/Day of the Book. (May 2010 & 2011, at various locations.)
“First Pages” Loft Workshops: “First Pages” writing workshops are led by local authors in a variety of fields (poetry, fiction, memoir, etc.) These programs will be for children, teens, adults, and seniors. (March 2010 – June 2011; 30 programs/quarter at various locations.)
For Use: 125 Years of Library Service Exhibit and Programs: Tells the story of HCL's 125 years of service to Hennepin County residents and a vision of the future. Connected programs include opportunities for Hennepin County residents to share their own stories including StoryCorps and Kevin Kling. (June 2011, Minneapolis Central)
Genealogy Videos: Online tutorials for patrons to learn more about genealogy reference tools available from HCL. Watch Genealogy Research: An Introduction to Immigration & Naturalization Resources Through 1930 and Genealogy Research: An Introduction to Minnesota Resources now. (ongoing, online)
Graphic Novel, Comic Writing & Illustrating Conference: In collaboration with The Loft Literary Center and other organizations. Gene Luen Yang, Printz Award-winning writer of the graphic novel "American Born Chinese," and other graphic novel, comic writers and illustrators presented at this full-day conference. Watch Yang's keynote speech. (June 2010, Open Book)
Guthrie Theater: 74 theater classes for kids and teens are offered at various locations. (March-June 2011)
Hennepin’s Census: Past, Present and Future: an exhibit highlighting the impact of the census on the history & development of Hennepin County . In collaboration with Forecast Public Art, Minneapolis College of Art & Design , Minnesota Historical Society and other organizations, and Hennepin County Research, Planning & Development & Public Affairs. (Hennepin County Government Center Gallery A and 12 library locations, March-April 2010.)
Hennepin Teens Read: Acclaimed teen lit author Coe Booth visits high schools, Minneapolis Central Library, the County Home School, and the Juvenile Detention Center to discuss her books and promote literacy. (May 2011)
Hispanic Heritage Month: Arts and music programming in celebration of Hispanic Heritage month. (September-October 2009, 2010, various locations)
Intermedia Arts Workshops: These programs focus on art, media art, spoken word, public performance, etc. Programs are for children and teens. (March 2010 – June 2011; 12 programs/quarter at various locations.)
International Teen Club: Members of the International Teen Clubs at Brooklyn Park and North Regional visit historical and cultural sites around the state, including: Fort Snelling, Mill City Museum, Milles Lac Band of Ojibwe and the Lower Sioux Agency (2010 & 2011).
An Introduction to Arts Programming Training: Presented at Intermedia Arts, this staff training focuses on arts programming to teens. (April 2010, 2011, Intermedia Arts)
MacPhail Bilingual Programs: Bilingual early literacy programs hosted at East Lake, Hosmer, and a partnering public school. (April-May 2011, East Lake, Hosmer)
MVStudio: Teens get hands-on experience to create their own beats at various locations. (March-June 2011)
Northeast and Nokomis Grand Openings: In celebration of the grand openings of two of our branches, a variety of programs are offered, including local music, art projects and author visits. (April 2011)
Plymouth City Read: The city of Plymouth offers a variety of events celebrating reading, community and the novel “Chasing Vermeer” by Blue Balliett.
Queer Twin Cities: This author talk features contributors to Queer Twin Cities published by the U of M Press. (June 2011, Minneapolis Central)
Queer Voices: Intermedia Arts' long-running monthly reading series provides GLBT writers and audiences an accepting environment to explore the day-to-day material of life without censorship. (June 2011)
Slice and Spice of Asia: Asian Cultural Heritage programming: Programs and exhibits at several libraries celebrating Asian Heritage Month. (May 2010 & 2011, at various locations.)
StoryCorps: StoryCorps visits four libraries to document Hennepin County residents' stories in conjunction with the opening of For Use exhibit at Cargill Gallery. (June 2011, Minneapolis Central, Maple Grove, Edina, Sumner)
Teen Writers’ Conference: In collaboration with the Loft and other organizations, a one day event offers sessions on developing craft as well as opportunities to meet with professional working writers. (June 2011)
Through Our Eyes Teen Mural Project: This project for teens at four libraries ( Brooklyn Park , North Regional, Oxboro, and Ridgedale) creates murals which combine both visual and literary arts. With staff from InkTank and Juxtaposition Arts, the teens will work to express the theme, “Through Our Eyes” through the lens of their personal and family experiences, their cultural background, and their communities. The four panels will be brought together to be displayed at an exhibition at the Central Library in August. While each panel will express the youth voice of the individual community in which it was created, by bringing the four panels together the murals will express both the diversity and the unity of Hennepin County . The public exhibition at Minneapolis Central Library will welcome the teens who worked on the murals and their families, and will feature readings by teens who have participated in a Through Our Eyes writing workshop at the Ridgedale Library, as well as literary and arts activities for families. (May-August 2010.)
Photos from the Mural Project (PowerPoint Show) Minneapolis teens let others see 'Through our Eyes' (Star Tribune, 8/8/10)
Vincent Who?: Ridgedale Library hosts the producer and a viewing of this documentary about Vincent Chin who was murdered in Detroit in 1982 and his killers received a fine of $3,000, never serving a day in jail. (April 2011)
Westminster Town Hall Forum: HCL partners with Westminster Presbyterian Church to host author and radio personality Krista Tippett. Re-broadcast on NPR. (June 2011, Westminster)
World Heritage Storytimes: Family storytimes in Spanish, Somali, Hmong, and Vietnamese are offered at various locations. (2010 & 2011)
Programs coordinated by MELSA held at HCL locations
Club Book: Club Book brings best-selling and award-winning national and regional authors to library communities throughout the seven-county metropolitan region. (May 2010 – June 2011; at Brookdale, Ridgedale and Southdale.) www.clubbook.org
Community Cinema: Community Cinema pairs independent films with lively panel discussions featuring local experts and community leaders, and is moderated by hosts from tpt. These free screenings are presented in partnership with tpt, MELSA and the Independent Television Service. (May 2010 – June 2011; at Brookdale, Minneapolis Central, Ridgedale and Southdale.)
Faces of New Americas: Exhibits and Program: This exhibit is a collection of formal studio portraits of youth from immigrant families. These portraits by Jila Nikpay provide a window through which we might examine the changing face of America at a crucial crossroad in our history. (Winter 2010 & June 2011)
Library of the Early Mind: This feature-length documentary presented at Minneapolis Central explores the art and impact of children’s literature on our kids and our culture. From the first stories we hear to those childhood heroes that stay with us a lifetime, the impact on our culture runs deeper than what we might expect. (March 2011)
Live @ the Library: an all-ages performance series of music, dance and theater. (May 2010 – June 2011; at various locations.)
MacPhail Center for Music: Sing! Play! Learn!: educational music programming for children birth-6 and their caregivers. (March 2010 – June 2011; up to 6 locations/quarter.)
Maintain Your Brain: Workshops and fitness stations offered at various locations teach how to maintain a brain-healthy lifestyle and improve the way your brain works, potentially lowering risk factors for developing Alzheimer's disease. (March – June 2011)
Senior Art Residencies: The Minnesota Creative Arts and Aging Network is coordinating Senior Arts Residencies at several locations where HCL provides Outreach services. (Beginning Fall 2010; up to 6 locations.)
Collections care for Minneapolis Central's sheet music: The Preservation unit (part of the Specialized Collections & Services Department) received $7,000 in Legacy Amendment funding for the preservation of sheet music at Minneapolis Central Library. Thousands of songs and piano scores were rebound in durable, acid-free covers, greatly increasing the lifetime and usefulness of this large collection. The funding was used to purchase the materials needed for this project. All rebinding and repair work was performed by Preservation staff.
High school yearbooks: Dozens of early Minneapolis High School yearbooks are being digitized using a $7000 Legacy Amendment grant. The Special Collections department at the Minneapolis Central Library houses hundreds of yearbooks from Minneapolis schools as part of its Minneapolis History Collection. When the project is completed, the digital versions will be made available on the Library’s website. The digital conversion is being performed by Northern Micrographics.
Minnesota Statewide Programs
HCL will participate in statewide Legacy-funded programs and initiatives as they are developed.
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