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Recent News
New Excelsior Library Opening Saturday, September 13
The 7,600-square-foot, $5.6 million library in the heart of downtown Excelsior will offer a refreshed collection, a community meeting room, new children’s area, additional public computers, new public art and much more.
9/12/2014
Minnesota Opera Residency at Hennepin County Library Kicks Off With September Performances
Minnesota Opera artists are presenting free Opera Viva! performances and educational events at five Hennepin County libraries this fall during a season-long Minnesota Opera Residency at the Library.
8/26/2014
Washburn Library to Close Temporarily for Building Upgrades
Hennepin County Library – Washburn, 5244 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, will close for building upgrades Saturday, Sept. 6, 5 p.m. The library is scheduled to re-open Saturday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m.
8/19/2014
Thompson Appointed Acting Hennepin County Law Library Director
The Hennepin County Law Library Board of Trustees appointed Lois Langer Thompson, Hennepin County Library Director, as Acting Hennepin County Law Library Director effective June 3, 2014. Ed Carroll, previous Law Library Director, will remain with the Law Library as the onsite manager.
8/11/2014
Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden Florilegium Exhibit Opens August 14 at Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central
The exhibit includes nearly 50 botanical paintings by students of the Minnesota School of Botanical Art and runs through Wednesday, Oct. 15, in Cargill Hall Gallery at Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall.
8/6/2014
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