Features

  • Reader's newsletter

    New Read This Newsletter

    In this issue of Read This, join the Mary Ann Key Book Club discussion of "The Sun Does Shine", explore other book clubs, and stream book adaptations online.
  • Judge a book by its cover

    We encourage you to judge these books by their covers. Explore the books we choose to read because the cover entices us to look within.

  • Love local music? Check out MNspin

    MNspin is a free local music streaming service offering listeners an ad-free exploration of our diverse local music scene.

  • Father and daughter looking at a book

    New K-12 Newsletter

    Check out reading recommendations, celebrate Black History Month, and more in this issue of our K-12 Education newsletter.
  • New to Kanopy

    Movies and TV shows are constantly being added to Kanopy, the library's streaming video service. Check out what's been added lately.
  • George Floyd Memorial

    Voices of the Unheard

    The George Floyd Global Memorial's exhibit lifts the voices of black youth through the language of protest.

  • Mary Ann Key Book Club

    Mary Ann Key Book Club

    Read Anthony Ray Hinton's "The Sun Does Shine" which tells of his journey from death row to exoneration and freedom.
  • Black History Month

    Celebrate Black History Month this February with programs, displays and activities in libraries, and more.

  • This theater program features the words "Lake Harriet Rose Garden" with stylized art from the early 1900s.

    Theater programs

    Programs for performances in Minneapolis theaters from the 1880s to the 1920s.