On Thursday, November 26 (Thanksgiving Day), Hennepin County libraries are closed.
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Phillips Library opened in 1890 and was replaced in 1914 by Franklin Library, which continues to serve the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis. It was the first of four Carnegie-funded libraries built in the city. Franklin was one of 13 libraries developed under nationally known library director Gratia Countryman, who was instrumental in expanding the city’s library system in 1904-36. The library has received historic designation from the City of Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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View a list of free library events at Franklin Library
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1314 E. Franklin Ave.
Computer use by appointment only
Tuesday, Wednesday 9-5 / Thursday 12-8
Friday, Saturday 9-5
November 13, 2020
The transition will happen on December 3. Act now to move your holds to OverDrive. RBdigital magazines will migrate later.
October 2, 2020
All My Relations Arts in partnership with the Hennepin County Library is hosting a Victory Rally Toy Theater Film Project for youth in grades K-12.
August 7, 2020
Franklin Library is hosting an exhibit of photos by Ne-Dah-Ness through September 30.