Minneapolis Public Library was founded in 1885 and opened in the city’s first public library building on 10th Street and Hennepin Avenue in 1889. In 1961, a larger and more modern building was constructed on the current location. A new building opened in 2006 and houses the largest collection of items in the Hennepin County Library system.
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October 13, 2021
Beginning October 24, the library will expand its schedule of open hours.
October 1, 2021
An exhibition of portraits of activists will be on display in Cargill Gallery at Minneapolis Central Library, October 17-November 30.
September 24, 2021
Hennepin County Library is participating in the Zine Fest this year by offering free zine kits at participating libraries.