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August 9, 2022

Hope and healing in pandemic times

Nineteen artists from the Interfaith Artist Circle present “Hope and Healing in Pandemic Times”, on display through September 27.

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June 14, 2022

We Are Still Here

The “We Are Still Here” exhibit features pieces made by Indigenous creators from Dakota, Anishinaabe, Diné, and Luiseño Nations. They intentionally dismantle harmful narratives by having accurate, honest, and meaningful conversations through their work. The exhibit runs June 8 through July 28.


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June 1, 2022

June is Pride Month

Celebrate Pride with programs and recommended books for all ages.

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May 25, 2022

North Regional renovation celebration

 Explore the recently renovated North Regional Library during an open house on June 4. All are welcome! 

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May 18, 2022

Juneteenth 2022 - Honoring Ancestors: Dreaming Forward

This year, celebrations at Hennepin County Library will focus on the theme of ancestors, recognizing the contributions and legacies of local leaders. 

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May 1, 2022

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Celebrate Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with online events, videos and recommended books.

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May 1, 2022

May is American Indian Month in Minnesota

Join us as we celebrate American Indian Month in Minnesota. Your library has resources about the Dakota and Ojibwe, who have resided for centuries in the area that is now Hennepin County. 

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March 20, 2022

UnderExposed at Cargill Gallery

Seven artists unflinchingly explore themes of relational trauma, violations of consent, and expressions of gender fluidity. The exhibit includes artworks created from traditional mediums and from unusual materials that speak directly to the politics of the body. The exhibit runs from April 7 - May 27, 2022

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February 28, 2022

Minnesota children's book awards

From March 1-March 31, kids are invited to vote online for two book awards: Star of the North and Maud Hart Lovelace.

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February 28, 2022

Minnesota musicians: be heard!

MNspin is accepting new music submissions through March 31. 

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February 17, 2022

Fashion exhibit at Cargill Gallery

Apparel design work by UMN College of Design students at Minneapolis Central Library, through March 25.

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February 1, 2022

Celebrate the Lunar New Year

February 1 marks the start of the Lunar New Year in 2022. Join us as we celebrate the Year of the Tiger.

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February 1, 2022

Black History Month

Check out these great resources for listening to, learning about, and celebrating Black history.

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November 16, 2021

The Unexpected: A Confluence of Elements

An exhibit by book artists at Cargill Gallery at Minneapolis Central Library, December 4-January 30.

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October 4, 2021

Indigenous Peoples Day is October 11

Join us as we celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day. Access library resources like books and music and more.

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October 1, 2021

ADVOCATES, Portraits of Activists

The exhibition will be on display in Cargill Gallery at Minneapolis Central Library, October 17-November 30.

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September 24, 2021

Twin Cities Zine Fest, October 15-17

Hennepin County Library is participating in the Zine Fest this year by offering free zine kits at participating libraries.

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September 15, 2021

Celebrando Juntos

Join us as we celebrate Latino culture and language this September and October with book lists, online events and more.

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August 2, 2021

MNspin artists playing live at local parks

Artists on our local music streaming service are playing free shows at Twin Cities parks this month.

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