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November 20, 2023

New Cargill Gallery Exhibit: TransFabulous – Gender in Community

TransFabulous is proud to present Gender in Community, an exhibit created with the thriving queer arts community both local and abroad.

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September 18, 2023

Hennepin County Library hosting Entrepreneur Expo at Minneapolis Central Library Oct. 11

Small business owners are invited to attend Hennepin County Library’s Entrepreneur Expo Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library. The event returns for its 5th year after a three-year hiatus.

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July 20, 2023

New Arrivals

The Minnesota Center for Book Arts Artist Collective presents “New Arrivals”, an exhibit that captures the expressive range of the book arts. Founded in 1983, Minnesota Center for Book Arts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to igniting creativity and community throughout the book arts.

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June 1, 2023

June is Pride Month

Celebrate Pride with events, music, and books for all ages.

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June 1, 2023

New Cargill Gallery Exhibit: ROHO Collective – Our Souls Shine Bright

Featuring paintings, drawings, sculpture, and photography, a new exhibit will be on display at the Cargill Gallery June 5-July 27.

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May 4, 2023

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Celebrate Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with recommended reading and films.

Category: Events, Resources

April 29, 2023

May is American Indian Month in Minnesota

Join us as we celebrate American Indian Month in Minnesota. Your library has resources about Indigenous history, traditions, and art.

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April 25, 2023

Hennepin County Announces Vacancy for Library Director

Hennepin County Library is seeking a dynamic Library Director to provide leadership for initiatives that impact all areas of the organization and the communities we serve.

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March 23, 2023

New Cargill Gallery Exhibit: Art Is My Weapon

“Art Is My Weapon” is a multimedia group exhibition that empowers Minnesota artists to creatively address gun violence in our communities and runs from April 6 – May 27, 2023.

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March 15, 2023

Minnesota musicians: be heard!

Hennepin County Library is searching for Minnesota musicians to feature on MNspin. Submissions will be accepted from March 15 – April 17.

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March 1, 2023

Minnesota children's book awards

From March 1-23 kids are invited to vote online for two book awards: Star of the North and Maud Hart Lovelace.

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January 30, 2023

Hennepin County Law Library Continuing Legal Education Series

Hennepin County’s Law Library offers a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) series that provides continuing education credits to attorneys. The classes are free of charge and open to anyone. Registration is not required. Attendees may receive one credit per session.

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January 27, 2023

Black History Month

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

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January 12, 2023

TESTIFY Exhibit Returns to Hennepin County Library

The TESTIFY exhibit is returning to Minneapolis Central Library on February 1, with weekly events and programs through March 29.

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November 30, 2022

New Cargill Gallery Exhibit: Poetry of the Brush

Artists Ben Wong and Craig Steinmetz showcase original black ink paintings, known as Sumi-e. The Asian art form uses different concentrations of ink to paint in shades of black, with brushstrokes that convey an essence or spirit of nature. December 3, 2022 – January 27, 2023 

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October 19, 2022

Teen Lit Takeover

Teen Lit Takeover is a regional event series that celebrates teen literature, promotes reading and writing, and creates a community of readers by connecting teens and authors. Hennepin County Library, along with seven other Twin Cities metro public libraries, are hosting online and in-person events through November 19.

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October 7, 2022

Mezinibii'igejig Wenjibaawaad Odaawaa Zaaga'iganiing: Artists Who Come from Lac Courte Oreilles

October 6 – November 27: The images in this exhibit represent clan relationships and stories of the Lac Courte Oreilles people, one band of the Ojibwe nation, who reside throughout the Great Lakes and Atlantic Coast. With a focus on the Woodlands style, artists create visual representations of Ojibwe cultural knowledge.

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September 28, 2022

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day

Monday, October 10 is Indigenous Peoples Day. Celebrate with resources from your Hennepin County Library.

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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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