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Students at Franklin Learning Center shared stories about adjusting to a new home, learning English and learning about their heritage on November 18.
Category: Events, People, Services
Hennepin County Library offers a variety of resources and services to help students choose and research their History Day projects.
Category: Resources, Events
We will be celebrating art created by transgender and non-binary artists in our community, on display at Minneapolis Central Library, December 3-January 12.
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Your library offers a variety of resources and events to inspire you.
We are seeking artists to exhibit at Minneapolis Central Library, December 3, 2017-January 12, 2018 for TransFabulous: Beyond the Binary. All mediums will be considered.
An exhibit featuring locally-made banjos will be at Minneapolis Central Library, Oct. 7-Nov. 26.
Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with arts and musical performances on Monday, Oct. 9, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Minneapolis American Indian Center.
Celebrate the Moon Festival at Brooklyn Park Library, learn about Tibetan sand mandalas at Northeast Library and Taiwanese wedding traditions at Plymouth Library.
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Sustain your writing with tips about staying on course from writing instructor Rosanne Bane.
On Saturday, October 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., connect with expert genealogists and learn about family history research resources at Minneapolis Central Library.
Learn from genealogy experts how to take the next steps with your family history research at Eden Prairie and Excelsior libraries on Saturday, November 4.
Hennepin County Youth Services librarians have been taking the library into the communities they serve.
Write about your life experiences, build writing skills, or write poetry with The Loft Literary Center at Hennepin County libraries.
Artist Keegan Xavi’s Stitched Together Stories paper quilt project aims to teach kids the value of being part of something larger than themselves.
An exhibit exploring mental health and medicine will be at Minneapolis Central Library August 10-September 27.
Join Golden Valley Library for Golden Valley Reads events, Aug.-Sept., around the book “The Latehomecomer” by Kao Kalia Yang.
Minneapolis Central Library celebrates author Jane Austen’s enduring legacy by hosting two rooms dedicated to her on its 3rd floor throughout July.
Hennepin County Library offers a variety of classes and resources about small business management and creation, financial literacy and more.
Category: Resources, Events, Services
An exhibit featuring Howard Zehr's photo-portraits of the children of incarcerated Americans is at Minneapolis Central Library June 5-July 27.
Learn about Japanese, Tibetan, Hmong, Korean and Chinese wedding traditions, costumes and music at five Hennepin County libraries this summer.
During Pride month and beyond, Hennepin County libraries are offering free events for LGBTQIA adults, teens and families.
Local artists and library staff invite patrons to help them “Save the Future!” and explore the role of libraries through immersive narrative, puzzles, games, and humor on Saturday, June 10.
Celebrate Juneteenth at family-friendly festivals at North Regional (June 11), Sumner (June 22) and Webber Park (June 24) libraries.
An exhibit at Minneapolis Central Library celebrates the history of Hennepin County Medical Center and the hospitals that preceded it, April 6-May 30.
Join 2017 Minnesota Book Awards finalist Chris Santiago for a reading from his award-winning poetry collection “Tula” at Maple Grove Library on Monday, April 24, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
In March, kids are invited to vote for two book awards at any Hennepin County library: Star of the North (preK-grade 8) and Maud Hart Lovelace (grades 3-8).
It is estimated that at least 10,000 children in Minnesota have an incarcerated parent. We are offering several programs to bring light to this issue.
Augsburg Park Library will be hosting a series of events for Holocaust Remembrance Day in April.
Join Plymouth Library for PlymouthREADS events in April around the book "The Life We Bury" by Allen Eskens.
Join us as we celebrate and honor Black History Month in February with events, displays and activities in libraries, and recommended online book lists.
A photography exhibit by six young American Indian artists is in Cargill Hall at Minneapolis Central Library from February 8 to March 28.
View a juried exhibit of extraordinary artwork by Minneapolis Public Schools high school students. Minneapolis Central Library, Dec. 21, 2016-Jan. 29, 2017.
The celebration continues with bookmaking, geocaching and more on Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Category: Building projects, Events
The new Brooklyn Park Library at 8500 W. Broadway Ave. will open Thursday, June 23, 5 p.m., with remarks and a ribbon-cutting. The library will host a community celebration and special events Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Celebrate construction beginning for the new Webber Park Library, Tuesday, April 12, 5 p.m., at 4440 Humboldt Ave. N., Minneapolis.
Category: Events, Building projects
Improvements include two new public meeting rooms, an expanded children’s area, more natural light and new Wi-Fi.
View the new fine art murals, hear from elected and library officials, and watch the artist finish the final mural on-site.