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December 19, 2018

Arctic Fever at Excelsior Library

Excelsior Library is participating in local winter festival Arctic Fever with a coloring contest and an event with Brodini Comedy Magic, Saturday, January 19, 10:30 a.m.

Category: Events

November 16, 2018

Celebration of Japanese Sumi-e Painting

Drawing inspiration from the ancient art form, this Cargill Hall exhibit features original artworks in sumi-e.

Category: Events

October 29, 2018

Celebrating LGBTQIA+ History Month

Libraries built community and pride with a film series and special storytimes in October.

Category: Events

October 17, 2018

Write your novel at a Hennepin County library

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Your library offers a variety of resources and events to inspire you.

Category: Events

October 15, 2018

Dementia and You with the City of Minnetonka

A six-part program series this fall at Ridgedale Library gives caregivers tools and support they need.

Category: Events

October 15, 2018

Your library, your resource for History Day 2019

Hennepin County Library offers a variety of resources and services to help students choose and research their History Day projects.

Category: Resources, Events

September 27, 2018

Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota

A Cargill Hall exhibit illuminating life affected by brain injury to give survivors and caregivers a voice will be on display October 4-November 29.

Category: Events

September 20, 2018

2018 Family History Fair

Connect with expert genealogists and dig into your family history on Saturday, October 27, 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m., at Minneapolis Central Library.

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September 13, 2018

Comedy in Your Community

Local comic Brandi Brown will present a series of comedy shows featuring her favorite Twin Cities funny people and interviews with library staff at three libraries this fall.

Category: People, Events

August 24, 2018

Celebrate Asia this fall

Learn about Filipino culture, Henna, meet local authors and more at twelve libraries this fall.

Category: Events

August 16, 2018

Moving to Heal program series this September-October

Process, connect and gain tools to heal from trauma at North Regional, Sumner and Webber Park libraries.

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July 20, 2018

The American Dream: from the Light to the Darkness

Join us for a community conversation about immigration enforcement sparked by this children's art exhibit at Augsburg Park Library on Wednesday, October 24, 6 p.m.

Category: Events

July 16, 2018

We Are All Criminals

An exhibit inspiring empathy through stories of crime, privilege, punishment and second chances will be at Minneapolis Central Library, August 1-September 29.

Category: Events

June 25, 2018

Golden Valley Reads 2018

Join Golden Valley Library for Golden Valley Reads events, August-October, around the book “Vacationland” by Sarah Stonich.

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June 20, 2018

Special storytimes encourage pride, empathy

At Stories Together: Pride this summer, children and caregivers are celebrating families and self-expression through stories, music and movement.

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May 29, 2018

Art Needs People by the artists of the Minneapolis Art Lending Library

Discover the works of the eclectic and generous community of artists that make the art lending library possible, at Minneapolis Central Library June 7-July 26. 

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May 16, 2018

A place to be yourself – or not

Brookdale Library’s 10th annual Anime Prom on Saturday, May 12 was a teen-planned celebration of Japanese animation, comics, fandoms, and all things geeky cool.

Category: Events

May 11, 2018

Pride events at Hennepin County libraries this June

During Pride month and beyond, Hennepin County libraries are offering free events for LGBTQIA adults, teens and families.

Category: Events

May 9, 2018

Juneteenth at your library

Celebrate Juneteenth at your library with family friendly-events, poetry readings, book lists and more.

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May 4, 2018

Maple Plain, St. Bonifacius and Westonka launching Trails to Libraries this summer

Explore your community with the Dakota Rail Regional Trail and outdoors-themed programs and activities at your library.

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April 12, 2018

Hais dabneeg Uake: Hmoob / Stories Together: Hmong

Brookdale Library offers bilingual Hmong family storytimes for children of all ages and their caregivers.

Category: Events

March 26, 2018

Forward by Mazinaakizige, the American Indian Teen Photography Project

A Cargill Hall exhibit featuring six young Native American artists is at Minneapolis Central Library April 10-May 30.

Category: Events

March 23, 2018

Find a new rhyme and meter during National Poetry Month

This April during National Poetry Month, your library is a center for inspiration and creation with poetry-themed book lists, online resources and events.

Category: Events, Resources

March 9, 2018

BLACKOUT Improv show and workshops

 Enjoy masterfully created comedic dialogue around serious truths with this all-black troupe at a performance on Monday, March 12, 7 p.m. and 3 workshops later this spring.

Category: Events

March 1, 2018

Maud Hart Lovelace and Star of the North awards

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).

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February 15, 2018

Chess Club was a winning move at Minneapolis Central

Chess Club at Minneapolis Central Library takes place every Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon. It attracts a variety of players: young and old, beginners and experts.

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