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March 31, 2020

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 online resources and your library card.

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February 25, 2020

Maud Hart Lovelace and Star of the North awards

From February 25-March 31, 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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January 30, 2020

League of Women Voters 100th anniversary exhibit at Maple Grove and Brooklyn Park libraries

An exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of the League of Women votes travels to Maple Grove and Brooklyn Park libraries January 23-February 20.

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January 27, 2020

Viva City 2020

An exhibition of artwork by Minneapolis public high school students is on display in Cargill Hall at Minneapolis Central Library, February 5-March 30.

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January 27, 2020

February is Black History Month

Join us as we celebrate and honor Black History Month in February with events, displays and activities in libraries, and recommended online book lists.

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January 15, 2020

Plymouth READS 2020

Join Plymouth Library for Plymouth READS events this March and April around the book “Virgil Wander” by Leif Enger.

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November 20, 2019

Your library, your resource for History Day 2020

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

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October 25, 2019

Create-ology: Growing Creative Technologists

A showcase of youth projects created at the Best Buy Teen Tech Center will be on display in Cargill Hall at Minneapolis Central Library, November 1-30.

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October 8, 2019

2019 Family History Fair

Connect with expert genealogists and dig into your family history on Saturday, October 26, 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m., at Minneapolis Central Library.

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September 12, 2019

Celebrating LGBTQIA+ History Month

Join us this October as we build community and pride with a film series, special storytimes and other events.

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August 16, 2019

Bibliographic in Nature

See artist interpretations of our natural world through images, text and books, on display in Cargill Hall at Minneapolis Central Library, September 5-October 25. 

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June 24, 2019

Transfer of Memory

Portraits of Minnesota Holocaust survivors will be on display during the Transfer of Memory exhibit in Cargill Hall at Minneapolis Central Library, July 2-August 29.

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June 21, 2019

Golden Valley Reads 2019

Join Golden Valley Library for Golden Valley Reads events, July-September, around the book “Never Coming Back” by Alison McGhee.

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June 12, 2019

Mapping Prejudice at Linden Hills Library

This event series explores the historical legacy of racially restrictive housing practices that are echoed in today’s racial segregation of Southwest Minneapolis and Edina.

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June 7, 2019

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 23, 2019

Pride at libraries this June

Join us throughout the month of June as we celebrate Pride with free events for adults, teens and families.

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May 21, 2019

Haŋyétu Wówapi Thípi (The Night Library)

A venue for Northern Spark this year, June 14-15, Franklin Library will be “indigenized” into Haŋyétu Wówapi Thípi/Dibiko-Agindaasoowigami: the Night Library in Dakota and Ojibwe.

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April 17, 2019

Cosmic Trip: Psychedelic Posters by Juryj Ostroushko

A collection of psychedelic music posters from 1969-1970 will be on display at Minneapolis Central Library, May 4-June 28. 

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