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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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May 10, 2019

Juneteenth at your library

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

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May 7, 2019

Vinyl Revival: Lori Barbero

Lori Barbero is the Vinyl Revival curator in residence for May/June. Vinyl Revival is a series of artist residencies, programs and listening opportunities at Minneapolis Central Library.

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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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April 3, 2019

Vinyl Revival

Vinyl Revival is a new series of artist residencies, programs and listening opportunities at Minneapolis Central Library.

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March 26, 2019

Learn more about your family’s history at your library

Hennepin County libraries have resources for people who are just starting to retrace family journeys, or who are looking for the next step in a familiar path.

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March 18, 2019

Writing classes for adults, teens and kids

Write about your life experiences, build writing skills, or learn to be persuasive in writing with these classes from The Loft Literary Center at Hennepin County libraries.

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March 15, 2019

Viva City 2019

View a juried exhibit of extraordinary artwork by Minneapolis Public Schools high school students at Minneapolis Central Library, March 20-April 29. 

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March 1, 2019

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 11, 2019

Craft Club

Craft Club has brought the joy of crafting to Minneapolis Central Library with patrons feeling empowered by their own creativity and encouraged by passionate staff.

Category: People, Events

February 1, 2019

New classes boost skills in media arts and technologies

Learn about new media technologies, including image editing, collaborative online tools, social media, smartphone security and more.

Category: Services, Events

January 31, 2019

TransFabulous: Beyond the Binary

This exhibit celebrating art created by transgender and gender non-confirming artists in our community, is at Minneapolis Central Library, February 12-March 15.

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January 25, 2019

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 22, 2019

Plymouth READS 2019

Join Plymouth Library for Plymouth READS events this March and April around the book “Marathon” by Brian Freeman.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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