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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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June 14, 2022

We Are Still Here

The “We Are Still Here” exhibit features pieces made by Indigenous creators from Dakota, Anishinaabe, Diné, and Luiseño Nations. They intentionally dismantle harmful narratives by having accurate, honest, and meaningful conversations through their work. The exhibit runs June 8 through July 28.


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June 1, 2022

June is Pride Month

Celebrate Pride with programs and recommended books for all ages.

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May 25, 2022

North Regional renovation celebration

 Explore the recently renovated North Regional Library during an open house on June 4. All are welcome! 

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May 18, 2022

Juneteenth 2022 - Honoring Ancestors: Dreaming Forward

This year, celebrations at Hennepin County Library will focus on the theme of ancestors, recognizing the contributions and legacies of local leaders. 

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May 1, 2022

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Celebrate Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with online events, videos and recommended books.

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May 1, 2022

May is American Indian Month in Minnesota

Join us as we celebrate American Indian Month in Minnesota. Your library has resources about the Dakota and Ojibwe, who have resided for centuries in the area that is now Hennepin County. 

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March 20, 2022

UnderExposed at Cargill Gallery

Seven artists unflinchingly explore themes of relational trauma, violations of consent, and expressions of gender fluidity. The exhibit includes artworks created from traditional mediums and from unusual materials that speak directly to the politics of the body. The exhibit runs from April 7 - May 27, 2022

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