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November 22, 2017

Franklin Learning Center’s spoken word event

Students at Franklin Learning Center shared stories about adjusting to a new home, learning English and learning about their heritage on November 18.

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November 16, 2017

Your library, your resource for History Day 2018

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

Category: Resources, Events

November 8, 2017

TransFabulous: Beyond the Binary

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.

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October 19, 2017

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.

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October 4, 2017

Call for Artists – TransFabulous: Beyond the Binary exhibit

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.

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September 27, 2017

Minnesota Banjo Makers

An exhibit featuring locally-made banjos will be at Minneapolis Central Library, Oct. 7-Nov. 26.

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September 27, 2017

Indigenous Day is the Original Peoples’ Day

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with arts and musical performances on Monday, Oct. 9, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Minneapolis American Indian Center.

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September 26, 2017

Celebrate Asia this fall

Celebrate the Moon Festival at Brooklyn Park Library, learn about Tibetan sand mandalas at Northeast Library and Taiwanese wedding traditions at Plymouth Library.

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September 20, 2017

Get tips to keep you writing during #NaNoWriMo from Rosanne Bane

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Sustain your writing with tips about staying on course from writing instructor Rosanne Bane.

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September 12, 2017

Family History Fair at Minneapolis Central Library on October 28

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.

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September 5, 2017

Learn more about your family history

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.

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August 28, 2017

Pop-up libraries

 Hennepin County Youth Services librarians have been taking the library into the communities they serve.

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August 24, 2017

Writing classes for adults, teens and kids

Write about your life experiences, build writing skills, or write poetry with The Loft Literary Center at Hennepin County libraries.

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July 26, 2017

Artist in residence at Sumner Library

Artist Keegan Xavi’s Stitched Together Stories paper quilt project aims to teach kids the value of being part of something larger than themselves.

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July 14, 2017

To Really See: Art exploring the medication-taking experience

An exhibit exploring mental health and medicine will be at Minneapolis Central Library August 10-September 27.

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July 6, 2017

Golden Valley Reads

Join Golden Valley Library for Golden Valley Reads events, Aug.-Sept., around the book “The Latehomecomer” by Kao Kalia Yang.

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July 5, 2017

Celebrate Jane Austen this July at your library

Minneapolis Central Library celebrates author Jane Austen’s enduring legacy by hosting two rooms dedicated to her on its 3rd floor throughout July.

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June 27, 2017

Business programs available at your library

Hennepin County Library offers a variety of classes and resources about small business management and creation, financial literacy and more.

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May 30, 2017

What Will Happen to Me? Portraits of Children With Incarcerated Parents by Howard Zehr

An exhibit featuring Howard Zehr's photo-portraits of the children of incarcerated Americans is at Minneapolis Central Library June 5-July 27.

Category: Events

May 26, 2017

Asian Wedding Traditions

Learn about Japanese, Tibetan, Hmong, Korean and Chinese wedding traditions, costumes and music at five Hennepin County libraries this summer.

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May 12, 2017

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.

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May 11, 2017

The Night Library at Northern Spark

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.

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May 5, 2017

Juneteenth at your library

Celebrate Juneteenth at family-friendly festivals at North Regional (June 11), Sumner (June 22) and Webber Park (June 24) libraries.

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March 29, 2017

The Anatomy of a Hospital: The Buildings of St. Barnabas Hospital, The Swedish Hospital and Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC)

An exhibit at Minneapolis Central Library celebrates the history of Hennepin County Medical Center and the hospitals that preceded it, April 6-May 30.

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March 3, 2017

Chris Santiago at Maple Grove Library on April 24

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.

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March 1, 2017

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 28, 2017

Families and Incarceration

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.

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February 15, 2017

Days of Remembrance at Augsburg Park Library

Augsburg Park Library will be hosting a series of events for Holocaust Remembrance Day in April.

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February 10, 2017

PlymouthREADS 2017

Join Plymouth Library for PlymouthREADS events in April around the book "The Life We Bury" by Allen Eskens.

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January 27, 2017

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 25, 2017

Mazinaakizige: American Indian Teen Photography Exhibit

A photography exhibit by six young American Indian artists is in Cargill Hall at Minneapolis Central Library from February 8 to March 28.

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January 13, 2017

Viva City 2017

View a juried exhibit of extraordinary artwork by Minneapolis Public Schools high school students. Minneapolis Central Library, Dec. 21, 2016-Jan. 29, 2017.

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June 15, 2016

Join us for the new Brooklyn Park Library grand opening celebration on Saturday, June 25

The celebration continues with bookmaking, geocaching and more on Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Category: Building projects, Events

May 18, 2016

Brooklyn Park Library to close for relocation Sunday, May 29, 5 p.m.

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.

Category: Building projects, Events

March 24, 2016

Webber Park Library groundbreaking April 12

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

January 15, 2016

Golden Valley Library reopens January 23 after renovation

Improvements include two new public meeting rooms, an expanded children’s area, more natural light and new Wi-Fi.

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October 23, 2014

Excelsior Library public art celebration October 25

View the new fine art murals, hear from elected and library officials, and watch the artist finish the final mural on-site.

Category: Events, Building projects