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February 16, 2021

MNspin now open for musician submissions

Minnesota musicians, submit your music by March 24 to be considered for MNspin, the library’s online music service.

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January 25, 2021

February is Black History Month

Join us as we celebrate and honor Black History Month with online events, displays and book lists.

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January 15, 2021

OverDrive: your one stop for eMaterials in 2021

OverDrive and its Libby app will be your primary tools to access eMaterials in 2021.

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December 28, 2020

Books that moved us in 2020

We polled library staff and social media followers about the best books they read in 2020.

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December 21, 2020

Cooking and baking with help from your library

If you love to cook or bake, the library can help with books and online resources.

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December 3, 2020

New local music on MNspin

Over 90 albums by Minnesota artists just added to the library’s free music service.

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November 13, 2020

RBdigital downloadable audiobooks moving to OverDrive

The transition happens on December 3.

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October 2, 2020

Indigenous Peoples Day is October 12

Join us as we celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day. Access library resources like books and music and more.

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July 24, 2020

Government Documents available online

Hennepin County Library is a federal government document depository and there are over 120,000 online documents available to discover in our library catalog.

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June 3, 2020

June is Pride Month

Find book lists organized around specific LGBTQIA+ themes and identities from your library. Online storytimes are on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. on Facebook and YouTube.

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May 12, 2020

May is American Indian Month in Minnesota

Join us as we celebrate American Indian Month in Minnesota. There are videos and library resources online that you can access from home. 

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April 8, 2020

Temporary e-cards provide instant access to library resources online

If you would like a library card, apply online to access eBooks and other downloads, plus more than 150 online resources for learning and research. 

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April 7, 2020

Online resources providing expanded access

Now is a great time to connect to library resources available from home, with many resources offering new or expanded remote access.

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April 6, 2020

eBooks and digital audiobooks

We have a number of online resources that give you access to thousands of titles to read and listen to. All you need is a library card or e-library card registered with Hennepin County Library.  

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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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March 18, 2020

New online business tools available with your library card

Use Plan Builder to write your business plan and access funds, then use DemographicsNow to help locate your customer base and find the ideal location for your business.

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March 16, 2020

Take us with you

Our website is mobile-friendly and easy to add to your mobile device’s home screen.

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March 13, 2020

April is National Car Care Month

Your library has online resources available to help you take care of your car, including ALLDATA.

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March 12, 2020

Use the Libby mobile app to access eBooks and eAudiobooks

Libby is a mobile app that makes borrowing and downloading eBooks from OverDrive a breeze. Try it out today.

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