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November 20, 2019

Cooking and baking with help from your library

If you are a foodie and love to make meals or bake, the library has books and online resources that can help you expand your creative horizons.

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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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November 1, 2019

Take us with you

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

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October 25, 2019

Vinyl Revival artist in residence: DJ Shannon Blowtorch

Join us for a DJ workshop on November 5 at 7 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library and check out vinyl picks from DJ Shannon Blowtorch in the Vinyl Revival listening room.

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October 10, 2019

Join the Hennepin County Library Board in voicing opposition to new eBook and e-Audio pricing models

Publishers are introducing major changes in licensing materials to libraries. Sign the ebooksforall.org petition today.

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October 4, 2019

Lynda.com update and patron survey results

Last month we asked for your thoughts on planned changes to Lynda.com. Here are the survey results, plus an update from the vendor.

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October 1, 2019

October is Fall Car Care Month

Your library has resources available to help you take care of your car, including ALLDATA and repair manuals you can check out.

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September 18, 2019

New collection of music by local artists added to MnSpin

With more than 90 albums added to the library’s free music streaming platform this fall, make a new connection to Minnesota music. 

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May 15, 2019

Testing resources in print and online

Study for AP, GED, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or military or occupational exams with testing resources available in print and online from your library.

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May 14, 2019

Summer learning matters

Summer is a time to engage with your library to be ready for the next school year. Have fun and help prevent learning loss with summer learning at your library.

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May 14, 2019

Review a book, get a book this summer

With Read Write Draw and Best Book Ever, kids and teens share what they are reading and win a free book to keep this summer.

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May 14, 2019

Windows, mirrors and sliding glass doors

Books offer readers the amazing ability to enter another world through windows and doors, or to see ourselves reflected in a mirror.

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May 14, 2019

Take reading on the road

With audiobooks and podcasts, bring your reading anywhere you can listen, while building vocabulary and comprehension skills.

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May 14, 2019

Finding the right book for your reader

If the child in your life is in a reading rut, we have some suggestions to get them out of it, including finding new ideas in our book lists and rereading favorites in new formats.

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May 14, 2019

Summer fun all year round

The school year starts soon, but the library is here to support learning and discovery year round with events, new books, and tools for school success.

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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 15, 2019

Add a story to your walk

Your library card is your ticket to audiobooks you can download to your phone.

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April 1, 2019

Meet Libby

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

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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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February 27, 2019

Learning English at Minneapolis Central Library

Minneapolis Central Library has books, CDs, DVDs, and online learning to help everyone learn English at every level. All of these are free with your library card.

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February 20, 2019

MnSpin now open for musician submissions

Minnesota musicians, submit your music recording by March 27 to be considered for MnSpin, the local music streaming and download platform from your library.

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