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March 18, 2019

April is National 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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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.

Category: Resources

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.

Category: Resources

December 19, 2018

Zine collections

Collections of zines – small-run handmade magazines – focused on works by Minnesota makers are located at East Lake, Hosmer and Minneapolis Central.

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November 27, 2018

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 19, 2018

Be a smart consumer: your library can help

Consumers' Checkbook includes local customer ratings of services and stores, plus buying advice. Your library card gives you access to this and other consumer resources.

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October 19, 2018

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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October 15, 2018

Your library, your resource for History Day 2019

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

Category: Resources, Events

September 17, 2018

Take us with you

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

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August 20, 2018

Additional music by local artists added to MnSpin

More than 70 albums joined the library’s free music streaming platform, including albums by standouts such as Atmosphere and Brother Ali and by emerging acts too.

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June 27, 2018

My HCL tip: Grouped search

It is now easier to find library materials in multiple formats with a catalog search of Hennepin County Library's collection.

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June 22, 2018

Find MnSpin artists with the search tool

It is now easy to search for local musicians featured on Hennepin County Library’s streaming music service.

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May 30, 2018

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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May 18, 2018

Planting community at Hosmer Library

Borrow herb and vegetable seeds from Hosmer Library, in collaboration with Plant Grow Share.

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May 3, 2018

Streaming music now available from Freegal

In addition to being able to download up to five songs each week, you can now stream the entire Freegal music library, up to eight hours a day.

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April 30, 2018

My HCL tip: Completed shelf

Completed shelf in your online library account is a great tool to keep track of what you have read, listened to or viewed.

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April 25, 2018

Community Seed Library at Hosmer Library

Borrow herb and vegetable seeds from Hosmer Library, in collaboration with Plant Grow Share.

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April 20, 2018

Step to it challenge

Step to it is an activity challenge that motivates people of all ages and abilities to become more physically active during the month of May.

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April 3, 2018

Sumner Library celebrates Sudduth Collection

Sumner Library will host a celebration of Gary N. Sudduth and the Sudduth African American History and Culture Collection on Saturday, April 7, 1-4 p.m.

Category: People, Resources