Events

Arts and crafts

Unleash your inner artist and learn to make or do something new.

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Celebrations and cultural heritage

Join your friends and neighbors to celebrate community and culture.

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Theater and performing arts workshops

Explore theater, dance and more.

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Online resources

Art & Architecture Source

Full-text journal articles and books on fine, decorative and commercial art; and various areas of architecture and architectural design. Also includes a collection of images.

Dance in Video

Performances, documentaries, interviews, and instructional videos from the most influential performers and companies of the 20th and 21st century.

MNspin

Albums from Minnesota musicians curated by local experts. Full songs and albums are available to stream and download.

Music & Performing Arts

Streaming audio and video, as well as reference works, scores, and liner notes covering all time periods and hundreds of thousands of artists, composers, choreographers, and ensembles. Includes American music, classical music, dance, film, jazz, popular music, theatre, and world music.

Art at the library

Hennepin County recognizes that art in public places contributes to the life and vitality of a community. You'll find a variety of art at many of our libraries.

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MNspin

MNspin for music lovers

Albums from Minnesota musicians curated by local experts. Full songs and albums are available to stream and download.

Connect to MNspin

Funding for MNspin is provided by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library.

Cargill Hall exhibits

 

Cargill Hall is an exhibition gallery located in Minneapolis Central Library. Six major exhibits are presented annually on topics that include visual art, history, culture, literature and science.

Learn more about Cargill Hall exhibits

smARTpass

smARTpass is an arts access program for metro area public library patrons.

You can use your library card to get free and discounted tickets to performances and museums.

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