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Library staff are currently reviewing input from community meetings held earlier this year and will complete the review and make a recommendation by early fall.
Category: Building projects
An exhibit exploring mental health and medicine will be at Minneapolis Central Library Aug. 10-Sept. 27.
Join Golden Valley Library for Golden Valley Reads events, July-Sept., around the book “The Latehomecomer” by Kao Kalia Yang.
Minneapolis Central Library celebrates author Jane Austen’s enduring legacy by hosting two rooms dedicated to her on its 3rd floor throughout July.
We are in search of Minnesota musicians to feature on MnSpin, a new online streaming and download platform that will launch at the end of the year.
Hennepin County Library offers a variety of classes and resources about small business management and creation, financial literacy and more.
Category: Resources, Events, Services
Community members met with Hosmer library staff to talk about their hopes for the library’s renovation on May 31.
Historical documents will be available to the public thanks to a partnership between the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and Hennepin County Library.
Ridgedale Library closed for a major renovation on Sunday, July 9 at 5 p.m. Library holds and returns will remain available during the closure.
Community members met with Southeast Library staff and architects to talk about their hopes for the library’s renovation.
Robert Rohlf, formerly the director of the Hennepin County Library (HCL) passed away on June 6, 2017 at 89.
Available with your library card, learning resource Lynda.com offers over 3,000 interactive video courses taught by experts.
The Walker Library will be closed June 10-12 so that we may install new artwork in the library. The library will re-open at 9 a.m. on June 13.
You are invited to a community meeting at Van Cleve Recreation Center to discuss the upcoming Southeast Library renovation project on Wednesday, June 7, 6-8 p.m.
An exhibit featuring Howard Zehr's photo-portraits of the children of incarcerated Americans is at Minneapolis Central Library June 5-July 27.
Learn about Japanese, Tibetan, Hmong, Korean and Chinese wedding traditions, costumes and music at five Hennepin County libraries this summer.
Erin Vrieze Daniels, of Richfield, is one of the newest members of the Hennepin County Library Board. The Hennepin County Board appointed her in March.
You are invited to a community meeting at Hosmer Library to discuss the upcoming renovation project that will conclude in 2018 on Wednesday, May 31, 6-8 p.m.
During Pride month and beyond, Hennepin County libraries are offering free events for LGBTQIA adults, teens and families.
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.
Celebrate Juneteenth at family-friendly festivals at North Regional (June 11), Sumner (June 22) and Webber Park (June 24) libraries.
The new Webber Park Library opened on Thursday, May 18 at 5 p.m. at 4440 Humboldt Ave. N., Minneapolis. There will also be a community celebration on Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Use this resource to access Chilton car manuals, which include repair, maintenance, labor estimating, bulletin/recall information and ASE test prep quizzes.
In anticipation of the grand opening of the new Webber Park Library on May 18, the temporary location at 4203 Webber Pkwy. will close on April 29, 5 p.m.
Margy O’Neill-Ligon, former executive director of the Friends of the Minneapolis Public Library, now is one of the newest members of the Hennepin County Library Board of Directors.
A variety of updates have been made to the OverDrive Digital Library to simplify the user experience.
An exhibit at Minneapolis Central Library celebrates the history of Hennepin County Medical Center and the hospitals that preceded it, April 6-May 30.
The Art Selection Committee for Webber Park Library selected artists Ta-coumba T. Aiken, Christopher-Aaron Deanes and Michael Sweere.
The Hennepin County Board appointed Tim Dolan and reappointed Katherine Blauvelt and Christopher Damsgard to the library board on Feb. 23.
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.
Join Library leaders to share your ideas for the new Southdale Library and learn more about the project timeline at Southdale Library, Thursday, March 23, 6-8 p.m.
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).
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.
Edina Library will close for renovation on Sunday, April 9, at 5 p.m. and will reopen at the end of the summer with more comfortable spaces.
Augsburg Park Library will be hosting a series of events for Holocaust Remembrance Day in April.
Join Plymouth Library for PlymouthREADS events in April around the book "The Life We Bury" by Allen Eskens.
The third meeting of the public art committee for the new Webber Park Library will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 4:30-8 p.m. at Golden Valley Library.
Join us as we celebrate and honor Black History Month in February with events, displays and activities in libraries, and recommended online book lists.
A photography exhibit by six young American Indian artists is in Cargill Hall at Minneapolis Central Library from Feb. 8 to March 28.
St. Anthony Library reopened on Dec. 17 at 9 a.m. after a 14-week renovation. Celebrate the refreshed library on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m.
View a juried exhibit of extraordinary artwork by Minneapolis Public Schools high school students. Minneapolis Central Library, Dec. 21, 2016-Jan. 29, 2017.
Join the City of Edina at Southdale Library for an interactive workshop on Feb. 9, 7 p.m. to view revised concepts for the Southdale Library site.
Hennepin County libraries do not have State or Federal print tax forms, but we can point you to helpful tax resources.
Digitized maps, atlases, yearbooks, newspaper photos and more are now available to view and download from Hennepin County Library.
In anticipation of heavy snowfall, the St. Anthony Library reopening celebration has been cancelled. However, the library will be open Saturday at 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Excelsior Library is participating in local winter festival Arctic Fever with a coloring contest and an event with Brodini Comedy Magic, Jan. 14, 10:30 a.m.
Hennepin County Library – St. Anthony, 2941 Pentagon Dr. N.E., reopens Saturday, Dec. 17 at 9 a.m. after a 14-week, $850,000 renovation.
Get an alert by email when the library orders a new title by one of your favorite authors or performers.
Hennepin County Library offers a variety of resources and services to help students choose and research their History Day projects.
Category: Resources, Events
The second meeting of the Art Selection Committee for the new Webber Park Library will be held on Monday, Nov. 21 from 5-8 p.m. at Sumner Library.
Join us at Southdale Library tonight, 6-8 p.m. to give your input about redeveloping the 8-acre Southdale Library site. Return on Jan. 12 to hear a summary of the themes from the comment sessions.
There will be an informational meeting for artists interested in the Webber Park Library public art project on Oct. 26, 4:30–5:30 p.m. in the meeting room of Northeast Library.
An open call for artists for the Webber Park Library One Percent for Art project runs Oct. 14-Nov. 4. One percent of the project costs are dedicated to public art.
Connect with expert genealogists and learn about family history research resources at Minneapolis Central Library, Saturday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Hennepin County Anne W. Grande Law Library will close at 5 p.m. starting Monday, Oct. 3, and will offer a new Continuing Legal Education (CLE) series this fall.
Category: Resources, Services
Mergent Intellect has replaced D&B Million Dollar Directory as a useful corporate directory available online from Hennepin County Library.
The first meeting of the Art Selection Committee for the new Webber Park Library will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 5-8 p.m. at Northeast Library.
Book clubs at Nokomis, Oxboro and Pierre Bottineau libraries are partnering with Northern Spark this fall to talk about catastrophic books.
Join Macalester College professor Duchess Harris as she talks about the historical roots of the Black Lives Matter movement in this three-part series, Sundays, Sept. 11, 18 and 25, 2-3 p.m., at Hosmer Library.
This Southdale Library book group meets with authors on Mondays monthly from September to May, alternating between Southdale Library and Barnes and Noble, Galleria. No registration required.
St. Anthony Library closed for renovation on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 5 p.m. It is scheduled to re-open on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 9 a.m.
On Thursday, Sept. 22 from 12:30-5 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library, learn the essentials for growing your small business.
An installation capturing stories and experiences of youth in downtown Minneapolis will be on display in Cargill Hall at Minneapolis Central Library through Monday, Oct. 24.
At a community meeting on Aug. 4, Hennepin County Library Director Lois Langer Thompson announced Southeast Library will remain at its current location and will undergo a major renovation.
On Tuesdays Oct. 4-Oct. 25 at Southdale Library, experts and scholars will speak on a variety of topics from 10-11:30 a.m.
Join Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin and Hennepin County staff Thursday, Aug. 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m., for an update on the Southeast Library building project.
The new Brooklyn Park Library opened for exploration and use by the community June 23-25, 2016. A Flickr collection features images from the festivities.
Members of the Ridgedale Library community learned about the results of a community survey and saw preliminary renovation designs on Tuesday, June 14.
The celebration continues with bookmaking, geocaching and more on Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Category: Building projects, Events
Rogers Library, 21300 John Milless Dr., reopens on Thursday, June 16 at noon, after an eight-week, $350,000 renovation.
Join us Tuesday, June 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Ridgedale Library to review preliminary designs for the library’s renovation project.
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.
Ground was broken for the new Webber Park Library on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, with community members, library staff and local leaders in attendance.
Walker Library in Uptown Minneapolis has won an American Institute of Architects and American Library Association 2016 Library Building Award.
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
The library will close for renovation on Saturday, April 23 at 5 p.m. It is scheduled to re-open on Thursday, June 16 at noon.
Improvements include two new public meeting rooms, an expanded children’s area, more natural light and new Wi-Fi.
The Ridgedale Library renovation will begin in 2017. Please take our survey to let us know how you use Ridgedale Library and where we can make improvements.
One Percent for Art for Walker Library moves into the fabrication phase with approval of the contract by the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners.
Join us for a community meeting at Brooklyn Park Library on Thursday, Dec. 3, 7-8:30 p.m., to provide input on art for the new Brooklyn Park Library.
Improvements include an enhanced children’s area, a redesigned teen area, two additional small public meeting rooms, and new carpeting and furniture.
Keep up with the construction of the new Brooklyn Park Library by viewing time-lapse images provided by Knutson Construction starting in May 2015.
Hennepin County Library – Walker in Uptown Minneapolis was honored by Library Journal in 2015 as one of 22 New Landmark Libraries.
On September 15, the Art Selection Committee for the Brooklyn Park Library selected artist team Nathan Lee and Shane Allbritton of RE:site studio to design, fabricate and install the monumental wall art for the new building.
Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins, staff and architects met with community members on Sept. 9, 2015 to discuss the new Webber Park Library.
On August 20, the Art Selection Committee for the Brooklyn Park Library selected artist Greg Mueller to design and fabricate bike racks for the new building.
The Art Selection Committee for Walker Library selected artist Alexander Tylevich to design and fabricate artwork for the clerestory window area of the library.
The library at 620 Rice St. will close for renovation Saturday, Oct. 3, at 5 p.m. It is scheduled to re-open Saturday, Nov. 14, at 9 a.m.
The library at 830 Winnetka Ave. N. will close for renovation on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 5 p.m. It is scheduled to re-open Saturday, Jan. 23, at 9 a.m.
Join us for a community meeting about the new Webber Park Library on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 6-7:30 p.m. at Webber Community Center in Minneapolis.
Two final meetings have been schedule for the new Brooklyn Park Library Art Selection Committee.
The third meeting of the Art Selection Committee for Walker Library will be held on Monday, August 24.
The second meeting of the Art Selection Committee for the new Brooklyn Park Library will be held on Monday, July 13.
Two public meetings relating to the new Webber Park Library project are planned during July and a community meeting will be held mid- to late August.
The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners approved the design of the new Webber Park Library on Tuesday, June 16, 2016.
More information is is available for artists related to the new Brooklyn Park Library One Percent for Art project.
A record of questions and answers from the Brooklyn Park Library artist informational meeting on May 27 is now available.
The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners will review the Webber Park Library schematic design on June 9 and will consider approval on June 16.
An open call for artists for the Brooklyn Park Library One Percent for Art public art project will run until July 7.
Brooklyn Park community members met at 8500 West Broadway Avenue on Wednesday, April 29 to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new library building.
Questions and answers III is the last release of answers to questions from artists interested in the Walker Library One Percent for Art project.
Questions and answers from the final round of questions from artists interested in the Walker Library One Percent for Art project are now available.
A community meeting for the new Webber Park Library was held on Tuesday evening, April 21 at the Webber Community Center in Minneapolis.
A record of questions and answers from the Walker Library informational meeting for artists on April 13 is now available.
There will be an informational meeting for artists interested in the Walker Library One Percent for Art project on Monday, April 13.
The first meeting of the Art Selection Committee for the new Brooklyn Park Library will be held on Thursday, April 30.
The groundbreaking celebration for the new Brooklyn Park Library will be on Wednesday, April 29 at 10 a.m. at 8500 West Broadway, Brooklyn Park.
A community meeting with updated concept drawings of the new Webber Park Library will be held at Webber Community Center, April 21, 6-7:30 p.m.
The first meeting of the Art Selection Committee for the new Brooklyn Park Library will be held this spring.
An open call for artists for the Walker Library One Percent for Art public art project will run from March 31 – May 1.
Please join Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins, Hennepin County staff and LSE Architects to see the initial concept drawings for a new Webber Park Library.
The final report on library service for the Southeast neighborhoods entitled "Envisioning a Crossroads Library: A Report on Public Engagement and the Future of the Southeast Library" is now available.
The first meeting of the Art Selection Committee for the Walker Library will be held on Monday, March 2.
A community meeting discussing the new Webber Park Library was held on December 6 at the Webber Community Center.
Public meetings were held in the Cedar-Riverside, Como, Marcy-Holmes and Prospect Park neighborhoods during October to discuss the library, learning and information needs of the community.
The new Webber Park Library design team is eager to share the preliminary ideas that they have been developing this fall with the Northside community.
View the new fine art murals, hear from elected and library officials, and watch the artist finish the final mural on-site.
Preliminary site preparation work begins this fall on the new Webber Park Library site.
Help us imagine the community library of the future at four public meetings. Join the community discussion!
The New Webber Park Library Community Advisory Committee (CAC) met project architects Mohammed Lawal and Jennifer Anderson-Tuttle from LSE Architects at the July 31st meeting.
The new Excelsior Library opens Saturday, Sept. 13.
Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin and Hennepin County Library Director Lois Thompson welcomed members of the Southeast Library Services Steering Committee to the group’s first meeting on July 24, 2014.
Please join Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins and county staff from Hennepin County Library and Property Services on Thursday, July 31, 2014, 6 to 8 p.m. for the next New Webber Park Library Community Advisory Committee meeting.
At 7,200 square feet, the new library will have nearly double the public space, a refreshed collection, comfortable reading spaces and more.
Hennepin County Library and Hennepin County Property Services received a Heritage Preservation Award for reinventing the historic Roosevelt Library.
Meeting Update: The "Run Camden 5K Race" will close Dowling Avenue North on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from approximately 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for the new Webber Park Library met on April 15 at the Folwell Park Recreation Center.
The first meeting of the Art Selection Committee for Walker Library will be held this fall.
Join Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins and county staff Tuesday, April 15, 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 10, 9:30-11 a.m. at Folwell Park Recreation Center Gym.
The Hennepin County Library - Southeast Facility Assessment is available. Please see the attached document for more information.
Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins and Hennepin County staff will host a series of community meetings to plan for the new Webber Park Library to be built in the Webber-Camden neighborhood of North Minneapolis.
Please join Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins and county staff from Hennepin County Library and Property Services on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Join us on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, from 1-3 p.m. at Camden Center, 4203 Webber Pkwy, Minneapolis, to celebrate the opening of this new temporary location for Webber Park Library.
A call for artists for Hennepin County Library - Excelsior has been posted.
The Hennepin County Board approved schematic design to construct a new Brooklyn Park Library.
Following the July 2013 closure of the Webber Park Library, due to structural failure, the Hennepin County Board approved a lease for a temporary library facility for Webber Park area residents.
Please join Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins and county staff from Hennepin County Library and Property Services on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at the Folwell Recreation Center.
Hennepin County Library – Webber Park, 4310 Webber Pkwy., Minneapolis, is closed indefinitely for building assessment.
Hennepin County Library - Roosevelt will reopen on Saturday, June 1, 2013 after a 15-month renovation.
The canceled April 11 meeting of the Brooklyn Park Library Community Advisory Committee (CAC) has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 7 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
The renovated Roosevelt Library will reopen on Saturday, June 1, at 10 a.m.
The next meeting of the Community Advisory Committee for the new Brooklyn Park Library will be on Thursday, April 11 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
The schematic design process for the new Hennepin County Library - Brooklyn Park is underway.
The Roosevelt Library construction is well underway and the meeting room addition has been completed.
The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners approved a contract with Hammel Green and Abrahamson, Inc. (HGA) for architectural and engineering schematic design services for a new Brooklyn Park Library on Tuesday, November 27.
On November 14, an informational meeting was held for artists interested in developing proposals for the One Percent for Art initiative at the Roosevelt Library.
Hennepin County is seeking an artist or artist team to create one or more original wall-mounted artworks for the interior of the renovated library.
Hennepin County Library is seeking an artist or artist team to create one or more original wall-mounted artworks for the interior of the Roosevelt Library.
On Tuesday, October 16, the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners voted to approve the schematic design for the Excelsior Library.
The first meeting of the Art Selection Committee for the Roosevelt Library will be held on Wednesday, October 17, from 6-8 p.m.
The schematic design for the new Excelsior Library will be presented at the Hennepin County Board Committee Meeting of Libraries, Technology & General Government on Tuesday, October 9.
On Monday, August 6, the Excelsior City Council approved the proposed site plan for a new Excelsior Library.
The schematic design process for the new Excelsior Library is underway.
The summary from the April 18 Excelsior Library advisory committee meeting is available.
An update on the Roosevelt Library renovation with photos.
Agenda for the April 18 Excelsior Library advisory committee.
The meeting summary for the February 29 Excelsior Library advisory committee meeting is available.
The next Excelsior Library Advisory Committee meeting with be held on February 29.
The next meeting of the Excelsior Library advisory committee will be held on January 25.
Update on the new Brooklyn Park Library project for 2011.
The Hennepin County Board voted unanimously to accept the schematic design report for the renovated Roosevelt Library on November 29, 2011.
The meeting summary, presentation and meeting schedule from the September 21 community meeting.
The Roosevelt Library renovation project team met with community members on Tuesday, November 1 to review design concepts.
Preview design concepts for the renovated Roosevelt Library at a community open house.
An updated schedule for the Excelsior Library advisory committee eliminates the meeting scheduled for October 5.
The next meeting of the Excelsior Library advisory committee will be held on Wednesday, September 21.
The next Excelsior Library committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 24 at 7 p.m.
The Excelsior Library advisory committee met at the Southshore Center in Shorewood on July 27.
The second community advisory committee meeting for the Excelsior Library will be held on Wednesday, July 27.
A summary of the July 20 community meeting about the Roosevelt Library renovation.
Due to excessive temperatures that will continue throughout the week, we have relocated the community meeting on Wednesday, July 20.
A reminder about the July 20 community meeting to discuss renovation of the Roosevelt Library.
A summary and documents from the advisory committee meeting on July 6.
The first Hennepin County-Excelsior Library Advisory Committee Meeting will be 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 6.
On Tuesday, June 14 there will be a community meeting to discuss the renovation of the Roosevelt Library.
Community members of all ages are invited to learn about plans to renovate the Hennepin County Library – Roosevelt at a community meeting on Tuesday, June 14.
Hennepin County submitted a proposal to the City of Excelsior for a new Library on Water St. In order to respond to the feedback received to date, the county has decided to withdraw the current proposal.
See the tentative schedule for the Historic Planning Commission, Planning Commission and City Council meetings to discuss the new Excelsior Library.
The next meeting for the Brooklyn Park Library Community Advisory Committee is tomorrow, February 3 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
The first meeting of the Brooklyn Park Library’s Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is rescheduled for Thursday, January 13 at the Brooklyn Park Library from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
The first meeting of the Brooklyn Park Library Community Advisory Committee will be held on Saturday, December 11 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. in the Brooklyn Park Library meeting room.
The final meeting of the community advisory committee for a new Excelsior Library was held on Tuesday, December 2 at the Southshore Center.
We are looking for community residents to join the Community Advisory Committee for the new Brooklyn Park Library.
The final meeting of the Excelsior Community Advisory Committee will be held from 6:30-8:00 pm on Thursday, December 2.
The first meeting of the Excelsior Library Community Advisory Committee will be held on October 21.
Join your neighbors, Hennepin County Commissioner Mike Opat (1st District), Brooklyn Park Mayor Steve Lampi and Hennepin County staff.
On November 9, we held the second Community Advisory Committee for a new Excelsior Library with a focus on review of potential floor plans.
We are looking for community residents to join the Community Advisory Committee for the new Excelsior Library.
Join your neighbors, Hennepin County Commissioner Jan Callison (6th District), Excelsior Mayor Nick Ruehl and Hennepin County staff to share your thoughts on a new library.
View the Brooklyn Park Library Task Force report.