Northeast Library 100 Year Anniversary Celebration

Join us at Northeast Library to celebrate 100 years of service to the community, 1915-2015.

  • Thursday, Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m. Author Talk: Hear Holly Day and Sherman Wick read from and discuss their book, “Nordeast Minneapolis: A History.”

  • Saturday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m. Open House: Make a commemorative button, enjoy music from the Roe Family Singers and more, sponsored by the Friends of the Northeast Library.

Central Avenue Library, which preceded today's Northeast Library, was one of four Carnegie-funded libraries in Minneapolis. It opened in 1915 and patrons still remember it fondly.

On her blog, former Northeast Minneapolis resident Caroline Arnold reminisced:

"Every Saturday morning my parents would drive us to the library from the Northeast Neighborhood House where we lived. My brothers and I would go downstairs to the children’s room to pick out our books, and our parents would go upstairs where the adult books were shelved. Later, at home we'd gather on the sofa or one of our beds and either my mother or father would read to us."

Central Avenue Library was replaced by a new Northeast Library at the same location in 1973. The new library was renovated in 2011. Learn more about the history of Northeast Library on Wikipedia and Tumblr.

Browse other upcoming Northeast Library events, such as Researching the History of Your Home, Saturday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m., on the Events calendar.