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October is Teen Read Month
Teens in grades 6-12 can have up to $10 in fines and fees taken off their library card in October at Hennepin County libraries. Teens can also replace a lost library card for free. Ask for more information at the service desk at your library. Teens can also apply online to have their fines and fees waived.
Posted on Oct. 1, 2014
Attend a STEM Exploration Day
Caregivers and kids grade 1 and up can learn together by creating a sound sandwich, experimenting with rainbow glass and building a bridge at Minneapolis Central, Franklin, Rockford Road and Hopkins libraries in October. Learn more and register.
Posted on Sep. 30, 2014
Experience Opera at the Library
Northeast, Nokomis and Edina libraries are hosting Opera Viva! performances and educational events in October. Opera Viva! events are part of a season-long Minnesota Opera residency at the Library.
Posted on Sep. 28, 2014
Attend a Family Code Day
Caregivers and kids grade 3 and up can learn about computer coding together at Northeast and Champlin libraries this October. An IT specialist will introduce basic computer programming concepts. Learn more and register. Computers provided.
Posted on Sep. 25, 2014
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4
Before you can vote, you must register. Mail in your voter registration application or register to vote online by Tuesday, Oct. 14, or register at your polling place on Election Day. Applications are available at Hennepin County libraries and from the Hennepin County Elections Division.
Posted on Sep. 23, 2014
This is Banned Books Week
During Banned Books Week, we celebrate the freedom to read and the importance of free and open access to information. BookSpace has lists of frequently challenged and banned books for adults, teens and children.
Posted on Sep. 21, 2014
Art for Life for Adults 55+
Art for Life for Adults 55+ Explore how to paint on silk or create pop art at an Art for Life class. Each class is taught by an Artsy Smarty instructor and materials are provided. Held at various Hennepin County libraries; registration required.
Posted on Sep. 19, 2014
Help With Homework at the Library
Find homework resources for all ages at Hennepin County libraries and online. Help includes free online tutoring for students in grades 3-12 and adults, and free in-person tutoring for K-12 students. More info.
Posted on Sep. 19, 2014
Assistive Technology at the Library
All our libraries have assistive technology tools available for patron use. Devices such as personal pocket amplifiers, lighted magnifying glasses and large print keyboards can help meet patron hearing, sight and dexterity needs. An assisted listening system is also available for use in group meetings or program settings. Ask at your library’s service desk for details.
Posted on Sep. 17, 2014
Birds of North America Online
Birds are beginning to migrate through Minnesota. Identify the ones at your feeder using the Birds of North America Online resource available through the Library. View images, hear audio recordings of bird songs and calls, and learn about 700-plus North American bird species.
Posted on Sep. 16, 2014
Don Shelby on Creative Retirement
Don Shelby on Creative Retirement Learn how Don Shelby has "jumped into the mouth of the wolf" in retirement and borrow some of his ideas for your own "next chapter." Thursday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m., Armstrong High School, 10365 36th Ave. N., Plymouth.
Posted on Sep. 14, 2014
Art of Memory Events for Adults 55+
Create a personal record of travels, memories or other important events from your life. Use writing, drawing, painting and collage memorabilia to create beautiful pages that capture your life experiences. Most materials provided, but bring personal photos. More info.
Posted on Sep. 12, 2014
Writers in the Library: Hans Weyandt
Join Coffee House Press and local writer, editor and bookseller Hans Weyandt at Minneapolis Central Library, Doty Board Room, Thursday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m., to learn how a residency at the library's James K. Hosmer Special Collections changed his perspective on his own stock and trade.
Posted on Sep. 11, 2014
New Business Author Series
Insights, a new author series from the Friends of the Hennepin County Library, is bringing world-class business authors to downtown Minneapolis. Michael S. Malone, author of "The Intel Trinity," starts the series Monday, Sept. 15, 7:30 a.m., Minneapolis Central Library.
Posted on Sep. 8, 2014
New Excelsior Library Opening
New Excelsior Library Opening The new Excelsior Library opens Saturday, Sept. 13, 9 a.m., at 337 Water Street adjacent to the regional bike trail. It has a refreshed collection, community gathering spaces and new public art from artist Greg Preslicka.
Posted on Sep. 8, 2014
Talk of the Stacks With Lorna Landvik
Lorna Landvik is the beloved Minnesota author of nine novels including "Angry Housewives Eating Bon-Bons." She is launching her novel "Best to Laugh," the story of a Minnesota comedian trying to make it big in Hollywood. Hear her Wednesday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m., Minneapolis Central Library, Pohlad Hall.
Posted on Sep. 5, 2014
Make Green Cleaning Products
This fall, make all-natural household cleaning products at the library using non-toxic, everyday items. Learn about common ingredients in commercial products and their possible side effects, then make an all-purpose cleaner and a scrubbing cleanser. More info and to register.
Posted on Sep. 4, 2014
Opera at the Library
Opera at the Library Minnesota Opera artists are presenting free Opera Viva! performances and educational events at five Hennepin County libraries this fall during a season-long Minnesota Opera Residency at the Library. Learn more.
Posted on Sep. 3, 2014
Online Resources for Students
It's back-to-school time! Use your library card to access free homework help resources including online tutoring for all ages. Students in grade school through college can practice testing with LearningExpressLibrary. High schoolers can use CollegeSource to browse college catalogs.
Posted on Sep. 2, 2014

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