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Filmmaker Presents ‘Cornerstones’ Documentary
Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Daniel Pierce Bergin will present “Cornerstones: Stories of Place on the North Side” on Feb. 4 at Sumner Library.  Co-produced by the University of Minnesota and Twin Cities Public Television, this documentary about North Minneapolis history includes extensive footage on Sumner.
Posted on Jan. 31, 2012
One Minneapolis, One Read
This collaboration of Hennepin County Library, the City of Minneapolis, and Minneapolis Public Schools builds community and asks you to join the conversation. Libraries will present a book discussion, a video on race relations produced by Minneapolis teens, and tips on tracing family history. Library event information.
Posted on Jan. 31, 2012
'Ballads and Boz' -- a Dickens Bicentenary Concert
'Ballads and Boz'  -- a Dickens Bicentenary Concert In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birth, vocalists Maria Jette and Vern Sutton, with pianist Dan Chouinard, will perform songs mentioned in or inspired by his writings. Experience the words of Dickens as never before at this program on Feb. 7 at Minneapolis Central Library.
Posted on Jan. 31, 2012
Employers Needed for Teen Job Fair
The sixth annual Teen Job Fair on March 24 will connect Minneapolis-area employers and teens who are looking for jobs for summer and beyond. Last year, about 1,000 teens attended. If your business would like to participate, please contact Cynthia Matthias at Minneapolis Central Library at 612-543-8044 or cmatthias@hclib.org
Posted on Jan. 24, 2012
Job Counseling and Networking
Upcoming small business and career events offer opportunities to speak with a job counselor, network with other job seekers, and hear guest speakers. Can’t make it to an event? See the Jobs & Careers subject guide for websites and databases.
Posted on Jan. 24, 2012
Talk of the Stacks With Gabrielle Hamilton
The chef/owner of New York’s Prune restaurant has raised the bar impossibly high for other food writers with her memoir, “Blood, Bones, & Butter,” according to Anthony Bourdain. Hear true tales of her unconventional journey as a cook on Jan. 31 at Minneapolis Central Library.
Posted on Jan. 24, 2012
American Library Association Awards
The American Library Association has announced the top awards in children’s and young adult literature. Winners include “Dead End in Norvelt” (Newbery Medal), “A Ball for Daisy,” (Caldecott Medal), “Where Things Come Back” (Printz Award), and “Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans” (Coretta Scott King Award). Other winners.
Posted on Jan. 23, 2012
'Winter Jackets' Adult Reading Program
Our favorite jackets are book jackets (book covers)! Warm up to winter by participating in this metro-wide program that runs Jan. 17-Feb. 29. Write a book review for posting at your library, post a book list on Bookspace, and add comments to titles in the catalog.
Posted on Jan. 17, 2012
Roosevelt Will Close on Feb. 11 for Renovation
Roosevelt Library will close for renovation on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. Reopening is planned for summer 2013. Improvements will include more computers, flexible spaces, a teen area, an interactive early literacy area for young children, a refreshed collection, a multipurpose room, environmental and sustainable features, and more.
Posted on Jan. 17, 2012
Teens Speak Blog
Winter getting you down? What is it like to be Generation Z? Read about these and other topics on the Teens Speak Blog written by Teens Online volunteers.
Posted on Jan. 10, 2012
Helping Kids Cope
These book lists feature stories and informational books that can help kids with some of life’s toughest challenges, such as bullying, a death in the family, divorce, foster care, having family members in the military, and special needs.
Posted on Jan. 10, 2012
New Features on HCLIB Mobile App
New Features on HCLIB Mobile App Our mobile app for smartphones has two new features. With BookLook, you can see if the Library owns a book by scanning the barcode with your phone’s camera. You can access eBooks and eAudiobooks through the app as well. The app works on all major smartphones.
Posted on Jan. 10, 2012
Tools to Make A Great New Year
Making your New Year’s resolutions? Learn about financial fitness, research ways to boost your health, find ideas to improve your home, or look for a new skill or job.
Posted on Jan. 3, 2012
Book Sales
The Friends of HCL book sales feature hundreds of adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction books in hardcover and paperback. Most books are priced $2 or less. Book sales raise more than $250,000 each year and help distribute hundreds of thousands of affordable books back into community.
Posted on Jan. 3, 2012
Homework Hub Volunteers Needed
Homework Hub Volunteers Needed Homework Hub volunteer Dennis West has helped a Somali immigrant with an American history assignment, a teen immigrant with her first online job application, and a young Kenyan refugee write a personal letter for a college application.  Assisting students is part of Hennepin County’s commitment to increasing high school graduation rates.  Your help is needed, too.
Posted on Jan. 3, 2012

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