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April Author Events Plus BookSpace
Dust off the cranial cobwebs from a long winter and energize your brain at author events in April (see Events listings.) Visit our BookSpace pages for lists of great books certain to refresh mind and spirit.
Posted on Mar. 29, 2013
Library Board Appointments
Library Board Appointments The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners has reappointed Caitlin Cahill of Maple Plain and Gary Thaden of Minneapolis. New appointees are Doris Rubenstein of Richfield and Wynfred Russell of Brooklyn Park. Library Board info.
Posted on Mar. 28, 2013
April Master Gardener Events
April Master Gardener Events It's almost time to power up the garden trowel and turn over a new leaf! But first, learn about vegetable gardening, growing apples and berries, composting, container and community gardening, native wildflowers and more. More info.
Posted on Mar. 26, 2013
Online Access to Minneapolis City Directories
Looking for historical information about Minneapolis? Minneapolis City Directories 1859-1917 can now be accessed through our website. The directories are invaluable for researching people, houses, buildings, occupations and population patterns. More info.
Posted on Mar. 26, 2013
'Talk of the Stacks' With Author Andrei Codrescu
Known for his satiric wit and biting political perspective, the Romanian-born Codrescu is an award-winning author of dozens of books of poetry, memoir, philosophy and fiction and a longtime National Public Radio commentator. Hear him speak on April 4 at Minneapolis Central Library. More info.
Posted on Mar. 26, 2013
'Teens Know Best' Author Series
"Whatever you like to read, there will be an author to rock your world!" says a teen who helped choose authors for this first region-wide author series focused on writers for teens, selected by teens. Meet teen fantasy writer Tamora Pierce on April 6 at the Southdale Library. More info.
Posted on Mar. 26, 2013
Aptitude and Certification Practice Tests
Do you need to score high on an aptitude test or pass a certification exam to qualify for a job? Practice tests are available for many fields in the Learning Express Library database. See more helpful job-related tips in the Reference & Research blog in our Jobs & Careers subject guide.
Posted on Mar. 19, 2013
'Homework Rescue' Online Tutoring
'Homework Rescue' Online Tutoring This free service is offered in Spanish as well as English for students in grades 3-12 and adult learners. Receive help with math, science and writing, and take practice tests or get live test tutoring. More info.
Posted on Mar. 19, 2013
Tax Forms and Instructions Are Online
Most tax forms and instructions are available online 24/7 through the Minnesota Department of Revenue and the IRS. For more information on tax forms, contact information, taxpayer assistance and additional resources, see the Taxes link in our Government Information subject guide.
Posted on Mar. 19, 2013
HCL Social Media
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to learn more about the Library's services, resources and programs, and to engage in conversation with HCL librarians and other Library lovers.
Posted on Mar. 19, 2013
'Talk of the Stacks' With John Robison
Hear this New York Times best-selling author of "Be Different," "Look Me in the Eye" and "Raising Cubby" tell how he coped with undiagnosed Asperger’s syndrome while growing up, learned to embrace his uniqueness and created a full and adventuresome relationship with his son. More info.
Posted on Mar. 16, 2013
Women's History Month Resources
To learn about amazing women, see Women’s Memoirs on Bookspace and Women’s History and Beyond Curie on KidLinks. Our History & Biography guide to databases links to Biography in Context, which has a Notable Women section. Also see Special Collections at Minneapolis Central Library, including the Huttner Abolition and Anti-Slavery Collection.
Posted on Mar. 12, 2013
Spring 'First Pages' Writing Classes
Do you enjoy creative writing? Spring 'First Pages' classes taught by Loft Literary Center instructors include three new classes -- Elements of Fiction, Novel Writing for Teens and Spring Poetry. More info. Register.
Posted on Mar. 12, 2013
Teen Job Fair Is March 23
Teen Job Fair Is March 23 Teens: need a summer job? The 7th annual Teen Job Fair will be March 23 at Minneapolis Central Library. Meet employers, learn about employment and volunteer opportunities and attend workshops to improve your employment potential. More info.
Posted on Mar. 12, 2013
Tax Forms and Instructions Are Online
Most tax forms and instructions are available online 24/7 through the Minnesota Department of Revenue and the IRS. For more information on tax forms, contact information, taxpayer assistance and additional resources, see the Taxes link in our Government Information subject guide.
Posted on Mar. 11, 2013
Spring 'Global Folk' Music Series
A lively mix of folk music from around the world -- from lilting Irish jigs to soulful original bluegrass and the sounds of Persia -- will entertain and increase cultural understanding at programs March 9-May 18. More info.
Posted on Mar. 5, 2013
'Topical Fairy Tales' Musical Theatre at Four Libraries
Local youth actors from Fidgety Fairy Tales will perform "Prince and the Pea," "Boyd Who Cried Wolf" and other fairy tale adaptations that offer positive portrayals of children with ADHD, autism and Tourette syndrome. More info.
Posted on Mar. 5, 2013
'Viva City 2013' Visual Arts Exhibit
This annual event at Minneapolis Central Library's Cargill Gallery showcases juried paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculpture, etchings and other artwork created by talented Minneapolis Public Schools students in grades 9-12. More info.
Posted on Mar. 5, 2013
'Pen Pals' With Cartoonist Roz Chast
'Pen Pals' With Cartoonist Roz Chast New Yorker staff cartoonist since 1979, Chast also has published nine collections and is an illustrator of children's books, including Steve Martin’s “The Alphabet From A to Y With Bonus Letter Z!” Hear her speak March 14 and 15. Ticket info.
Posted on Mar. 5, 2013
Spring 'Library Laboratory' Series Begins March 4
Gear up for spring with "Bike Maintenance" workshops led by an expert mechanic from Freewheel Bike or learn how to create spice blends for the grill and beyond at "Sugar & Spice" workshops with instructors from Urban Relish. More info.
Posted on Mar. 1, 2013

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