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Author talks at the library
Cover Art Need to get out of the house in the midst of a brutal winter? Support your library and hear the stories of respected authors at the same time! In the upcoming weeks, Hennepin County Library is sponsoring two author events as part of the Pen Pals and Talk of the Stacks series, respectively.

February 6 (Hopkins Center for the Arts):
Luis Alberto Urrea

February 18 (Minneapolis Central Library):
Jennifer Senior

posted Jan 31, 2014 by Anne P. Category: Events

Talk of the Stacks this fall
Cover Art Talk of the Stacks returns this fall with a series of eclectic and exciting programs. The lectures, held at the Minneapolis Central Library, are free and open to the public. Upcoming speakers include:

September 12:
Larry Watson and Jon Pineda

October 25:

November 13:
Amy Tan

December 12:
Nikki Giovanni

Learn more about this lecture series and mark your calendars now! All four events promise to standing room only.
posted Aug 19, 2013 by Anne P. Category: Events

New Pen Pals season
Cover Art The Friends of Hennepin County Library recently announced the new line-up for their Pen Pals Author Lecture series. Commencing in October, this year's guests range from George Saunders, whose Tenth of December has received unanimous acclaim in recent months, to Art Spiegelman, whose graphic novel Maus established the genre as a legitimate art form and continues to be one of its most recognized and respected examples 20 years later.

Connect with your bibliophile friends and get your tickets early! It promises to be a memorable and extremely popular season!
posted Jul 24, 2013 by Anne P. Category: Events

Gay pride at the library
Cover Art June is LGBT Pride Month in the United States. As delineated by an article from the Library of Congress, "the purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally."

Here in Hennepin County, the Twin Cities Pride Festival will be held June 28-30 and Hennepin County Library will be tabling at the event. We hope you will stop by and say hello if you're in the park for the festivities!

To further celebrate Pride Month, browse our lists of GLBTQ fiction and nonfiction for all ages:

*GLBTQ Voices (Nonfiction)
*GLBTQ Voices (Fiction)
*Celebrating Our Family Stories for Kids
*GLBTQ Families for Birth to Six
posted Jun 17, 2013 by Anne P. Category: Events

Talk of the Stacks returns!
Cover Art Do you love seeing author interviews such as Talking Volumes at the Fitzgerald? You're in luck! Hennepin County Library offers Talk of the Stacks, a series of author presentations and book-signings featuring some of the hottest writers around.

Our next set of Talk of the Stacks programs begins next month. The line-up is as follows:

Tuesday, June 11: David Rhodes
Monday, June 24: Colum McCann
Tuesday, July 23: Terry Brooks

All programs are held at the Minneapolis Central Library from 7:00-8:30pm. Learn more about the specifics of these authors and their visits. We hope to see you there!

posted May 8, 2013 by Anne P. Category: Events

Author Theresa Weir Appearing at Ridgedale Library April 18
Cover Art Don't miss your opportunity to see author Theresa Weir at Ridgedale Library on Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. Weir (aka Anne Frasier) will speak about her new memoir The Man Who Left and her previous work The Orchard.

I loved The Orchard, a gripping memoir about Theresa's brief courtship with a farmer and then her eye-opening experiences living on his apple orchard after they marry. O magazine said, "What do those perfectly round, shiny red apples really cost? This poignant memoir of love, labor, and dangerous pesticides reveals the terrible true price."

Books will be available for purchase and signing.
posted Apr 15, 2013 by Kim B. Category: Events

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