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Recent News
Hennepin County Library – Maple Plain to Close Temporarily for Building Upgrades
Hennepin County Library – Maple Plain, 5184 Main St. E., will close for building upgrades Saturday, May 3, at 5 p.m. The library is scheduled to re-open Saturday, June 7, at 9 a.m. New carpeting and new furniture will refresh the library, and reconfigured spaces will make the library more usable for patrons.
4/15/2014
Friends of the Plymouth Library to Participate in World Book Night April 23
Friends of the Plymouth Library plus some library staff will be among the volunteers giving away books in their communities in locations as diverse as senior residences, mass transit stops, nursing homes and food pantries.
4/14/2014
New Walker Library Opening Saturday, April 26
The $12 million library on the northwest corner of Hennepin and Lagoon avenues will have a strong street-level presence; flexible spaces for reading, studying and gathering; increased access to technology; improved pedestrian and bicycle access; and parking. It will use daylight harvesting and recycled, local, and renewable materials.
3/28/2014
Five Reappointed to Hennepin County Library Board, Blauvelt Is New Appointee
Rebekah Anderson of Golden Valley, Chris Damsgard of Brooklyn Park, Jill Joseph of Eden Prairie, Kathleen Lamb of Minneapolis and Jane Shanard of Minnetonka were reappointed. Newly appointed to the Library Board is Katherine Blauvelt of Minneapolis, who replaces Wynfred Russell of Brooklyn Park. All six member terms run through Dec. 31, 2016.
3/13/2014
Juried Art Show Open Now Through April 11 at Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central
“Viva City,” a juried art show featuring exceptional work by Minneapolis Public Schools high school students, is open now through April 11 in Cargill Hall Gallery at Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis.
3/5/2014
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