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Future of Newspapers?
The Gannett Company recently announced plans to spin off their print newspaper division, including the popular USA Today, into a separate company. To boost yearly profits company executives will focus on their television business and digital assets. The reorganization should be completed during the coming year.
posted Aug 27, 2014 by Denis M. Category: News/Weather

3M Cloud Library eBooks Available
Hennepin County Library readers now have access to more new and popular adult, teen and children's eBooks through the 3M Cloud Library. Check out and download books to your personal computer, or read on your mobile device using the 3M Cloud Library app for Android or iOS.
posted Aug 26, 2014 by Dulcey H. Category: Technology

You Go Girls!
Pitcher Mo'ne Davis is inspiring massive interest in the Little League World Championship games, and our own Maya Moore of Minnesota's winning basketball team is now MVP. Congratulations!
posted Aug 21, 2014 by Kay D. Category: Sports/Recreation

How Many Fruits and Vegetables Do You Need?
Every body is different. Enter your age, sex, and level of physical activity in the Centers for Disease Control Calculator to learn the amount that's right for you.
posted Aug 20, 2014 by Anne D. Category: Health/Wellness

Mental Health Is Just As Important As Physical Health
If you, or someone you know is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, there is help available. Call 1-800-273-8255. For EMERGENCY help call 9-1-1. Depression affects children as well as adults so know what signs to look for as a parent.
posted Aug 14, 2014 by Anne D. Category: Health/Wellness

Minneapolis 2013 CAPER
The 2013 Consolidated Annual Performance Report (CAPER) is now available from the City of Minneapolis. Public comments for the 2013 report will be accepted from Aug. 13-27, 2014. A public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 1:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.
posted Aug 13, 2014 by Andrea S. Category: Government Information

Orientation & Increased Access
On Wednesday, September 10th, at 10:30am, meet on the 4th floor of Minneapolis Central Library downtown for a detailed introduction to the Funding Information Network Collection's print and electronic resources for nonprofit funding research. Advance sign-up is not required. The session lasts about 90 minutes.

Three useful online resources, Foundation Directory Online, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online and Philanthropy In/Sight, are now available on library workstations at all Hennepin County Library locations.
posted Aug 13, 2014 by Roger L. Category: Grants/Nonprofits

Test Our New Catalog
We're redesigning our catalog and giving you an opportunity to test it now in its beta (not quite finished) form on your phone, computer or tablet. Please report any issues you experience through the "Report a bug" link in the new catalog. We need your feedback!
posted Aug 12, 2014 by Dulcey H. Category: Technology

Facts About Ebola Virus Disease
Ebola Virus Disease has made worldwide news because of its destructive potential. Read the facts from the Minnesota Dept. of Health.
posted Aug 7, 2014 by Anne D. Category: Health/Wellness

Defend Your Online Data
With the latest cyber-criminals hacking over one billion passwords, safeguard your online data with these common sense steps.
posted Aug 6, 2014 by Jim M. Category: Consumer Information

Update Your Smart Phone With Library Apps
Many of you use our library catalog app, but did you know we have many more? Check our list of useful apps, from downloading books and magazines to finding stock info, book recommendations, and more.;
posted Aug 5, 2014 by Dulcey H. Category: Technology

Multicultural Genealogy
Explore your ancestry with the our Multicultural Family History subject guide, which includes a comprehensive listing of databases and websites to help you with your search.
posted Aug 5, 2014 by DJ Category: Cultures/Diversity

Are you ready for school?
Scholastic has some great resources for parents, including Parent Guides for each grade found in the middle of their resoruces webpage. Learn about what subjects your child will be studying, improve communication with teachers, manage school involvement, and more. Remember the library is a great source for homework help!
posted Aug 1, 2014 by Jody W. Category: Parenting/Child Care

Weather, Traffic and You
Wear a light jacket today? Allow extra time for your daily commute? A new service drawing on an individual's daily habits provides customized weather updates and current information regarding traffic and train delays. The service will expand to additional cities during the coming year.
posted Jul 31, 2014 by Denis M. Category: News/Weather

New Laws 2014
Many new laws take effect on Aug. 1, including the increase in the minimum wage. Read a complete overview of new laws from the Minnesota House of Representatives Public Information Office.
posted Jul 30, 2014 by Andrea S. Category: Government Information

Guidance for Computer Purchasing
Check the Technology Buying Guide - in particular, MasterFILE with its full articles from Consumer Reports, and PCWorld.
posted Jul 29, 2014 by Dulcey H. Category: Technology

Bees Fascinate and Inspire
Cover Art Learn about the components of a bee-friendly yard at Minneapolis Central Library on Thursday, August 21. Register online or phone 612-543-8000. Crystal Boyd, an entomologist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, will discuss our state's native bees. She will describe bee research, recent pollinator legislation and components of a bee-friendly backyard. Reception 6:30-7 p.m. Lecture begins at 7 p.m. After the presentation, view the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden Florilegium exhibit in Cargill Hall and watch artists demonstrate botanical painting techniques.
Presented in collaboration with Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
posted Jul 23, 2014 by Holly R. Category: Home/Garden

Help Us Refine Our New Catalog
Test the beta version now. It offers a preview of our new website design coming later this year. Explore our new catalog from your desktop computer or mobile device, and report any issues you experience through our "Report a bug" link. You can also tell us what you like!
posted Jul 19, 2014 by Dulcey H. Category: Technology

Free Subscriptions
are now available to the NIH MedlinePlus magazine. Published quarterly with consumer-friendly up-to-date health information. A printed version is available or a PDF version can be downloaded, saved and read on any electronic tablet or computer.
posted Jul 18, 2014 by Anne D. Category: Health/Wellness

All Stars at Target Field
MLB has everything you want to know about the All Star game here on July 15.
posted Jul 14, 2014 by Kay D. Category: Sports/Recreation

Enhanced Value Line
On July 10, 2014 Value Line will launched a new platform. The same reports will be available with additional features such as hover over navigation menus. The enhanced functionality will also include the ability to customize how you view and interact with data and the option of saving customized views.
posted Jul 9, 2014 by Susan C. Category: Business/Investments

Live at the Library: Plumbing Basics
Cover Art Learn to repair minor plumbing problems at the Minnetonka Library on Tuesday, July 22, from 5:30 - 8 p.m. Register online or call 612-543-5725. We'll take apart different types of faucets, discuss the internal working parts of a toilet, and see a soldering demo. Can't make it? Look at a calendar of additional dates the Lab is offered.
posted Jul 5, 2014 by Holly R. Category: Home/Garden

Pollution and Public Health
Health groups throughout the United States are optomistic that a plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants could help to improve the nation's public health. If the rules are adopted, a substantial decrease in the number of asthma cases and heart attacks could be realized within the first year.
posted Jul 2, 2014 by Denis M. Category: News/Weather

New Magazine Search Tool
Use the new EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) atop our Databases A-Z list to search for online magazines and newspaper articles. EDS gives faster and more accurate results by searching through indexes rather than keyword-searching an entire resource's content.
posted Jul 2, 2014 by Dulcey H. Category: Technology

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
With Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries, find music from every part of the world, every ethnic group, and on any instrument, along with the sounds of animals and nature, dramatic performances, poetry, political speeches, war and protest songs, and more! Search by keyword, title, country, genre, cultural group, instrument, artist, ensemble or label.
posted Jul 2, 2014 by DJ Category: Cultures/Diversity

Free Summer Meals for Kids
Find free meals for youth ages 18 and under through the Summer Food Service Program. Use the Summer Meal Map, available through Second Harvest Heartland to find a location near you or call or text 612.516.3663 for locations.
posted Jul 1, 2014 by Susan L. Category: Social Issues

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posted Jul 1, 2014 by Mary B. Category: Consumer Information

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