Blog: Sports & Recreation
Minneapolis Ranked Nation’s Best Park System
Take advantage of the myriad of opportunities offered by Minneapolis' top ranked park system and the neighboring Three Rivers Park District. With over 200 parks over more than 33,000 acres, there's fun for everyone!
Go Fishing - or Race for the Cure
The Minnesota DNR is ready for the fishing opener on May 11; are you? Or honor your Mother by joining Race for the Cure on May 12, Mother's Day. The library has maps and guidebooks on Minnesota fishing and materials on running for everyone.
Stay safe on the water
Be true to your School!
Throughout the year the MSHL - Minnesota State High School League - is the top spot to follow every team from every school in every sport. Schedules, ticket info, and results are posted for sports from Basketball and Wrestling to Lacrosse, Golf, and Baseball; even Speech and Debate!
Keep your Bike rolling!
Get a jump on Spring with a Bike Maintenance lab at your local library. Click here, type 'bike' in the "Search for events by word or phrase" box, and click GO to register. Space is limited!
National Skating Month
In January US Figure Skating, USA Hockey, and US Speed Skating all celebrate National Skating Month. Enjoy skating at many sites in Minneapolis and throughout the metro area; just Google your community name and ice skating.
Give thanks for Nature
Our local Three Rivers Parks offer a myriad of opportunities to get out and get that turkey dinner settled. Take the whole family on a stroll and come in pink cheeked and ready for pumpkin pie! The library has both children's and adult materials with activity ideas, too.
Hunting: keep it legal, keep it safe
Hunting in Minnesota isn't just about deer and ducks. Did you know there is a snipe season? How about bagging your own turkey for the Thanksgiving table? Have you considered the bear or moose lottery? But while legal hunting is designed to manage the wildlife population, poaching can be a big problem. The TIP program encourages the public to report natural resource violations. Apply today for your hunting license at area Service Centers. Materials on hunting and the rationale for hunting seasons are available through the library, too! Start with the subject heading 'hunting' or Ask a Librarian for help.
Autumn is one of the best times to enjoy Minnesota! Whether you are looking for local events, day trips, and weekend adventures, Minnesota has so much to offer, and the Library has plenty of material to help you plan for maximum enjoyment.
London Olympics: the inside story
Explore the Possibilities of Olympians, with quick access to photos, video, news, and behind the scenes stories.
London 2012: the torch has reached England! Cheer for Team USA, follow local athletes, and plan your viewing from Opening Ceremonies on July 27 through the close on August 12.
Play it safe in the heat
Enjoy yourself safely in the hot and humid weather common this summer. Scroll down on the National Weather Service page to read great tips, or go to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and the Minnesota Department of Health for more tips and links.
Bicycle safety for riders & drivers
New Bicycle Markings in Minneapolis are just one of the many features on the City's web page, highlighting Minneapolis' status as one of the best biking cities in the country. Find Bicycle touring, Bicycle trails, and Bicycle repair info at the library and have a free wheeling summer!
Prepare for fishing season by visiting the MN DNR, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and the Library, where MN fishing maps and materials on all aspects of fishing are available.
Thinking about the London Olympics?
If you are thinking of attending the 2012 London Olympics now is the time to purchase your tickets and make travel arrangements! The Library has plenty of guidebooks on London, too.
"Tournament time is over but the fun continues"
Read news from all around Minnesota highlighting the High School Basketball Tournament.
Summer Camp Registration!
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