Features

  • Windows, mirrors and sliding glass doors

    Books offer readers the amazing ability to enter another world through windows and doors, or to see ourselves reflected in a mirror.

  • National Film Registry: Culturally important movies

    For the past 30 years, the Library of Congress has been preserving films because of their cultural, historical or aesthetic significance to the United States.
  • Science fiction for teens

    Teens can find their next summer read with this list of recommended science fiction favorites.
  • Transfer of Memory

    Portraits of Minnesota Holocaust survivors will be on display during the Transfer of Memory exhibit in Cargill Hall at Minneapolis Central Library, July 2-August 29.

  • Speculative fiction: Octavia Butler and beyond

    Check out these recommended books by women of color that have created new worlds and new perspectives on the possible course of human events.
  • Book Club Kits

    Book club kits contain 8-10 copies of a single title. Selected titles are fiction and nonfiction recommended for book club discussions.
  • Reserve a library room

    Many Hennepin County libraries have spaces you can reserve and use: meeting rooms, study rooms and music rooms at Minneapolis Central.
  • OverDrive streaming video

    You can stream OverDrive videos in our collection on computers and personal devices without downloading the content.
  • Business skills for artists

    Artists can learn about grantwriting, marketing, copyright and more at these classes offered by Springboard for the Arts at nine libraries this summer.