Minneapolis Public Library was founded in 1885 and opened in the city’s first public library building on 10th Street and Hennepin Avenue in 1889. In 1961, a larger and more modern building was constructed where Minneapolis Central Library currently resides, between Hennepin Avenue and Nicollet Mall. Minneapolis Central Library as we know it today opened in 2006 and houses the largest collection of items in the Hennepin County Library system.
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Local comic Brandi Brown will present a series of comedy shows featuring her favorite Twin Cities funny people and interviews with library staff at three libraries this fall.
Learn about Filipino culture, Henna, meet local authors and more at twelve libraries this fall.
More than 70 albums joined the library’s free music streaming platform, including albums by standouts such as Atmosphere and Brother Ali and by emerging acts too.
Join us at Minneapolis Central Library to learn new things, be inspired and connect with others. Library events are free and open to all.
Join these volunteers who work closely with library staff to raise awareness of library services, raise funds, and plan programs and events.