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April 25, 2018
Borrow herb and vegetable seeds from Hosmer Library, in collaboration with Plant Grow Share.
April 24, 2018
In the design development phase, Hosmer Library renovation plans continue to develop this spring.
Category: Building projects
April 20, 2018
Step to it is an activity challenge that motivates people of all ages and abilities to become more physically active during the month of May.
Hennepin County Library is bringing books to Fort Snelling Upper Post, an affordable-housing community for formerly homeless veterans at Fort Snelling.
April 12, 2018
Brookdale Library offers bilingual Hmong family storytimes for children of all ages and their caregivers.
April 3, 2018
Sumner Library will host a celebration of Gary N. Sudduth and the Sudduth African American History and Culture Collection on Saturday, April 7, 1-4 p.m.
Category: People, Resources
March 30, 2018
A monthly social program, supported by Hennepin County librarians, at Minnetonka Community Center creates a community for people who have dementia, and their caregivers.
March 29, 2018
The film series Latino Lens celebrates the work of Latinx directors and actors at Augsburg Park Library, Saturdays, April 14 and May 19, 1:30-4 p.m.
March 26, 2018
Your library has resources available to help you take care of your car, including ALLDATA and repair manuals you can check out.
In February, the Hennepin County Board appointed Rahfat Hussain and Sheila Letscher to the Library Board, and reappointed Adja K. Kaba Ann to a second term.
A Cargill Hall exhibit featuring six young Native American artists is at Minneapolis Central Library April 10-May 30.
March 23, 2018
This April during National Poetry Month, your library is a center for inspiration and creation with poetry-themed book lists, online resources and events.
Category: Events, Resources
March 9, 2018
Enjoy masterfully created comedic dialogue around serious truths with this all-black troupe at a performance on Monday, March 12, 7 p.m. and 3 workshops later this spring.
March 1, 2018
In March, kids are invited to vote for two book awards at any Hennepin County library: Star of the North (preK-grade 8) and Maud Hart Lovelace (grades 3-8).
February 22, 2018
On February 13, patrons and neighbors met with county and library staff and project architects to learn more about the planned renovation.
February 21, 2018
Celebrate Lunar New Year with Cambodian, Taiwanese, Thai, or Tibetan traditions, learn about Tibetan astronomy, meet local authors and more.
We are in search of more Minnesota musicians to feature on MnSpin, an online streaming and download platform. Submit your song for consideration by March 28.
Category: Resources, Events
February 15, 2018
Chess Club at Minneapolis Central Library takes place every Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon. It attracts a variety of players: young and old, beginners and experts.
February 8, 2018
The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners approved an initial design for renovations of Southeast Library on February 6.
February 7, 2018
View a juried exhibit of extraordinary artwork by Minneapolis Public Schools high school students at Minneapolis Central Library, February 10–March 29.
February 5, 2018
Join Plymouth Library for Plymouth READS events this April around the book “Locally Laid” by Lucie Amundsen.
February 1, 2018
On January 24, patrons and neighbors met with county and library staff and project architects to inform plans for the renovation.
January 30, 2018
The next community meeting about the Southeast Library renovation will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 6-8 p.m. on the University of Minnesota campus.
January 29, 2018
Join us as we celebrate and honor Black History Month in February with events, displays and activities in libraries, and recommended online book lists.
January 22, 2018
Minnesota artist Bebe Keith has been selected for the Ridgedale Library One Percent for Art public art project.
January 1, 2018
The new automatic renewal service for all library cardholders launched on January 1.
December 29, 2017
You are invited to the next community meeting about the library renovation on Wednesday, January 24, 7-8:30 p.m. at Eden Prairie Library.
You are invited to the next community meeting about the library renovation on Thursday, February 1, 6-7:30 p.m. at Oxboro Library.
December 27, 2017
An exhibit of art and artifacts from the Diane and Alan Page Collection reframes the current conversation about racial justice.
December 13, 2017
Discover Minnesota musicians on the library’s new music streaming and download platform that gives music lovers free access to albums by local artists.
December 11, 2017
Our selectors choose new materials for the entire library system. Here are some of their favorite books of 2017.
December 8, 2017
We promote early literacy through partnerships with Longfellow and 6 other schools in the county with teens who are pregnant or parenting young children.
December 4, 2017
With access to professional production technology, teens in Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park created original music at the library.
November 29, 2017
The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners approved an initial design for renovations of Oxboro Library on November 28.
Excelsior Library is participating in local winter festival Arctic Fever with a coloring contest and an event with Brodini Comedy Magic, Saturday, January 13, 10:30 a.m.
November 22, 2017
Students at Franklin Learning Center shared stories about adjusting to a new home, learning English and learning about their heritage on November 18.
Category: Events, People, Services
November 21, 2017
Details for the Hosmer Library renovation are beginning to take shape, including spaces for youth, meeting rooms and computers.
November 20, 2017
Rogers Library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 2, following a three-month closure for roof replacement, sidewalk repairs and all new exterior siding.
Consumers' Checkbook includes local customer ratings of services and stores, plus buying advice. Your library card gives you access to this and other consumer resources.
November 17, 2017
Hennepin County Library is helping to increase social interaction among older adults by supporting the development of enduring social book clubs.
November 16, 2017
The second meeting of the Art Selection Committee for Ridgedale Library will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 5-8 p.m. at Ridgedale Library.
Hennepin County Library offers a variety of resources and services to help students choose and research their History Day projects.
November 15, 2017
The Hennepin County Designer Selection Committee has recommended Bentz/Thompson/Rietow as the architectural firm for the North Regional Library renovation.
The Hennepin County Designer Selection Committee has recommended Gensler as the architectural firm for the new Westonka Library.
The Hennepin County Designer Selection Committee has recommended MSR as the architectural firm for the new Southdale Library.
November 8, 2017
We are celebrating art created by transgender and nonbinary artists in our community, on display at Minneapolis Central Library, December 3-January 5.
November 6, 2017
Hennepin County Library joins 128 library systems in a commitment to racial and social equity.
October 25, 2017
The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners approved an initial design for renovations of Hosmer Library on October 24.
October 24, 2017
A record of questions and answers from the Ridgedale Library informational meeting for artists on October 10 and a presentation about the project by the architect are now available.
October 19, 2017
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Your library offers a variety of resources and events to inspire you.
October 12, 2017
The roof was replaced during the nine-week closure.
October 6, 2017
Our website is mobile-friendly and easy to add to your mobile device’s home screen.
October 5, 2017
You are invited to the next community meeting about the library renovation at Hosmer Library on Tuesday, November 14 from 6-8 p.m.
October 4, 2017
We are seeking artists to exhibit at Minneapolis Central Library, December 3, 2017-January 12, 2018 for TransFabulous: Beyond the Binary. All mediums will be considered.
October 2, 2017
October 1, 2017
Teens in grades 6-12 can have up to $10 in fines and fees taken off their library card October 1-31 at Hennepin County libraries.
September 28, 2017
An open call for artists for the Ridgedale Library One Percent for Art public art project will run from September 28–October 25.
September 27, 2017
An exhibit featuring locally-made banjos will be at Minneapolis Central Library, Oct. 7-Nov. 26.
Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with arts and musical performances on Monday, Oct. 9, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Minneapolis American Indian Center.
September 20, 2017
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Sustain your writing with tips about staying on course from writing instructor Rosanne Bane.
September 12, 2017
On Saturday, October 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., connect with expert genealogists and learn about family history research resources at Minneapolis Central Library.
September 7, 2017
The Southdale Library project architect to be named by the end of 2017, with continued community engagement into 2018.
September 5, 2017
Learn from genealogy experts how to take the next steps with your family history research at Eden Prairie and Excelsior libraries on Saturday, November 4.
September 1, 2017
The project includes roofing, sidewalk repairs and all new exterior siding.
We offer online tools available free with your library card that can help you write your résumé and coach you on your interviewing skills.
August 31, 2017
The content you used to access from OneClickdigital and Zinio is now available in a unified mobile app, RBdigital.
August 28, 2017
Hennepin County Youth Services librarians have been taking the library into the communities they serve.
August 24, 2017
Write about your life experiences, build writing skills, or write poetry with The Loft Literary Center at Hennepin County libraries.
August 7, 2017
You are invited to a community meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. to share your ideas about the upcoming 2018 renovation of Oxboro Library.
August 1, 2017
When the library reopens on Saturday, August 26, patrons will find an updated new space.
The library will close on Saturday, September 2 at 5 p.m. and is scheduled to reopen in early November.
July 31, 2017
The first meeting of the Art Selection Committee for Ridgedale Library will be held on Wednesday, August 2 from 5-8 p.m. at Ridgedale Library.
July 29, 2017
Library holds are still accessible at Ridgedale Library during its renovation. There is a holds pickup room accessible by your library card on the 2nd floor of the library.
July 26, 2017
Artist Keegan Xavi’s Stitched Together Stories paper quilt project aims to teach kids the value of being part of something larger than themselves.
Eden Prairie Library will undergo a significant renovation in 2018 that will take nearly a year to complete. Please join us for a community meeting about the renovation on September 13 at Eden Prairie Library.
July 21, 2017
Library staff are currently reviewing input from community meetings held earlier this year and will complete the review and make a recommendation by early fall.
July 14, 2017
An exhibit exploring mental health and medicine will be at Minneapolis Central Library August 10-September 27.
July 6, 2017
Join Golden Valley Library for Golden Valley Reads events, Aug.-Sept., around the book “The Latehomecomer” by Kao Kalia Yang.
July 5, 2017
Minneapolis Central Library celebrates author Jane Austen’s enduring legacy by hosting two rooms dedicated to her on its 3rd floor throughout July.
June 27, 2017
Hennepin County Library offers a variety of classes and resources about small business management and creation, financial literacy and more.
Category: Resources, Events, Services
June 26, 2017
Community members met with Hosmer library staff to talk about their hopes for the library’s renovation on May 31.
June 22, 2017
Historical documents will be available to the public thanks to a partnership between the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and Hennepin County Library.
June 20, 2017
Ridgedale Library closed for a major renovation on Sunday, July 9 at 5 p.m. Library holds and returns will remain available during the closure.
June 13, 2017
Community members met with Southeast Library staff and architects to talk about their hopes for the library’s renovation.
June 12, 2017
Robert Rohlf, formerly the director of the Hennepin County Library (HCL) passed away on June 6, 2017 at 89.
June 6, 2017
Available with your library card, learning resource Lynda.com offers over 3,000 interactive video courses taught by experts.
June 5, 2017
The Walker Library will be closed June 10-12 so that we may install new artwork in the library. The library will re-open at 9 a.m. on June 13.
June 1, 2017
You are invited to a community meeting at Van Cleve Recreation Center to discuss the upcoming Southeast Library renovation project on Wednesday, June 7, 6-8 p.m.
May 30, 2017
An exhibit featuring Howard Zehr's photo-portraits of the children of incarcerated Americans is at Minneapolis Central Library June 5-July 27.
May 26, 2017
Learn about Japanese, Tibetan, Hmong, Korean and Chinese wedding traditions, costumes and music at five Hennepin County libraries this summer.
Erin Vrieze Daniels, of Richfield, is one of the newest members of the Hennepin County Library Board. The Hennepin County Board appointed her in March.
May 25, 2017
You are invited to a community meeting at Hosmer Library to discuss the upcoming renovation project that will conclude in 2018 on Wednesday, May 31, 6-8 p.m.
May 12, 2017
During Pride month and beyond, Hennepin County libraries are offering free events for LGBTQIA adults, teens and families.
May 3, 2017
The new Webber Park Library opened on Thursday, May 18 at 5 p.m. at 4440 Humboldt Ave. N., Minneapolis. There will also be a community celebration on Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
April 12, 2017
In anticipation of the grand opening of the new Webber Park Library on May 18, the temporary location at 4203 Webber Pkwy. will close on April 29, 5 p.m.
March 13, 2017
The Art Selection Committee for Webber Park Library selected artists Ta-coumba T. Aiken, Christopher-Aaron Deanes and Michael Sweere.
March 3, 2017
Join Library leaders to share your ideas for the new Southdale Library and learn more about the project timeline at Southdale Library, Thursday, March 23, 6-8 p.m.
February 28, 2017
Edina Library will close for renovation on Sunday, April 9, at 5 p.m. and will reopen at the end of the summer with more comfortable spaces.
February 2, 2017
The third meeting of the public art committee for the new Webber Park Library will be held on Wednesday, February 8 from 4:30-8 p.m. at Golden Valley Library.
January 5, 2017
Join the City of Edina at Southdale Library for an interactive workshop on Feb. 9, 7 p.m. to view revised concepts for the Southdale Library site.
November 17, 2016
The second meeting of the Art Selection Committee for the new Webber Park Library will be held on Monday, Nov. 21 from 5-8 p.m. at Sumner Library.
November 15, 2016
Join us at Southdale Library tonight, 6-8 p.m. to give your input about redeveloping the 8-acre Southdale Library site. Return on Jan. 12 to hear a summary of the themes from the comment sessions.
October 18, 2016
There will be an informational meeting for artists interested in the Webber Park Library public art project on Oct. 26, 4:30–5:30 p.m. in the meeting room of Northeast Library.
October 14, 2016
An open call for artists for the Webber Park Library One Percent for Art project runs Oct. 14-Nov. 4. One percent of the project costs are dedicated to public art.
September 2, 2016
The first meeting of the Art Selection Committee for the new Webber Park Library will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 5-8 p.m. at Northeast Library.
August 5, 2016
At a community meeting on Aug. 4, Hennepin County Library Director Lois Langer Thompson announced Southeast Library will remain at its current location and will undergo a major renovation.
July 14, 2016
Join Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin and Hennepin County staff Thursday, Aug. 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m., for an update on the Southeast Library building project.
June 16, 2016
Members of the Ridgedale Library community learned about the results of a community survey and saw preliminary renovation designs on Tuesday, June 14.
June 10, 2016
Rogers Library, 21300 John Milless Dr., reopens on Thursday, June 16 at noon, after an eight-week, $350,000 renovation.
June 8, 2016
Join us Tuesday, June 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Ridgedale Library to review preliminary designs for the library’s renovation project.
April 18, 2016
Ground was broken for the new Webber Park Library on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, with community members, library staff and local leaders in attendance.
March 24, 2016
Celebrate construction beginning for the new Webber Park Library, Tuesday, April 12, 5 p.m., at 4440 Humboldt Ave. N., Minneapolis.
Category: Events, Building projects
March 15, 2016
The library will close for renovation on Saturday, April 23 at 5 p.m. It is scheduled to re-open on Thursday, June 16 at noon.
December 14, 2015
The Ridgedale Library renovation will begin in 2017. Please take our survey to let us know how you use Ridgedale Library and where we can make improvements.
September 17, 2015
Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins, staff and architects met with community members on Sept. 9, 2015 to discuss the new Webber Park Library.
August 17, 2015
Join us for a community meeting about the new Webber Park Library on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 6-7:30 p.m. at Webber Community Center in Minneapolis.
June 26, 2015
Two public meetings relating to the new Webber Park Library project are planned during July and a community meeting will be held mid- to late August.
June 17, 2015
The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners approved the design of the new Webber Park Library on Tuesday, June 16, 2016.
June 8, 2015
The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners will review the Webber Park Library schematic design on June 9 and will consider approval on June 16.
April 23, 2015
A community meeting for the new Webber Park Library was held on Tuesday evening, April 21 at the Webber Community Center in Minneapolis.
April 7, 2015
A community meeting with updated concept drawings of the new Webber Park Library will be held at Webber Community Center, April 21, 6-7:30 p.m.
February 4, 2015
Please join Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins, Hennepin County staff and LSE Architects to see the initial concept drawings for a new Webber Park Library.
January 22, 2015
The final report on library service for the Southeast neighborhoods entitled "Envisioning a Crossroads Library: A Report on Public Engagement and the Future of the Southeast Library" is now available.
December 12, 2014
A community meeting discussing the new Webber Park Library was held on December 6 at the Webber Community Center.
November 24, 2014
Public meetings were held in the Cedar-Riverside, Como, Marcy-Holmes and Prospect Park neighborhoods during October to discuss the library, learning and information needs of the community.
November 7, 2014
The new Webber Park Library design team is eager to share the preliminary ideas that they have been developing this fall with the Northside community.
October 15, 2014
October 13, 2014
Preliminary site preparation work begins this fall on the new Webber Park Library site.
October 3, 2014
Help us imagine the community library of the future at four public meetings. Join the community discussion!
September 8, 2014
The New Webber Park Library Community Advisory Committee (CAC) met project architects Mohammed Lawal and Jennifer Anderson-Tuttle from LSE Architects at the July 31st meeting.
August 12, 2014
Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin and Hennepin County Library Director Lois Thompson welcomed members of the Southeast Library Services Steering Committee to the group’s first meeting on July 24, 2014.
July 11, 2014
Please join Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins and county staff from Hennepin County Library and Property Services on Thursday, July 31, 2014, 6 to 8 p.m. for the next New Webber Park Library Community Advisory Committee meeting.
May 9, 2014
Meeting Update: The "Run Camden 5K Race" will close Dowling Avenue North on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from approximately 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
May 6, 2014
The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for the new Webber Park Library met on April 15 at the Folwell Park Recreation Center.
April 9, 2014
Join Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins and county staff Tuesday, April 15, 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 10, 9:30-11 a.m. at Folwell Park Recreation Center Gym.
March 26, 2014
The Hennepin County Library - Southeast Facility Assessment is available. Please see the attached document for more information.
March 21, 2014
Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins and Hennepin County staff will host a series of community meetings to plan for the new Webber Park Library to be built in the Webber-Camden neighborhood of North Minneapolis.
February 27, 2014
Please join Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins and county staff from Hennepin County Library and Property Services on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
January 9, 2014
Join us on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, from 1-3 p.m. at Camden Center, 4203 Webber Pkwy, Minneapolis, to celebrate the opening of this new temporary location for Webber Park Library.
November 20, 2013
Following the July 2013 closure of the Webber Park Library, due to structural failure, the Hennepin County Board approved a lease for a temporary library facility for Webber Park area residents.
September 26, 2013
Please join Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins and county staff from Hennepin County Library and Property Services on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at the Folwell Recreation Center.
July 11, 2013
Hennepin County Library – Webber Park, 4310 Webber Pkwy., Minneapolis, is closed indefinitely for building assessment.