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June 15, 2018

Southeast Library community meeting on July 25

The final community meeting about the Southeast Library renovation will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 6-8 p.m. at the library.

Category: Building projects

June 13, 2018

New Southdale Library planning continues, community meeting on July 23

Join us for the next community meeting about the new library on Monday, July 23, 7-9 p.m. at Southdale Library.

Category: Building projects

May 30, 2018

Celebrate Asia this summer

Learn about Asian wedding traditions, Sikh and Laotian culture, meet local authors and more at ten libraries this summer.

Category: Events

May 30, 2018

Meet Libby

Libby is a mobile app that makes borrowing and downloading eBooks from OverDrive a breeze. Try it out today.

Category: Resources

May 29, 2018

Art Needs People by the artists of the Minneapolis Art Lending Library

Discover the works of the eclectic and generous community of artists that make the art lending library possible, at Minneapolis Central Library June 7-July 26. 

Category: Events

May 18, 2018

Planting community at Hosmer Library

Borrow herb and vegetable seeds from Hosmer Library, in collaboration with Plant Grow Share.

Category: Resources

May 16, 2018

A place to be yourself – or not

Brookdale Library’s 10th annual Anime Prom on Saturday, May 12 was a teen-planned celebration of Japanese animation, comics, fandoms, and all things geeky cool.

Category: Events

May 11, 2018

The Night Library at Northern Spark

Minneapolis Central Library is a venue for Northern Spark this year, June 15 and 16. The Night Library also returns to Northern Spark, at Minneapolis Central Library.

Category: Events

May 11, 2018

Pride events at Hennepin County libraries this June

During Pride month and beyond, Hennepin County libraries are offering free events for LGBTQIA adults, teens and families.

Category: Events

May 10, 2018

Eden Prairie Library initial design approved, community meeting on June 11

You are invited to the next community meeting about the library renovation on Monday, June 11, 7-8:30 p.m. at Eden Prairie Library.

Category: Building projects

May 9, 2018

Juneteenth at your library

Celebrate Juneteenth at your library with family friendly-events, poetry readings, book lists and more.

Category: Events

May 4, 2018

Maple Plain, St. Bonifacius and Westonka launching Trails to Libraries this summer

Explore your community with the Dakota Rail Regional Trail and outdoors-themed programs and activities at your library.

Category: Events

May 3, 2018

Streaming music now available from Freegal

In addition to being able to download up to five songs each week, you can now stream the entire Freegal music library, up to eight hours a day.

Category: Resources

May 1, 2018

Southdale Library community meeting, survey to shape building project

Share your thoughts about the new Southdale Library on Monday, May 21, 7-9 p.m. or in an online survey.

Category: Building projects

April 30, 2018

My HCL tip: Completed shelf

Completed shelf in your online library account is a great tool to keep track of what you have read, listened to or viewed.

Category: Resources

April 25, 2018

Community Seed Library at Hosmer Library

Borrow herb and vegetable seeds from Hosmer Library, in collaboration with Plant Grow Share.

Category: Resources

April 24, 2018

Hosmer Library design update and new closing timeline

In the design development phase, Hosmer Library renovation plans continue to develop this spring.

Category: Building projects

April 20, 2018

Step to it challenge

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.

Category: Resources

April 20, 2018

Home is where the books are

Hennepin County Library is bringing books to Fort Snelling Upper Post, an affordable-housing community for formerly homeless veterans at Fort Snelling.

Category: Services

April 12, 2018

Hais dabneeg Uake: Hmoob / Stories Together: Hmong

Brookdale Library offers bilingual Hmong family storytimes for children of all ages and their caregivers.

Category: Events

April 3, 2018

Sumner Library celebrates Sudduth Collection

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

Activities for people with dementia, support for caregivers at Memory Café

A monthly social program, supported by Hennepin County librarians, at Minnetonka Community Center creates a community for people who have dementia, and their caregivers.

Category: Services

March 29, 2018

Latino Lens at Augsburg Park Library

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.

Category: Events

March 26, 2018

April is National Car Care Month

Your library has resources available to help you take care of your car, including ALLDATA and repair manuals you can check out.

Category: Resources

March 26, 2018

New Hennepin County Library Board take their seats this spring

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.

Category: People

March 26, 2018

Forward by Mazinaakizige, the American Indian Teen Photography Project

A Cargill Hall exhibit featuring six young Native American artists is at Minneapolis Central Library April 10-May 30.

Category: Events

March 23, 2018

Find a new rhyme and meter during National Poetry Month

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

BLACKOUT Improv show and workshops

 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.

Category: Events

March 1, 2018

Maud Hart Lovelace and Star of the North awards

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).

Category: Events

February 22, 2018

Details of initial design for Southeast Library renovation

On February 13, patrons and neighbors met with county and library staff and project architects to learn more about the planned renovation.

Category: Building projects

February 21, 2018

Women's History Month

Join us as we celebrate and honor Women's History Month in March with events and displays in libraries and recommended online book lists.

Category: Resources, Events

February 15, 2018

Chess Club was a winning move at Minneapolis Central

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.

Category: Events

February 8, 2018

Southeast Library initial design approved

The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners approved an initial design for renovations of Southeast Library on February 6.

Category: Building projects

February 7, 2018

Viva City 2018

View a juried exhibit of extraordinary artwork by Minneapolis Public Schools high school students at Minneapolis Central Library, February 10–March 29.

Category: Events

February 5, 2018

Plymouth READS 2018

Join Plymouth Library for Plymouth READS events this April around the book “Locally Laid” by Lucie Amundsen.

Category: Events

February 1, 2018

January community meeting summary for Eden Prairie Library renovation

On January 24, patrons and neighbors met with county and library staff and project architects to inform plans for the renovation.

Category: Building projects

January 30, 2018

Southeast Library community meeting on February 13 at Rapson Hall

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.

Category: Building projects

January 29, 2018

February is Black History Month

Join us as we celebrate and honor Black History Month in February with events, displays and activities in libraries, and recommended online book lists.

Category: Events

January 22, 2018

Artist selected for Ridgedale Library

Minnesota artist Bebe Keith has been selected for the Ridgedale Library One Percent for Art public art project.

Category: Building projects

January 1, 2018

Automatic renewals make it easier to manage your library account

The new automatic renewal service for all library cardholders launched on January 1.

Category: Services

December 29, 2017

Eden Prairie Library community meeting on Wednesday, January 24

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.

Category: Building projects

December 29, 2017

Oxboro Library community meeting on Thursday, February 1

You are invited to the next community meeting about the library renovation on Thursday, February 1, 6-7:30 p.m. at Oxboro Library.

Category: Building projects

December 27, 2017

TESTIFY exhibit at Minneapolis Central Library, January 8-February 6

An exhibit of art and artifacts from the Diane and Alan Page Collection reframes the current conversation about racial justice.

Category: Events

December 11, 2017

Best books of 2017: selector's selections

Our selectors choose new materials for the entire library system. Here are some of their favorite books of 2017.

Category: People

December 8, 2017

Connecting with students at Longfellow High School

We promote early literacy through partnerships with Longfellow and 6 other schools in the county with teens who are pregnant or parenting young children.

Category: Services

December 4, 2017

Teens create music at library tech centers

With access to professional production technology, teens in Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park created original music at the library.

Category: Resources

November 29, 2017

Oxboro Library initial design approved

The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners approved an initial design for renovations of Oxboro Library on November 28.

Category: Building projects

November 29, 2017

Arctic Fever at Excelsior Library

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.

Category: Events

November 22, 2017

Franklin Learning Center’s spoken word event

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

Hosmer Library design update

Details for the Hosmer Library renovation are beginning to take shape, including spaces for youth, meeting rooms and computers.

Category: Building projects

November 20, 2017

Rogers Library reopening January 2

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.

Category: Building projects

November 20, 2017

Be a smart consumer: your library can help

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.

Category: Resources

November 17, 2017

Senior book clubs

Hennepin County Library is helping to increase social interaction among older adults by supporting the development of enduring social book clubs.

Category: Services

November 16, 2017

Ridgedale Library Art Selection Committee meeting, November 21

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.

Category: Building projects

November 16, 2017

Your library, your resource for History Day 2018

Hennepin County Library offers a variety of resources and services to help students choose and research their History Day projects.

Category: Resources, Events

November 15, 2017

Designer Selection Committee recommendation for North Regional Library

The Hennepin County Designer Selection Committee has recommended Bentz/Thompson/Rietow as the architectural firm for the North Regional Library renovation.

Category: Building projects

November 15, 2017

Designer Selection Committee recommendation for Westonka Library

The Hennepin County Designer Selection Committee has recommended Gensler as the architectural firm for the new Westonka Library.

Category: Building projects

November 15, 2017

Designer Selection Committee recommendation for Southdale Library

The Hennepin County Designer Selection Committee has recommended MSR as the architectural firm for the new Southdale Library.

Category: Building projects

November 8, 2017

TransFabulous: Beyond the Binary

We are celebrating art created by transgender and nonbinary artists in our community, on display at Minneapolis Central Library, December 3-January 5.

Category: Events

October 25, 2017

Hosmer Library initial design approved

The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners approved an initial design for renovations of Hosmer Library on October 24.

Category: Building projects

October 24, 2017

Ridgedale Library questions and answers for artists

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.

Category: Building projects

October 19, 2017

Write your novel at a Hennepin County library

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Your library offers a variety of resources and events to inspire you.

Category: Events

October 12, 2017

Washburn Library reopens Saturday, November 4

The roof was replaced during the nine-week closure.

Category: Building projects

October 6, 2017

Take us with you

Our website is mobile-friendly and easy to add to your mobile device’s home screen.

Category: Resources

October 5, 2017

Hosmer Library community meeting on Tuesday, November 14

You are invited to the next community meeting about the library renovation at Hosmer Library on Tuesday, November 14 from 6-8 p.m.

Category: Building projects

October 4, 2017

Call for Artists – TransFabulous: Beyond the Binary exhibit

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.

Category: Events

October 2, 2017

Homework Help at Roosevelt Library

Students at Roosevelt High School can get assistance with their homework at nearby Roosevelt Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-7 p.m.

Category: Services

October 1, 2017

October is Teen Read Month at our libraries

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.

Category: Services

September 28, 2017

Call for artists for Ridgedale Library public art

An open call for artists for the Ridgedale Library One Percent for Art public art project will run from September 28–October 25.

Category: Building projects

September 27, 2017

Minnesota Banjo Makers

An exhibit featuring locally-made banjos will be at Minneapolis Central Library, Oct. 7-Nov. 26.

Category: Events

September 27, 2017

Indigenous Day is the Original Peoples’ Day

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with arts and musical performances on Monday, Oct. 9, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Minneapolis American Indian Center.

Category: Events

September 20, 2017

Get tips to keep you writing during #NaNoWriMo from Rosanne Bane

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Sustain your writing with tips about staying on course from writing instructor Rosanne Bane.

Category: Events

September 12, 2017

Family History Fair at Minneapolis Central Library on October 28

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.

Category: Events

September 7, 2017

Architect selection process for new Southdale Library underway

The Southdale Library project architect to be named by the end of 2017, with continued community engagement into 2018.

Category: Building projects

September 5, 2017

Learn more about your family history

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.

Category: Events

September 1, 2017

Rogers Library closing for exterior renovation October 7

The project includes roofing, sidewalk repairs and all new exterior siding.

Category: Building projects

September 1, 2017

Online résumé tools

We offer online tools available free with your library card that can help you write your résumé and coach you on your interviewing skills.

Category: Resources

August 31, 2017

RBdigital offers eAudiobooks and eMagazines

The content you used to access from OneClickdigital and Zinio is now available in a unified mobile app, RBdigital.

Category: Resources

August 28, 2017

Pop-up libraries

 Hennepin County Youth Services librarians have been taking the library into the communities they serve.

Category: Events

August 24, 2017

Writing classes for adults, teens and kids

Write about your life experiences, build writing skills, or write poetry with The Loft Literary Center at Hennepin County libraries.

Category: Events

August 7, 2017

Oxboro Library to be renovated in 2018

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.

Category: Building projects

August 1, 2017

Renovated Edina Library opens August 26

When the library reopens on Saturday, August 26, patrons will find an updated new space.

Category: Building projects

August 1, 2017

Washburn Library to close temporarily for roofing project

The library will close on Saturday, September 2 at 5 p.m. and is scheduled to reopen in early November.

Category: Building projects

July 31, 2017

Ridgedale Library Art Selection Committee meeting, August 2

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.

Category: Building projects

July 29, 2017

Holds pickup at Ridgedale Library during renovation

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.

Category: Building projects

July 26, 2017

Artist in residence at Sumner Library

Artist Keegan Xavi’s Stitched Together Stories paper quilt project aims to teach kids the value of being part of something larger than themselves.

Category: Events

July 26, 2017

Eden Prairie Library to be renovated in 2018-19

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.

Category: Building projects

July 21, 2017

Update on community input for the new Southdale Library

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.

Category: Building projects

July 14, 2017

To Really See: Art exploring the medication-taking experience

An exhibit exploring mental health and medicine will be at Minneapolis Central Library August 10-September 27.

Category: Events

July 6, 2017

Golden Valley Reads

Join Golden Valley Library for Golden Valley Reads events, Aug.-Sept., around the book “The Latehomecomer” by Kao Kalia Yang.

Category: Events

July 5, 2017

Celebrate Jane Austen this July at your library

Minneapolis Central Library celebrates author Jane Austen’s enduring legacy by hosting two rooms dedicated to her on its 3rd floor throughout July.

Category: Events

June 26, 2017

Hosmer Library renovation May 31 community meeting summary

Community members met with Hosmer library staff to talk about their hopes for the library’s renovation on May 31.

Category: Building projects

June 20, 2017

Ridgedale Library closed for a major renovation project on Sunday, July 9

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.

Category: Building projects

June 13, 2017

Southeast Library June 7 Community Meeting Update

Community members met with Southeast Library staff and architects to talk about their hopes for the library’s renovation.

Category: Building projects

June 1, 2017

Southeast Library meeting, June 7

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.

Category: Building projects

May 25, 2017

Hosmer Library community meeting, May 31

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.

Category: Building projects

May 3, 2017

New Webber Park Library

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.

Category: Building projects

April 12, 2017

Temporary Webber Park Library closing soon

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.

Category: Building projects

March 13, 2017

Artists selected for Webber Park Library

The Art Selection Committee for Webber Park Library selected artists Ta-coumba T. Aiken, Christopher-Aaron Deanes and Michael Sweere.

Category: Building projects

March 3, 2017

Community meeting on the new Southdale Library, March 23

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.

Category: Building projects

February 28, 2017

Edina Library closing April 9 for renovation

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.

Category: Building projects

February 2, 2017

Webber Park Art Selection Committee Meeting on February 8

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.

Category: Building projects

January 5, 2017

Help shape development concepts for Southdale Library site

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.

Category: Building projects

November 17, 2016

Webber Park Art Selection Committee Meeting

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.

Category: Building projects

November 15, 2016

What else should be built with the new Southdale Library?

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.

Category: Building projects

October 18, 2016

Webber Park Library informational meeting for artists

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.

Category: Building projects

October 14, 2016

Call for artists for Webber Park Library public art

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.

Category: Building projects

September 2, 2016

Webber Park Art Selection Committee Meeting

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.

Category: Building projects

August 5, 2016

Southeast Library community meeting summary

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.

Category: Building projects

July 14, 2016

Southeast Library community meeting Thursday, Aug. 4

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.

Category: Building projects

June 16, 2016

Presentation from Ridgedale Library renovation open house

Members of the Ridgedale Library community learned about the results of a community survey and saw preliminary renovation designs on Tuesday, June 14.

Category: Building projects

June 10, 2016

Rogers Library reopens June 16 after renovation

Rogers Library, 21300 John Milless Dr., reopens on Thursday, June 16 at noon, after an eight-week, $350,000 renovation.

Category: Building projects

June 8, 2016

Ridgedale Library renovation project open house

Join us Tuesday, June 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Ridgedale Library to review preliminary designs for the library’s renovation project.

Category: Building projects

April 18, 2016

Webber Park Library groundbreaking in review

Ground was broken for the new Webber Park Library on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, with community members, library staff and local leaders in attendance.

Category: Building projects

March 24, 2016

Webber Park Library groundbreaking April 12

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

Rogers Library to close temporarily for renovation

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.

Category: Building projects

December 14, 2015

Help us plan the Ridgedale Library renovation

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.

Category: Building projects

September 17, 2015

New Webber Park Library Sept. 9, 2015 community meeting update

Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins, staff and architects met with community members on Sept. 9, 2015 to discuss the new Webber Park Library.

Category: Building projects

August 17, 2015

Webber Park Library community meeting

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.

Category: Building projects

June 26, 2015

New Webber Park Library public meetings scheduled

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.

Category: Building projects

June 17, 2015

Webber Park Library design approved

The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners approved the design of the new Webber Park Library on Tuesday, June 16, 2016.

Category: Building projects

June 8, 2015

Webber Park Library Schematic Design

The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners will review the Webber Park Library schematic design on June 9 and will consider approval on June 16.

Category: Building projects

April 23, 2015

New Webber Park Library - April 21, 2015 community meeting notes

A community meeting for the new Webber Park Library was held on Tuesday evening, April 21 at the Webber Community Center in Minneapolis.

Category: Building projects

April 7, 2015

New Webber Park Library community meeting

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.

Category: Building projects

February 4, 2015

New Webber Park Library community meeting

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.

Category: Building projects

January 22, 2015

Southeast Library report on public engagement now available

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.

Category: Building projects

December 12, 2014

New Webber Park Library - December 6, 2014 meeting notes

A community meeting discussing the new Webber Park Library was held on December 6 at the Webber Community Center.

Category: Building projects

November 24, 2014

Share your ideas for library services in the Southeast community

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.

Category: Building projects

November 7, 2014

Community meeting for the new Webber Park Library

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.

Category: Building projects

October 15, 2014

RFI issued for land adjacent to the new Webber Park Library site

A Request for Interest to Purchase (RFI) was issued last week for the land adjacent to the new Webber Park Library site and near the historic Victory Memorial Drive.

Category: Building projects

October 13, 2014

New Webber Park Library site preparation begins

Preliminary site preparation work begins this fall on the new Webber Park Library site.

Category: Building projects

October 3, 2014

Southeast Library community meetings in October

Help us imagine the community library of the future at four public meetings. Join the community discussion!

Category: Building projects

September 8, 2014

New Webber Park Library - July 31 CAC meeting notes

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.

Category: Building projects

August 12, 2014

Southeast Library Services Steering Committee update

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.

Category: Building projects

July 11, 2014

Upcoming new Webber Park Library community meeting

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.

Category: Building projects

May 9, 2014

New Webber Park Library community meeting update

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.

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May 6, 2014

Update on new Webber Park Library community meetings

The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for the new Webber Park Library met on April 15 at the Folwell Park Recreation Center.

Category: Building projects

April 9, 2014

Community meetings for new Webber Park Library

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.

Category: Building projects

March 26, 2014

HCL - Southeast Library facility assessment

The Hennepin County Library - Southeast Facility Assessment is available. Please see the attached document for more information.

Category: Building projects

March 21, 2014

Webber Park's next community meetings

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.

Category: Building projects

February 27, 2014

It's time to start planning our new library

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.

Category: Building projects

January 9, 2014

Temporary library for Webber Park-area residents now open

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.

Category: Building projects

November 20, 2013

Temporary library for Webber Park

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.

Category: Building projects

September 26, 2013

Community meeting on Webber Park Library

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.

Category: Building projects

July 11, 2013

Webber Park Library closed indefinitely

Hennepin County Library – Webber Park, 4310 Webber Pkwy., Minneapolis, is closed indefinitely for building assessment.

Category: Building projects