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 on the current location. A new building opened in 2006 and houses the largest collection of items in the Hennepin County Library system.
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January 27, 2020
An exhibition of artwork by Minneapolis public high school students is on display in Cargill Hall at Minneapolis Central Library, February 5-March 30.
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 10, 2020
Join us as KITTO shares his creative hip-hop process on February 15, 2 p.m. at the Minneapolis American Indian Center and check out vinyl picks from KITTO in the Vinyl Revival listening room.