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