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Dan Buettner Releases a New “Blue Zones” Book on Eating

March 19th, 2015 | Press Releases

Founder of Blue Zones, Dan Buettner celebrates the publication of his new book, “The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People,” at Talk of the Stacks on April 27. Talk of the Stacks is held at the Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central (300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401) in Pohlad

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Bestselling Novelist Jodi Picoult Presents at Pen Pa

March 16th, 2015 | Press Releases

Friends of the Hennepin County Library (Friends of HCL) will host bestselling novelist Jodi Picoult, as part of the Pen Pals Author Lecture Series. Held at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, Pen Pals events benefit Friends of HCL. Jodi Picoult will explore the fascinating, and sometimes humorous, research she does for her novels. PEN

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Childish Films Presents Bunny Clogs and Short Film Festival for Series Finale

March 9th, 2015 | Press Releases

Childish Films @ the Library, a free program of children’s cinema and arts for all ages, will host a season finale in collaboration with Minneapolis- St. Paul International Film Festival on Saturday, April 18 at 10:30 AM. Enjoy a live show from the Bunny Clogs and celebrate the Childish Films finale with a program of

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Richard Blanco Pen Pals presentation will now instead feature storyteller Kevin Kling

March 6th, 2015 | Press Releases

The Richard Blanco Pen Pals presentation will now instead feature storyteller Kevin Kling with introductions by local poets. Due to unavoidable circumstances, Richard Blanco cannot travel to Minnesota for his Pen Pals program slated to occur March 12, 7:30 PM and March 13, 11 AM. Kevin Kling has graciously agreed to present at the March

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Author Lisa See Presents New Novel at Talk of the Stacks

February 24th, 2015 | Press Releases

The beloved New York Times bestselling author Lisa See will present her new novel, China Dolls, on March 25 at Friends of the Hennepin County Library’s Talk of the Stacks series. Talk of the Stacks is held at the Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central (300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401) in Pohlad Hall. The

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Friends Groups Host Book Sales to Raise Funds for Local Libraries

February 9th, 2015 | Friends Group News Posts, Press Releases

Friends Groups Host Book Sales to Raise Funds for Local Libraries Support the Library and Build Your Own Library of Great Reads It’s spring reading season! Library Friends Groups throughout Hennepin County are hosting book sales to raise funds for their local library. Each sale features hundreds of adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction books

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Boris Fishman Presents Acclaimed Debut Novel at Talk of the Stacks

January 26th, 2015 | Press Releases

Friends of the Hennepin County Library will kick-off the spring season of Talk of the Stacks with Boris Fishman, bestselling author of A Replacement Life, named one of the New York Times’ 100 Notable Books for 2014. Talk of the Stacks is held at the Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central (300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis,

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Friends of HCL Elects New Board Officers and Members

January 12th, 2015 | Press Releases

Friends of the Hennepin County Library (Friends of HCL) is pleased to announce the appointment of three new board members and a new slate of board officers, effective January 1, 2015. The following individuals were elected as new members to Friends of HCL’s Board of Directors: Beverly Cottman, Artist and Educator Susan Gray, Community Volunteer

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Talk of the Stacks Spring Season Announced

January 5th, 2015 | Press Releases

Friends of the Hennepin County Library announces the spring line-up for Talk of the Stacks, a free author series exploring contemporary literature and culture. Mark your calendars: • February 19: Boris Fishman presents his debut novel, A Replacement Life: A Novel, named one of the New York Times’ 100 Notable Books for 2014. • March

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Announcing Five New Childish Films’ Programs at the Library

December 1st, 2014 | Press Releases

Childish Films @ the Library is a free program of children’s cinema and arts for all ages. Each screening features a pre-show activity, complimentary healthy snacks and an educational introduction for children’s film fans. Childish Films takes place the third Saturday of the month at the Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central (300 Nicollet Mall,

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