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Announcing the 2015-2016 Pen Pals Season

May 12th, 2015 | Press Releases

Friends of the Hennepin County Library is pleased to announce the 19th season of Pen Pals, the highly regarded and longest running literary series in the Twin Cities. The 2015-16 Pen Pals season offers an eclectic range of literary personalities, recognized for challenging and enlightening their audiences. • Judy Blume with Nancy Pearl: Sept. 24, 2015,

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Best Buy Presents Book Cover Designer Chip Kidd at Pen Pals Season Finale

April 20th, 2015 | Press Releases

Friends of the Hennepin County Library (Friends of HCL) will host the renowned book cover designer, Chip Kidd, for the season finale of Pen Pals. Held at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, Pen Pals events benefit Friends of HCL.  In a visual talk entitled, “Book Jackets I Have Known and Loved,” Mr. Kidd will

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The LINK Newsletter April 2015 – Friends of the Minneapolis Central Library

April 13th, 2015 | Friends Group News Posts

The Friends of the Minneapolis Central Library have released the April 2015 issue of The LINK. Pick up a copy in the Library, or click below to view it online! Minneapolis Central Library Friends April 2015 issue of The LINK!  

Friends of the Wayzata Library Spring/Summer 2015 Newsletter

April 13th, 2015 | Friends Group News Posts

The Friends of the Wayzata Library has released the Spring/Summer 2015 newsletter. Pick up a copy in the Library, or click below to read it online! Wayzata Friends Spring/Summer 2015 newsletter!

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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