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Join the Mary Ann Key Book Club

A shared, focused reading experience exploring race, racism and antiracism 


A collaboration of Hennepin County Library, columnist Myron Medcalf, the Star Tribune, and Friends of HCL

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Pen Pals Individual Tickets Now on Sale

Individual tickets to our Zoom Pen Pals presentations with Susan Choi and Erik Larson are now on sale! Use code SPRINGSALE to get $10 off. Experience these master wordsmiths in candid conversation — purchase your access today!

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Upcoming Events

That support the library

Susan Choi Friends of the Hennepin County Library May, 2021
Pen Pals
Virtual Event
May 6, 2021
Erik Larson Friends of the Hennepin County Library May 2021, photo: Nina Subin
Pen Pals
Virtual Event
May 24, 2021
Talk of the Stacks
Free Virtual Event
June 9, 2021
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Check out Friends Spring Events Guide!

Our Spring Events Guide is a great place to learn more about upcoming author events, the library's impact, and Friends of HCL supporters like you. 

Read SPRING Events Guide 

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