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Friends of the Hennepin County Library 2020-21 Pen Pals Season Author Guest Lineup

2020-21 Pen Pals Subscription Now Available

We are excited to announce the 24th season of Pen Pals, the definitive literary series experience in the Twin Cities.

The 2020-21 season offers a range of fresh voices, expert perspectives, and classic storytelling, featuring: Colum McCann, Nikki Giovanni, Yaa Gyasi, Susan Choi, and Erik Larson.

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Upcoming Events

That support the library

tommy orange friends of the hennepin county library september 2020
Pen Pals
Rescheduled - A Virtual Event
September 24, 2020
Colum McCann Friends of the Hennepin County Library, October 2020
Pen Pals
Virtual Event
October 22, 2020
Nikki Giovanni Friends of the Hennepin County Library November 2020
Pen Pals
Virtual Event
November 5, 2020
Yaa Gyasi Friends of the Hennepin County Library February 2021
Pen Pals
In-person Event
February 11 & 12, 2021
Susan Choi Friends of the Hennepin County Library May, 2021
Pen Pals
In-person Event
May 6 & 7, 2021
Erik Larson Friends of the Hennepin County Library May 2021, photo: Nina Subin
Pen Pals
In-person Event
May 24 & 25, 2021
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Talk of the Stacks
Postponed
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Learn how to access Hennepin County Library's e-books and audiobooks on your mobile devices with the Libby app

The Libby app is one of the easiest ways to get started with digital books and audiobooks from our Library! To help you download, read, and return ebooks and audiobooks early on the Libby app we've created a series of short and fun tutorial videos. 

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Stories that highlight the importance of your donation.

"If you don’t have money, you can’t just go sit anywhere in this city. But at the library you can, and there’s no judgment passed on you."
"I think that this library is very important to the community. Those who come here and can connect will find the assistance they need for whatever the problem might be."
"They [my parents] saw the library as a place where you could change your life because there are all these resources."