Friends of HCL Events Update
We are carefully monitoring all updates about COVID-19 from the governor, the Minnesota Department of Health, and the Center for Disease Control. We will communicate event updates via e-mail, social media, and on this website. Please check individual event pages prior to attending any event for the most up-to-date information.
At this time, the following events have been canceled or postponed: local library book sales through December 31 (more info here).
At this time, the following events have been rescheduled as virtual events: Pen Pals with Tommy Orange on September 24 (more info here), and Talk of the Stacks with Julia Alvarez on October 8 (more info here).
About Pen Pals
The highly acclaimed and longest running literary series in the Twin Cities returns for a very special 20th Anniversary Season! Enjoy today’s brightest literary talents in thought-provoking, candid conversation, and celebrate this milestone year in Pen Pals history. Proceeds from Pen Pals benefit our nationally-acclaimed Hennepin County Library.
About Talk of the Stacks
Talk of the Stacks is an award-winning author series featuring some of today's most vibrant literary voices. It's a free reading series committed to connecting extraordinary authors with a community of readers at the Library. Programs take place at Minneapolis Central Library in Pohlad Hall. Doors open at 6:15pm for general admission seating and programs begin at 7pm. Book sales and signings follow each event.
Free Library Events
Looking to join your neighbors for a free event at a local library location? Hennepin County Library hosts dozens of programs and events each month at its 41 libraries. Browse or search Hennepin County Library's events calendar by clicking below!