Friends of HCL Event Updates
AS OF JULY 9, 2020
PEN PALS WITH TOMMY ORANGE
After careful consideration of current recommendations from health agencies, Pen Pals with Tommy Orange has been rescheduled as a virtual, livestreamed event on Thursday, September 24, at 7:30pm. Orange will be joined in conversation by Minnesota author and Professor of Ojibwe Anton Treuer. An on-demand recording will be available exclusively to registered ticket holders through Sunday, September 27.
Ticket holders have been contacted via e-mail about the new date and format with options to keep their tickets, donate their tickets, or request a refund. If you have any questions, please discuss your needs first with the primary ticket holder contact for your ticket order. If your group has additional questions, please e-mail Friends of HCL Events Manager Rob Goudy at email@example.com, or call the Pen Pals Box Office at 612-543-8112. Please note: Staff are currently working remotely while our library-based office is closed. We appreciate your patience as we work to return your e-mails and voicemails, and anticipate a reply within 5 business days.
If you are interested in purchasing new tickets to this event, please check this page later in the summer for updates. No additional tickets are being sold to this event at this time.
PEN PALS 2020-2021 SEASON
The announcement of the upcoming season of Pen Pals and the kickoff to season subscription sales have been delayed until early August. Click here to sign up for email updates from Friends of the Hennepin County Library, including notifications about the new season of Pen Pals. As always, current subscribers will have priority in renewing their current seats or requesting changes for the new season.
2019-20 Pen Pals Season Line-up
Accessibility at Pen Pals
Friends of HCL strives to make our Pen Pals lectures accessible to all patrons. Below is a description of available services and amenities. Please call our box office (612-543-8112) with questions.
Open Captioning: Open Captioning (OC) provides a live, real-time transcription of Pen Pals lectures. The service is open to all audience members for viewing without any special equipment necessary. An open captioning monitor screen will be located on the right-hand side of the main floor for all lectures.
Assistive Listening Devices: Assistive Listening Devices amplify and clarify sound by cutting down ambient noise, and may be used from any seat at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Devices, headphones, and earbuds may be borrowed from the Pen Pals box office at all lectures.
Accessible Seating: Accessible and companion seating can be reserved on the main floor and balcony levels of Hopkins Center for the Arts. Please call our box office directly to purchase accessible and companion seating.
Accessible Parking: Accessible parking is available at the rear of Hopkins Center for the Arts and on the street level of the public parking ramp.
All Pen Pals programs are held at the Hopkins Center for the Arts—offering great sound and sight lines for the entire house. Just 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis and 28 minutes from Saint Paul, Hopkins Center for the Arts offers free convenient parking as well as numerous nearby restaurants. Please click the button below to download a detailed directions and parking guide.
Hopkins Center for the Arts
Hopkins, MN 55343
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