Upcoming Library Events

Every year, our library hosts thousands of free events. From poetry workshops to book clubs to genealogy workshops ... our library has an event for everyone!

Storied Leaves exhibit opening with spectators exploring the displays

Explore the library's rare Art Book Collection

Travel through time and across the globe as you explore the library's rare Art Book Collection. This vibrant exhibit located in Cargill Gallery showcases art from six continents, spanning ancient to contemporary times. The works in this exhibit are leaves from folios (individual pages contained within portfolios.) Most have been carefully hand-printed, stenciled or hand-colored. Delve into the stories of these unique prints to learn how this remarkable collection came to be at Minneapolis Central Library, gain insights into the craft of printing, and be inspired to connect with art at your library.

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Portrait of Mary Ann Key

Join the Mary Ann Key Book Club

Mary Ann Key Book Club uses reading as a catalyst for conversation as we attempt to better understand past and current injustices – including systemic racism, other forms of discrimination, and bias that affects marginalized communities.

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

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Your library has more in store than you can imagine.
Thousands of events every year!