November 27: All locations closed; no Bookmobile service.
November 28: Dayton's Bluff and West 7th libraries closed; no Bookmobile service.

Blog: teens


    Movement Programs in May and June!

    Join us for these movement themed events at Rice Street, Rondo, Merriam Park, Saint Anthony, and Hamline libraries in May and June. We'll have Zumba, yoga, and Irish Dance classes for ages 13 and up. More info here. Come and try it out! Read More »

    Tags: libraries, movement, teens


    Carrie Mesrobian

    Carrie Mesrobian
    Have you read Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian? She's teaching writing workshops here at the library! Here's how she describes the workshops: Sex and sexual identity, eating disorders, sexual assault, post-traumatic stress, drug and alcohol addiction, self-harm, mental illness, physical and emotional abuse, and death and dying have long been subjects both writers and readers have been fascinated by – but that doesn’t mean tackling these topics is easy. In this class, we’ll explore difficult subjects close to our hearts and how we can spin them into fiction that is realistic and complex. Here's where you can catch one of her workshops: Hamline Midway Library, Sat, May 10, 2:30 pm
    Merriam Park Library, Sat, June 7, 1 pm
    Dayton's Bluff Library, Sat, June 14,... Read More »

    Tags: authors, books, Carrie Mesrobian, writing


    May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

      Whether you're Asian or not, come explore and celebrate Asian cultures by attending these free, fun programs! Local Writers Share New Works
    Sunday, May 4, 2 p.m.
    Central Library Presented by May Lee-Yang, Saymoukda Vongsay, Mai Neng Moua and Kao Kalia Yang.
    The Art of Chinese Calligraphy
    Monday, May 5, 1 p.m.
    Hamline Midway Library A hands-on workshop presented by Cindy Wang. Materials provided; call 651-642-0294 to register.
    Hmong Needlework Workshop
    Saturday, May 10, 3 p.m.
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    Tags: asian, asian american month, cultures


    Let's Make Some Sounds

    Check out the wild sounds that the band Beatrix*Jar made with teens at Rondo and Rice Street libraries! If you are a teen who likes music and/or making stuff, come hang out at Createch at Rondo, Rice Street, Hayden Heights or (after 5/22) at Arlington Library.     Read More »



    Manga Reading Lounge at Anime Detour

    Every year, we join our friends at metro-area libraries to set up a manga reading lounge at Anime Detour. We have a great time showing off our manga-and-anime related books, drawing, making buttons, and sharing what the library has to offer. Plus, we get to see all the wild costumes! If you like anime and manga, consider joining Anime Club. Or, if you like drawing, check out ... Read More »

    Tags: anime, anime club, manga, programming, teens