Saint Paul Public Library will be closed August 30 - September 1.

Extended hours at Hayden Heights and Merriam Park end August 29.

Browse by month: May, 2014


    Literacy Portraits

    Agape photo shoot

    In order to promote literacy and promote families, the Saint Paul Public Library is hosting Family Literacy Portrait Sessions.  Each family will have their portrait taken while reading, a 5x7 print of their family, and a frame to decorate.


    The portrait sessions started today at Agape High School, a Saint Paul Public School for teens who are pregnant and/or parenting. (The photographer is the amazing Amy Wurdock.) It was a wonderful morning filled with beautiful smiles, babies, and books.  

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    Tags: Agape, Babies, books, Portraits


    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!

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    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...

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    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

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    Tags: asian, asian american month, cultures, teens