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Library News July ’22

Library News July ’22

Library News Carz Nelson All information listed here is accurate as of June 15, 2022. For the most recent information, check out the library website at www.hclib.org. FRANKLIN LIBRARY HOURS Monday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. FRANKLIN OPEN STREETS Franklin Library is hosting special events for Franklin Open Streets. Outside on the lawn, as well as inside the library, there will be a wide variety of exhibits, performances, presentations, and activities. Sunday, July 10, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. ADVICE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES The City of Minneapolis Small Business Team is holding public office hours at Franklin Library. This is a great opportunity for people with questions about starting, maintaining, or expanding their business. Please feel free to drop in – no appointment needed. Tuesdays, July 12 and 26, 12 - 2 p.m. COFFEE & CONVERSATIONS Join us at Franklin Library for Coffee & Conversations! Friday, July 8, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. FAIR FINANCIAL VISITS FRANKLIN LIBRARY Community Ambassadors for FAIR, a program through Prepare & Prosper, will answer questions and sign people up for this financial service. Friday, July 29. RESOURCES AND SUPPORT The Bridge for Youth visits Franklin Library the fourth Wednesday of each month, 2 - 5 p.m. They connect people with resources and provide hygiene items and other supplies. Look for them in their outreach van on the corner of 14th and Franklin Avenue. FREE FOOD Franklin and Hosmer Libraries are collaborating with Every Meal to distribute free meal bags. Bags are free for anyone to take, while supplies last. HOMEWORK HELP Homework Help is back to its normal schedule. Both Franklin and Hosmer Libraries offer free one-on-one tutoring for K-12 students. Franklin: Wednesdays and Thursdays 3:30 - 7:30 [...]

June Library News

June Library News

by CARZ NELSON All information listed here is accurate as of May 15, 2022. For the most recent information, check out the library website at www.hclib.org. FRANKLIN LIBRARY HOURS Monday 9 AM to 5 PM Tuesday 12 PM to 8 PM Wednesday 12 PM to 8 PM Thursday 12 PM to 8 PM Friday 9 AM to 5 PM Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM Sunday 12 PM to 5 PM ADVICE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES The City of Minneapolis Small Business Team is holding public office hours at Franklin Library. This is a great opportunity for people with questions about starting, maintaining, or expanding their businesses. Please feel free to drop in – no appointment needed. Tuesdays, June 14 and June 28, 12 - 2 PM SOMALI CULTURAL FESTIVAL AT FRANKLIN LIBRARY Celebrate the Somali Cultural Festival at Franklin Library on June 30! The library will have activities and refreshments available. Thursday, June 30, 12 - 5 PM COFFEE & CONVERSATIONS Join us at Franklin Library for Coffee & Conversations! Friday, June 10, 10 AM - 12 PM FAIR FINANCIAL VISITS FRANKLIN LIBRARY Community Ambassadors for FAIR, a program through Prepare & Prosper, will answer questions and sign people up for this financial service. Friday, June 27, 1 - 4 PM RESOURCES AND SUPPORT Bridge for Youth visits Franklin Library the fourth Wednesday of each month, from 2 to 5 PM. They connect people with resources and provide hygiene items and other supplies. Look for them in their outreach van on the corner of 14th and Franklin Avenues. FREE FOOD Franklin and Hosmer Libraries are collaborating with Every Meal to distribute free meal bags. Bags are free for anyone to take, while supplies last. HOMEWORK HELP Homework Help is back to its normal schedule. Both Franklin and Hosmer Libraries offer free one-on-one tutoring for K-12 students. Franklin: Wednesdays and Thursdays 3:30 - 7:30 PM Hosmer: Mondays 4 - 7:30 PM, Saturdays 1 - 4 PM FAMILY STORYTIME/ RIMAS Y [...]

Library News May 22

Library News May 22

By CARZ NELSON All information listed here is accurate as of April 15, 2022. For the most recent information, check out the library website at www.hclib.org. FRANKLIN LIBRARY HOURS HOSMER LIBRARY HOURS Monday 9 AM to 5 PM 12 PM to 8 PM Tuesday 12 PM to 8 PM 12 PM to 8 PM Wednesday 12 PM to 8 PM 12 PM to 8 PM Thursday 12 PM to 8 PM 9 AM to 5 PM Friday 9 AM to 5 PM 9 AM to 5 PM Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM 9 AM to 5 PM Sunday 12 PM to 5 PM 12 PM to 5 PM PEOPLE OF PHILLIPS SPECIAL COLLECTION Local historians and fans of neighborhood research will be happy to learn that the HCLib Special Collections department now houses minutes, correspondence, and other records created by People of Phillips, a neighborhood organization that dissolved in 1998. The collection includes documents from 1988 to 1994. You can view this material, as well as many other interesting items from the city’s history, at Minneapolis Central Library.. THE RETURN OF COFFEE & CONVERSATIONS - CLYDE BELLECOURT Coffee & Conversations has resumed! In May, Franklin Library will distribute free copies of Clyde Bellecourt’s book, Thunder Before the Storm. Fridays, May 6 and May 13 at 10-12. RAPTOR CENTER VISITS FRANKLIN LIBRARY In honor of Minnesota American Indian Month, the Raptor Center will visit Franklin Library. Takeaway meals will be available. Wednesday, May 11 at 3:30 FAIR FINANCIAL VISITS FRANKLIN LIBRARY Community Ambassadors for FAIR, a program through Prepare & Prosper, will answer questions and sign people up for this financial service. Friday, May 27 ART BY JAI JAMI This month’s art exhibit on Franklin Library’s lower level features Jai Jami, a self-taught multimedia artist who analyzes grief through the lens of Rootwork and Somatic Healing. RESOURCES AND SUPPORT The Bridge for Youth visits Franklin Library the fourth Wednesday of each month, 2 to 5 PM. They connect people with resources and provide hygiene [...]

Library Gnus

Library Gnus

by Carz Nelson All information listed here is accurate as of March 15, 2022. For the most recent information, check out the library website at www.hclib.org. FRANKLIN LIBRARY HOURS Monday 9 AM to 5 PM Tuesday 12 Noon to 8 PM Wednesday 12 Noon to 8 PM Thursday 12 Noon to 8 PM Friday 9 AM to 5 PM Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM Sunday 12 Noon to 5 PM DISPLAYS AND EXHIBITS Don’t miss Mammal Madness- kids can fill out a bracket! Other new displays in the library include gardening, cultures of the world, and supernatural North America. LIBRARY GNUS Wildebeest Library Appreciation Day is April 1. Mark your calendar. RESOURCES AND SUPPORT The Bridge for Youth visits Franklin Library the fourth Wednesday of each month, 2 to 5 PM. They connect people with resources and provide hygiene items and other supplies. Look for them in their outreach van on the corner of 14th and Franklin Avenues. FREE FOOD Franklin Library is collaborating with Every Meal to distribute free meal bags. Bags are located inside the library entrance and are free for anyone to take, while supplies last. HOMEWORK HELP Homework Help is back to its normal schedule. Both Franklin and Hosmer Libraries offer free one-on-one tutoring for K-12 students. Franklin: Wednesdays and Thursdays 3:30-7:30 PM Hosmer: Mondays 4-7:30, Saturdays 1-4 PM CONNECT AND PLAY/ APRENDEMOS JUNTOS AT HOSMER LIBRARY For children under five and their caregivers. Connect with your child during this drop-in program exploring early literacy activities. Wednesdays 4-6 PM FAMILY STORYTIME/ RIMAS Y CUENTOS AT HOSMER LIBRARY For children of all ages and their caregivers. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement in English and Spanish. Sunday, April 10 1-1:30 PM READING SUGGESTIONS Looking for a good book to read? You could ask a librarian. At hclib.org, towards the bottom of the page, you’ll find the link, Ask us for reading suggestions. This leads [...]

Library News

By CARZ NELSON All information listed here is accurate as of February 15, 2022. For the most recent information, check out the library website at www.hclib.org. FRANKLIN LIBRARY HOURS Monday    9 AM to 5 PM Tuesday    12 Noon to 8 PM Wednesday    12 Noon to 8 PM Thursday    12 Noon to 8 PM Friday        9 AM to 5 PM Saturday    9 AM to 5 PM Sunday        12 Noon to 5 PM LIBRARY SERVICE AND COVID PRECAUTIONS Everyone must wear a mask in the library and in all county buildings. Children under two years old are exempt. People who tested positive for COVID 19 or who are experiencing symptoms should not enter the library.  DISPLAYS AND EXHIBITS The upstairs display case at Franklin Library currently features photographs from the Glanton collection. The photographs, taken by John F. Glanton, depict the lives of Black Minnesotans after World War II. The community is invited to view the photographs and learn more about John Glanton and this period of history in the Twin Cities Black community. Other new displays at Franklin include a Black Authors Matter display, a celebration of Black hair, and an exhibit of books on sports in the Winter Olympics. FAIR AT FRANKLIN- GET HELP MANAGING YOUR MONEY Have trouble opening and keeping a banking account? FAIR is a program that can help you with banking services. Their goal is to help people cash their paychecks, build credit and increase their financial literacy. FAIR offers accounts with predictable fees and no overdraft penalties. FAIR ambassadors will be in Franklin Library’s community room on March 25 to answer questions and sign up new people who may be interested in the program. For more information, call Build Wealth Minnesota at 651-262-2173. HELP FINDING RESOURCES AND SUPPORT The Bridge for Youth visits Franklin [...]

February Library News

by Carz Nelson All information listed here is accurate as of January 15, 2021. For the most recent information, check out the library website at www.hclib.org. FRANKLIN LIBRARY HOURS Monday    9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday    12 p.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesday    12 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday    12 p.m. - 8 p.m. Friday        9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday    9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday        12 p.m. - 5 p.m. LIBRARY SERVICE AND COVID PRECAUTIONS Everyone must wear a mask in the library and in all county buildings; children under 5 years old are exempt. People who tested positive for COVID 19, or who are experiencing symptoms, should not enter the library.  DISPLAYS AND EXHIBITS - CLYDE BELLECOURT AND MORE There are several new exhibits at Franklin Library, including one featuring Clyde Bellecourt. Other presentations include a display highlighting Minnesota Black authors, and an exhibit of archival photographs in the upstairs display case. Salvage for Victory documents supply shortages during World War II.  MORE MAGAZINES COMING  The selection of periodicals available at Franklin Library continues to grow. The Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder is now available. Other titles that are due to arrive soon include American Indian Quarterly, Essence, First American Art, and J-14.  FAIR AT FRANKLIN- GET HELP MANAGING YOUR MONEY Have trouble opening and keeping a banking account? FAIR is a program that can help you with banking services. Their goal is to help people cash their paychecks, build credit and increase their financial literacy. FAIR offers accounts with predictable fees and no overdraft penalties. In partnership with Build Wealth Minnesota, FAIR is hosting a series of pop-ups this winter. All accounts opened at these events will receive a $25 opening deposit or a gift [...]

Library news

By CARZ NELSON All information listed here is accurate as of December 15, 2021. For the most recent information, check out the library website at www.hclib.org. FRANKLIN LIBRARY HOURS Monday    9 AM to 5 PM Tuesday    12 Noon to 8 PM Wednesday    12 Noon to 8 PM Thursday    12 Noon to 8 PM Friday        9 AM to 5 PM Saturday    9 AM to 5 PM Sunday        12 Noon to 5 PM LIBRARY SERVICE AND COVID PRECAUTIONS Everyone must wear a mask in the library and in all county buildings. Children under five years old are exempt. People who have tested positive for COVID 19 or who are experiencing symptoms should not enter the library.  FAIR AT FRANKLIN - GET HELP MANAGING YOUR MONEY Have trouble opening and keeping a banking account? FAIR is a program that can help you with banking services. Their goal is to help people cash their paychecks, build credit and increase their financial literacy. FAIR offers accounts with predictable fees and no overdraft penalties. In partnership with Build Wealth Minnesota, FAIR is hosting a series of pop-ups in January. All accounts opened at these events will receive a $25 opening deposit or a gift card. FAIR ambassadors will be in the Franklin Library community room on January 28 from 1 pm until 4 pm to answer questions and sign up new people who may be interested in the program. Can’t make it to the library? FAIR is also hosting a virtual event on January 22, 2022 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Register in advance for either of these events at fairfinancial.org/events. For more information, call Build Wealth Minnesota at 651-262-2173.  PHOTO DISPLAY Franklin Library is featuring a new exhibit of archival photographs in the upstairs display case. Salvage for Victory documents supply shortages during World War II. There are some great [...]

Library News

By CARZ NELSON All information listed here is accurate as of November 15, 2021. For the most recent information, check out the library website at www.hclib.org. HENNEPIN COUNTY LIBRARY HOURS Hennepin County Library has expanded its hours. See Franklin’s new schedule below. Check out hclib.org for other libraries. FRANKLIN LIBRARY HOURS Monday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday 12 - 8 p.m. Wednesday 12 - 8 p.m. Thursday 12 - 8 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 12 a.m. - 5 p.m. LIBRARY SERVICE AND COVID PRECAUTIONS Everyone must wear a mask in the library and in all county buildings. Children under five years old are exempt. People who tested positive for COVID 19 or who are experiencing related symptoms should not enter the library. Franklin Library is open for regular service; including book check out, holds pick up, and walk-in computer use. There’s no limit on the time people can spend inside the library. HOMEWORK HELP Both Franklin and Hosmer Libraries provide free one-on-one tutoring for K-12 students. Franklin: Wednesdays 3:30 - 7:30 p.m. and Thursdays 3:30 - 7:30 p.m. Hosmer: Mondays 4 - 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays 1 - 4 p.m. CONNECT AND PLAY AT HOSMER LIBRARY For young children and their caregivers: Connect with your child and explore early literacy activities during this drop-in program, 4 - 7 p.m on the first three Wednesdays of December. COFFEE & CONVERSATIONS Franklin Library hosts a monthly program outdoors in front of the library. Neighbors and community members can stop by for free coffee and doughnuts. It’s the perfect time to chat with library staff. Weather permitting; the meetings are on the second Fridays of the month, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. This month’s meeting is December 10th . READING SUGGESTIONS Looking for a good book to read? You can ask a librarian! At hclib.org you’ll find the link, Ask us for reading suggestions. This leads to a form for you to [...]

Library News: November

By CARZ NELSON All information listed here is accurate as of October 15, 2021. For the most recent information, check out the library website at www.hclib.org. HENNEPIN COUNTY EXPANDS LIBRARY HOURS Hennepin County Library is expanding hours beginning October 24. See Franklin’s new schedule below. Check out hclib.org for other libraries. FRANKLIN LIBRARY HOURS Monday 9 AM to 5 PM Tuesday 12 Noon to 8 PM Wednesday 12 Noon to 8 PM Thursday 12 Noon to 8 PM Friday 9 AM to 5 PM Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM Sunday 12 Noon to 5 PM LIBRARY SERVICE AND COVID PRECAUTIONS Everyone must wear a mask in the library and in all county buildings. Children under five years old are exempt. People who have tested positive for COVID 19 or who are experiencing symptoms should not enter the library. Franklin Library is open for regular service, including book check out, holds pick up, and walk-in computer use. There is no limit on the time people can spend inside the library. FRANKLIN BOOK AND MEDIA DISPLAYS November’s displays feature Indigenous cooking, local elections, Native youth literature, and Indigenous Futurism inspired by All My Relations Gallery’s current exhibit, Biskaabiiyang, (returning to ourselves). CLOUD AFFIRMATION MIRRORS Franklin Library is hosting an art exhibit on the lower level by local artist Bayou Bay called Cloud Affirmation Mirrors. Visitors are invited to interact with the art by leaving a sticky note with their own affirmation on the wall after viewing the exhibit. HOMEWORK HELP Both Franklin and Hosmer Libraries provide free one-on-one tutoring for K-12 students. Franklin: Wednesdays 3:30-7:30 PM and Thursdays 3:30-7:30 PM Hosmer: Mondays 4-7:30 PM and Saturdays 1-4 PM CONNECT AND PLAY AT HOSMER LIBRARY For young children and their caregivers. Connect with your child during this drop-in program exploring early literacy activities. Wednesdays at 4-7 PM; this month on November 3, [...]

Library News

Library News

By Carz Nelson All information listed here is accurate as of September 15, 2021. For the most recent information, check out the library website at www.hclib.org. INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY COMMUNITY READ- THE SEED KEEPER Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day by joining Franklin Library”™s Community Read! Read The Seed Keeper on your own, then join author Diane Wilson to discuss the book in a live, virtual event on Monday, October 11 at 7:00-8:00 PM. A limited number of free copies of the book are available at Franklin Library. For more information, visit www.hclib.org/events. FREE SUPPLIES FOR JOB HUNTERS Franklin Library is distributing a limited number of job resource bags.  They are free for anyone currently looking for a job. The bags have a folder, notebook, pen, flash drive, and more. FRANKLIN LIBRARY HOURS Monday ClosedTuesday 9 AM to 5 PMWednesday 9 AM to 5 PMThursday 12 Noon to 8 PMFriday 9 AM to 5 PMSaturday 9 AM to 5 PMSunday 12 Noon to 5 PM LIBRARY SERVICE AND COVID PRECAUTIONS Everyone must wear a mask in the library and in all county buildings. Children under five years old are exempt. People who tested positive for COVID 19 or who are experiencing symptoms should not enter the library. Franklin Library is open for regular service, including book check out, holds pick up, and walk-in computer use. There”™s no limit on the time people can spend inside the library. COFFEE & CONVERSATIONS Franklin Library hosts a monthly program outdoors in front of the library. Neighbors and community members can stop by for free coffee and doughnuts. It”™s the perfect time to chat with library staff. Weather permitting, meetings are on the second Fridays of the month at 10am-12 noon. Upcoming dates are October 8, November 12, and December 10. READING SUGGESTIONS Looking for a good book to read? You could ask a librarian. At hclib.org, towards the bottom of the page, you”™ll find the [...]

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