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What”™s Up at Your Community Libraries

What”™s Up at Your  Community Libraries

By Lindsey Fenner All Hennepin County Libraries closed on March 17 and are tentatively scheduled to reopen to the public on April 6. Please check the library website at www.hclib.org for updates, as the reopening date may change. Availability of listed services below may change. Starting March 20, ALL library staff are working from home. Hennepin County library workers fought hard to close library buildings down and keep library workers at home. This was a heartbreaking action to take; we all know how important public libraries are to the community. But frontline workers knew that it was impossible to keep libraries open or have workers in the buildings, and still keep workers and vulnerable community members safe. It was also heartbreaking because Franklin Library was scheduled to reopen on March 17 after a long renovation. Thank you to all of the community members who have advocated on behalf of library workers and patrons! We are still here (just working from home) Have a reference or library account question? Chat with, text or email a library worker https://www.hclib.org/contact Text ”˜hclib”™ to 612-400-7722 As of 3/20/2020, you are unable to reach library staff at 612-543-KNOW (5669) or library building phone numbers. We are working to have staff available to answer phones, if possible. Physical Materials: All Due Dates Have Been Extended All Holds Have Been Extended Book Returns: All library book returns were closed on March 19. There are no workers in the buildings to process them. Check the library website when they will reopen. The Library could not ensure that workers could check in and process materials safely or without using up limited sanitation and Personal Protective Equipment resources that other County Departments urgently need. Thank you for holding on to your library books for us! Library Card Information: If you need to register for a library card or access your PIN number, contact the [...]

What’s Up at Your Community Libraries

What’s Up at Your Community Libraries

Franklin LibraryThe Franklin Library renovation is 98% complete! Look for a reopening celebration in the early spring!  Seeking nature donations for a Franklin Library Teen ProgramA teen-led science and technology program at Franklin Library is looking for donated nature items. We are most interested in found animal skulls and interesting rocks you may have in your home. Please no feathers or small shells. These items will be part of a Nature Trading Program at Franklin Library, which will reopen spring 2020. Please drop off any donations to Hosmer Library: 347 E 36th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408 through March 2020. Coffee & Conversations (for adults)Tuesday, March 3, 10am-12pmMinneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404Join Franklin staff for free coffee and doughnuts, plus special guest performer local hip-hop artist Tufawon East Lake Library2727 E. Lake StreetW, F, Sa: 9am-5pm M, T, Th: 9am-8pm Su: 12-5pm Youth and Families Homework HelpM, T, Th: 4-7pmFree in-person tutoring for K-12 students. No advance sign-up needed. Tutors available September 16 to May 21, except on holidays and school breaks. Family StorytimeFriday March 13, 2020 Friday, March 20, 2020 Friday, March 27, 2020 Friday, April 3, 202010:15-10:45amFor children of all ages and their caregivers. Talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Baby StorytimeFriday, March 13, 2020 Friday, March 20, 2020 Friday, March 27, 2020 Friday, April 3, 2020 11:15-11:45amFor children from birth to 24 months and their caregivers. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format especially designed for babies. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. For Adults Mobile Law LibraryMonday, March 2, 2020Monday, March 16, 20202-5pmConnect with librarians from Hennepin County Law Library about legal resources and support. City of Minneapolis [...]

What’s up at your community libraries

What’s up at your community libraries

By Lindsey Fenner Franklin Library Events The Franklin Av Library is CLOSED for renovations but events below at other places:  LitKnit (for all ages)Mondays, 3:30-4:30pmWaite House, 2323 11th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404Do you want to learn to knit and get to know your neighbors? Or, do you know how to knit and want to work on your project while getting to know your neighbors? Come to Franklin Library”™s LitKnit circle. LitKnit circles are inter-generational spaces where neighbors spend time together learning a craft and sharing stories. Improve your craft skills, get to know your neighbors and find connection within your community. Coffee & Conversations (for adults)Tuesday, February 4, 10am-12pmMinneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404Join Franklin staff for free coffee and doughnuts. Vinyl Revival: A Song is BornSaturday, February 15, 2-3:30pmMinneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404Learn about hip-hop songwriting with Vinyl Revival Artist-in-Residence KITTO. Catch a sneak peek inside his creative process, discover how to compose hip-hop music using samples and loops, and enjoy a special performance by KITTO of a brand-new hip-hop song. KITTO is a Dakȟóta and Anishinaabe hip-hop artist, lyricist and composer. He is a 20-year-old Augsburg University student from St. Paul, Minnesota. KITTO speaks to struggle and hardship through his music, empowered by pushing the envelope and helping his people take control of their narrative. Vinyl Revival is a series of artist residencies, programs and listening opportunities at Minneapolis Central Library. Funded by Minnesota”™s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. East Lake Library2727 E. Lake StreetW, F, Sa: 9am-5pm M, T, Th: 9am-8pm Su: 12-5pm Youth and Families Homework HelpM, T, Th: 4-7pmFree in-person tutoring for K-12 students. No advance sign-up needed. Tutors available September 16 to [...]

What’s Up at Your Community Libraries

What’s Up at Your Community Libraries

FRANKLIN LIBRARY EVENTSFranklin Library building is closed for renovation, but there are still library events going on in and around Phillips!  LitKnit (for all ages)Mondays beginning January 6, 3:30-4:30pmWaite House, 2323 11th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404LitKnit circles are inter-generational spaces where neighbors spend time together learning a craft and sharing stories. Improve your craft skills, get to know your neighbors and find connection within your community. Funded by Minnesota”™s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Coffee & Conversations (for adults)Tuesday, January 7, 10am-12pmMinneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404Join Franklin staff for free coffee and doughnuts. Learn about upcoming library events and enjoy visits by special guests and hands-on activities. Jan. 7th join Deanna Beaulieu who will be leading an interactive Beading Class. EAST LAKE LIBRARY2727 E. Lake StreetW, F, Sa: 9am-5pm M, T, Th: 9am-8pm Su: 12-5pm Youth and Families Homework HelpM, T, Th: 4-7pmFree in-person tutoring for K-12 students. No advance sign-up needed. Tutors available September 16 to May 21, except on holidays and school breaks. Stories Together: Noon Year”™s EveTuesday, December 31, 11:30am-12:30pmFor kids of all ages and their caregivers. Count down to noon and celebrate the new year with stories, music, movement and activities! Family StorytimeFridays, starting January 3, 10:15-10:45amFor children of all ages and their caregivers. Talk, sing, read, write, and play together. Share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Baby StorytimeFridays starting January 3, 11:15-11:45amFor children from birth to 24 months and their caregivers. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format especially designed for babies. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. Adults Mobile Law LibraryMonday, December 16, 2-5pmMonday, January 6, 2-5pmConnect with librarians [...]

What”™s Up at the Franklin Community Library September 2019

By ERIN THOMASSON All Ages Live at Franklin: Kashimana Thursday, Sept. 5, 5:30-7:30 pm Kashimana has a rich, soulful blues voice; her compelling songs paint stories of her experiences growing up in Nigeria and Kenya, traveling through Africa and Europe, and living in the United States. Kashimana will perform an original set for Franklin Library”™s live music series. Funded by Minnesota”™s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Electronic Music Workshop Wednesday, Sept. 18, 6:30-7:30 pm Grades 3-12. Make beats and experiment with electronic music production in a space that empowers girls, non-binary and trans youth. All are welcome! Collaborator: Beats by Girlz. West African Drumming & Dance, Thursday, Sept. 19, 5-6 pm Learn traditional rhythms and dances from Guinea in West Africa. Practice basic hand technique, patterns and timing on the djembe. Learn fun energetic dances with steps which will be broken down for all levels, accompanied by live drumming. All are welcome. Collaborator: Duniya Drum & Dance. Live at Franklin: Tufawon Saturday, Sept. 28, 3-4 pm Tufawon is a Dakota/Boricua hip-hop artist. His music addresses Indigenous resiliency, politics, health, defending Mother Earth, and fighting against oppressive systems. Tufawon will perform an original set for Franklin Library”™s live music series. Funded by Minnesota”™s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Teens Design A Skateboard Wednesday, Sept. 11, 5-7 pm Using permanent markers and templates, create art on a skateboard deck. Materials provided, including a skateboard deck. Click here to register. Collaborator: Rivard Art. Funded by Minnesota”™s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Moving Through American History Thursday, Sept. 12, 5-6 pm Grades 7-12. From jazz to soul, funk to hip-hop, learn the basic steps of dances from several eras in American history and connect [...]

What”™s Up at the Franklin Community Library August 2019

By ERIN THOMASSON All Ages 15-Minute Guitar and Voice Lessons Thursday, Aug. 1, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Registration Required. For kids & teens. Come participate in a 15-minute one-on-one voice or guitar lesson with local musicians, Dallas & Siama! Learn to sing or play guitar for the first time, or learn tips to improve your gifts in a welcoming environment. Use our guitar or bring your own. Read Together Tuesdays, Aug. 6, 13 & 20, 1-2 p.m. Practice reading and enjoying books one-on-one or in a small group. Franklin on the Green Tuesdays, 3-4:30 p.m. Play games outside this summer! We will have badminton, soccer, frisbee and other games set up to play, weather permitting. Learn Together: Connect and Play Tuesdays, 6-6:30 p.m. Connect with your child during this drop-in program exploring early literacy activities. Join your neighbors each week for a different theme including music, art, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), reading and creative play. Science Wednesdays Wednesdays, 3-4:30 p.m. Join us for a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) activity each week! Puzzlemania! Thursdays, 3-5 p.m. Enjoy a variety of educational and fun puzzles and games! Game On! Thursdays, 5-7 p.m. Join us for all types of gaming! Enjoy card games, board games, Xbox, VR and more. Play an old favorite or learn a new one. Family Storytime Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m. For children of all ages and their caregivers. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. Teen programs Urban 4-H Club Tuesdays, 5”“7 p.m. We do everything from urban gardening to digital photo/video to theater. Partner: University of Minnesota. Teen Tech Workshop Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m. Get creative and make music, videos, animation and other projects using both high- and low-tech tools, [...]

What’s up at the Franklin Library July 2019

By ERIN THOMASSON All Ages Dabaal-dega Dhaqanka Somaliyeed / Somali Cultural Festival Saturday, July 6, 11am ”“ 4pm Kaalay oo la Dabaal deg Maktabadda Franklin Hiddaha iyo Dahaqanka Soomalida! Qofwalbo waan soo Dhoweyneynaa. Come celebrate Somali Culture with Franklin Library! All are welcome. Funded by Minnesota”™s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Read Together Tuesdays, 1-2 pm  Practice reading and enjoying books one-on-one or in a small group. Franklin on the Green Tuesdays, 3-4:30 pm Play games outside this summer! We will have badminton, soccer, frisbee and other games set up to play, weather permitting. Learn Together: Connect and Play Tuesdays, 6-6:30 pm  Connect with your child during this drop-in program exploring early literacy activities. Join your neighbors each week for a different theme including music, art, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), reading and creative play. Science Wednesdays Wednesdays, 3-4:30 pm Join us for a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) activity each week! Electronic Music Workshop Wednesday, July 24, 6:30-7:30 pm Entering grades 3-12. Make beats and experiment with electronic music production in a space that empowers girls, non-binary and trans youth. All are welcome! Collaborator: Beats by Girlz. Puzzlemania! Thursdays, 3-5 pm Enjoy a variety of educational and fun puzzles and games! Game On! Thursdays, 5-7 pm Join us for all types of gaming! Enjoy card games, board games, Xbox, VR and more. Play an old favorite or learn a new one. West African Drumming & Dance Thursday, July 25, 5-6 pm Learn traditional rhythms and dances from Guinea in West Africa. Practice basic hand technique, patterns and timing on the djembe. Learn fun energetic dances with steps will be broken down for all levels, accompanied by live drumming. All are welcome. Collaborator: Duniya Drum & [...]

What”™s Up at the Franklin Community Library June 2019

By ERIN THOMASSON All Ages Learn Together: Connect & Play Tuesdays, 6-6:30pm Connect with your child during this drop-in program exploring early literacy activities. Join your neighbors each week for a different theme including music, art, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), reading and creative play. Franklin on the Green Tuesdays, June 11, 18 & 25, 3-4:30pm Play games outside this summer! We will have badminton, soccer, frisbee and other games set up to play, weather permitting. Science Wednesdays Wednesdays, June 12, 19 & 26, 3-4:30pm Join us for a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) activity each week! Puzzlemania! Thursdays, 3-5 pm Enjoy a variety of educational and fun puzzles and games! Game On! Thursdays, 5-7pm Join us for all types of gaming! Enjoy card games, board games, Xbox, VR and more. Play an old favorite or learn a new one. Family Storytime Fridays, 10:30-11am For children of all ages and their caregivers. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. Brodini Comedy Magic Saturday, June 15, 3-3:45pm Magician Graylyn Morris will raise spirits and test kids”™ powers of concentration as he manipulates ropes, scarves, balls and other magician”™s props in a perplexing “now you see it, now you don”™t” performance! Sponsor: MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency). Read Together Tuesdays, June 18 & 25, 1-2 pm Practice reading and enjoying books one-on-one or in a small group. Snake, Rattle and Roll Wednesday, June 26, 3:30-4:45pm Learn about salamanders, turtles and snakes, and meet several of the species that call Minnesota and Wisconsin home. Sponsor: MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency). Collaborator: Snake Discovery. Teen Programs Urban 4-H Club Tuesdays, 5”“7pm We do everything from urban [...]

What”'s Up at the Franklin Community Library – May 2016

By ERIN THOMASSON Book Donations for Navigation Center Hennepin County Library is partnering with three local bookstores ”“ Birchbark, Boneshaker, and Moon Palace -- to provide reading materials for residents of the Navigation Center, many of whom relocated from the encampment on Hiawatha. Your donation will provide positive recreational and educational materials for people experiencing housing insecurity. Choose any title you wish! All books purchased for donation can be left in the stores; they will be picked up periodically and distributed to the Navigation Center. The location for each bookstore can be found on their websites: Moon Palace Books https://www.moonpalacebooks.com/; Birchbark Books https://birchbarkbooks.com/; Boneshaker Books http://www.boneshakerbooks.com/.Information about the Navigation Center can be found here: https://www.franklinhiawathacamp.org/ All Ages Children”'s Day in Japan Sunday, May 5, 3-4pm Celebrate and learn about Japan”'s Children”'s Day by experiencing Japanese music and creating Japanese crafts, including origami folding to make Kabuto (Samurai helmet) and Koinobori. Materials provided. Learn Together: Connect and Play Tuesdays, 6-6:30pm Connect with your child during this drop-in program exploring early literacy activities. Join your neighbors each week for a different theme including music, art, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), reading and creative play. Family Storytime Fridays, 10:30-11am For children of all ages and their caregivers. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. Teen Programs Urban 4-H Club Tuesdays, 5”“7pm We do everything from urban gardening to digital photo/video to theater. Partner: University of Minnesota. Teen Anime Club Saturday,  May 4, 3-4:30 pm Discuss manga and share artwork. Something different every time! Teen Tech [...]

What”'s Up at the Franklin Community Library | April 2019

By ERIN THOMASSON All Ages Learn Together: Connect and Play Tuesdays, 6-6:30pm Connect with your child during this drop-in program exploring early literacy activities. Join your neighbors each week for a different theme including music, art, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), reading and creative play. Poetry Read-In Saturday, April 27, 3-4:30pm For children of all ages and their caregivers. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement. Teen Programs Urban 4-H Club Tuesdays, 5”“7pm We do everything from urban gardening to digital photo/video to theater. Partner: University of Minnesota. Teen Tech Workshop Wednesdays, 5-6:30pm Get creative and make music, videos, animation and other projects using both high- and low-tech tools, everything from iPads and 3D printers to synthesizers and sewing machines. Led by the library”'s Teen Tech Squad. Dhalinta Horumar sare rabta / Young Achievers Wednesdays, 4:30-6pm  U dabaaldag Dhaqanka Soomalida, sameyso saaxiibo cusub iyo in aad isticmaasho hab nololeed cafimaad leh. Lamaane: WellShare International. Celebrate Somali culture, make new friends and practice healthy lifestyles. Partner: WellShare International. Teen Anime Club Saturday, April 6, 3-4:30 pm Discuss manga and share artwork. Something different every time! Adult Programs Open Crafting Monday, April 1, 1-3pm Looking for a space to sew, knit or work on other crafts? Bring your current project and materials and join us! Sewing machines, knitting needles and other equipment will be available for your use. Franklin Technology Hour Thursdays, 12-1pm Do you want to explore new technology, practice using a computer program, or learn more about the library”'s electronic resources? Then come to Franklin Technology Hour! Bring your questions or come and explore a spotlighted resource. OLLI Nonfiction Book [...]

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