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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 [...]

Memorial Day 2022

Memorial Day 2022

The Tradition Continues By SUE HUNTER WEIR After a two-year hiatus, Memorial Day will be observed in Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery (corner of Cedar Avenue and Lake Street). The program begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 30th. Highlights include music by the Seward Community Concert Band (they begin playing about 9:40). Our keynote speaker is Milt Schoen, Vice Commander of American Legion Post #1. This event is supported by numerous groups and organizations including students from the Minnesota Transition School, Scout Troop #1, and American Legion Post #1 and Team Rubicon. We have a limited number of chairs so if you are able to, please bring a lawn chair. We hope to see you there. At 1 p.m., there will be an hour-long presentation about the history of the cemetery. Guests will be seated for the talk but are welcome to explore the grounds before or after the program. All events are free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

MayDay Festival!

<strong>MayDay Festival!</strong>

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre A teen from Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue sculpts the face of the Mojiganga Medicine woman youth in El Colegio High School’s art room. La Mojiganga will make an appearance at the May 1 festivalPhoto Credit: Spencer Joles Heart of the Beast is excited to invite the community to a redesigned MayDay Celebration. The event will look different from the parade of MayDays past. In the spirit of shared leadership, local organizations MIGIZI, Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue, and Roosevelt High School have been selected by HOBT’s MayDay Council as community partners to lead this year’s MayDay celebrations. Instead of a parade, there will be an art-filled political and cultural festival. This celebration will take place on May 1 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the Four Directions Family parking lot. All are welcome to attend this free event. HOBT’s MayDay Council is a community-nominated group of majority IBPOC artists and leaders. They have spent the past two years designing a new, equitable path for MayDay. The intention is to carry this much loved tradition forward, centering principles of justice and collaboration, prioritizing the experiences of people of color. MayDay Season 2022 is expanding the circle of people leading and reflected in this community celebration. ¡MayDay March! ¡Marcha 1ro de mayo! El 1ro de mayo es el Dia Internacional del Trabajo, un dia en cual la clase trabajadora sale a las calles a protestar. Unete a un listado creciente de organizaciones inmigrantes y laborales para marchar el 1ro de mayo en la calle Lake en Minneapolis. La marcha empezará en MPS Adult Education Center, 2015 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407 y terminará en el festival de la calle de Lake Street. Marcha iniciada por Trabajadores Minnesoteños Unidos (MWU) y El comité por los derechos de los inmigrantes (MIRAC).  May 1st is International Workers Day, a day for protest and a day for the working class [...]

Phillips West May 22

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 [...]

Last Free Edible Boulevards Cooking Class of the Winter

Last Free Edible Boulevards Cooking Class of the Winter

By Michelle Shaw Photo credit: Srjenkins CC by-SA 3.0 Join Minneapolis Edible Boulevards on February 19 from 11:30AM-1:00PM (note the change in time) for our last free cooking class of the winter on Zoom! You buy the groceries and cook from your own kitchen; we'll provide the instruction from Kelly Shay of Harmonious World. In January, we made Hoppin' John, a Southern dish that's traditionally served on New Year's Day to bring prosperity and good fortune for the year ahead.  You can go to our Facebook page to find the registration link for our event. If you're not on Facebook, please reach out at minneapolisedibleboulevards@gmail.com for the registration link. We can't wait to cook with you! 

Cultural Wellness Center

Cultural Wellness Center

Artists Invited to Submit Design Ideas for Light-Emitting Sculpture

Artists Invited to Submit Design Ideas for Light-Emitting Sculpture

By TIM SPRINGER The Midtown Greenway Coalition is issuing a call for artists to submit their ideas for a beautiful and stunning light-emitting sculpture. As mentioned in a previous Alley article, the purposes of the sculpture are to create exciting art that brings joy and makes you say “WOW!”, light up a dark area, and serve as a wayfinding beacon to help people find their way onto and off of the Greenway. This is a project of the Midtown Greenway Coalition with an Advisory Team composed of seven residents from the 2800 and 2900 blocks of 18th Avenue South, adjacent to the proposed sculpture location. I am honored to serve as Project Manager (a volunteer position) and work with the Advisory Team on this exciting project.  The sculpture will be located at the top of the entrance ramp to the Midtown Greenway at 18th Avenue. It will be about 12 feet wide and will be suspended up in the air about 12 feet above the trail surface. The body of the sculpture will emit light; perhaps through sheathing made of translucent acrylic material or perforated metal, or a surface that glows or has lights. Out of the bottom of the sculpture there will be lights aimed downward to the pavement to light up the pathway and adjacent sidewalk, and perhaps also out onto the roadway at the trail/roadway intersection.  Location of the desired public art piece. After receiving sketches from artists showing design ideas, the Advisory Team will select three finalists based on feasibility, artist capacity to complete the project, and how exciting each design is. Community members, Midtown Greenway trail users, and the public will then be invited to vote for their favorite design from among the three finalists.  After a design is selected, the winning artist will be invited to enter into a contract for up to $8,000 to create a detailed design that can be submitted to the City of Minneapolis for approval. The detailed design will include sculpture dimensions, [...]

Human Toll: A Public History of 35W Opens at the Hennepin History Museum

Human Toll: A Public History of 35W Opens at the Hennepin History Museum

Provided by Hennepin History Museum A new exhibit at Hennepin History Museum (HHM) explores community resistance and resilience, and illustrates how freeway construction destroyed and divided Black communities across the United States, amplifying the effects of systemic racism still felt today. With photographs, maps, oral histories, and archival documents, HUMAN TOLL: A Public History of 35W foregrounds the experiences of Black residents of South Minneapolis by exploring stories about displacement, housing discrimination, neighborhood division and environmental justice. Hennepin History Museum HUMAN TOLL was researched and developed over a period of two years by a diverse team of South Minneapolis community members and advisers, working in collaboration with students and faculty of the University of Minnesota Heritage Studies and Public History program. The exhibit runs through October 1, 2022. Located at 2303 Third Ave South, Minneapolis, Hennepin History Museum is accessible from the MTC’s #11 High Frequency Route. Free parking at the museum and on Third Ave. Visiting requires use of stairs. Free Admission to the Hennepin History Museum through December 2021. www.hennepinhistory.org

East Phillips News

East Phillips News

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