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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 [...]

VVNN July ’22

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 [...]

Ventura Village June ’22

Inkpa Mani at Two Rivers Gallery

Inkpa Mani at Two Rivers Gallery

Two Rivers Gallery is pleased to present “Pseudonyms | Contemporary Indigenous Portraiture,” a solo exhibition by Inkpa Mani. The show is on display through May 18, 2022. The exhibition consists of oil and acrylic paintings on canvas, and textile hangings depicting visual understandings and the cultural definitions of Indigenous Lakota/Dakota names. In this body of work, Inkpa Mani examines individual portraits from a Native American perspective and their given Indigenous Names within a modern lens. Two Rivers Gallery is an exhibition space for emerging Native American artists located in the Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1500 E Franklin Avenue –Two Rivers Gallery

Avenues of Creation opens at All My Relations Galley

Avenues of Creation opens at All My Relations Galley

Through his lifelong artistic career, multi-disciplinary artist and designer, Steven Premo, of the Mille Lacs Band of the Ojibwe, learned that there are many different avenues for creation, and each requires a particular medium. In his Twin Cities solo exhibition debut, Steve reflects his pride in his Ojibwe heritage through a variety of retrospective works highlighting narratives of the Mille Lacs Ojibwe people and the evolution of Ojibwe art forms. “My own art is a reminder of our history and the continuation of our existence and expresses our cultural influence across the community and beyond..”  - Steven Premo    All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E Franklin Avenue http://www.allmyrelationsarts.com/On View: February 14th – April 16th 2022Opening Reception: Thursday, February 17th, 6-8:00 p.mCommunity Art Activity: March 26th, 1-3 p.m.Artist Talk: March 3rd 6-7 p.m

Anishinabe III: Addressing Homelessness and The Opioid Epidemic

Anishinabe III: Addressing Homelessness and The Opioid Epidemic

By Tina Monje Anishinabe III, a new supportive housing building at 16th and Franklin Avenues, opened in December 2021.Photo credit: Tina Monje In December of 2021, The American Indian Community Development Corporation (AICDC) opened the doors of Anishinabe III, another permanent supportive housing building added to their roster. Built over the summer of 2021, this four story building on Franklin Avenue sits between the American Indian Center and the Hiawatha overpass, right across the street from the long fenced-off Wall of Forgotten Natives, on what used to be the Anishinabe Campus lawn. Nearly 30 years after the first inception of AICDC as an Indigenous-led task force, this building stands as a testament to the Corporation’s commitment to ever-evolving needs of their neighborhood and their relatives. Travis Earth-Werner, AICDC’s Program Project Manager, says this project is a reflection of AICDC’s longtime, core mission to address homeless in the Indigenous community in South Minneapolis. Anishinabe III is their continued response to the growing crisis of inaccessible housing. And like their other buildings, this new project does more than address housing. Their programs address the unique issues that arise for Indigenous people from the legacies of colonization at the intersection of healthcare and housing. Anishinabe III is an expansion of the Anishinabe Campus, the first building of which opened in 1996. Anishinabe Wakiagun, “The People’s Home” in Ojibwe, was AICDC’s first housing development project. It has 45 single room occupancy units dedicated to Indigenous adults living with chronic inebriation statuses - those who have a high rate of detox center usage, those living with permanent health effects of alcohol use, and those who continue to use alcohol, etc. AICDC expanded the Wakiagun building and their services, and in 2016 opened Anishinabe Bii Gii Wiin, “People Come Home” in Ojibwe, which offers 30 single room occupancy [...]

Never Homeless Before 1492

Never Homeless Before 1492

By Carz Nelson On November 3, a new art installation was unveiled at the Wall of Forgotten Natives, the location of the 2018 homeless encampment on Franklin Avenue. Twenty-three boards wired to the chain-link fence spell out: “Never Homeless Before 1492”. Each panel includes images and symbols that are relevant to the American Indian community. Artist Courtney Cochran led the design. Many community members contributed to the work, including people who have experienced homelessness themselves. The project is sponsored by the Native American Community Development Institute and the Minnesota Department of Transportation. It will remain in place on Franklin Avenue for two years. 1492: The year it all started Looking west down Franklin An additional panel provides space for community members to leave their thoughts. Various letters from the wall highlighting art and issues.

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, [...]

biskaabiiyang  at All My Relations

biskaabiiyang  at All My Relations

biskaabiiyang (returning to ourselves)  is a group exhibition investigating Indigenous Futurisms and the interconnectedness of nows through video installation, interactive gaming, mixed media and digital illustrations curated by Emerging Curators Institute Fellow, Juleana Enright.  Featured artists: Santo Aveiro-Ojeda, Sequoia Hauck, Reyna Hernandez, Elizabeth LaPensée, Coyote Park, and Summer-Harmony Twenish.  Biskaabiiyang is an Anishinaabeg word meaning the enactment of ‘returning to ourselves’ through the regeneration of our Indigenous ways of knowing. A counter to Western constructs of sovereignty, ownership and time, the works of biskaabiiyang explore the process of decolonization through ancestral knowledge, land stewardship, water protection and body and identity sovereignty. Using the context of an imagined future, we challenge our erasure and create ourselves into being, aligning past, present and future. It is always now. October 14- December 11, 2021, All My Relations Arts, 1414 E Franklin Avenue http://www.allmyrelationsarts.com/

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