Announcing "Great Lakes Reads"
a Center for the Book
collaboration among 8 states
 
Scores are now available
for the 5th Annual MN
Crossword Tournament
 
Thanks to all of our 2015 supporters!
You helped us provide almost
$2 million in support for the library.
 
Congratulations to the 2016
Letters About Literature
Student Essay Contest Winners!
 
Congratulations to the finalists
and winners of the 2016
Minnesota Book Awards!
 

Featured Posts

Announcing Upcoming Retirement of Friends President Peter Pearson

After twenty-five years of service and growing the organization more than tenfold, Peter Pearson has announced his retirement as president of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, effective December 31, 2016.

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Upcoming Events

Aug
11
Thu
A Reading with Charles Baxter, K... @ Magers & Quinn Booksellers
A Reading with Charles Baxter, K... @ Magers & Quinn Booksellers
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm
A Reading with Charles Baxter, Karen Babine, and Rachel Coyne @ Magers & Quinn Booksellers | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States
Join us for a reading with acclaimed local writers Charles Baxter, Karen Babine, and Rachel Coyne, who all won or were a finalist for a 2016 Minnesota Book Award. About Charles Baxter’s There’s Something I Want You To Do: “There’s something I want you to do.” This request—sometimes simple, sometimes not—forms the basis for the ten interrelated stories that comprise this latest penetrating and prophetic collection from an author who has been repeatedly praised as a master of the form. As we follow a diverse group of Minnesota citizens, each grappling with their own heightened fears, responsibilities, and obsessions, Baxter unveils Read the Rest...
Aug
16
Tue
Books & Bars: “Harry Potter and ... @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Books & Bars: “Harry Potter and ... @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm
Books & Bars: "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
With The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, moderator Jeff Kamin brings his unique take on a public book club show to Saint Paul every first Tuesday of the month (with some exceptions: July and August will be held on the third Tuesday). Even if you don’t like the featured book, he “guarantees a good time at our entertaining discussions.” All are welcome to try this moderated reinvention of the book club. 5:00 Happy Hour Social | 6:15 Discussion Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts I & II (Special Rehearsal Edition): The Official Script Book of the Read the Rest...
Sep
6
Tue
Books & Bars: “Oreo” @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Books & Bars: “Oreo” @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Sep 6 @ 5:00 pm
Books & Bars: "Oreo" @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
With The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, moderator Jeff Kamin brings his unique take on a public book club show to Saint Paul every first Tuesday of the month (with some exceptions: July and August will be held on the third Tuesday). Even if you don’t like the featured book, he “guarantees a good time at our entertaining discussions.” All are welcome to try this moderated reinvention of the book club. 5:00 Happy Hour Social | 6:15 Discussion Oreo by Fran Ross Hailed as “one of the masterpieces of 20th century American comic writing,” Oreo is a satirical Read the Rest...

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