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The Friends achieve coveted 4-star rating for third consecutive year

FSPPL achieved the coveted 4-star rating for a third consecutive year. Fewer than 12 percent of charities evaluated have received the 4-Star rating for three consecutive years, indicating that The Friends outperforms the majority of nonprofits in America with respect to financial health, accountability and transparency.

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Upcoming Events

“GI Brides”, presented by Duncan... @ Merriam Park Library
“GI Brides”, presented by Duncan... @ Merriam Park Library
Sep 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
"GI Brides", presented by Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi  @ Merriam Park Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
GI Brides Best-selling authors of The Sugar Girls, Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi, present their compelling chronicle of the GI brides of World War II—the British women who fell in love with American GIs and traveled to the U.S. to become their wives. The personal stories of Sylvia, Margaret, Gwendolyn and Rae illuminate the journey of the more than 70,000 war brides who found themselves thousands of miles away from family and friends with men they hardly knew. Duncan Barrett studied English at Cambridge and now works as a writer and editor, specializing in biography and memoir. Nuala Calvi is a writer and journalist Read the Rest...
Books & Bars: “Seconds” by Bryan... @ Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Books & Bars: “Seconds” by Bryan... @ Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Sep 16 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Books & Bars: "Seconds" by Bryan Lee O’Malley @ Amsterdam Bar and Hall | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
The highly anticipated new standalone full-color graphic novel from Bryan Lee O’Malley, author and artist of the hugely bestselling Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series “For a certain subset of comic book fans, Scott Pilgrim was the coming-of-age story. Peppered with flip humor, naturalistic dialogue, manga-influenced art, and old school videogame references, Bryan Lee O’Malley’s tale about a slacker hero learning to finally face reality was the perfect confluence of old and new for the children of the ’80s, particularly as they found themselves edging closer to 30 than 20. Now, more than 10 years after the first Scott Pilgrim book Read the Rest...
Women’s Human Rights Film Series... @ Merriam Park Library
Women’s Human Rights Film Series... @ Merriam Park Library
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm
Women's Human Rights Film Series: "Girl Rising" @ Merriam Park Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
About “Girl Rising” Directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, this groundbreaking film tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 different countries, written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by 9 renowned actresses. “Girl Rising” showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. About the Film Series The Friends and The Advocates for Human Rights present a series of thought-provoking and enlightening films followed by moderated discussions throughout the  fall and spring. Films in the series cover a broad range of human rights issues that affect women across the globe. Read the Rest...

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