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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

Aug
1
Fri
Outdoor Summer Movies: “Wonder B... @ George Latimer Central Library
Outdoor Summer Movies: “Wonder B... @ George Latimer Central Library
Aug 1 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Outdoor Summer Movies: "Wonder Boys" @ George Latimer Central Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Four weeks of FREE films, outdoors in the courtyard at the George Latimer Central Library! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and bug spray, and join us as we present four films that feature fictional writers as the subject matter. The shows begin at dusk (approximately 9:00 p.m.) in the Kellogg Blvd. Courtyard, and are cancelled in case of rain. In this comedy, a middle-aged man juggles his problems with women, literature, and a career, while a younger man chases the artifact of his dreams. Pittsburgh college professor Grady Tripp (Michael Douglas) is currently single following his divorce from his third wife; Read the Rest...
Aug
8
Fri
Outdoor Summer Movies: “Sunset B... @ George Latimer Central Library
Outdoor Summer Movies: “Sunset B... @ George Latimer Central Library
Aug 8 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Outdoor Summer Movies: "Sunset Boulevard" @ George Latimer Central Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Four weeks of FREE films, outdoors in the courtyard at the George Latimer Central Library! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and bug spray, and join us as we present four films that feature fictional writers as the subject matter. The shows begin at dusk (approximately 9:00 p.m.) in the Kellogg Blvd. Courtyard, and are cancelled in case of rain.     Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard ranks among the most scathing satires of Hollywood and the cruel fickleness of movie fandom. The story begins at the end as the body of Joe Gillis (William Holden) is fished out of a Hollywood swimming Read the Rest...
Aug
20
Wed
Books & Bars: The Devil’s Snake ... @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Books & Bars: The Devil’s Snake ... @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Aug 20 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Books & Bars: The Devil’s Snake Curve @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Special day: Wednesday, 8/20… The author will be joining us! A humorous, historical, and hirsute miscellany that’s the baseball book Howard Zinn would have written, if he hated the Yankees. The Devil’s Snake Curve offers an alternative American history, in which colonialism, jingoism, capitalism, and faith are represented by baseball. Personal and political, it twines Japanese internment camps with the Yankees; Walmart with the Kansas City Royals; and facial hair patterns with militarism, Guantanamo, and the modern security state. An essay, a miscellany, and a passionate unsettling of Josh Ostergaard’s relationship with our national pastime, it allows for both the Read the Rest...

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