Join us for the fifth annual
Minnesota Crossword
Tournament on June 12!
 
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!
 
In celebration of National Labor
History Month, we present
Untold Stories labor history series.
 

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28th Annual Minnesota Book Awards Presented

In addition to Book Award winners in eight categories, The Friends presented the Minnesota Book Artist, Hognander Minnesota History, and Kay Sexton Awards to previously announced honorees—respectively, Wendy Fernstrum, William D. Green, and Jim Sitter.

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Upcoming Events

May
5
Thu
“Six Chairs: A Holocaust Survivo... @ Sabes JCC
“Six Chairs: A Holocaust Survivo... @ Sabes JCC
May 5 @ 7:00 pm
"Six Chairs: A Holocaust Survivor’s Story" @ Sabes JCC | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States
Twin Cities Jewish Book Series presents Rowan Pope – Six Chairs: A Holocaust Survivor’s Story Award-winning Minnesota artist Rowan Pope collaborated with middle-school students from Breck School to capture Joe Grosnacht’s life through short stories and illustrations; the result is Six Chairs: A Holocaust Survivor’s Story. As a boy growing up in Poland, Grosnacht and his brothers would line up six chairs to make a pretend-train to ride. Years later, Grosnacht re-created that scene in a picture, drawing himself seated in the front chair, the other five empty; he is the only member of his family to have survived the Read the Rest...
May
6
Fri
A Revolution in Education: Cuba—... @ Hamline United Methodist Church
A Revolution in Education: Cuba—... @ Hamline United Methodist Church
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A Revolution in Education: Cuba—1961 to today @ Hamline United Methodist Church | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Join the Minnesota Literacy Council for a special screening of Maestra, a documentary on the Cuban Literacy Campaign. Luisa Campos of Havana Literacy Museum will also share insights on the Cuban education system and the international movement, Yo Si Puedo. About the film: Cuba, 1961: 250,000 volunteers taught 700,000 people to read and write in one year. 100,000 of the teachers were under 18 years old. Over half were women. MAESTRA explores this story through the personal testimonies of the young women who went out to teach literacy in rural communities across the island – and found themselves deeply transformed in Read the Rest...
May
9
Mon
Joe Burns: Reviving the Strike @ Saint Anthony Park Library
Joe Burns: Reviving the Strike @ Saint Anthony Park Library
May 9 @ 7:00 pm
Joe Burns: Reviving the Strike @ Saint Anthony Park Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Strikes played a critical role in the development and growth of unions in the public as well as the private sectors. In recent years strikes seem to have virtually disappeared while unions have shriveled and inequality has grown.  As we try to understand the present and chart the path to a better future, what can we learn from the historical role of strikes in Minnesota and in the United States? Joe Burns is the author of Reviving the Strike: How Working People Can Regain Power and Transform America and Strike Back: Using the Militant Tactics of Labor’s Past to Reignite Public Sector Unionism Read the Rest...

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