Join us on June 28 for
an evening with members 
of the artistic team from:
 
Announcing "Great Lakes Reads"
a collaborative project of 8
states and Ontario
 
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!
 

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Great Lakes Reads: A Center for the Book Collaboration

Announcing “Great Lakes Reads,” a collaborative project of the Minnesota Center for the Book and other Centers for the Book bordering the Great Lakes. Created in 1977 by the Library of Congress, the Center for the Book promotes books, reading, literacy, and libraries.

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Upcoming Events

Jun
28
Tue
Calendar Girls @ St. Anthony Park Library
Calendar Girls @ St. Anthony Park Library
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm
Calendar Girls @ St. Anthony Park Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
By TIM FIRTH; Directed by MARY FINNERTY Join The Friends and Park Square Theatre for an evening with actors from the upcoming regional premiere of Calendar Girls. When Annie’s husband dies of leukemia, she and her friends set out to raise funds for a local charity — by posing for a calendar completely in the buff. Positioned behind strategically placed flower arrangements, cakes, and knitting projects, the women discover the beauty within themselves and one another. When news of the women’s hilarious venture spreads like wildfire, the women find themselves exposed in ways they hadn’t anticipated, and they reach for a new Read the Rest...
Jul
19
Tue
Books & Bars: “My Brilliant Friend” @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Books & Bars: “My Brilliant Friend” @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm
Books & Bars: "My Brilliant Friend" @ 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 Social Hour | 6:15 Discussion My Brilliant Friend – Neapolitan Novels, Book One by Elena Ferrante A modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Read the Rest...
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...

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