Behind the Curtain with
Park Square Theatre:
The Language Archive, May 20
The Friends and Mississippi Market
present a series of fun & healthy
films and discussions starting May 5
Celebrate Labor History Month
with our award-winning series
Untold Stories
Registration now open for the
Fourth Annual Tournament
Sunday, June 14 at Landmark Center
The 27th annual
Minnesota Book Awards
presented April 18 at Union Depot

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State Winners Announced in Annual Student Writing Contest

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the home of the Minnesota Center for the Book, announces the state-level winners of the 2015 Letters About Literature essay contest, co-sponsored by the Minnesota Council of Teachers of English and Common Good Books.

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Upcoming Events

May
11
Mon
Untold Stories: The People’s Mu... @ Penumbra Theatre
Untold Stories: The People’s Mu... @ Penumbra Theatre
May 11 @ 6:15 pm
Untold Stories:  The People’s Music—Jazz in St. Paul @ Penumbra Theatre | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
The People’s Music: Jazz in St. Paul 6:15 p.m. reception sponsored by Labor Education Service. Program begins at 7 p.m. Saint Paul has been a hotbed of a uniquely American music – jazz. Born in the Mississippi Delta and the City of New Orleans, it literally came up river and took hold here. Learn how Saint Paul has nurtured jazz music and culture over the last century and explore this history through live performances. This program features The Tommy Robinson Trio; the Capitol Hill Jazz Band from Capitol Hill Junior High in Saint Paul; and student musicians from Roseville High Read the Rest...
May
13
Wed
Untold Stories: Immigration & M... @ East Side Freedom Library
Untold Stories: Immigration & M... @ East Side Freedom Library
May 13 @ 7:00 pm
Untold Stories:  Immigration & Migration in the Making of Saint Paul @ East Side Freedom Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Immigration & Migration in the Making of Saint Paul Join a panel of historians to explore the making of Saint Paul through various early immigrant groups. Panelists include Paul Nelson on “African Americans and the Struggle for Civil Rights in the Early 20th Century”; John Sielaff on “Swedish and Czech Immigrant Workers and the Building of the State Capitol”; and Mary Wingerd on “How Irish Was Saint Paul?”. About Untold Stories In celebration of labor history month each May, the Untold Stories series presents programs and talks on both local and national labor history topics. Past programs in the series have Read the Rest...
May
17
Sun
Untold Stories: Dakota River To... @ Padelford Riverboats
Untold Stories: Dakota River To... @ Padelford Riverboats
May 17 @ 2:00 pm
Untold Stories:  Dakota River Tour with Colette Hyman @ Padelford Riverboats | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Dakota River Tour with Colette Hyman Take a scenic tour along the Mississippi in the Jonathan Padelford Riverboat, viewing sites important to the Dakota people, including the Indian Mounds and Pike Island. On the way, hear from writer and historian Dr. Colette Hyman, who discusses her recent book, Dakota Women’s Work: Creativity, Culture, and Exile. Online reservations are required as space is limited. About Untold Stories In celebration of labor history month each May, the Untold Stories series presents programs and talks on both local and national labor history topics. Past programs in the series have featured historian Robin D.G. Kelley, Read the Rest...

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