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A Q&A with The Friends’ new president, Beth Burns

Tell us about your cBeth Burnsareer path prior to coming to The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library.

I majored in creative writing and theater (or, as my friends say, writing and talking) at St.…

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Upcoming Events

Jan
18
Wed
Fireside Reading Series: Mary Ca... @ Hamline Midway Library
Fireside Reading Series: Mary Ca... @ Hamline Midway Library
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm
Fireside Reading Series: Mary Casanova @ Hamline Midway Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Mary Casanova, Ice-Out Ice-Out returns to the frigid and often brutal Prohibition-era borderland of Casanova’s beloved novel Frozen, and to the characters who made it a favorite among readers of all ages. Owen Jensen, nineteen and suddenly responsible for keeping his mother and five brothers alive, finds himself walking on thin ice – literally and figuratively – on Rainy Lake, in the northern reaches of Minnesota. Smitten with Frozen’s Sadie Rose, Owen is struggling to make something of himself at a time when no one seems to hold the moral high ground. Bootlegging is rife, corruption is rampant, and lumber barons run Read the Rest...
Jan
19
Thu
Women’s Human Rights Film Series... @ Merriam Park Library
Women’s Human Rights Film Series... @ Merriam Park Library
Jan 19 @ 6:30 pm
Women's Human Rights Film Series: “Sonita” @ Merriam Park Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
If 18-year old Sonita had a say in things, Michael Jackson would be her father and Rihanna her mother. She captures her dream of being a famous rapper in her scrapbook. For the time being, her only fans are the other teenage girls in a Tehran shelter. There, Sonita, a refugee from Afghanistan, gets counseling for the traumas she has suffered and guidance in shaping her future. Her family has a very different future planned for her: as a bride she’s worth $9,000. What’s more, women aren’t allowed to sing in Iran. How can Sonita still succeed in making her Read the Rest...

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