Prolific arts leader Jim Sitter
named 2016 recipient of
Kay Sexton Award
Finalists for the 28th Annual
Minnesota Book Awards
have been announced!
 
Loud at the Library returns
Thursday, February 25 with
J.E. Sunde Trio, Lydia Liza
22nd annual Fireside Reading Series
Returns Wednesday, Jan. 20
to Hamline Midway Library
The Friends and The Advocates
for Human Rights present a
series of thought-provoking films
 

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28th Annual Minnesota Book Awards Finalists Announced

We’re pleased to announce the finalists in all eight categories for the 28th Annual Minnesota Book Awards, chosen on Saturday, January 30, by 24 judges from around the state.

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Upcoming Events

Feb
15
Mon
Books & Bars: “The Narrow Road t... @ The Happy Gnome
Books & Bars: “The Narrow Road t... @ The Happy Gnome
Feb 15 @ 5:30 pm
Books & Bars: "The Narrow Road to the Deep North" @ The Happy Gnome | 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. Kamin has taken the suburban book club tradition and put it in a public bar where people’s opinions flow freely with a little “liquid courage.” 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. RESCHEDULED DUE TO BLIZZARD! New date: Monday, February 15 The Narrow Road to the Deep Read the Rest...
Feb
16
Tue
Rose Ensemble Discussion & Demon... @ Merriam Park Library
Rose Ensemble Discussion & Demon... @ Merriam Park Library
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm
Rose Ensemble Discussion & Demonstration: “Sainte-Chapelle de Paris: A King’s Quest for the True Cross ” @ Merriam Park Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
When French King Louis IX built the glorious Gothic chapel known as Sainte-Chapelle, he intended it to house his collection of Passion relics, including Christ’s Crown of Thorns and fragments of the True Cross — the most important relics in medieval Christendom. For centuries after its consecration in 1248, this architectural masterpiece was also home to some of the most exquisite medieval and Renaissance vocal music ever written. Learn more about the background and hear examples of the music for this regal performance.  
Feb
17
Wed
Fireside Reading Series: Anton T... @ Hamline Midway Library
Fireside Reading Series: Anton T... @ Hamline Midway Library
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm
Fireside Reading Series: Anton Treuer @ Hamline Midway Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Ojibwe historian and linguist Anton Treuer presents his latest work, Warrior Nation: A History of the Red Lake Ojibwe, a fascinating history which offers not only a chronicle of the Red Lake Nation but also a compelling perspective on a difficult piece of U.S. history. The Red Lake Nation has a unique and deeply important history. Unlike every other reservation in Minnesota, Red Lake holds its land in common—and, consequently, the tribe retains its entire reservation land base. The people of Red Lake developed the first modern indigenous democratic governance system in the United States, decades before any other tribe, but Read the Rest...

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