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 The Rose Ensemble presents
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 The Friends welcomes
Beth Burns
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SPPL wins first-ever national
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Racial and Social Equity
National essay contest calls to
Minnesota students grades 4-12
to share their love of literature
 

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The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library Welcomes Beth Burns as New President

Burns will officially begin leadership of the organization January 1, 2017.

Beth Pic for PRSAINT PAUL,MN, November 10, 2016 —The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library announced that, after a national search, its board has selected Beth Burns as the organization’s new president.…

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FitzFirst@Four: “The Crack-Up” E... @ Common Good Book
FitzFirst@Four: “The Crack-Up” E... @ Common Good Book
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm
FitzFirst@Four: "The Crack-Up" Essays @ Common Good Book | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s essays, The Crack-Up, presented by historian Laura Iandola. A discussion following the free presentation will provide audience members with the opportunity to reflect on Fitzgerald’s revealing assessment of his life and times in his late 30s. Written in 1935, at the height of the Depression, and at arguably the low point of Fitzgerald’s personal and professional life, The Crack-Up essays provide an intensely personal view of Fitzgerald’s “sudden descent at the age of thirty-nine from glamorous success to empty despair.”   In 1935, Fitzgerald had retreated to the Skylands Hotel in Hendersonville, North Carolina.  His lungs, weakened by an earlier bout Read the Rest...
Dec
6
Tue
Books & Bars: “Fates and Furies” @ Happy Gnome
Books & Bars: “Fates and Furies” @ Happy Gnome
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm
Books & Bars: “Fates and Furies” @ 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 (with some exceptions). 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. No registration required. 5:30 Happy Hour Social | 6:15 Discussion Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia, an exhilarating novel about marriage, creativity, Read the Rest...

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