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 The Friends welcomes
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SPPL wins first-ever national
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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

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...
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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