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Saint Paul Public Library Receives $100K Investment For Innovation Center

New funding is part of $2 million commitment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in St. Paul SAINT PAUL, MN, September 25, 2019 – The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library announced last week that it received a new $100,000 investment on behalf of Saint Paul Public Library from the John…

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Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony Moves to Ordway

September 19, 2019, SAINT PAUL, MN – The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library announced today that the Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony, which annually recognizes the state’s best books, will move to the Ordway in 2020. The Ceremony will be held Tuesday, April 28, 2020 in the Ordway Concert Hall. The decision to change…

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Jennifer Chiaverini on computer programming and the Nazi resistance

We’re so thrilled that Jennifer Chiaverini will join us for this year’s Opus & Olives. In preparation for the big event, we asked Jennifer a few questions to help fans get to know her better. This is an #opusexclusive. Tell us something that people might not know about you. My first publication, in 1982, was…

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Mark Bowden on mistaken identity and the patience of following a plot

We’re so thrilled that Mark Bowden will join us for this year’s Opus & Olives. In preparation for the big event, we asked Mark a few questions to help fans get to know him better. This is an #opusexclusive. Tell us something that people might not know about you. I am one of eight children,…

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Kate Mulgrew on solitude, dinner parties, and love

We’re so thrilled that Kate Mulgrew will join us for this year’s Opus & Olives as emcee. In preparation for the big event, we asked Kate a few questions to help fans get to know her better. This is an #opusexclusive.  Tell us something that people might not know about you. People may not know…

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We’re Hiring An Intern!

Position: Minnesota Center for the Book InternDuration: Approximately 8 hours per week over 9 months, September – May (Preference is for full 9 months, but individual applications for Fall or Spring only will be considered; please indicate availability in cover letter)Apply to: [email protected] About The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library:The Friends of the Saint…

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Opus & Olives Author Lineup Announced

July 14, 2019 – The Friends is thrilled to announce the 2019 author lineup for Opus & Olives, presented by RBC Wealth Management. The lineup includes Kate Mulgrew (emcee), Mark Bowden, Jennifer Chiaverini, Maaza Mengiste, and Chris Pavone. Kate Mulgrew, a native of Dubuque, Iowa, is an actress and author with an extensive career on stage…

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Summer Staff Book Picks

It is summertime and that means summer reading! We asked our staff what they would recommend, and you are sure to find your next great summer read in this list. AlayneSeasonal Quartet by Ali Smith“I am loving the Seasonal Quartet by Ali Smith. I started with Autumn and just finished Winter (odd choice for a summer book, I…

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