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Position Opening: Finance and Operations Coordinator Overview The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library acts as a catalyst for libraries to strengthen and inspire their communities.  Established in 1945, we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports the work of the Saint Paul Public Library (a department of the City of Saint Paul) through…

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Hey Book Clubs, Read Brave and Win!

When you sign up to Read Brave, you are entered for a chance to have Mayor Carter join your book club meeting!* You’ll also be invited to an exclusive event with Burn Baby Burn author Meg Medina! Simply enter one member’s name and email below, and have your group read one of the featured books.…

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Jane Leavy on library stacks and sculpting lobsters

We’re so thrilled that Jane Leavy will join us for this year’s Opus & Olives. In preparation for the big event, we asked Jane a couple questions to help fans get to know her better. This is an #opusexclusive. Tell us something that people might now know about you. I’m a welder and sculptor in…

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Casey Gerald on The Bush Band and a warm welcome

We are so thrilled that Casey Gerald will join us for this year’s Opus & Olives. In preparation for the big event, we asked Casey a couple questions to help fans get to know him better. This is an #opusexclusive. Tell us something that people might not know about you. When I was twelve, I…

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Lisa Genova on her cameo and a space for all of us

We are so thrilled that Lisa Genova will join us for this year’s Opus & Olives. In preparation for the big event, we asked Lisa a couple questions to help fans get to know her better. This is an #opusexclusive. Tell us something that people might not know about you. I had a cameo in…

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Leif Enger on the bass and an approaching philosophical famine

We’re so thrilled that Leif Enger will join us for this year’s Opus & Olives as emcee. In preparation for the big event, we asked Leif a couple questions to help fans get to know him better. This is an #opusexclusive. Tell us something that people might now know about you. I play the electric…

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Lisa Wingate on the dream that lived and the new community

We are so thrilled that Lisa Wingate will join us for this year’s Opus & Olives. In preparation for the big event, we asked Lisa a couple questions to help fans get to know her better. This is an #opusexclusive. Tell us something that people might not know about you. Two long-lived dreams were born…

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Program Evaluator Contract Position

We’d love to work with you! The Friends is in search of a Short Term Arts Program Evaluator.   Position Overview: The Friends seeks a short term arts program evaluation contractor for the 2018 Moving Words: Writers Across Minnesota project. The Friends, as the Minnesota Center for the Book, is engaged in a seven-month arts…

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Sorry, Crossword Fans: No More Tournament

The Minnesota Crossword Tournament Will Not Return in 2018. It’s been a good run. Unfortunately though, it’s time to say goodbye to the Minnesota Crossword Tournament. For six years, we had great competition, fantastic puzzles, and enthusiastic participants at this one-of-a-kind event. We appreciate the enthusiasm of the loyal tournament-goers and will remember the event…

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2018 Minnesota Book Award Winners Announced

30th Annual Minnesota Book Awards Presented April 21, 2018, SAINT PAUL, MN – The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library has announced the winners of the 30th annual Minnesota Book Awards, sponsored by Education Minnesota. In addition to winners in nine categories, The Friends presented the Book Artist, Hognander Minnesota History, and Kay Sexton…

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