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We’re hiring: Programs & Services Manager

October 16, 2020

Position Description: Programs & Services Manager Overview We are seeking a colleague who thrives on relationship-building, enjoys being part of a team, and wants to use their powers for good. Our vision is a dynamic library at the heart of every community, and we’re looking for someone who will help us champion that goal. Libraries…

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Opus Exclusive: Quan Barry

September 30, 2020

We’re so thrilled that Quan Barry will join us for this year’s virtual Opus & Olives gala. In preparation for the big event, we asked Quan a few questions to help you get to know her better. Tell us something that people might not know about you. Actually, lots of people who know me know…

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Opus Exclusive: Alex Guarneschelli

September 30, 2020

We’re so thrilled that Alex Guarneschelli will join us for this year’s virtual Opus & Olives gala. In preparation for the big event, we asked Alex a few questions to help you get to know her better. Tell us something that people might not know about you. Believe it or not, I love vintage cars! More…

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National Book Festival

September 25, 2020

The Friends as the Minnesota Center for the Book is headed to the (virtual) National Festival Each year, The Friends as the Minnesota Center for the Book participates in the Library of Congress National Book Festival. This year, the 20th annual festival will be held online September 25 – 27, and we’ll be there too!…

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Opus Exclusive: Sue Monk Kidd

September 24, 2020

We’re so thrilled that Sue Monk Kidd will join us for this year’s virtual Opus & Olives gala. In preparation for the big event, we asked Sue a few questions to help you get to know her better. Tell us something that people might not know about you.Here are four somethings that most people don’t…

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Meet our Emcee: Mo Rocca

September 17, 2020

We’re so thrilled that Mo Rocca will emcee this year’s virtual Opus & Olives gala. In preparation for the big event, we asked Mo a few questions to help you get to know him better. Tell us something that people might not know about you.I’m a self-taught gymnast. I could once do an aerial cartwheel…

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