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We’re Hiring – Programs & Services Manager

June 21, 2022

Position Opening: 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 writing, process-minded attention to detail, and relationship development skills to head up client acquisition and administration for Library Strategies, a consulting group of The Friends. Our vision is…

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Minnesota Book Awards Winners

April 27, 2022

2022 Annual Minnesota Book Awards Winners Announced SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA, April 27, 2022 – The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library has announced the winners of the 2022 Minnesota Book Awards, presented this year by sponsor Education Minnesota. In addition to winners in nine categories, The Friends presented the Book Artist, Hognander Minnesota History,…

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36 Finalists Blog: John Medeiros

April 22, 2022

John Medeiros, author of Self, Divided Memoir & Creative Nonfiction Category, sponsored by Bradshaw Celebration of Life Centers Each week leading up to the 34th annual Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony, we are featuring exclusive interviews with our 36 finalists. You can also watch the authors in conversation with their fellow category finalists here. Would you…

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36 Finalists Blog: Jessica Lind Peterson

April 22, 2022

Jessica Lind Peterson, author of Sound Like Trapped Thunder Memoir & Creative Nonfiction Category, sponsored by Bradshaw Celebration of Life Centers Each week leading up to the 34th annual Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony, we are featuring exclusive interviews with our 36 finalists. You can also watch the authors in conversation with their fellow category finalists…

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36 Finalists Blog: Ranae Lenor Hanson

April 22, 2022

Ranae Lenor Hanson, author of Watershed: Attending to Body and Earth in Distress  Memoir & Creative Nonfiction Category, sponsored by Bradshaw Celebration of Life Centers Each week leading up to the 34th annual Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony, we are featuring exclusive interviews with our 36 finalists. You can also watch the authors in conversation with…

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36 Finalists Blog: Said Shaiye

April 22, 2022

Said Shaiye, author of Are You Borg Now? Memoir & Creative Nonfiction Category, sponsored by Bradshaw Celebration of Life Centers Each week leading up to the 34th annual Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony, we are featuring exclusive interviews with our 36 finalists. You can also watch the authors in conversation with their fellow category finalists here.…

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