The Friends Blog


March 11, 2013

Robert Hedin, founding director of the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, was honored with the Kay Sexton Award on Saturday, April 13 at the 25th annual Minnesota Book Awards Gala presented by Marvin Windows and Doors. The Sexton Award is presented annually to an individual or organization in recognition of long-standing dedication and outstanding work…

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2013 Crossword Tournament Scores Posted

February 5, 2013

Beyond the bragging rights, prizes for all finalists and winners included books and subscriptions to Fireball Crosswords, a night’s stay at the Crowne Plaza or DoubleTree Suites, dinner at Buca di Bepo, a gorgeous gift basket of gourmet snacks and wine from Mintahoe, brunches at M Street Café at the St. Paul Hotel, and of…

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Minnesota Book Awards Finalists Announced

January 26, 2013

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library is pleased to announce the finalists in all eight categories for the 25th Annual Minnesota Book Awards, sponsored by Marvin Windows and Doors. Saturday, January 26, 24 judges from around the state – writers, teachers, librarians, booksellers, and others from the literary community – selected the finalists for each of eight book categories. Read more about the finalist books and authors.

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Minnesota Book Artist Award Announced

January 18, 2013

The Minnesota Book Awards is pleased to announce Jana Pullman as the winner of the 2013 Minnesota Book Artist Award sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group. Pullman’s primary artistic work in the book arts is in the area of design bindings. She creates unique bindings for specific books using materials such as leather, wood, handmade paper,…

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January 8, 2013

North Country: The Making of Minnesota The untold history of how the land of the Dakota and Ojibwe became the State of Minnesota North Country: The Making of Minnesota unlocks the complex origins of the state—origins that have often been ignored in favor of legend and a far more benign narrative of immigration, settlement, and cultural…

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Romanian Librarians and Friends Visit Saint Paul

July 9, 2012

Romanian guests to visit Saint Paul as part of the Biblionet Romania program. Five staff members from Romanian public libraries and five members of newly organized library Friends groups in Romania, along with two program specialists from the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) will be the guests of The Friends of the Saint Paul…

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