Calendar of Events

One way The Friends invests in the Library is by connecting people to libraries through a range of cultural programs. For more than 25 years, we have offered programs that entertain, enrich, and nourish curious minds.

Our events are always open to the public and most are free. You can make an investment in the library simply by joining us at one of our upcoming programs.

Full Calendar of Events

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Book Artist Award Winner Exhibit 9:30 am
Book Artist Award Winner Exhibit @ Open Book
Feb 1 @ 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Book Artist Award Winner Exhibit @ Open Book | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States
Erica Spitzer Rasmussen is the 2018 Book Artist Award recipient for her piece The Love Affair, a mixed-media sculptural book handcrafted from pieces of old family letters. Come see this award-winning piece at a retrospective…
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Books & Bars: “Homegoing” 5:00 pm
Books & Bars: “Homegoing” @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Feb 6 @ 5:00 pm
Books & Bars: "Homegoing" @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
With The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, moderator Jeff Kamin brings his unique take on a public book club show to Saint Paul every first Tuesday of the month (with some exceptions). Even…
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Fireside Reading Series: Marcie R. Rendon 7:00 pm
Fireside Reading Series: Marcie R. Rendon @ Hamline Midway Library
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Fireside Reading Series: Marcie R. Rendon @ Hamline Midway Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
  Marcie R. Rendon Murder on the Red River Marcie Rendon’s debut mystery novel introduces us to Cash, a tough, 19-year-old Anishinabe woman who was taken away from the reservation as a child and grew…
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Club Book: Omar El Akkad 7:00 pm
Club Book: Omar El Akkad @ Saint Anthony Park Library
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm
Club Book: Omar El Akkad @ Saint Anthony Park Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Join us for a presentation by author Omar El Akkad, with audience Q&A and book signing to follow.  Egyptian-Canadian novelist Omar El Akkad is the pen behind 2017’s breakout fiction debut, American War. Set in a future…
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Fireside Reading Series: Carolyn Porter 7:00 pm
Fireside Reading Series: Carolyn Porter @ Hamline Midway Library
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Fireside Reading Series: Carolyn Porter @ Hamline Midway Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Carolyn Porter Marcel’s Letters: A Font and the Search for One Man’s Fate Seeking inspiration for a new font, graphic designer Carolyn Porter stumbled across a bundle of letters in a Stillwater antique store and…
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Echoes Of War Veterans Discussion Series: Program 2 6:00 pm
Echoes Of War Veterans Discussion Series: Program 2 @ Arlington Hills Community Center
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Echoes Of War Veterans Discussion Series: Program 2 @ Arlington Hills Community Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Register online for these free programs HERE. Join The Friends for two discussion programs that engage Veterans and members of the public in community dialogue on the memory of war in personal and public history.…
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Behind the Curtain with Park Square Theatre: “The Pirates of Penzance” 7:00 pm
Behind the Curtain with Park Square Theatre: “The Pirates of Penzance” @ Merriam Park Library
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm
Behind the Curtain with Park Square Theatre: “The Pirates of Penzance” @ Merriam Park Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Join The Friends and Park Square Theatre for an evening with cast members from the upcoming production of The Pirates of Penzance. In this fresh twist on the classic comic opera, Gilbert and Sullivan are…
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Fireside Reading Series: Jon Lurie 7:00 pm
Fireside Reading Series: Jon Lurie @ Hamline Midway Library
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Fireside Reading Series: Jon Lurie @ Hamline Midway Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Jon Lurie Canoeing with José The first time journalist Jon Lurie met José Perez, the smart, angry, 15-year-old Lakota-Puerto Rican drew a knife and questioned Lurie’s authority. Five years later, both men are floundering. Lurie…
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Loud at the Library: J.S. Ondara, with Lydia Liza 7:30 pm
Loud at the Library: J.S. Ondara, with Lydia Liza @ George Latimer Central Library
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm
Loud at the Library: J.S. Ondara, with Lydia Liza @ George Latimer Central Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
J.S. Ondara, with Lydia Liza | Tickets $10 Doors Open – 7:00 | Music Starts – 7:30 You can do amazing things at the library – like enjoy live music and craft beer in the…
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Fireside Reading Series: Kaethe Schwehn 7:00 pm
Fireside Reading Series: Kaethe Schwehn @ Hamline Midway Library
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Fireside Reading Series: Kaethe Schwehn @ Hamline Midway Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Kaethe Schwehn The Rending and the Nest In Kaethe Schwehn’s mesmerizing postapocalyptic debut, 95 percent of the world’s population has disappeared without a trace. The 5 percent who remain must struggle to survive in the…

Ongoing Series

Behind The Curtain with Park Square Theatre

Periodically throughout the year, The Friends and Park Square Theatre present an evening in conversation with cast members from the latest Park Square Theatre production. Attendees of the program can purchase half-priced tickets to see the Park Square production.

Visit our secure registration page to reserve your spot at the program. Receive a special reservation code and call Park Square Theatre at 651-291-7005 for standard half-price tickets (subject to availability). Meet the artistic team at the Library for a “Behind the Curtain” discussion and pick up your tickets to the show. Must attend library program to receive discount.

Friends members always receive a $5 discount on Park Square Theatre tickets.

The Rose Ensemble

The Rose Ensemble is a renowned vocal music group that produces inspiring performances and educational programs with the goal of connecting individuals to compelling stories of human culture and spirituality from around the world. The Friends partners with the Rose Ensemble throughout the year to bring educational programs, lecture demonstrations, and sing-a- longs in libraries. To learn more about The Rose Ensemble, visit their website.

When you attend one of the library programs, you can enjoy a free ticket upgrade with purchase for most Rose Ensemble performances throughout the Twin Cities. Mention that you are a Friends member when ordering (not available with website purchases) by calling The Rose Ensemble at 651-225- 4340.

Mar
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Rose Ensemble Lecture & Demonstration: “Welcome the Stranger: The Promise of St. Benedict and St. Scholastica” @ Merriam Park Library
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm

The rose Ensemble

This original new program showcases over five centuries of music celebrating the unconditional hospitality of the Benedictines. Join Artistic Director Jordan Sramek for a look at the history behind the music and enjoy samples performed by members of The Rose Ensemble.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, “Welcome the Stranger” highlights music by Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), Caterina Assandra (1590-1618), and Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (1602-1678), as well as a new work honoring St. Scholastica by Minnesota composer Abbie Betinis.

About The Rose Ensemble

Founded in 1996 by Artistic Director Jordan Sramek, The Rose Ensemble is celebrating more than 20 years of reawakening the ancient with vocal music that stirs the emotions, challenges the mind, and lifts the spirit. Based in Saint Paul, the group tours internationally with a repertoire spanning 1,000 years and 25 languages, including new research in Hawaiian, Swedish, Middle Eastern, and American vocal traditions. With each performance, The Rose Ensemble strives to illuminate centuries of rarely heard repertoire and bring audiences fresh perspectives on history, languages, politics, religion, and world cultures and traditions. Learn more at www.theroseensemble.org.

Women's History Lecture Series

The Friends and Professor Jill Zahniser present a series of lectures on women’s history that shines a light on influential women who have made important contributions to our society and paved the way for future generations.

Jill Zahniser is an independent scholar who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. Dr. Zahniser is the co-author of the book, Alice Paul: Claiming Power, and also authored the And Then She Said series of quotations by women. She sits on the steering committee planning the nationwide 2020 commemoration of women winning the vote. She resides on the West Side of Saint Paul.

Books & Bars

With The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, moderator Jeff Kamin brings his unique take on a public book club show to Saint Paul every first Tuesday of the month.

Kamin has taken the suburban book club tradition and put it in a public bar where opinions flow freely with a little “liquid courage.” Even if you don’t like the featured book, he “guarantees a good time at our entertaining discussions.” All are welcome to try this moderated reinvention of the book club.

Mar
6
Tue
Books & Bars: “The Underground Railroad” @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Mar 6 @ 5:00 pm

With The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, moderator Jeff Kamin brings his unique take on a public book club show to Saint Paul every first Tuesday of the month (with some exceptions). Even if you don’t like the featured book, he “guarantees a good time at our entertaining discussions.” All are welcome to try this moderated reinvention of the book club. No registration required.

5:00 Happy Hour Social | 6:15 Discussion


The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora—an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned and, though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.

In Whitehead’s ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor—engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar’s first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city’s placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse, Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom.

Like the protagonist of Gulliver’s Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey—hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre–Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman’s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this magnificent tour de force from Colson Whitehead chronicles a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.

Apr
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Books & Bars: “Beartown” @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Apr 3 @ 5:00 pm

With The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, moderator Jeff Kamin brings his unique take on a public book club show to Saint Paul every first Tuesday of the month (with some exceptions). Even if you don’t like the featured book, he “guarantees a good time at our entertaining discussions.” All are welcome to try this moderated reinvention of the book club. No registration required.

5:00 Happy Hour Social | 6:15 Discussion


Beartown

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream—and the price required to make it come true.

People say Beartown is finished. A tiny Swedish community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever-encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semi-finals, and they actually have a shot at winning. All the hopes and dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys.

Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden, and the semi-final match is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected.

 Beartown explores the hopes that bring a small community together, the secrets that tear it apart, and the courage it takes for an individual to go against the grain. In this story of a small forest town, Fredrik Backman has found the entire world.

Loud at the Library

You can do amazing things at the library - like enjoy live music and craft beer in the middle of the stacks. Come get LOUD at the Library this winter in downtown Saint Paul with local bands and local brews. Tickets help support all the amazing things you can do at the library.

Feb 23: J.S. Ondara, with Lydia Liza  TICKETS HERE
Mar 9: Fathom Lane, with Almighty American  TICKETS HERE
Apr 6: Jessica Manning, with Mina Moore  TICKETS HERE

   

Feb
23
Fri
Loud at the Library: J.S. Ondara, with Lydia Liza @ George Latimer Central Library
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm

J.S. Ondara, with Lydia Liza | Tickets $10
Doors Open – 7:00 | Music Starts – 7:30

You can do amazing things at the library – like enjoy live music and craft beer in the middle of the stacks. Come get LOUD at the Library this winter in downtown Saint Paul with local bands and local brews. Tickets help support all the amazing things you can do at the library.

All attendees over 21 who bring a current library card from any system will receive one free beer, courtesy of sponsor Summit Brewing.

Get tickets below!

HEADLINER:
J.S. Ondara

J.S. Ondara is a singer-songwriter based in Minneapolis. Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, he moved to Minneapolis to pursue a career in music, choosing Minnesota largely due to his adoration of native Bob Dylan. Other songwriters who have had great influence on him are Neil Young, Ray Lamontagne, Noah Gundersen, and Damien Rice. Ondara is currently finishing up his first project and playing a few select shows around the country.

OPENER:
Lydia Liza

Lydia Liza Hoglund first garnered attention in the Twin Cities music scene as the spirited and confessional vocalist of folk/rock outfit Bomba de Luz. She has since gone on to establish herself as a solo performer and has collaborated with a wide array of local artists including Toki Wright & Big Cats, Eric Mayson, Caroline Smith, P.O.S, Dem AtlaS, Jeremy Messersmith, and many more.

In 2016, Lydia and her boyfriend, Josiah Lemanski, went globally viral for a re-write of “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” The two were featured on 89.3 The Current, CNN, Time MagazinePeople Magazine, Billboard, and FOX News, to name a few. They donated all proceeds to The Sexual Violence Center of Minnesota and RAINN.

“When Lydia Hoglund sings, her words convey the ache of an old soul. She unspools her melodies in big, booming somersaults that sound both effortless and ageless, her elastic delivery recalling emotive singers like Jeff Buckley and Sharon Van Etten.” – Andrea Swensson for NPR feature

Mar
9
Fri
Loud at the Library: Fathom Lane, with Almighty American @ George Latimer Central Library
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm

Fathom Lane, with Almighty American | Tickets $10
Doors Open – 7:00 | Music Starts – 7:30

You can do amazing things at the library – like enjoy live music and craft beer in the middle of the stacks. Come get LOUD at the Library this winter in downtown Saint Paul with local bands and local brews. Tickets help support all the amazing things you can do at the library.

All attendees over 21 who bring a current library card from any system will receive one free beer, courtesy of sponsor Summit Brewing.

Get tickets below!

Fathom Lane
Over the span of three critically acclaimed full length albums (2017’s Asilomar, 2013’s Fathom Laneand 2012’s Down By Half) Fathom Lane has been getting international attention for their wonderfully indefinable sound. Michael Ferrier’s songs are at once accessible and memorable, but are also sneaky with their quietly innovative touches. Ferrier cites classic touchstones such as The Velvet Underground, Tom Petty, Gram Parson’s Cosmic American Music, and the Laurel Canyon songwriters, but even with these influences Fathom Lane manages a contemporary sound. The blend of Ferrier’s steady and simple tenor with fellow singer Ashleigh Still’s more mellifluous soul is a main feature of the rich sound Fathom Lane brews; the band invite their listeners in and then delight them with audio surprises.

“Fathom Lane captures the full range of emotions on Asilomar, from the despair of broken relationships to the joy of the big, blue ocean.” ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

“On Fathom Lane’’s new album, Asilomar, it’s clear that Farrier’’s patience paid off. The album is one that’’s worth sitting quietly and listening to, with the songs taking listeners on a journey through a wide range of life experiences.” 89.3 THE CURRENT

“It is their distinctive sound which most catches your attention. With songs ranging from biting to calm, yet never cloying, the combined vocals of Michael Ferrier and Ashleigh Still intersect, diverge, then unite again to alight somewhere transcendent.” SEVEN MAGAZINE

“With two gorgeous albums in two years, Fathom Lane have quickly emerged as one of the brightest new artists in the Twin Cities…Finding some kind of unlikely common ground between alt-country and floaty prog rock, the band achieves a timeless quality, as on single “’Sugardown”’ or their breathtaking (and prescient) cover of Lou Reed’’s ‘Perfect Day’,” released just weeks before his death.” Jim McGuinn, 89.3 The Current

Fathom Lane is Michael Ferrier: vocals, guitar, Rhodes, percussion; with Ashleigh Still: vocals and piano; Matt Patrick: electric guitar; Shane Akers: lap steel and dobro; Paul Boblett bass; and Alex Young: drums and percussion.

Almighty American
With a deep appreciation for the songwriting greats of his father’s generation, drummer-turned-guitarist Michael Gay has set out to leave his own mark with Almighty American. “I’ve learned a lot about empathy through songwriting,” Gay told City Pages. “I try to do the story justice and not always go for the easy rhyme.” His approach to songwriting pairs with a classic Americana sensibility and feel to breed earnest songs with melodies that stick with the listener. Influences such as old literature, cowboys, and the open road can be heard and felt throughout his debut full-length album, Somewhere Ride, available now.

Apr
6
Fri
Loud at the Library: Jessica Manning, with Mina Moore @ George Latimer Central Library
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm

Jessica Manning, with Mina Moore | Tickets $10
Doors Open – 7:00 | Music Starts – 7:30

You can do amazing things at the library – like enjoy live music and craft beer in the middle of the stacks. Come get LOUD at the Library this winter in downtown Saint Paul with local bands and local brews. Tickets help support all the amazing things you can do at the library.

All attendees over 21 who bring a current library card from any system will receive one free beer, courtesy of sponsor Summit Brewing.
Get tickets below!

Jessica Manning
Jessica Manning is an electro-R&B artist based in the Twin Cities.  Growing up in Stockholm, Sweden with a soul-singing father, Jessica grew to love music and performing through her father’s passion for being on stage. She draws influence from pop, soul, and electronic music by artists such as Frank Ocean, James Blake, and Kevin Garrett. Her sound incorporates electronic drums and synthesizers to create an atmosphere that her soulful melodies, rich vocals, and thoughtful lyrics soar high above.

“Oh those vocals. I could listen all day to her rich, soulful, and clear tones. Her words speak of a wisdom far beyond her years, but her ego does not follow. Elements of soul, as well as a floating atmosphere […] weave themselves together to create a modern sense of soul: the perfect soundtrack for sunrise or sunset.” – Kelsey Simpkins (Sofar Sounds)

Mina Moore
Mina Moore is a singer-songwriter from Minneapolis. Her music draws from that of her upbringing, leaning heavily on soul, R&B, and inevitably, pop. Like so many of us, Mina’s pallet is ever growing, and her live performances aim to educate as much as entertain.

Fireside Reading Series

With cookies in one hand and coffee in the other, cozy up to the fire for six weeks of free readings. Gearing up for its 24th season, the Fireside Reading Series is one of The Friends’ oldest and most popular events. The series annually highlights the work of some of Minnesota’s finest writers who have published a new work in the previous year.

Below is the full 2018 line-up. Click on a listing to view full event.
1/24 | Miriam Karmel
1/31 | Bao Phi
2/7 | Marcie R. Rendon
2/14 | Carolyn Porter
2/21 | Jon Lurie
2/28 | Kaethe Schwehn

List of podcasts from previous years>>

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

  

 

Feb
28
Wed
Fireside Reading Series: Kaethe Schwehn @ Hamline Midway Library
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Kaethe Schwehn

Kaethe Schwehn
The Rending and the Nest

In Kaethe Schwehn’s mesmerizing postapocalyptic debut, 95 percent of the world’s population has disappeared without a trace. The 5 percent who remain must struggle to survive in the ruined world with no understanding of what has happened or why. Through the eyes of her young narrator, Schwehn creates a vision of the future which Kirkus Reviews called “intensely familiar, yet strange”—a place in which inhabitants must reimagine their existence again and again and remake the world from what they have left. Schwehn is also the author of Tailings: A Memoir which won a Minnesota Book Award in 2015.

About the Series

With cookies in one hand and coffee in the other, enjoy six weeks of free readings at Hamline Midway Library. Now in its 24th season, the Fireside Reading Series is one of The Friends’ oldest and most popular events. The series annually highlights the work of some of Minnesota’s finest writers who have published a new work in the previous year. Programs are accompanied by coffee, cider, cookies, and book signings. American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Full Fireside Series

Wednesday, January 24
Miriam Karmel, Subtle Variations and Other Stories
Hamline Midway Library │ 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 31
Bao Phi, Thousand Star Hotel
Hamline Midway Library │ 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 7
Marcie Rendon, Murder on the Red River
Hamline Midway Library │ 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 14
Carolyn Porter, Marcel’s Letters: A Font and the Search for One Man’s Fate
Hamline Midway Library │ 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 21
Jon Lurie, Canoeing with José
Hamline Midway Library │ 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 28
Kaethe Schwehn, The Rending and the Nest
Hamline Midway Library │ 7:00 p.m.

The need for a strong library is greater than ever.

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Book Artist Award Winner Exhibit 9:30 am
Book Artist Award Winner Exhibit @ Open Book
Feb 1 @ 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Book Artist Award Winner Exhibit @ Open Book | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States
Erica Spitzer Rasmussen is the 2018 Book Artist Award recipient for her piece The Love Affair, a mixed-media sculptural book handcrafted from pieces of old family letters. Come see this award-winning piece at a retrospective…
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Books & Bars: “Homegoing” 5:00 pm
Books & Bars: “Homegoing” @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Feb 6 @ 5:00 pm
Books & Bars: "Homegoing" @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
With The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, moderator Jeff Kamin brings his unique take on a public book club show to Saint Paul every first Tuesday of the month (with some exceptions). Even…
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Fireside Reading Series: Marcie R. Rendon 7:00 pm
Fireside Reading Series: Marcie R. Rendon @ Hamline Midway Library
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Fireside Reading Series: Marcie R. Rendon @ Hamline Midway Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
  Marcie R. Rendon Murder on the Red River Marcie Rendon’s debut mystery novel introduces us to Cash, a tough, 19-year-old Anishinabe woman who was taken away from the reservation as a child and grew…
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Club Book: Omar El Akkad 7:00 pm
Club Book: Omar El Akkad @ Saint Anthony Park Library
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm
Club Book: Omar El Akkad @ Saint Anthony Park Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Join us for a presentation by author Omar El Akkad, with audience Q&A and book signing to follow.  Egyptian-Canadian novelist Omar El Akkad is the pen behind 2017’s breakout fiction debut, American War. Set in a future…
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Fireside Reading Series: Carolyn Porter 7:00 pm
Fireside Reading Series: Carolyn Porter @ Hamline Midway Library
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Fireside Reading Series: Carolyn Porter @ Hamline Midway Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Carolyn Porter Marcel’s Letters: A Font and the Search for One Man’s Fate Seeking inspiration for a new font, graphic designer Carolyn Porter stumbled across a bundle of letters in a Stillwater antique store and…
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Echoes Of War Veterans Discussion Series: Program 2 6:00 pm
Echoes Of War Veterans Discussion Series: Program 2 @ Arlington Hills Community Center
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Echoes Of War Veterans Discussion Series: Program 2 @ Arlington Hills Community Center | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Register online for these free programs HERE. Join The Friends for two discussion programs that engage Veterans and members of the public in community dialogue on the memory of war in personal and public history.…
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Behind the Curtain with Park Square Theatre: “The Pirates of Penzance” 7:00 pm
Behind the Curtain with Park Square Theatre: “The Pirates of Penzance” @ Merriam Park Library
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm
Behind the Curtain with Park Square Theatre: “The Pirates of Penzance” @ Merriam Park Library  | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Join The Friends and Park Square Theatre for an evening with cast members from the upcoming production of The Pirates of Penzance. In this fresh twist on the classic comic opera, Gilbert and Sullivan are…
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Fireside Reading Series: Jon Lurie 7:00 pm
Fireside Reading Series: Jon Lurie @ Hamline Midway Library
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Fireside Reading Series: Jon Lurie @ Hamline Midway Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Jon Lurie Canoeing with José The first time journalist Jon Lurie met José Perez, the smart, angry, 15-year-old Lakota-Puerto Rican drew a knife and questioned Lurie’s authority. Five years later, both men are floundering. Lurie…
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Loud at the Library: J.S. Ondara, with Lydia Liza 7:30 pm
Loud at the Library: J.S. Ondara, with Lydia Liza @ George Latimer Central Library
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm
Loud at the Library: J.S. Ondara, with Lydia Liza @ George Latimer Central Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
J.S. Ondara, with Lydia Liza | Tickets $10 Doors Open – 7:00 | Music Starts – 7:30 You can do amazing things at the library – like enjoy live music and craft beer in the…
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Fireside Reading Series: Kaethe Schwehn 7:00 pm
Fireside Reading Series: Kaethe Schwehn @ Hamline Midway Library
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Fireside Reading Series: Kaethe Schwehn @ Hamline Midway Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Kaethe Schwehn The Rending and the Nest In Kaethe Schwehn’s mesmerizing postapocalyptic debut, 95 percent of the world’s population has disappeared without a trace. The 5 percent who remain must struggle to survive in the…