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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Moving Words: Writers Across Minnesota 12:00 pm
Moving Words: Writers Across Minnesota @ Mt. Royal Branch Library
Jun 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Moving Words: Writers Across Minnesota @ Mt. Royal Branch Library | Duluth | Minnesota | United States
Enjoy a lively discussion with three multi-genre, Minnesota Book Award-winning authors. Moving Words is an opportunity for writers and readers to explore various themes together: the impact of literature in their lives, their connection as…
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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.

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Moving Words: Writers Across Minnesota @ Mt. Royal Branch Library
Jun 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Enjoy a lively discussion with three multi-genre, Minnesota Book Award-winning authors. Moving Words is an opportunity for writers and readers to explore various themes together: the impact of literature in their lives, their connection as fellow Minnesotans, and the lens through which we read. Featuring: Jack El-Hai, Lise Lunge-Larsen, and Steve Sack.

Presented by BNSF Railway Foundation, Moving Words is a program of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library as the Library of Congress-designated Minnesota Center for the Book. Additional support is provided by the University of St. Thomas Libraries and Graduate Programs in English, Education Minnesota, Friends of the Duluth Public Library and the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation. This program is made possible in part by the State of Minnesota through a grant to the Minnesota Department of Education and the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Book sales provided by Zenith Bookstore.

Human Rights Film Series

The Friends and The Advocates for Human Rights present thought-provoking and enlightening films followed by moderated discussions throughout the fall and spring. Films in the series cover a broad range of human rights issues that affect people all across the globe.

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Moving Words: Writers Across Minnesota @ Mt. Royal Branch Library
Jun 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Enjoy a lively discussion with three multi-genre, Minnesota Book Award-winning authors. Moving Words is an opportunity for writers and readers to explore various themes together: the impact of literature in their lives, their connection as fellow Minnesotans, and the lens through which we read. Featuring: Jack El-Hai, Lise Lunge-Larsen, and Steve Sack.

Presented by BNSF Railway Foundation, Moving Words is a program of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library as the Library of Congress-designated Minnesota Center for the Book. Additional support is provided by the University of St. Thomas Libraries and Graduate Programs in English, Education Minnesota, Friends of the Duluth Public Library and the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation. This program is made possible in part by the State of Minnesota through a grant to the Minnesota Department of Education and the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Book sales provided by Zenith Bookstore.

The Rose Ensemble