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About Read Brave Saint Paul

Launching Fall 2018, Read Brave Saint Paul is a citywide, intergenerational reading program set around a common theme relevant to the city.

Video: Young Mentors Group at Sun Ray

The Friends profiles Sun Ray's Young Mentors, a group of young people from East Side that convene to connect and support each other.

The hour is later than you think

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But it's maybe not too late. Books about climate change with a focus on policy following the sobering UN report.

Fall Maker Break

Hands-on, creative activities for kids during MEA break. For ages 7-11. October 18-19.

Eliminating Late Fines

The Library and Mayor Carter are proposing eliminating late fines. Learn more about this proposal.

Kids & Teens

New & Upcoming for Teens -- October 2018 New & Upcoming for Teens -- October 2018

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Check out these brand-new books for teens!
Check out these brand-new books for teens!

New & Upcoming for Kids -- October 2018 New & Upcoming for Kids -- October 2018

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Check out these brand-new books for kids!
Check out these brand-new books for kids!

Top 5 Resources for History Day Top 5 Resources for History Day

The Library has useful resources to get your History Day project started and take you all the way to the national competition in D.C.!
The Library has useful resources to get your History Day project started and take you all the way to the national competition in D.C.!

SPPL/Bell Museum STEAM Storytime series… SPPL/Bell Museum STEAM Storytime series…

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Check out these great storytime titles about scientists and the scientific process.
Check out these great storytime titles about scientists and the scientific process.

2018-2019 Star of the North Nominees 2018-2019 Star of the North Nominees

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The nominees for 2018-2019 Star of the North Picture Book Award. Part of the Minnesota Youth Reading Award. Voting for the winner will…
The nominees for 2018-2019 Star of the North Picture Book Award. Part of the Minnesota Youth Reading Award. Voting for the winner will…

Lifelong Learning

Star Party 2018 Star Party 2018

Marvel at the moon, constellations, planets, galaxies and more with Mike Lynch, meteorologist at WCCO Radio!
Marvel at the moon, constellations, planets, galaxies and more with Mike Lynch, meteorologist at WCCO Radio!

Side Hustle to Success Side Hustle to Success

Turn a hobby or side-gig into a full-time source of income. Free start-up workshops at Arlington Hills and Highland Park libraries.
Turn a hobby or side-gig into a full-time source of income. Free start-up workshops at Arlington Hills and Highland Park libraries.

Study and Practice for Tests Online Study and Practice for Tests Online

You can study for and practice tests online, free with your library card! The Learning Express Library gives you access to nearly 1,000…
You can study for and practice tests online, free with your library card! The Learning Express Library gives you access to nearly 1,000…

Staff Picks

#MeToo #MeToo

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YA has featured this important topic long before the prevalence of the hashtag and is only becoming stronger as the movement grows
YA has featured this important topic long before the prevalence of the hashtag and is only becoming stronger as the movement grows

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

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Family, food and famous figures for the younger set.
Family, food and famous figures for the younger set.

Monstrous Fun - Frankenstein for Kids Monstrous Fun - Frankenstein for Kids

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“My education was neglected, yet I was passionately fond of reading.” - The Creature, FrankensteinBuild up that fondness for reading with…
“My education was neglected, yet I was passionately fond of reading.” - The Creature, FrankensteinBuild up that fondness for reading with…

A list for Franken-Teens A list for Franken-Teens

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Just some of the great Frankenstein books and adaptations for teens to celebrate the bicentennial of the original novel
Just some of the great Frankenstein books and adaptations for teens to celebrate the bicentennial of the original novel

Frankenstein Picks for Adults Frankenstein Picks for Adults

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Books about Mary Shelley and the making of Frankenstein for adults.
Books about Mary Shelley and the making of Frankenstein for adults.

Digital Content

The Friends

Opus & Olives 2018: Lisa Wingate Opus & Olives 2018: Lisa Wingate

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Lisa is a former journalist, inspirational speaker, and bestselling author of 30 novels. Before We Were Yours remained on the New York
Lisa is a former journalist, inspirational speaker, and bestselling author of 30 novels. Before We Were Yours remained on the New York

Opus & Olives 2018: Lisa Genova Opus & Olives 2018: Lisa Genova

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Acclaimed as the Oliver Sacks of fiction and the Michael Crichton of brain science, Genova captures a special place in contemporary fiction.
Acclaimed as the Oliver Sacks of fiction and the Michael Crichton of brain science, Genova captures a special place in contemporary fiction.

Opus & Olives 2018: Leif Enger Opus & Olives 2018: Leif Enger

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Enger’s (2018 emcee) latest work “Virgil Wander” follows the inhabitants of a small town in their quest to revive its flagging heart.
Enger’s (2018 emcee) latest work “Virgil Wander” follows the inhabitants of a small town in their quest to revive its flagging heart.

Opus & Olives 2018: Jane Leavy Opus & Olives 2018: Jane Leavy

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An award-winning sports writer, Jane Leavy has authored bestselling novels about baseball legends Sandy Koufax and Mickey Mantle. In her…
An award-winning sports writer, Jane Leavy has authored bestselling novels about baseball legends Sandy Koufax and Mickey Mantle. In her…

Opus & Olives 2018: Casey Gerald Opus & Olives 2018: Casey Gerald

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Casey Gerald’s book, There Will Be No Miracles Here, follows his own story of a challenging childhood, a rise to prominence, and a…
Casey Gerald’s book, There Will Be No Miracles Here, follows his own story of a challenging childhood, a rise to prominence, and a…

News

MinnPost: The most popular books at SPPL MinnPost: The most popular books at SPPL

A plane crashes in a remote part of Minnesota, killing a U.S. senator. No, we’re not recounting one of the sadder episodes in Minnesota…
A plane crashes in a remote part of Minnesota, killing a U.S. senator. No, we’re not recounting one of the sadder episodes in Minnesota…

Strib: No more fines for overdue books? Strib: No more fines for overdue books?

The idea is to encourage families who have stayed away because of accumulated fines to return to the library and the worlds that it opens.…
The idea is to encourage families who have stayed away because of accumulated fines to return to the library and the worlds that it opens.…

MPR: Carter recommends shelving fines MPR: Carter recommends shelving fines

MPR News Staff · Aug 29, 2018 St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter says he's making the city's library system the first in the state to eliminate...
MPR News Staff · Aug 29, 2018 St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter says he's making the city's library system the first in the state to eliminate...

Twin Cities Agenda on Library Budget Twin Cities Agenda on Library Budget

By: Jeremy Laue, Twin Cities Agenda: I don’t remember exactly how old I was, but I remember going to the library in my hometown to get a…
By: Jeremy Laue, Twin Cities Agenda: I don’t remember exactly how old I was, but I remember going to the library in my hometown to get a…

PiPress: No more late fines at library? PiPress: No more late fines at library?

It’s a penalty almost as old as the American public library system itself. You check a book out from your local library, and return it a…
It’s a penalty almost as old as the American public library system itself. You check a book out from your local library, and return it a…
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