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'Hello' from Meg Medina

Meg Medina is the author of Burn Baby Burn, the 2019 Read Brave Saint Paul young adult fiction pick. Medina will visit Saint Paul Feb 19-21.

Humanize My Hoodie

An exhibit that fosters critical conversations about threat perception and the stigma associated with race and certain types of clothing.

Eliminating Late Fines

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

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.

200th Anniversary of "Frankenstein"

SPPL and the Guthrie celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein." Read a Q&A with the Guthrie's resident dramaturg.

Kids & Teens

Bat Box Open House Bat Box Open House

Sep 22nd | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Come tour Riverview Library's new bat box before we install it in our garden! Naturalists from the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife…
Come tour Riverview Library's new bat box before we install it in our garden! Naturalists from the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife…

Fall Maker Break Fall Maker Break

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

Library Go Library Go

Your virtual pass for books, music, homework help and more at Saint Paul Public Library.
Your virtual pass for books, music, homework help and more at Saint Paul Public Library.

Homework Centers Opening & Closing Dates Homework Centers Opening & Closing Dates

2018 First Day Open: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 
2018 First Day Open: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 

Lifelong Learning

Saint Paul-itics with Theater of Public… Saint Paul-itics with Theater of Public…

Oct 2nd | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Nothing is more humorous than public policy—especially improv in an election year with people who really know politics.
Nothing is more humorous than public policy—especially improv in an election year with people who really know politics.

Startup Cram Day Startup Cram Day

Sep 25th | 9:15am - 4:45pm
6 business startup classes in one day! Come for one or all. Presented by Joule MicroNation.
6 business startup classes in one day! Come for one or all. Presented by Joule MicroNation.

Learn Lynda - free web tutorials Learn Lynda - free web tutorials

Sep 25th | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
1000s of courses available taught by experts, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, web design, digital video/audio, and much more!
1000s of courses available taught by experts, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, web design, digital video/audio, and much more!

Volunteer Tutors and Mentors Needed! Volunteer Tutors and Mentors Needed!

The school year is just about to begin. We are looking for motivated and passionate individuals to serve as volunteer tutors and mentors.
The school year is just about to begin. We are looking for motivated and passionate individuals to serve as volunteer tutors and mentors.

Art at Rondo Art at Rondo

Transforming Rondo Community Library's facade with engaging public art inspired by the community.
Transforming Rondo Community Library's facade with engaging public art inspired by the community.

Staff Picks

Stories by Meg Medina Stories by Meg Medina

recommended by SPPL_ReadBrave
Read more books by Meg Medina, the 2019 Read Brave Saint Paul young adult fiction author of Burn Baby Burn.
Read more books by Meg Medina, the 2019 Read Brave Saint Paul young adult fiction author of Burn Baby Burn.

#MeToo #MeToo

recommended by SPPL_Teens
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

These Books Are Dangerous These Books Are Dangerous

recommended by SPPL_Anna
Just some of the books that have been frequently challenged and banned in school and public libraries.
Just some of the books that have been frequently challenged and banned in school and public libraries.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

recommended by SPPL_Recommends
Family, food and famous figures for the younger set.
Family, food and famous figures for the younger set.

Batty Reads Batty Reads

recommended by SPPL_Anna
Great books about the world's favorite (and only) flying mammal
Great books about the world's favorite (and only) flying mammal

Digital Content

The Friends

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

recommended by SPPL_Friends
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

recommended by SPPL_Friends
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

recommended by SPPL_Friends
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

recommended by SPPL_Friends
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

recommended by SPPL_Friends
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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