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Star Party 2018

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

Writers writing about writing

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They say "write what you know" so it's only natural that so many writers have written books about writing. Here are some of those works,...

Eliminating Late Fines

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

Mini Masterpieces 2018

Free art workshops for preschoolers this November.

VIDEO: When Saint Paul Reads Brave

Watch the short film, "When Saint Paul Reads Brave." When we all read the same books, we have a common experiences through which to engage.

Kids & Teens

New & Upcoming for Teens in November New & Upcoming for Teens in November

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Check out these new and upcoming books for teens!
Check out these new and upcoming 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

Create a Free or Low-Cost Website Create a Free or Low-Cost Website

Nov 19th | 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Discover how to use open source resources to develop a free or inexpensive website for your small business, community organization,…
Discover how to use open source resources to develop a free or inexpensive website for your small business, community organization,…

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

New and Upcoming in November New and Upcoming in November

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New and upcoming adult fiction and nonfiction for November 2018
New and upcoming adult fiction and nonfiction for November 2018

Read Brave for School Age Read Brave for School Age

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Read Brave Saint Paul is a citywide, inter-generational reading program set around a common theme relevant to the city. The 2019 Read Brave…
Read Brave Saint Paul is a citywide, inter-generational reading program set around a common theme relevant to the city. The 2019 Read Brave…

Pitchfork's Story of Feminist Punk in... Pitchfork's Story of Feminist Punk in...

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We don't have all 33, but these will get you started.
We don't have all 33, but these will get you started.

Digital Content

The Friends

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

Who Funds the Library, anyway? Who Funds the Library, anyway?

The short answer is, you do. Saint Paul Public Library is part of the City of Saint Paul, so a portion of your tax dollars goes towards keeping SPPL branches running. But even in a city that loves its libraries, public funding isn’t enough...
The short answer is, you do.

Cultural Programs for Curious People Cultural Programs for Curious People

For 25 years, The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library has offered programs that entertain, enrich, and nourish curious minds. See...
For 25 years, The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library has offered programs that entertain, enrich, and nourish curious minds. See what’s coming up.

Support the Library You Love Support the Library You Love

When you give to The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, you help make resources available to everyone.
When you give to The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, you help make resources available to everyone. This is how lives change, and this is how our communities get stronger. Invest in your community. Invest in your Library.

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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