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New in 2019! Printable Event Calendars

View, download, or print monthly calendars of events and programs by library and for system-wide early learning programs, computer classes

Well-behaved women seldom make HERstory.

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YA and Children's books about bold women who broke all the rules, pursued their passions, and made HErstory!

Local artists to transform Rondo facade

Artists and collaborators Gita Ghei, Melvin Giles, and Aki Shibata have a vision for Rondo Community Library.

I Read! I Vote! Time to vote!

Vote for your favorite Minnesota Youth Reading Award-nominated book at your local library.

Metamorphoses: A Dramatic Reading

Apr 2nd | 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Saint Paul Public Library and the Guthrie Theater invite you to a dramatic reading of Metamorphoses before the play premieres on April 13.

Kids & Teens

I Read! I Vote! Awards Party I Read! I Vote! Awards Party

Apr 14th | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us for a final party to celebrate the Minnesota Youth Reading Awards. All bookmark design contest entries will be on display.
Join us for a final party to celebrate the Minnesota Youth Reading Awards. All bookmark design contest entries will be on display.

2019 Law Day Art Contest 2019 Law Day Art Contest

Saint Paul Public Library, in partnership with Saint Paul's City Attorney's Office invites you to celebrate Law Day with an art contest!
Saint Paul Public Library, in partnership with Saint Paul's City Attorney's Office invites you to celebrate Law Day with an art contest!

New & Upcoming for Kids -- March 2019 New & Upcoming for Kids -- March 2019

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Check out these recently ordered books for kids!
Check out these recently ordered books for kids!

Women's History Month for Little Ones Women's History Month for Little Ones

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Children's books about a fierce female who made--or is making--history.
Children's books about a fierce female who made--or is making--history.

Lifelong Learning

Seeking Home MN: Valerie's Story Seeking Home MN: Valerie's Story

Listen to Seeking Home MN, recorded at SPPL. This episode features Valerie, a woman who is currently experiencing homelessness.
Listen to Seeking Home MN, recorded at SPPL. This episode features Valerie, a woman who is currently experiencing homelessness.

Tenants’ Rights Info Session Tenants’ Rights Info Session

Feb 11th | 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Muria Kruger from the Volunteer Lawyers Network will explain the basics of tenants rights and legal responsibilities in Minnesota.
Muria Kruger from the Volunteer Lawyers Network will explain the basics of tenants rights and legal responsibilities in Minnesota.

Staff Picks

New and Upcoming Fiction and Nonfiction New and Upcoming Fiction and Nonfiction

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New March and April Titles
New March and April Titles

Oscar Nominees (and WINNERs) Oscar Nominees (and WINNERs)

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Updated as new titles are released. And no, we don't have Roma, one of those streaming platforms has the exclusive rights to it.
Updated as new titles are released. And no, we don't have Roma, one of those streaming platforms has the exclusive rights to it.

A Lexicon Around Intimacy A Lexicon Around Intimacy

Read a Q&A with the Guthrie Theater's first-ever intimacy consultant for "As You Like It," followed by a recommended staff reading list.
Read a Q&A with the Guthrie Theater's first-ever intimacy consultant for "As You Like It," followed by a recommended staff reading list.

Book Talk: Mayor Carter & Meg Medina Book Talk: Mayor Carter & Meg Medina

Watch Mayor Melvin Carter chat with Meg Medina at George Latimer Central Library about her book, Read Brave, and more.
Watch Mayor Melvin Carter chat with Meg Medina at George Latimer Central Library about her book, Read Brave, and more.

Digital Content

The Friends

2019 Minnesota Book Award Finalists 2019 Minnesota Book Award Finalists

The finalist for the 2019 Minnesota Book Awards were chosen on Saturday, January 28 by 27 judges from around the state.
The finalist for the 2019 Minnesota Book Awards were chosen on Saturday, January 28 by 27 judges from around the state.

2019 Annual Fireside Reading Series 2019 Annual Fireside Reading Series

The series featuring Minnesota authors returns to Hamline Midway Library in January.
The series featuring Minnesota authors returns to Hamline Midway Library in January.

Fireside Series features Sarah Stonich Fireside Series features Sarah Stonich

Built in 1930, the Hamline Midway Library in St. Paul is a lovely old brick building with bay windows, a grand front entrance and a…
Built in 1930, the Hamline Midway Library in St. Paul is a lovely old brick building with bay windows, a grand front entrance and a…

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.

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

Teens Know Best selected as Top 10 group Teens Know Best selected as Top 10 group

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected 16 public and school libraries from across the country.
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected 16 public and school libraries from across the country.

Read Brave Takes on Tough Topics Read Brave Takes on Tough Topics

How can a community have brave, challenging conversations? That was the question St. Paul, MN Mayor Melvin Carter III posed to the library.
How can a community have brave, challenging conversations? That was the question St. Paul, MN Mayor Melvin Carter III posed to the library.

Millennial explains career as librarian Millennial explains career as librarian

Whoever said libraries are lame was wrong.  Or maybe, they just haven't been to one in awhile.
Whoever said libraries are lame was wrong.  Or maybe, they just haven't been to one in awhile.
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