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Brave Art: Youth Art Gallery

In late December 2018, Brave Art brought together youth of all ages to express what home means to them with the use of paint and canvas.

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

Speak Brave: Stories About Home

Feb 7th | 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Personal stories told by people in our community who have experience with the housing crisis in the Twin Cities.

Impact of the Federal Shutdown

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What to read and where to go, what the impact might be while the Federal Government is shut down.

Volunteer: Care Brave with HandsOn

Drop in and help put together hygiene kits and sock bundles on Jan 26 and 27! Presented in partnership with HandsOn Twin Cities.

Kids & Teens

New & Upcoming for Kids -- January 2019 New & Upcoming for Kids -- January 2019

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

Read Brave Storytime with Mayor Carter Read Brave Storytime with Mayor Carter

Jan 26th | 11:00am - 11:30am
Mayor Carter and Librarian Rose lead a storytime with the Read Brave title, "Shelter" by Celine Claire.
Mayor Carter and Librarian Rose lead a storytime with the Read Brave title, "Shelter" by Celine Claire.

B-K Brave Reads B-K Brave Reads

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Even Saint Paul's youngest residents can get involved on our Read Brave discussions! Check out these great pictures books, read them…
Even Saint Paul's youngest residents can get involved on our Read Brave discussions! Check out these great pictures books, read them…

Top 5: Free Resources for Science Fairs Top 5: Free Resources for Science Fairs

As we inch closer to spring, science fair season is almost here! Library staff have pulled together these top 5 resources for science fairs.
As we inch closer to spring, science fair season is almost here! Library staff have pulled together these top 5 resources for science fairs.

Teen Movie Night: Pursuit of Happyness Teen Movie Night: Pursuit of Happyness

Feb 14th | 5:45pm - 7:45pm
A time for teens to come together, watch a movie related to today's issues, then discuss it.
A time for teens to come together, watch a movie related to today's issues, then discuss it.

Lifelong Learning

Jan/Feb 2019 Innovation Lab newsletter Jan/Feb 2019 Innovation Lab newsletter

The latest issue of the Innovation Lab newsletter has been published. Find out about new programs for the new year, meet Innovation Lab…
The latest issue of the Innovation Lab newsletter has been published. Find out about new programs for the new year, meet Innovation Lab…

Digital Collections Digital Collections

Browse Winter Carnival scrapbooks, library history clippings and artifacts, and more!
Browse Winter Carnival scrapbooks, library history clippings and artifacts, and more!

What language do you want to learn in 2019?

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Welcome to the Innovation Lab! Welcome to the Innovation Lab!

Learn about the technology and equipment available in the lab and how you can use it.
Learn about the technology and equipment available in the lab and how you can use it.

Learn to Use Online Resources Learn to Use Online Resources

The Library gives you free access to an ever-growing array of digital resources, including e-books from OverDrive and cloudLibrary, digital…
The Library gives you free access to an ever-growing array of digital resources, including e-books from OverDrive and cloudLibrary, digital…

Staff Picks

King's Three Evils: Racism, Poverty, War King's Three Evils: Racism, Poverty, War

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To celebrate King's legacy and what would have been his 90th birthday, we look to his work combating the three evils: Racism, Poverty, & War
To celebrate King's legacy and what would have been his 90th birthday, we look to his work combating the three evils: Racism, Poverty, & War

New & Upcoming for Teens -- January 2019 New & Upcoming for Teens -- January 2019

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

New Fiction & Nonfiction for February New Fiction & Nonfiction for February

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Here's what's new for February 2019.
Here's what's new for February 2019.

New and Upcoming CDs - January 2019 New and Upcoming CDs - January 2019

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A few highlighted new and classic titles from the upcoming CD order.
A few highlighted new and classic titles from the upcoming CD order.

Digital Content

The Friends

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.

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.

News

SPPL social worker helps patrons in need SPPL social worker helps patrons in need

"The needs of the community show up in the library. The library is public space. Whatever is happening in the world shows up here.”
"The needs of the community show up in the library. The library is public space. Whatever is happening in the world shows up here.”

Star Tribune: Library late fees scrapped Star Tribune: Library late fees scrapped

Patrons in St. Paul no longer have to pay late fees, and the policy gets rave reviews.
Patrons in St. Paul no longer have to pay late fees, and the policy gets rave reviews.

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The Most Popular Items of 2018 The Most Popular Items of 2018

We've run the numbers for 2018, and library staff has put together lists of the most popular fiction books, non-fiction books, and DVDs…
We've run the numbers for 2018, and library staff has put together lists of the most popular fiction books, non-fiction books, and DVDs...

Most Popular Fiction of 2018 Most Popular Fiction of 2018

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The top circulating fiction titles in the Saint Paul Public Library's collection in 2018.
The top circulating fiction titles in the Saint Paul Public Library's collection in 2018.
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