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Author Talk with Meg Medina

Feb 20th | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Join author Meg Medina for an author talk centered on her novel Burn Baby Burn, which is the 2019 Read Brave Saint Paul fiction book.

Typing Home: Teens Reflect on Home

Using vintage typewriters, Createch teens reflect on the meaning of home as part of the library's Read Brave Saint Paul program.

Black History Month - YA picks

recommended by SPPL_Teens

Books that are filled with beautiful and complex characters of color that are reflective of youth today.

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

Kids & Teens

Black History Month Reads for Families Black History Month Reads for Families

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Celebrate Black History Month with your child at the library!
Celebrate Black History Month with your child at the library!

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

Read Brave Storytime with Mayor Melvin Carter at Highland Park Library on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Mayor Carter read "Shelter."
Read Brave Storytime with Mayor Melvin Carter at Highland Park Library on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Mayor Carter read "Shelter."

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.

Lifelong Learning

Rethinking Eviction Options for Landlord Rethinking Eviction Options for Landlord

Feb 19th | 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Good housing is an important part of a good community and landlords have an important role to play.
Good housing is an important part of a good community and landlords have an important role to play.

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…

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 Fiction and Nonfiction Titles for February 2019
New Fiction and Nonfiction Titles for February 2019

Unfinished Business Unfinished Business

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"Civil rights is unfinished business. Make it your business." - Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH 11th District).
"Civil rights is unfinished business. Make it your business." - Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH 11th District).

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.

New and Upcoming DVDs - February New and Upcoming DVDs - February

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New and upcoming DVDs available in February.
New and upcoming DVDs available in February.

Jody's Picks Jody's Picks

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Jody is a long-time volunteer at the Merriam Park and Hamline Midway library branches. Her unique and expert voice on books, movies and TV…
Jody is a long-time volunteer at the Merriam Park and Hamline Midway library branches. Her unique and expert voice on books, movies and TV…

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

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.

Meg Medina wins Newbery Medal Meg Medina wins Newbery Medal

Meg Medina, the 2019 Read Brave Saint Paul author of Burn Baby Burn, was awarded the prestigious John Newbery Medal.
Meg Medina, the 2019 Read Brave Saint Paul author of Burn Baby Burn, was awarded the prestigious John Newbery Medal.

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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