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Welcome to the New SPPL.org

Welcome to the new SPPL.org!

Hmong Meal in a Pot

Grow your own Hmong meal in a pot with elders from the Hmong Elders Center. Harvest a Hmong meal to serve your family this summer!

Untold Stories

Celebrates labor history month with four weeks of programs focused on worker rights -- from lectures and discussions to a play reading!

Kids

The Refugee and Immigrant Experience The Refugee and Immigrant Experience

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Learn more about the immigrant and refugee experience with these resources and engaging stories. Includes fiction, nonfiction, and online…
Learn more about the immigrant and refugee experience with these resources and engaging stories. Includes fiction, nonfiction, and online…

Summer Spark 2018 Summer Spark 2018

Saint Paul Public Library's annual summer learning program for kids and teens 0-18. Learn more about summer events, Spark Camps, and prizes!
Saint Paul Public Library's annual summer learning program for kids and teens 0-18. Learn more about summer events, Spark Camps, and prizes!

Kaleidoscope Kaleidoscope

Performing arts series for the very young. Available at multiple locations throughout May.
Performing arts series for the very young. Available at multiple locations throughout May.

Teens

Teen Summer Spark 2018 Teen Summer Spark 2018

Your summer. Your choice. Read and rate books of your choice and enter to win a Nintendo Switch and three free games of your choice.
Your summer. Your choice. Read and rate books of your choice and enter to win a Nintendo Switch and three free games of your choice.

Teen Summer Spark Book List (2018) Teen Summer Spark Book List (2018)

recommended by SPPL_Teens
Your Summer. Your Choice. SPPL's annual summer reading list just for teens.
Your Summer. Your Choice. SPPL's annual summer reading list just for teens.

New & Upcoming for Teens -- May 2018 New & Upcoming for Teens -- May 2018

recommended by SPPL_Katy
Check out these brand-new books for teens!
Check out these brand-new books for teens!

Createch Createch

Creative tinkering spaces for teens.
Creative tinkering spaces for teens.

Recommendations

New and Upcoming - May 10, 2018 New and Upcoming - May 10, 2018

recommended by SPPL_Featured
Here's what is new and coming soon to the library in May 2018.
Here's what is new and coming soon to the library in May 2018.

Marvel Cinematic Universe in Order Marvel Cinematic Universe in Order

recommended by SPPL_Aura
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has gotten so large. Not just movies but TV shows have been integrated into this complex alternate reality.…
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has gotten so large. Not just movies but TV shows have been integrated into this complex alternate reality.…

What!? Adults Read Teen Books? What!? Adults Read Teen Books?

recommended by SPPL_Aura
No, I'm not a teenager. Yes, I read teen books. Here are some YA books that can appeal to adults. You're never to old to enjoy a good book!
No, I'm not a teenager. Yes, I read teen books. Here are some YA books that can appeal to adults. You're never to old to enjoy a good book!

INTJ Heroes INTJ Heroes

recommended by SPPL_Anna
For those who know much about the Myers-Briggs Personality types, INTJs are often called Masterminds, and far too often in fiction the…
For those who know much about the Myers-Briggs Personality types, INTJs are often called Masterminds, and far too often in fiction the…

Digital Content

The Friends

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.

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.

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

SPPL launches new website and catalog SPPL launches new website and catalog

SPPL will launch a new website, online catalog, and integrated events calendar on Tuesday, May 15.
SPPL will launch a new website, online catalog, and integrated events calendar on Tuesday, May 15.

Update Your Technology Skills Update Your Technology Skills

This message is NOT just for Nancy who “replies all” to every office e-mail or “I don’t need a cell phone” Joe.
This message is NOT just for Nancy who “replies all” to every office e-mail or “I don’t need a cell phone” Joe.

Library extends to Giant Wash Laundry Library extends to Giant Wash Laundry

The Library’s new “Wash & Learn” program will create pop-up libraries and digital classrooms in the laundromat for families.
The Library’s new “Wash & Learn” program will create pop-up libraries and digital classrooms in the laundromat for families.

Librarians drop gloves in bookish battle Librarians drop gloves in bookish battle

Winnipeg Public Library takes to Twitter to trash talk colleagues in rival cities, including Saint Paul and Minneapolis.
Winnipeg Public Library takes to Twitter to trash talk colleagues in rival cities, including Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

SPPL open during Rice Park construction SPPL open during Rice Park construction

Getting to downtown Saint Paul—and the George Latimer Central Library—may be a challenge this summer!
Getting to downtown Saint Paul—and the George Latimer Central Library—may be a challenge this summer!
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