Minnesota Author Project

Fiction and Young Adult titles submitted on MN Writes MN Reads between now and June 30, 2018, can be entered into our first annual Minnesota Author Project! Winners receive $1,000 and will be featured in Library Journal. Submissions will be accepted through June 30, 2018. Prizes and eligibility The winners of this contest will receive…
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Niche Academy: Learn to Use the Library’s Digital Services

Saint Paul Public Library provides a variety of digital services: e-books, downloadable music, digital magazines, and downloadable audiobooks. You can also use digital library services provided to research your family tree, repair your car, or learn a new language. Keeping up with all of these services can sometimes be a challenge, so we are working…
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Congratulations to the 2018 I Read! I Vote! Bookmark Contest Winners

On Sunday, April 15, 2018 Library Director Catherine Penkert unveiled the winners of Saint Paul Public Library's annual I Read! I Vote! bookmark contest. I Read! I Vote! is SPPL's program celebrating the Minnesota Youth Reading Awards (MYRA). The contest challenges students to design bookmarks based on one of the nominated MYRA titles. This year…
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Identify Urban Birds

Identify urban birds with help from Minnesota Audubon Society experts at the Merriam Park Library during open hours from May 10 to May 20.  Talk with a volunteer from the MN Audubon society to learn how to identify different birds you see around Saint Paul. There will also be birding activities for all ages…
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Children’s Books in Karen, Amharic, and Oromo

Saint Paul Public Library has published two children's books in the Karen language, and one book in Amharic and Oromo. The two Karen books, Elephant Huggy and The Hen and the Badger were written by authors from Saint Paul.  The translation of Teach Me to Love into Amharic and Oromo was made possible by a community effort. The library commissioned original texts…
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Learn Business, Technical, and Creative Skills with Lynda.com

If you are looking to get started on learning a new skill, or want to brush up on technologies you have learned in the past, Lynda.com is a great place to start for easy-to-use video tutorials. Thousands of courses are available. Experts teach you about Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, web design, digital video and audio…
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