Black History Month Spotlight: “Black Border Warriors”

Black Border Warriors will be screened at Rondo Community Library (461 N Dale St.) on Saturday, February 9, 2019 (3:00PM – 5:00PM).  "Black Border Warriors" tells the epic story of a unique group of African-Americans, the Black Seminole. It follows their flight from slavery in Georgia and South Carolina to Spanish Florida where they fought against the U.S. in…
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2019 Annual Fireside Reading Series Line-up Announced

The series featuring Minnesota authors returns to Hamline Midway Library in January The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library will present the annual Fireside Reading Series, featuring six weeks of author readings, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evenings in January and February at the Hamline Midway Library, 1558 West Minnehaha Avenue, Saint Paul. The…
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2018 in Photos: Top Saint Paul Public Library Moments

Happy New Year! 2018 was a transformational year for Saint Paul Public Library. In January, we welcomed our new director, Catherine Penkert and published two children's books in the Oromo and Amharic languages to better serve our city's growing population of these communities. We also kicked off a community-driven, inclusive learning process that culminated in…
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Explore works of art from museums and collections around the world!

CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online) is a digital collection of works of art from dozens of museums around the world, including the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Walker Art Center! This growing online collection documents works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures…
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SPPL and The Guthrie Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”

Seeing Frankenstein Through the Eyes of a Guthrie Dramaturg Editor's Note: Dramaturgs have been the mainstays of theater for centuries — and for good reason. The amount of reading and research required to understand a play’s script (text) and the world it was written in (context) is staggering, especially when it relates to a novel published…
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On the heels of the library’s Drag Story Hour, a Q&A with the Guthrie Theater’s costume artist about her work on “The Legend of Georgia McBride”

When the Guthrie Theater heard the buzz around our Drag Story Hour series in June, they reached out to say it was producing a drag-inspired show this summer. “The Legend of Georgia McBride,” now on stage at the Guthrie, tells the tale of an Elvis-impersonator-turned-drag-queen complete with bedazzled outfits and costume changes galore. Library guest…
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