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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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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