Brave Art: Youth Art Gallery

In late December 2018, Brave Art brought together youth of all ages to express what home means to them with the use of paint and canvas. The workshop was supported by artist Sarah Nelson of Inverted Arts. Sarah had great discussions with participants about home and how it can manifest in many different ways, especially…
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Research Your Family History

Search census images, access vital records, browse military records and search passenger lists and other immigration to find out more about your family's story. Ancestry Library Edition is available at Saint Paul Public Library location. You can use one of our computers or bring your own and connect to the library's WiFi network to get…
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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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The Most Popular Items of 2018

We've run the numbers for 2018, and library staff has put together lists of the most popular fiction books, non-fiction books, and DVDs in the library's collection. In the fiction category, readers love Minnesota authors like John Sandford and William Kent Krueger, who each have two titles in the top 25. The non-fiction list is topped…
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Learn to Use Online Resources with these Free Video Tutorials

The Library gives you free access to an ever-growing array of digital resources, including e-books from OverDrive and cloudLibrary, digital magazines from RBDigital, and downloadable audiobooks from cloudLibrary and RBDigital. You can also use the Library's online services to research your family tree, learn about how to repair your car, learn a new language, and much, much more. Keeping…
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Strategic Plan Resources

Partner Reports “Juxtaposition Arts Community Engagement Report.” Imagine Deliver/JXTA and Saint Paul Public Library, June 2018. “National Public Library Issues & Trends: An environmental scan to support Saint Paul Public Library’s strategic planning process.”City of Saint Paul and Saint Paul Innovation Team, June 2018. “SPPL 2022 Community Learning Insights.” Imagine Deliver and Saint Paul Public…
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