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Celebrate AAPI Month with dance performances and visual arts

May 21, 2024
SPPL invites residents of all ages to join in celebrating the arts, culture, and stories of the Asian American Pacific Islander community.
Out Loud at the Library - Spoken word, poetry, song writing, open mic night. Free artist-led workshops Wednesday nights in May at George Latimer Central Library. Find a workshop.

Free Workshop Series with Local Artists

Apr 25, 2024
Free creative workshops led by local artists Kashimana Ahua, Desdamona, Sun Yung Shin, and Kyle Tran Myhre.
April 6, 20, and 24. Music Mosaic. Concerts for all ages. Learn more.

Music Mosaic, a Free Classical Music Concert Series April

Mar 28, 2024
Saint Paul Public Library (SPPL) and Saint Paul Conservatory of Music (SPCM) is hosting a series of pop-up classical concerts in April.

Additional Laser Loon Library Cards are Now Available

Feb 29, 2024
We've made more copies of our free, limited-edition Laser Loon library card for Saint Paul residents!

New Mobile Library Launches in May

Feb 27, 2024
Saint Paul Public Library (SPPL) today announced it is unveiling a new, state-of-the-art Mobile Library in May.

Limited-Edition Laser Loon Library Card Available

Feb 13, 2024
Free limited-edition Laser Loon library cards available at all library locations while supplies last.

Join the Read Brave citywide book club

Feb 06, 2024
SPPL launched Read Brave 2024, its annual citywide book club that invites teens and community members to read the same young adult book.

Fine-free libraries: St. Paul reflects after five years...

Jan 29, 2024
It’s been five years since St. Paul Public Library dropped overdue fines, and patrons are still finding relief at the front desk.

SPPL offers Hispanic Heritage Celebración programs this Fall

Oct 13, 2023
Celebrating the arts, culture, and stories of the Hispanic and Latine community in Saint Paul with events at local libraries this fall.

MN Libraries Offer A Chance to Check out the Great Outdoors

Oct 03, 2023
The Department of Natural Resources launched the Minnesota State Park Library Program two years ago. 99 libraries offer 175 passes.

In-person Homework Help Returns September 25

Sep 21, 2023
Saint Paul Public Library’s in-person Homework Centers return and open for drop-in assistance on September 25 at five library locations.

SPPL's Summer Spark Program Keeps Kids Reading

Aug 04, 2023
Kelsey Johnson-Kaiser, SPPL's Youth and Family Services Manager, share ideas on on how to keep kids reading all summer long.

Minnesota Heat Wave: Tips to Stay Cool and Safe

Jul 26, 2023
It’s officially the hottest time of year so far in Minnesota. Cool off at public libraries and cooling centers.

SPPL Offers Free Reading, Learning Fun For Kids All Summer

Jul 06, 2023
Summer Spark encourages kids, teens ages 0-18 to read for fun all summer long with hands-on exploration, reading challenges, and free books.

Maureen Hartman Tapped as St. Paul Public Libraries Director

May 12, 2023
Maureen Hartman has been appointed director of the St. Paul Public Library system by Mayor Melvin Carter, it was announced May 12, 2023.

Mayor Carter Appoints Maureen Hartman as Library Director

May 12, 2023
Today, Mayor Carter named Maureen Hartman as the next director of the Saint Paul Public Library.

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