Read Brave Saint Paul



The current state of the environment affects all of us, from Saint Paul to countries across the globe. We have all played a part in how we got here, and we are all a part of the solution. Read Brave aims to unite residents around this topic — to seek understanding of the science, share stories about its impact, and work together toward solutions.

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The latest events, news, and resources for Read Brave Saint Paul.

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Seeking Home MN: Valerie's Story

Listen to Seeking Home MN, recorded at SPPL. This episode features Valerie, a woman who is currently experiencing homelessness.

Book Talk: Mayor Carter & Meg Medina

Watch Mayor Melvin Carter chat with Meg Medina at George Latimer Central Library about her book, Read Brave, and more.

Live Blog: Read Brave Saint Paul

Read Brave week has arrived! Newbery Medal-winning author Meg Medina touched down in Saint Paul Monday evening ahead of a very busy week.

St. Paul Citywide Read Brave Takes on Tough Topics

How can a community have brave, challenging conversations? That was the question Mayor Melvin Carter posed to the library.

Typing Home: Createch teens reflect on the meaning of home

Using vintage typewriters, Createch teens reflect on the meaning of home as part of the library's Read Brave Saint Paul program.

Saint Paul Public Library Announces the Read Brave Saint Paul Event Lineup for February

Saint Paul Public Library will present a wide array of free events in February highlighting the library's new Read Brave Saint Paul…

Read Brave February Calendar (Download)

Download the February 2019 Read Brave Saint Paul calendar.

Meg Medina wins Newbery Medal

Meg Medina, the 2019 Read Brave Saint Paul author of Burn Baby Burn, was awarded the prestigious John Newbery Medal.

Read Brave Storytime with Mayor Carter

Read Brave Storytime with Mayor Melvin Carter at Highland Park Library on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Mayor Carter read "Shelter."

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.

B-K Brave Reads

Even Saint Paul's youngest residents can get involved on our Read Brave discussions! Check out these great pictures books, read them…

Read Brave Saint Paul Program Flyer

Download the Read Brave Saint Paul program flyer, which lists information about all elements of the program.

Civic Lab: Housing Insecurity

Civic Lab is an interactive display that addresses issues impacting the community and engages citizens in conversations relevant to them.

Read Brave Documentary & Narrative Films

These documentaries, narrative films, and streaming videos address the 2018-19 READ BRAVE themes of affordable housing, housing scarcity,…

St. Paul Launches City Reading Program

"Through focused conversations, Read Brave helps us better understand [housing] challenges, so we can address those challenges together."
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