- Anoka County Library Legacy Events
Anoka County Library Legacy Amendment Events, including images from Fractured Fairy Tales (presented in partnership with Lyric Arts Theater).Read More
- Carver County Library Legacy Events
Images from Carver County Library events funded by the Legacy Amendment.Read More
- Dakota County Library Legacy Events
View images from Dakota County Library events funded by the Legacy Amendment.Read More
- Ramsey County Library Legacy Events
Images from Ramsey County Library events funded by the Legacy Amendment.Read More
- St. Paul Public Library Legacy Events
Images from St. Paul Public Library events funded by the Legacy Amendment.Read More
- Scott County Library Legacy Events
View images from Scott County Library events funded by the Legacy Amendment.Read More
- Washington County Library Legacy Events
Images from Washington County Library events funded by the Legacy Amendment.Read More
- America the Beautiful with Clyde Butcher Photography
The Monumental Photography of Clyde Butcher, presented by St. Paul Public Library, January 28 - April 10.Read More
- The Great Minnesota Read Together
Thousands of Minnesotans celebrated The Great Minnesota Read Together at the Minnesota State Fair, Sept. 1. Activities for all ages were scheduled throughout the day. The stroller set enjoyed the Sing, Play, Learn with MacPhail sing-along and families received free CDs. Author/illustrator Debra Frasier presented a story time of her new book A Fabulous Fair Alphabet. Free books were distributed to kids courtesy of Qwest Pioneers.Read More
Visit Bookawocky.org to suggest great books for summer reading.
- Faces of New America
Artist's Statement (Jila Nikpay): "This collection of portraits of immigrant youth grew out of my fascination with the theme of cultural identity and belonging. I am drawn to working with these young people because of their flexibility and mystery. Through these portraits, I explore their complex rite of passage, which mirrors the evolving America identity."
- Minnesota Book Award Winners and Finalists Take Center Stage at Local Libraries
Minnesota Book Award Winners and finalists come to your local library.
- Live at the Library
MELSA contracted with Twin Cities performing arts companies and created a catalog of theater and live music performances for pre-school, school-age, general and adult audiences.
- Art for Life
The Minnesota Creative Arts and Aging Network (MnCAAN) is collaborating with MELSA to provide three-day arts residencies at 23 senior care centers in the metro area. MnCAAN assembled a roster of 10 teaching artists who have experience teaching older adults. Artist interns assist with the residencies and gain experience working with older adults. The care center staff selects an option suitable for their residents (storytelling, songwriting, dance/movement, creative writing, ceramics, painting).
- Club Book Photo Gallery
Club Book brings best-selling and award-winning national and regional authors to library communities throughout the seven-county metropolitan region. The schedule for year two of Club Book has now been released!
- Sing, Play, Learn with MacPhail
MELSA is partnering with MacPhail Center for Music to provide 300 public programs at MELSA libraries demonstrating to families and caregivers simple ways to incorporate music and stories for their little ones. Check with your local library for programs scheduled in your library system.