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Hmong Meal in a Pot

Grow your own Hmong meal in a pot with elders from the Hmong Elders Center. Harvest a Hmong meal to serve your family this summer!

The Future SPPL.org

Welcome to the future sppl.org!

Kaleidoscope

Performing arts series for the very young. Available at multiple locations throughout May.

Kids

Beanstack Beanstack

Discover our favorite books and apps, matched to your child's age and interests.
Discover our favorite books and apps, matched to your child's age and interests.

New & Upcoming for Kids -- April 2018 New & Upcoming for Kids -- April 2018

recommended by SPPL_Katy
Check out these new and forthcoming books for kids!
Check out these new and forthcoming books for kids!

Saturday Live! Saturday Live!

George Latimer Central Library
Literacy-based events featuring puppets, magicians, wild animals, storytellers and more!
Literacy-based events featuring puppets, magicians, wild animals, storytellers and more!

It's the End of the World as Tweens Know It's the End of the World as Tweens Know

recommended by SPPL_Anna
Dystopian picks for middle grade readers!
Dystopian picks for middle grade readers!

Fairies are Weird Fairies are Weird

recommended by SPPL_Anna
Nothing as simple as pretty fairy princesses here. These Fairies are weird, disquieting, and different.
Nothing as simple as pretty fairy princesses here. These Fairies are weird, disquieting, and different.

Teens

New & Upcoming for Teens: March 2018 New & Upcoming for Teens: March 2018

recommended by SPPL_Katy
Check out these new brand-new books for teens!
Check out these new brand-new books for teens!

Teen Summer Spark 2018 Teen Summer Spark 2018

recommended by SPPL_Teens
Your Summer. Your Choice. SPPL's annual summer reading list just for teens.
Your Summer. Your Choice. SPPL's annual summer reading list just for teens.

Teens Know Best Teens Know Best

Get exclusive, advance copies of unpublished young adult books and meet once a month and discuss them over pizza.
Get exclusive, advance copies of unpublished young adult books and meet once a month and discuss them over pizza.

Createch Createch

Creative tinkering spaces for teens.
Creative tinkering spaces for teens.

Youth Leadership Council Recommends Youth Leadership Council Recommends

recommended by SPPL_Kristen
Book recommendations from Createch's Youth Leadership Council!
Book recommendations from Createch's Youth Leadership Council!

Recommendations

New and Upcoming Books - April 12, 2018 New and Upcoming Books - April 12, 2018

recommended by SPPL_Featured
Here's what's new and upcoming at the Saint Paul Public Library for mid-April.
Here's what's new and upcoming at the Saint Paul Public Library for mid-April.

1966: it was a very good year 1966: it was a very good year

recommended by SPPL_Jonathan
Some fantastic albums and singles were released in 1966. Check a few out!
Some fantastic albums and singles were released in 1966. Check a few out!

What!? Adults Read Teen Books? What!? Adults Read Teen Books?

recommended by SPPL_Aura
No, I'm not a teenager. Yes, I read teen books. Here are some YA books that can appeal to adults. You're never to old to enjoy a good book!
No, I'm not a teenager. Yes, I read teen books. Here are some YA books that can appeal to adults. You're never to old to enjoy a good book!

You did what?! For a whole year!? You did what?! For a whole year!?

recommended by SPPL_János
Talk about willpower! Quite a few folks have done something unusual for a whole year and then written a book about it.
Talk about willpower! Quite a few folks have done something unusual for a whole year and then written a book about it.

Edge-of-your-seat documentaries Edge-of-your-seat documentaries

recommended by SPPL_János
Think documentaries are boring? Think again! These titles are as gripping as any thriller.
Think documentaries are boring? Think again! These titles are as gripping as any thriller.

Digital Content

The Friends

Cultural Programs for Curious People Cultural Programs for Curious People

For 25 years, The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library has offered programs that entertain, enrich, and nourish curious minds. See...
For 25 years, The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library has offered programs that entertain, enrich, and nourish curious minds. See what’s coming up.

Who Funds the Library, anyway? Who Funds the Library, anyway?

The short answer is, you do. Saint Paul Public Library is part of the City of Saint Paul, so a portion of your tax dollars goes towards keeping SPPL branches running. But even in a city that loves its libraries, public funding isn’t enough...
The short answer is, you do.

Support the Library You Love Support the Library You Love

When you give to The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, you help make resources available to everyone.
When you give to The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, you help make resources available to everyone. This is how lives change, and this is how our communities get stronger. Invest in your community. Invest in your Library.

News

SPPL to offer MIT Media Lab workshops SPPL to offer MIT Media Lab workshops

Saint Paul Public Library is partnering with the MIT Media Lab’s Center for Civic Media to bring “Data Therapy” workshops to Saint Paul.
Saint Paul Public Library is partnering with the MIT Media Lab’s Center for Civic Media to bring “Data Therapy” workshops to Saint Paul.

How to Make Your Cat an Online Celebrity How to Make Your Cat an Online Celebrity

Does your cat have star power? How does a cat become a celebrity anyway? Rising star Mr. Spot the Cat has over 10,000 Instagram followers.…
Does your cat have star power? How does a cat become a celebrity anyway? Rising star Mr. Spot the Cat has over 10,000 Instagram followers.…

SPPL unveils Oromo, Amharic kids book SPPL unveils Oromo, Amharic kids book

The publication of Teach Me To Love follows SPPL’s release of two children’s books in the Karen language in 2015—a first for a public…
The publication of Teach Me To Love follows SPPL’s release of two children’s books in the Karen language in 2015—a first for a public…
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