The system has 19 libraries that are usually open on Sundays.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
Library staff are partnering with several community organizations to host events centered on the 2013 national theme is 'Many Children, Many Cultures, Many Books.'
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The children's music duo played the Hopkins Library in October 2010. Sunday they won a Grammy.
The Twin Cities' own Okee Dokee Brothers went and won the Grammy Award for Best Children's Album Sunday, for their CD Can You Canoe? The YouTube video above shows them playing a pre-Grammy show Saturday in Los Angeles. That's a long way from the show they performed a little more than two years ago at the Hopkins Library. Did you go see that show? You never know who will become famous when you go to a library event. Click here to see a list of events at the Hopkins Library.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Little ones flock to the library’s children’s area each day.
Young ones filled the Hopkins Library’s children’s area Wednesday. In one corner, a boy “cooked” plastic vegetables on a pretend grill. In the center, two boys—one wearing a backwards fireman’s helmet—arranged magnetic gears. Throughout the space, children read books, played with letters and let their imaginations run wild. Wednesday wasn’t exceptional, though. Nearly two years after it was created, the children’s area remains a big draw. Children and their caretakers—moms, dads, grandparents, daycare providers, nannies and more—flock to the space each day for play and learning. “It’s a real magnet,” Senior Librarian Lisa Bjerken said. The children’s area got its start in July 2010 as a pilot project with the Children’s Museum. The idea …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Libraries, including the Hopkins Public Library, will be closed Sept. 3.
Editor’s Note: The following announcement comes from the Hennepin County Library system, which includes the Hopkins Public Library. Hennepin County libraries will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3 in observance of Labor Day. The libraries will be open their usual hours before and after the holiday. Hennepin County operates 41 libraries in the city of Minneapolis and suburban Hennepin County. For library hours and locations: http://www.hclib.org/pub/info/locations.cfm. Nationally recognized as one of the top libraries in the United States, Hennepin County Library serves 1.2 million residents in Hennepin County and offers approximately 5 million books, CDs, DVDs, online resources, including data bases and downloadables, plus more than 1,800 …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Kristin Kaspar researched and wrote a history of the Hopkins Library in celebration of the library’s centennial.
Kristin Kaspar studied history in Augsburg College and was a member of the school’s history club. She works as a software quality assurance analyst, so she considered it fortuitous when a chance encounter led to an offer to write an article on the Hopkins Library’s 100th anniversary. “It’s fate,” she marveled. “They didn’t know me. I didn’t have anything published.” Kaspar, a Hopkins resident, was well suited to delving into the library’s past, though. In addition to a love of writing and history, she grew up in Minnetonka, just on the other side of Shady Oak Road. Her family has deep roots in this area and worked at the businesses that made Hopkins. As the library prepares to celebrate its anniversary Sunday, Hopkins Patch sat down with …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Share your favorite memory, listen to an author’s talk or attend the anniversary open house.
The Hopkins Library invites residents to help celebrate its centennial anniversary by sharing a favorite library memory. The library merged with the Hennepin County Library system in 1973. But it was founded as a city library in 1912 after the Women’s Improvement League convinced officials of what was then called West Minneapolis to start a library in three rooms of the old city hall on Eighth and Excelsior Avenue (now Mainstreet). “The Hopkins’ Library’s centennial celebration is a wonderful opportunity for everyone in the community to learn about the library’s history and to acknowledge its enduring importance to residents today,” a news release quoted Hennepin County Commissioner Jan Callison. “For 100 years, the Hopkins Library has …
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Check out one of these exciting events at your local library.
(The following news release was submitted by the Hennepin County Library.) Dozens of free programs for children, teens, and adults are presented each month at Hennepin County libraries. In May, programs include storytimes, author and literary programs, book clubs, technology classes, career and small business workshops, multicultural programs, and more. For the complete program schedule and more information: www.hclib.org The following programs are scheduled at Hennepin County Library – Hopkins: Thursdays, May 3-24, 10:30 a.m. at Hopkins Library Register online or call 612-543-6400. For children from birth to 24 months. Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books and music. Build brain power. Tuesday, May 8, 6:30 p.m. at …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
A look at activities hosted by your local library in the coming month.
(The following events come from the Hopkins Library.) Family Storytime Paint It Green: Animal Masks and Shakers This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Presented in collaboration with ArtStart. Make This: Fashion Design This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Presented in collaboration with the Minnetonka Center for the Arts. Master Gardener: Growing Berries in Minnesota Presented in collaboration with Hennepin County Master Gardeners, University of Minnesota Extension. Children's Day/Book Day Celebration: Art Open House and Puppet Show This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Portraits of Us This …