Free library programs include exhibits and author presentation  

In the coming weeks, the Minneapolis Central Library is hosting an author presentation and two exhibits.  

Twin Cities Gay Pride Month Display

June 16 - 30
Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall
Atrium display case

Check out unique library materials displayed in conjunction with Gay Pride Month. Hennepin County Library has played a significant role in preserving the history of GLBTQ people in the Twin Cities.

Author, Author: Photography Exhibit

June 26 – Aug. 18
Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall

This exhibit is a stunning display of more than 50 intimate and original portraits of writers, screenwriters and playwrights by Michael Childers, who is one of the entertainment industry's most renowned and highly respected portrait and art photographers.

Resources for Foundation funding

Wednesday, July 11
10:30 a.m. - noon
Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall

Want to sharpen your skills looking and writing for grant foundation monies? The session covers where you can find funding and information on how to write a proposal for the grant. This presentation will show you how to search for potential funders, print reference materials, online databases, websites and how to use them to maximize your possibilities. Call 612-542-8000 to register. (This program will be offered again on Aug. 8.)

Talk of the Stacks With Esmeralda Santiago

Thursday, July 12
7 p.m.
Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall

Santiago is author of the critically acclaimed books "When I Was Puerto Rican," "Almost a Woman," "The Turkish Lover," "América’s Dream" and others. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe and House & Garden, and on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition.” She will discuss her writing and her newest novel, "Conquistadora," set in 1800s about two coming-of-age stories. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Seating is first-come, first-served. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

Additional programs and services

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Published Jun 20, 2012