By CARZ NELSON
All information listed here is accurate as of April 15, 2022. For the most up-to-date information, see the library’s website at www.hclib.org.
FRANKLIN LIBRARY HOURS HOSMER LIBRARY HOURS
Monday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Thusday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
PHILLIPS PEOPLE SPECIAL COLLECTION
Local historians and neighborhood research enthusiasts will be pleased to learn that HCLib’s Special Collections Department now houses minutes, correspondence, and other records created by People of Phillips, a disbanded neighborhood organization. in 1998. The collection includes material from 1988 to 1994. You can view this material, along with many other interesting items from the city’s history, at the Minneapolis Central Library.
THE RETURN OF COFFEE AND CONVERSATIONS – CLYDE BELLECOURT
Cafés & Conversations have resumed! In May, the Franklin Library will distribute free copies of Clyde Bellecourt’s book, Thunder before the storm.
Fridays May 6 and 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
RAPTOR CENTER VISITS THE FRANKLIN LIBRARY
In honor of Minnesota American Indian Month, the Raptor Center will visit the Franklin Library. Take-out meals will be offered.
Wednesday, May 11 at 3:30 p.m.
FINANCIAL TOURS FAIR FRANKLIN LIBRARY
Community Ambassadors from FAIR, a program of Prepare & Prosper, will answer questions and sign people up for this financial service.
Friday May 27
ART OF JAI JAMI
This month’s art exhibit on the lower level of the Franklin Library features Jai Jami, a self-taught multimedia artist who analyzes grief through the lens of Rootwork and Somatic Healing.
RESOURCES AND SUPPORT
The Youth Bridge visits the Franklin Library on the fourth Wednesday of every month, 2-5 p.m. They connect people to resources and provide hygiene items and other supplies. Look for them in their van on the corner of 14and and Franklin Avenues.
Franklin and Hosmer Libraries are working with Every Meal to distribute free lunch bags. The bags are free for everyone, while supplies last.
HELP WITH HOMEWORK
Homework help resumes its normal schedule. Franklin and Hosmer Libraries both offer free one-on-one tutoring for K-12 students.
Franklin: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Hosmer: Monday 4-7:30 p.m., Saturday 1-4 p.m.
LOG IN AND PLAY/ LEARN MOS JUNTOS AT THE HOSMER LIBRARY
For children under five and their carers. Connect with your child during this drop-in program exploring early literacy activities.
FAMILY STORYTIME/ RIMAS Y CUENTOS AT THE HOSMER LIBRARY
For children of all ages and their caregivers. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement in English and Spanish.
Alternating Sundays on May 8, May 22 and June 5 from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Looking for a good book to read? You could ask a librarian. On hclib.org, towards the bottom of the page, you will find the link, Ask us for reading suggestions. This leads to a form you fill out about the types of books you like and those you don’t like. Fill out the form and you will receive an email with reading recommendations. If you don’t want to fill out a form, you can always ask the librarians for recommendations in person, over the phone, or via chat.
In-home service is provided free of charge to residents of Hennepin County who cannot attend a library due to illness, disability, or visual impairment. To apply for in-home service, submit an online application or apply by phone at 612-543-8850.
ASK THE LIBRARY
Have a reference or library account question? You can chat, email, text, or call the library. Chat or email at www.hclib.org/contacttext 612-400-7722 or call 612-543-KNOW (5669) to reach library staff by phone.
Spanish/Spanish: Call or send a text to 651-503-8013 to receive ayuda en español.
Hmoob/Hmong: Hu losis text rau lub tsev nyeem ntawv ntawm 612-385-0886 txais kev pab hais lus Hmoob.
Soomaali/Somali: Caawimaad Soomaali ah, soo wac ama qoraal (text) usoo dir maktabada 612-235-1339.
Carz is a resident of Phillips and an enthusiastic patron of the Hennepin County Library.