Events at Pierre Bottineau Library
March 25 @ 8:00 am - April 8 @ 5:00 pm
Pierre Bottineau Library, 55 Broadway St NE. Register online at hclib.org or call 612-543-6850 or 612-543-KNOW (5669)
The True Story About the James Gang: Saturday, March 25, 1-2 pm. Tom Ryther, former KSTP and KARE sportscaster, journalist and Northfield theatre enactor, will talk about the famous James-Younger Gang. As a native of Missouri, Ryther studied the history of the James-Younger Gang for decades, visited many James Gang historic sites and even got to know descendants of the James Family. Q & A to follow. Sponsor: Friends of the Hennepin County Library. Free, registration required.
Researching the History of Your Home: Saturday, April 1, 10-11:30 am. Learn about the historical resources at the library and across the county that will help you piece together a history of your Minneapolis house, neighborhood or property. Staff from Hennepin County Library’s Special Collections will explain and demonstrate resources, emphasizing online resources in the Digital Collections that will allow you to jumpstart your research from home – including permit records, maps, city directories, photos and more. This class is best suited for researching properties in the city of Minneapolis, though some resources will be countywide. Free, registration required.
Elements of Poetry: Saturday, April 8, 10–11:30 am. Learn about the fundamentals of poetry, including language, form and imagery. Poetry writing prompts will be shared. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and presented in collaboration with the Loft Literary Center. Free, registration required.