Pierre Bottineau Library, March 11-May 20
February 11 - May 20
Pierre Bottineau Library, 55 Broadway St. NE. Register online at hclib.org or call 612-543-6850.
The first three events are funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and presented in collaboration with the Loft Literary Center.
Elements of Short Story Writing: Saturday, March 11, 10-11:30 am. Explore the craft of fiction and learn literary techniques such as dialogue, voice, scene and structure, which will increase awareness of the wealth and range of stylistic choices available to fiction writers. Free, registration required.
Artist Talk: Rosa Kittsteiner: Saturday, March 18, 11 am-12 pm. Born and raised in Chile by the ocean, now living in Minneapolis, Rosa Kittsteiner will speak about the mythology of fish as an artistic inspiration and will do a Q&A about her artwork.“The paintings I have selected show my relation to the fragmented world we are living in particular the last two years. I am making a fairytale of hope among all the turmoil we are in now.” – Rosa Kittsteiner. Her exhibit, “Below the Surface,” is on display at the library through March. Free.
Modern Tapestry Weaving for Adults: Saturday, March 18, 2-3:30 pm.Learn the basics of tapestry weaving to create a modern-looking wall hanging. Pick your favorite colors and textures to make a one-of-a-kind weaving. Materials provided. Free, registration required. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and presented in collaboration with Textile Center. Free, registration required.
Elements of Creative Nonfiction: Saturday, March 25, 10-1:30 am. Learn techniques for writing memoir, essay, literary criticism and opinion pieces. This class will focus on strengthening the writers’ authentic voice. Free, registration required. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and presented in collaboration with the Loft Literary Center.
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 jump-start 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.
Sing, Play, Learn: Saturdays, April 29-May 20, 10-10:45 am. For children from birth to age 5 and their caregivers. Hands-on musical play activities led by early childhood music specialists will let your family experience music’s impact on learning and reading readiness. Together you will sing, rhyme, read, move and create. Free, registration required. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and presented in collaboration with MacPhail Center for Music.