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Nosy Neighbor Tour: Hennepin County Library, Minneapolis Central 1:00-2:30 pm

Thursday, February 16, 2023, 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM
Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Jane Stacy
Registration is required
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You’re invited on a private tour of Minneapolis Central Library, César Pelli’s architectural and civic masterpiece in the heart of downtown’s Gateway District. This specially curated experience will showcase the many surprises of a modern library and offer you a behind-the-scenes look at spaces and collections not often seen by the general public including: A high-tech maker space with 3-D printers and a professional music recording studio,  Vast music and cookbook collections that rivals any public library in the country and a historic grand piano that you can play with your library card. We will also be seeing high-security vaults of rare books dating back to the 14th century, and The preservation workshop where the library’s master binder repairs and restores more than 10,000 books a year. All this, and much much more!

After the tour, feel free to stop by the Cargill Gallery at the library to see the exhibit, "TESTIFY: Americana from Slavery to Today."  This exhibit of African American artifacts and artworks, which first debuted in January 2018,  is from the collection of Alan Page and his late wife, Diane Sims Page.  The StarTribune has a good article about this exhibit. To read more about this collection, click Here

Interested in carpooling? Click on the registrant list and find a member in your building or near you that you can connect with and ask to share a ride. Or, feel free to contact the MCC office for a suggestion.


MCC is hosting programs for fully vaccinated members in accordance with the MN Department of Health guidelines. Please refrain from attending a program if you are not feeling well and please have a mask with you in case you need it.