Tagged Friends of the St. Paul Public Library

Win FREE Individual Registration for the 2017 Minnesota Crossword Tournament!

How good is your crossword game? Test your skills in the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library’s sixth annual Minnesota Crossword Tournament June 11 at the Landmark Center! Puzzle solvers of all levels will battle for prizes and glory based on speed and accuracy, and we’re giving you the chance to win free individual registration in the competition! To enter, all you have to do is like the Twin Cities Geek page on Facebook and comment on the...

Win FREE Team Registration for the 2017 Minnesota Crossword Tournament!

Attention word nerds! The sixth annual Minnesota Crossword Tournament is coming June 11 to the Landmark Center, where puzzle buffs will compete for prizes and glory based on speed and accuracy. And starting today, we’re giving you the chance to win free entry along with one, two, or three of your friends! To enter, all you have to do is like the Twin Cities Geek page on Facebook and comment on the team registration giveaway post with a synonym...

The Minnesota Crossword Tournament Spells Out a Good Time for Puzzle Solvers

Becoming skilled at solving crosswords is almost like learning a new language, according to University of Minnesota professor and expert crossword maker Victor Barocas. “You might have to learn, for example, that ‘Brazilian flower’ might mean AMAZON—because the Amazon River flows—or that the state bird of Hawaii is the NENE. And things like that take time to learn.” Minnesotans will have the chance to put their own skills to the test on June 11 at the sixth annual Minnesota Crossword...

Improving Communities One Book at a Time with the Minnesota Book Awards

My love of books can be attributed to Calvin & Hobbes graphic novels and my endless trips to several Hennepin County libraries. My dad would walk me through the library so I could hand-pick two very special books to come home with me. I’m thankful that I’m near the Minneapolis–St. Paul area because the libraries in this area are passionate, organized, and dedicated to improving the community. Recently, the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library announced the finalists for the annual...

Loud at the Library Brings Music and Makerspaces Together

There’s something thrilling about being in a library after hours. From Harry Potter’s Restricted Section to Beauty and the Beast’s sunlit personal collection, there’s a special joy that comes with being all alone and surrounded by books, and even a seasoned librarian like me isn’t immune to that little frisson of excitement. But when most people imagine the library after dark, they don’t typically picture a crowd whooping as a drum solo crescendos or a singer hits the perfect...

Win 2 Tickets to Rock Out to Sarah White and Loud at the Library!

Do you like music, beer, and books? How about all three in the same place? The Loud at the Library concert series from the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library is back for 2017, and the Friends are helping Twin Cities Geek give away 1 pair of tickets to the year’s first installment! Next Friday, January 27, Sarah White and opening act Eric Mayson are bringing their musical stylings to the George Latimer Central Library in downtown St. Paul. Show...

Book Geek Bulletin: Minnesota Coffee and Horror

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is officially attached to the film adaptation of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, the much loved and sometimes controversial children’s horror books known in part for their beautifully creepy illustrations by...
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