- Published: 20 August 2014
Hennepin County Washburn Library, located at 5244 Lyndale Ave. S., will close for building upgrades on Sat., Sept. 6 at 5 p.m. The library is scheduled to re-open Sat., Oct. 18 at 9 a.m.
Improvements at Washburn Library will include a more open floor plan; expanded early literacy and teen areas; new furniture and shelving; technology tables with additional public computers; and more casual seating and study tables with access to power for mobile devices. New automated materials handling equipment will improve the library behind the scenes.
During the six-week closure, Washburn Library patrons are encouraged to visit other Hennepin County libraries: Augsburg Park Library is located at 7100 Nicollet Ave. in Richfield; Linden Hills Library is at 2900 W. 43rd St. in Minneapolis; and Southdale Library is at 7001 York Ave. S. in Edina.
Patrons who face a barrier to using a nearby library may contact the Library’s At Home Service at 612-543-8850.
Requests with Washburn Library as the pickup location will change to Augsburg Park Library automatically. Patrons may choose an alternate pickup location for their requests through “My Account” at www.hclib.org .
The book return at Washburn Library will also be closed during this time. Books and other library materials may be renewed or returned to any other Hennepin County library.
To renew materials by phone, call the Library’s renewal line: 612-543-8811.
For help renewing or requesting library materials or selecting an alternate pickup location, Ask Us online, by phone (612-543-KNOW) or in personat any Hennepin County library.
- Published: 17 July 2014
Ward 13 Council Member Linea Palmisano, in conjunction with the City's Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED), is pleased to announce the release of "The Toolkit for Neighbors of New Construction." This document is designed to equip neighbors with the information needed to prepare for and handle any issues that may arise during the course of residential infill construction.
* Who's who in City government when it comes to construction?
* Steps recommended to prepare for construction
* Handling common construction management issues
* What to do if you experience property damage
While the Toolkit was put together by the Ward 13 office, it is intended to be useful to all Minneapolis residents.
Please visit http://www.minneapolismn.gov/mdr/new/index.htm to download the Toolkit.
- Published: 02 June 2014
Save the date for our annual neighborhood get together- Kenny Summerfest!
Sat., Aug. 2
We'll start things off with a bike parade at 5 p.m. Meet in the Kenny School parking lot with your decorated bike, trike, scooter or stroller. Or just come on down and we'll have streamers and other decorations to decorate your "ride".
Then we'll have music, kid's games, entertainment, inflatables, raffles, and lots of fabulous food from local food trucks.
- Published: 02 June 2014
The City of Minneapolis recently announced new weekend hours to its popular 311 system.
Weekend hours will be 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday, with regular Monday through Friday hours remaining at the current 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
They city is excited to offer greater opportunity for residents to reach City services. Please let them know how it works for you!
- Published: 27 May 2014
From the MPLS. blog of the Star Tribune:
City mandated ratios of food to alcohol sales in restaurants could soon be eliminated under a proposed ordinance change that has been revived by several Minneapolis council members.
The city currently requires about 100 restaurants outside of downtown to make at least 60 percent of their revenue from food, which has only grown harder to meet as craft beers have become popular. It was intended to keep serious drinking out of the neighborhoods after repeal of the city's liquor patrol limits.