Snow White seems to be the current fairy tale heroine, but she’s always been here at Hennepin County Library. We are featuring a display of books in the Minneapolis Central Atrium case through April 1, then in the Children’s Library April 2 - 30. A Storytime program featuring Mixed Precipitation theater company will be presented Saturday, April 14, 10:30 am, in Pohlad Hall.
University of Minnesota’s Northrop Concert and Lectures will be presenting Ballet Preljocaj, a contemporary interpretation of this popular Brothers Grimm tale. To receive a 15% ticket discount to the ballet, put in “library” as promo code.
A whole new world of magic animals, brave young princes and evil witches has come to light with the discovery of 500 new fairytales, which were locked away in an archive in Regensburg, Germany for over 150 years. The tales are part of a collection of myths, legends and fairytales, gathered by the local historian Franz Xaver von Schönwerth (1810–1886) in the Bavarian region of Oberpfalz at about the same time as the Grimm brothers were collecting the fairytales that have since charmed adults and children around the world.
Girl Scouts of America began in Savannah, Georgia on March 12, 1912. Hennepin County-Minneapolis Central Library has a wonderful display of memorabilia in the Library Commons Atrium Case brought by a volunteer through March 16, 2012. Stop in to see it, and bring your girl scout (and other children) to visit the Children’s Library!