Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Minneapolis Library

Sorry its been a while since a recent post, things have been a little hectic the last few days. With the renovation of the Walker, the new Gutherie overlooking the Mississippi waterfront, and the Minneapolis Central Library in just the last few years; Minneapolis is quickly garnering the reputation as a design city tucked away in the quiet midwest.

I've recently been spending quiet winter days in the Minneapolis Library. As a professional job hunter the funds are limited, but that doesn't mean I can't be cultured. The design lets in gorgeous light, and with its central location is a melting pot for the city. Meshing many cultures and neighborhoods that may not otherwise interact. One of the highlights of the library, besides free bestsellers, is the What's New? exhibit located in the Cargill Hall. The small space highlights a local photography project that focuses on several Twin Cities neighborhoods and its residents. Highlighted neighborhoods include: East Lake Street, Cedar Riverside, and the Northeast. The exhibit runs through March 1.

When you have a quiet afternoon head downtown to spend some time curled up with a free book that's been on your list for a while, and enjoy some captivating photography as well. Just make sure it isn't a Monday afternoon (the Library is closed on Mondays).

Top left photo: Michael Mingo

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