Bonding over books
Minnesota author Sarah Stonich, center, discusses her memoir “Shelter: Off the Grid in the Mostly Magnetic North” with members of the Dayton’s Bluff Book Club at the Metropolitan State Library and Learning Center on Nov. 7, 2018. Photo by Margot M. Barry

Bonding over books

The Dayton's Bluff Book Club picks books by Minnesota and Midwest authors, with a particular eye to social justice. Members meet monthly in the Metro State Library.

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Seeing stars at the Science Center
Meteorologist and amateur astronomer Mike Lynch gives a presentation in the Science Education Center on Nov. 19, 2018. Photo by Margot M. Barry

Seeing stars at the Science Center

Cold-hardy kids and adults joined meteorologist Mike Lynch for a November night of stargazing at Metro State.

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E-books on the rise at Hennepin County Library
Minneapolis Central Library, pictured here in 2015, holds the largest collection of items in the Hennepin County Library system. Library users can also download e-books through cloudLibrary and OverDrive. Photo by seanbirm/Flickr

E-books on the rise at Hennepin County Library

Writing student examines the popularity of e-books in public libraries.

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A party under the stars
WCCO Radio meteorologist Mike Lynch adjusts one of his telescopes at the "Star Party" astronomy learning event at the Metro State Library and Learning Center on Jan. 23. Lynch's telescopes brought star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and winter constellations into view. Photo by Mai Houa Xiong

A party under the stars

On the evening after the biggest blizzard of the season, a small crowd braved the snow banks to gather on 7th Street outside the Metro State Library and Learning Center.

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‘The Human Anomaly’ at  Gordon Parks Gallery
Image courtesy of Gordon Parks Gallery

‘The Human Anomaly’ at Gordon Parks Gallery

“It’s some­thing you assume your col­lege has. And I feel slighted that we don’t,” said Jes­sica Maistro­vich, Stu­dent Sen­ate Trea­surer, in explain­ing her drive to cre­ate a mascot for Met­ro­pol­i­tan State Uni­ver­sity. “Mas­cots cre­ate a sense of com­mu­nity and belong­ing. Hav­ing one can add that sense of fun that some­times we’re miss­ing as a more adult col­lege,” she said.

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