Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Scenes from the North Regional Library Opening!

Here are some pictures from the recent opening of the North Regional Library in Minneapolis that serves the Hawthorne Area Neighborhood. We hope you enjoy them!

HAWTHORNE HUDDLE: Thursday, March 1st

Please join us at the Hawthorne Huddle on Thursday, March 1st, when we will hear from members of the Northeast Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce about their planning work and initiative to extend their outreach to neighboring communities. This initiative is working to share resources, thoughts and outcomes. Given that public safety and crime issues are their top priority, we thought this discussion could produce possible synergies across neighborhoods.

The Hawthorne Huddle will be held from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room at Farview Park, located at 621 29th Avenue North. A continental breakfast will be available at 7:15 a.m.

We hope you can attend and participate in the discussion!

Here are some scenes from the February Hawthorne Huddle:

Library Consolidation Meetings March 1-8

Interested or concerned with the proposed consolidation of the Minneapolis Public Library System and the Hennepin County Library System and the impact it will have on the operation of the Minneapolis system?

Your opportunity to voice your opinion and concerns to officials from the Minneapolis City Council, Minneapolis Public Library Board of Trustees, Hennepin County Board of Commissioners and the Hennepin County Library Board about this proposed consolidation can happen at one of the following sessions:

Thursday, March 1
7-8:30 p.m.
Walker Library
2880 Hennepin Ave.

Saturday, March 3
10-11:30 a.m.
North Regional Library
1315 Lowry Ave. No.

Monday, March 5
6:30-8 p.m.
Minneapolis Central Library
Doty Board Room
300 Nicollet Mall

Thursday, March 8
7-8:30 p.m.
Nokomis Library
5100 34th Ave. So.

Contact Third Ward Council Member Diane Hofstede
Room 307, 350 South Fifth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1383
Phone Number: 612-673-2203 Fax: 612-673-3940 TTY: 612-673-2157

Friday, February 02, 2007

North Community High School is looking for volunteer tutors

North High School is looking for individuals who are interested in helping students reach their potential through volunteering. Volunteers can work with students 1-on-1, in small groups, or in a classroom as a tutor. Subjects students need help with are: Math, English, Science, Career and College Exploration, and Computer programming.

No experience is needed and training is provided. Volunteers are expected to have strong knowledge of the subject area they tutor. Volunteers can tutor 8:30 to 5:30 M-F.

Interested? Contact Brian Kao at (612) 668-1734 or email North High School is located at 1500 James Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN, 55411

Stories at Camden Coffee House

If you like good stories, check out The Cultural Storytelling Series at Camden Coffee Company: now celebrating its second year. The fourth Saturday of every month (November through June)

Saturday, March 24, 2007
7-9 p.m.
Camden Coffee Company
Hearing with the Eyes: Perspectives on Deaf Culture.Storyteller: Vicki Joan & Friends
Hosted by Local Storyteller David Zander

Camden Coffee Company is located at: 1500 44th Ave North.
(44th and Humboldt)

For further information contact:
David 612-529-8964 or Philip 612/521-1161


And for your Feb. calendars:
Feb 24, 2007
7-9 p.m.

Camden Coffee Company
Stories in celebration of Black History Month.
Tellers to be confirmed.
Hosted by David Zander

Here are some scenes from the historic reading of Hmong poets and storytellers at the Camden Coffee Company in November, featuring Hmong activist Pacyinz Lyfoung, writer and playwright Ka Vang and Dr. Gary Yia Lee from Australia:

Creating Hope for Future Generations:

30 Scholarships Totaling $40,000 Available to
Southeast Asian High School Seniors

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, January 29, 2007 – A number of people from the local community have come together to administer a national scholarship fund that will award $40,000 to Minnesota Southeast Asian high school seniors.

The Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative (NSRC) Fund is offering approximately 30 scholarships between $1,000 and $2,000 each to first- or second-generation Southeast Asian students from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, or Vietnam.

Candidates must live and attend high school in Minnesota, plan to graduate from high school or receive their GED during the 2006-07 academic year, and be accepted to an accredited program in fall 2007. Accredited programs include vocational and cosmetology schools, colleges and universities.

To obtain a scholarship application or to make a tax-deductible donation to the Minnesota Chapter of the NSRC Fund, visit or e-mail

The scholarship application deadline is March 1, 2007, and an awards ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 5, 2007.