Minneapolis library hours remain shorter than most patrons would like. Book lovers are uneasy about the future of the libraries, even in the face of the grand opening of the new Central Library in May. The Friends of the Library will hold open discussions of challenges the library system faces at branches across the city at the following locations.
-Linden Hills Community Library:
Thursday, April 20, 6:30-8 p.m., 2900 W. 43rd St.
-Nokomis Community Library:
Tuesday, April 25, 6:30-8 p.m., 5100 34th Ave. S.
All forums are open to the public. Visit www.friendsofmpl.org for more information.