Aug
6
7:00 PM19:00

Edina Reads Event

Author Emily Fridlund, History of Wolves


Location: Fireside Room, Edina Senior Center (below the library)

Come see 1997 EHS graduate Emily Fridlund whose first book, History of Wolves, was a finalist for the Booker Prize and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, and long listed for the Carnegie Medal for Fiction. It was awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award. It was also a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, A New York Times Editor’s Choice, one of USA Today’s Notable Books, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, and a #1 Indie Next pick. 

Emily Fridlund will be interviewed by Betsy Cussler. 

Sponsors: Friends of the Edina Library, Edina Community Foundation

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Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Second Annual "Backyard Bash"

Edina 4th of July Parade Fans:

Here's your chance to have fun AND support the parade. Come to the Backyard Bash on June 27th for an informal adults-only night with your neighbors.

Local Edina band The Teardowns will be playing.

The Red River Kitchen food truck will be on-site with food for purchase. (Come try out their food in advance of Red River's opening at Braemar Golf Course!) And, Fulton Brewing Company has donated beer and wine to the event.

Don't miss this chance to get in on the live auction to be 4th of July Parade's Honorary Grand Marshall! You and up 3 guests will ride in style in a 1955 Ford convertible in the parade.

Suggested donation: $25 per person, with recognition gifts to get you "parade ready" for donors at $100, $250 or $1,000! Follow this link for more details: https://ecfoundation.formstack.com/forms/backyard_bash

Invite your friends & join us to kick off the 2018 parade festivities! 100% of the net proceeds go directly to the Edina 4th of July Parade.

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May
5
9:30 AM09:30

Edina Dialogue Event: Youth Climate Summit

EHS Project Earth is hosting their second annual Youth Climate Summit. Come for workshops, a panel discussion with the mayors of Edina and Saint Louis Park, and a vegan lunch provided by Ginger Hop. You'll learn about food footprints, sustainable technology, and climate impacts. For more information or to register, www.coolplanetmn.org/youth.

 

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Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Edina Reads Event

A Poetry Hootenanny, Of Sorts


Location: Fireside Room, Edina Senior Center (below the library)


Poets Francine Marie Tolf, Lynette Reini-Grandell, Stanley Kusunoki, and Van Anderson will read from their latest books in honor of National Poetry Month. Members of the audience will have a chance to read one poem that they have written.

Sponsors: Friends of the Edina Library, Edina Community Foundation, Edina Community Center, Edina High School, Edina Community Education, Edina Resource Center, Edina League of Women Voters.

To read at the event, please register online or call 612-543-6325.

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Mar
2
7:00 AM07:00

Connecting With Kids Leadership Breakfast

The Connecting with Kids Leadership Breakfast is our annual opportunity to recognize those who consistently work to build assets in our youth. 

Registration for the 2018 Leadership Breakfast opened on February 7th. The event is free but registration is required: http://connectingwithkids.org/leadership-breakfast.html

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Feb
27
6:30 PM18:30

Edina Reads

What's Edina Reading?

Fireside Room, Edina Senior Center (below the library)


Book suggestions and reader queries are a large part of a library's mission. The Edina Reads Committee asked people who live or work in Edina what they are reading and why. Join Mayor Jim Hovland, Edina Magazine Editor Angela Johnson, Superintendent of Edina Public Schools John Schultz, journalist and blogger Brian Lambert, Edina Art Center General Manager Michael Frey, Edina Community Foundation Executive Director Dick Crockett, and Edina School students Isabel Dunning and Charlotte Palmer as they discuss their favorite books. Be prepared to share some of your favorites as well.

Sponsors: Friends of the Edina Library, Edina Community Foundation, Edina Senior Center, Edina High School, Edina Community Education, Edina Resource Center, Edina League of Women Voters.

Please register online or call 612-543-6340.

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