What’s up at the MFS Library: Read-Aloud 1/2 & Donate a Favorite Book

Read-Aloud Night
at the Minnehaha Free Space Library
Wednesday, January 2nd @ 6pm

Bring something to read aloud from, choose something from our library, or just listen. Read from your favorite book, zine or poem, hear new stuff, and check out books at the Free Space library.

Read whatever you really like – part of a favorite story, political theory, memoir, a manifesto, a kids’ book….  Just make it something you really want to share. We’ll provide the snacks. Kids welcome – be aware readings may be from all kinds of books.

(Keep readings around 5 minutes – maybe even practice once! Obviously, don’t bring racist, misogynist, homophobic, transphobic or otherwise hateful stuff.)

You can also volunteer to help maintain the library every Wednesday from 6-8pm (just show up) — and remember you can view our catalog online via the library page!

Give a Favorite Book for the Holidays!

This holiday season and new year, make a gift to the Minnehaha Free Space library in the form of a favorite book!

Our library has a wide selection of almost 2,000 books and hundreds of zines, including, thanks to a rad donor, every new book from AK Press and PM Press.  However, we’re seeking to expand our selection in a number of areas, including but not limited to…:

  • Ethnic Studies, particularly including Asian & Pacific Islander, African American and Native/Indigenous topics
  • Family and Childcare
  • Sex, relationships & erotica
  • Activist & Organizing tools
  • *Recent* (or otherwise politically sound) books on transgender and queer topics

If you have a favorite book or zine in these areas, whether new or “experienced”, we would be greatly appreciative of your donation to the community.  Books/zines can be dropped off at the Free Space anytime it’s open (note our limited hours between Christmas and New Years), or mailed to us at Minnehaha Free Space, 3747 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis 55408.

Are you a local author or publisher?  Consider gifting your book to our library.  In exchange, we can host a reading event free of charge.

Are you a STUDENT? Give us your old textbooks now that the semester is finished, and we can turn them into cash with which to buy new books for everyone to enjoy.  If you prefer, we’ll do the work of re-selling your textbooks for the best price online, and then cut you a check for 50% of the profits.  How easy is that?!  Contact us or stop in.

Happy new year from the MFS bookworms!