Four new floors of books, with
public art installations, a coffee shop, and new gallery space.
Outdoor activities all day,
including performances by The Splatter
Sisters, Teddy Bear Band, The Maroons, Mu Daiko, Karibuni, Ragamala, Ensemble
Mezze, Fuego Flamenco, and Northern Gael, and appearances by the Heart of the
Beast Puppet Theatre.
Indoor activities include Famous
librarians from history (e.g., Elvis, Benjamin Franklin) roaming throughout the
building, storybook characters and children's activities inside the Children's
Library, environmental presentations, author readings, and architectural talks.
Metro Transit is offering free rides
to the Library, to riders who show their Minneapolis library card.