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For more than twenty years, The Friends has been providing award-winning programming for the Saint Paul Public Library and the wider community. Readings, lecture series, discussions, and musical performances have provided a staple of the offerings we provide to enhance the services of the Library. To reach an even larger audience, we occasionally offer our programs as a podcast, including the entire Fireside Reading Series.

For more than twenty years, The Friends has been providing award-winning programming for the Saint Paul Public Library and the wider community. Readings, lecture series, discussions, and musical performances have provided a staple of the offerings we provide to enhance the services of the Library. To reach an even larger audience, we occasionally offer our programs as a podcast, including the entire Fireside Reading Series.
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St. Paul, MN

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For more than twenty years, The Friends has been providing award-winning programming for the Saint Paul Public Library and the wider community. Readings, lecture series, discussions, and musical performances have provided a staple of the offerings we provide to enhance the services of the Library. To reach an even larger audience, we occasionally offer our programs as a podcast, including the entire Fireside Reading Series.

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English


Episodes

Special Feature: SPPL Live with author Brent Olson

12/21/2016
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We are excited to feature the first episode of the Saint Paul Public Library’s new podcast, SPPL Live. The first episode features Brent Olson, author of The Inadvertent Café and other books on life in southwestern Minnesota, serves up wit and wisdom from the prairie, and talks about his life as a writer, farmer, and owner of a small-town café.…

Duration: 01:02:04


Trotskyists on Trial with Donna Haverty-Stacke (2016 Untold Stories)

5/26/2016
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Seventy-five years ago, 29 unionists and working-class socialists were prosecuted and labeled as dangerous revolutionaries by President Franklin Roosevelt’s Justice Department under the newly passed anti-radical Smith Act.…

Duration: 01:08:17


The Iron Range: Past, Present & Future (2016 Untold Stories)

5/24/2016
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Recorded on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 The Iron Range has always held a special place in Minnesota’s labor history and lore. Now the future of the Range seems uncertain.…

Duration: 01:04:24


Elmer Smith and the Wobblies with Tom Copeland (Untold Stories 2016)

5/11/2016
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In his book, The Centralia Tragedy of 1919: Elmer Smith and the Wobblies, Tom Copeland, Macalester graduate and lawyer, tells the tale of Elmer Smith, also a Macalester graduate and lawyer.…

Duration: 00:45:45


Catherine Madison (2016 Fireside Reading Series)

3/7/2016
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Catherine Madison closes the Fireside Series w…

Duration: 00:54:25


Anton Treuer (2016 Fireside Reading Series)

3/3/2016
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Ojibwe historian and linguist Anton Treuer pre…

Duration: 01:21:44


Erika Lee (2016 Fireside Reading Series)

2/22/2016
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In the past fifty years, Asian Americans have he…

Duration: 01:03:01


Beth Dooley (2016 Fireside Reading Series)

2/15/2016
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In Winter’s Kitchen: Growing Roots and B…

Duration: 00:47:33


Rick Shefchik (2016 Fireside Reading Series)

2/8/2016
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This behind-the-scenes, up-close-and-perso…

Duration: 00:54:55


Faith Sullivan (2016 Fireside Reading Series)

1/27/2016
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Faith Sullivan returns to kick off the 22nd annu…

Duration: 00:34:58


Striving for Equality: Mexican Women in Minnesota History (2015 Women’s History Lecture Series)

11/19/2015
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Mexican women helped shape their expatriate co…

Sisterhood is (Again) Powerful (2015 Women’s History Lecture Series)

11/5/2015
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Fifty years after women won the vote, feminism o…

Battle for the Ballot (2015 Women’s History Lecture Series)

10/30/2015
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Minnesota suffragists were a civilized contra…

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad (2015 Women’s History Lecture Series)

10/22/2015
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Myths aboutHarriet Tubman persist, but the r…

Home by Starlight: Writers-in-Conversation (2015 O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry)

6/4/2015
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Paula Meehan, the 2015 recipient of the O’Sha…

Minnesota’s Métis and French Canadians (Untold Stories 2015)

6/4/2015
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Virgil Benoit, Professor of French at the Unive…

Inaugural Richard P. McDermott Fitzgerald Lecture (Fitzgerald in Saint Paul 2015)

6/1/2015
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Welcome to the podcast of a recent talk on “Rom…

Linda LeGarde Grover (2015 Fireside Reading Series)

3/18/2015
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Linda LeGarde Grover closes the series by shari…

Lorna Landvik (2015 Fireside Reading Series)

3/4/2015
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Writer and comedian Lorna Landvik joins the ser…

Marlon James (2015 Fireside Reading Series)

2/11/2015
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window.setTimeout('window.location="http://thefriends.org/blog/2015/01/31/27th-annual-minnesota-book-awards-finalists-announced/"; ',10*60*1000); Novelist Marlon Jameskicks off the series wi…