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September 2017

Immigration & the Making of Saint Paul

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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$49

EAST SIDE FREEDOM LIBRARY and ST. PAUL PUBLIC SCHOOLS COMMUNITY EDUCATION invite you to a six-week course: "Immigration & the Making of Saint Paul." Beginning Tuesday, September 26 at 6:00pm–8:00pm, explore the role of immigrants in the making and remaking of Saint Paul. We will cover the 1840s through current times, including Irish and German immigrants and their impact on the foundations of our city, and the following influxes of Scandinavian and Eastern European immigrants; how the city’s workforce, neighborhoods…

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Slow Roll St. Paul Community Bicycle Ride with East Side Freedom Library

September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Free

East Side Freedom Library, Cycles for Change, St. Paul Smart-Trips, and Transit for Livable Communities Present: “Slow Roll St. Paul Community Bicycle Ride with East Side Freedom Library.” On Wednesday, September 27 at 5:30pm, please join us for the last, 6 mile ride of the season throughout East Side St. Paul. Stay after for free food and “Working on the Railroad: An In-Person Oral History” at 7:00pm at the East Side Freedom Library.   Youth under 13 must have a…

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Working on the Railroad: An In-Person Oral History

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Free

St. Paul grew with this country's railroad system.  What has it been like to work on the railroad?  How has the work changed?  What roles have unions played in creating a safer working environment and a decent living for railroad workers?  Come and find out! George Joyce, who worked 37 and 1/2 years as a trainman and switchman on the BN, BNSF, and Amtrak systems, and served as president and local chairman of United Transportation Union Local 1000, will be…

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Women From the Center Series: A Harvest Reading by Native Writers

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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The East Side Freedom Library invites you to Women From the Center Series: A Harvest Reading by Native Writers Thursday, September 28 @ 7:00pm​ *Celebrate Mother Earth's abundance with a Harvest reading by Native​ Writers! Join us for the closing event in our "Women From the Center" writers reading series, hosted by Diane Wilson whose first book Spirit Car retraces her family's Dakota heritage across five generations and won a 2006 Minnesota Book Award (womenspress.com). The event also features Colleen…

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Walking Tour: Immigration & the (Re)Making of Saint Paul’s East Side

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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$22

EAST SIDE FREEDOM LIBRARY and ST. PAUL PUBLIC SCHOOLS COMMUNITY EDUCATION invite you to "Walking Tour: Immigration & the (Re)Making of Saint Paul’s East Side." On Saturday, September 30, 10:00am–12:00pm, join Peter Rachleff, Co-Executive Director of the East Side Freedom Library, for a walking tour that explores the present through the lens of the past. Meet first at the East Side Freedom Library and travel to Swede Hollow to explore its role as the first site of settlements in the…

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