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February 2018

East Side Pride Open Mic

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Have a talent you want to share? Do you have east side pride? Join our safe space for all ages and talents! Comedy, Poetry, Song, Dance, Music, and more! *Eat Food*    Share Talents*     Enjoy the Show* The East Side Pride Open Mic's mission is to: "create a safe space for cultivating artistic talents and supporting youth expression and development as they celebrate their community." Bring your family and friends! Tuesday, February 27, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm (and every Fourth Tuesday of the…

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Mindful Self-Compassion

February 28 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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East Side Freedom Library invites you to explore workshops in “Mindful Self-Compassion” with Patricia Enstad. Eastsider Patricia Enstad, a licensed social worker and teacher, will provide a lively introduction to the practices of Mindful Self-Compassion. She writes: “As we consider the important tasks that lie ahead, we will need to support our action with compassion and resiliency. Subtle, yet powerful, these affirming and portable methods can be utilized anywhere.” Offered every Wednesday morning. More information on this approach is available…

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March 2018

Mindfulness Meditation: The Practice of Freedom (Workshop)

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Mindfulness Meditation: The Practice of Freedom is an ongoing workshop series hosted by the East Side Freedom Library. Join us Friday 9-10AM. The workshop will be led by Marc Anderson, a widely respected teacher of meditation. “Among all people, freedom is one of the highest values. The American ideal is based on liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Freedom is every person’s birthright; it is our very nature, yet its full realization can be elusive. In this weekly gathering we…

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Conflict and Compromise: History Day Learning Center Workshops

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Our History Day Learning Center invites you to explore "Conflict and Compromise" in History. History Day is a priority for us at the East Side Freedom Library. Our rich collections are organized around labor, immigration, African American, and social justice movement history and include not just historical studies but also poetry, fiction, visual art, drama, music, film, and autobiographies in these areas. We have more than 18,000 books in these areas. We are also the home to the Hmong Archives,…

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Music & Movements: Funk to the Folks

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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The East Side Freedom Library and A Greener Read Bookstore invite you to our monthly exploration of: Music & Movements: Funk to the Folks Saturday, March 3 @ 3:00-6:00PM  Hear a presentation, listen to music, engage in discussion. "Funk to the Folks" will explore the sociopolitical significance of funk music and its offshoots, exploring the impact of musicians such as James Brown, Gil Scott-Heron, & Parliament-Funkadelic. Chris' presentation will discuss the music's connections to black power, afro-futurism and themes of liberation, and its long-term influence from the furious afrobeat of Fela Kuti, to the…

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