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April 2017
Free

Women from the Center Reading Series (Panel Discussion)

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Writers Marcie Rendon, Mai Neng Moua, Carolyn Holbrook, and Nora Murphy will join us at the East Side Freedom Library for a conversation moderated by writer Diane Wilson.  These five authors write books that share a common theme of relentless woman-centered truth-telling pursued by balancing the knowledge of ancestors with the demands of contemporary American life. This is our first event in a new once-a-month series titled the "Women from the Center Reading Series." Women from the Center is a group of…

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MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: The Practice of Freedom (Workshop)

April 28 @ 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 every 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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Saint Paul Art Crawl

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Visit ESFL during the Saint Paul Art Crawl for our own artist exhibit. Artists displaying their work will be Claire O'Connor, Angie Renee, Chris Singewald, Leon Wang, and Sue Swanson.

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History Day Learning Center (Research Support)

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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East Side Freedom Library hosts a weekly History Day Learning Center, open every Saturday 10AM-noon. Our all star team of experienced History teachers will provide one-on-one guidance and support to students pursuing projects in the 2017 History Day competition: “Taking a Stand in History.” They will also help students identify resources from our collection of more than 15,000 books focused in immigration, labor, African American, Latin@, Asian American, Native American, and social justice movement histories. If you have questions, please call…

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Saint Paul Art Crawl

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Visit ESFL during the Saint Paul Art Crawl for our own artist exhibit. Artists displaying their work will be Claire O'Connor, Angie Renee, Chris Singewald, Leon Wang, and Sue Swanson.

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Saint Paul Art Crawl

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Visit ESFL during the Saint Paul Art Crawl for our own artist exhibit. Artists displaying their work will be Claire O'Connor, Angie Renee, Chris Singewald, Leon Wang, and Sue Swanson.

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May 2017
Free

Labor Movie Night – “Red Metal” and “1913 Massacre”

May 2 @ 7:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Movie posters for 1913

Labor Movie Night -- documentary double feature -- "Red Metal" and "1913 Massacre" -- Two recent films which explore the Michigan Upper Peninsula copper miners' strike of 1913. These two films were made independently of each other to mark the 100th anniversary of this historic and tragic struggle. "1913 Massacre" was inspired by Woody Guthrie's powerful song and features his son Arlo as narrator. Each film is one hour, and, together, they provide multiple perspectives on this important but largely…

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Mindful Self-Compassion

May 3 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 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 in May 8-9am More information on this approach…

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Maryland Avenue Lane Reduction (Community Meeting)

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Ramsey County is planning to do a test "road diet" on Maryland Avenue between Greenbrier St and Johnson Pkwy this summer. A "road diet," also called a lane reduction or road "rechannelization," is a technique in transportation planning whereby the number of travel lanes and/or effective width of the road is reduced in order to achieve systemic improvements. This is a great opportunity for neighbors to bring their concerns and ideas and help to shape the city's planning process.  Come share…

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SHHH! Sing Harmony, Hungry Hearts! (Song Circle)

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Join us for a monthly community song circle: SHHH! Sing Harmony, Hungry Hearts!  Gatherings are every first Thursday of the month at 7PM. We will gather together to use our voices to sing our truth, practice the act of welcoming others, and adapting to the needs of all present. The voice you speak with is enough! This is not a performance. You don’t need to know any songs.

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