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March 2017
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Mindful Self-Compassion

March 1 @ 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 March 8-9am More information on this approach…

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

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 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 6PM. 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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MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: The Practice of Freedom (Workshop)

March 3 @ 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…

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Exhibit Opening: Tempests in Teapots

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library,
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Claire O'Connor, potter/artist/co-conspirator, was a Minnesota Freedom Rider in 1961, imprisoned for 28 days at Parchman Farm in Mississippi. She returned to Mississippi for Freedom Summer (1964), then in possession of a BA in Anthropology from the University of Minnesota. In the next part of her life, Claire worked with battered women, urban teens, and in community organizing projects. She lived in Canada for 25 years, then returned to Minnesota. She has a studio at the Northern Clay Center, where…

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Tempests in Teapots: Retreat for Organizations

March 4 @ 9:00 am - March 17 @ 5:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library,
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Rocking Chairs and Rocking Teapot

We are offering an unusual resource to your organization. We know that, in these challenging times, art adds significantly to the inspiration we all need: from the handmade signs and hats and puppets at rallies to the creative videos and songs that emerge daily, artists fuel our conversations and add texture to our analyses and actions.​ At the East Side Freedom Library, we've been planning an arts learning event for organizations and the general public since early Fall 2016 --…

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History Day Learning Center (Research Support)

March 4 @ 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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KIDS RISING (Story Hour)

March 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
East Side Freedom Library,
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Bring your kids and join us for “Kids Rising”, a children’s Story Hour with a social justice focus, with readers Jen Roba and Sean Morgan. Readings will be every first and third Saturday mornings of the month 10:30 – 11:30. March readings will be on the 4th and the 18th. Our mission is to agitate the next generation of leaders by engaging them in stories that we believe to be more meaningful than the ones they would encounter at most story time gatherings. We…

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“Darkness turns to Brightness”: The Journey to America

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library,
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Join us for an afternoon of digital storytelling by English language learner students from Washington Technology Magnet High School.

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REFINERY TOWN (Book Discussion)

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library,
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Steve Early will discuss his new book, "REFINERY TOWN: Big Oil, Big Money and the Remaking of an American City." About the book: Home to one of the largest oil refineries in the state, Richmond, California, was once a typical company town dominated by Chevron, the global energy giant. This largely nonwhite, working-class city of a hundred thousand suffered from poverty, street crime, substandard housing, and poorly funded public education. It had one of the highest per capita homicide rates in…

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Mindful Self-Compassion

March 8 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
East Side Freedom Library,
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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selfcompassionenstad

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 March 8-9am More information on this approach…

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