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May 2017
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MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: The Practice of Freedom (Workshop)

May 19 @ 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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KIDS RISING (Story Hour)

May 20 @ 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. May readings will be on the 6th and 20th. 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.…

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Historic Payne Avenue Walking Tour

May 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55130 United States
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Join Peter Rachleff, labor historian and founder of the East Side Freedom Library for a walking tour of historic Payne Avenue! The tour starts at Arlington Hills Community Center and concludes with the Saint Paul Public Library’s Story Fair, which will kick off a season of celebrations honoring those libraries turning 100 this year: Arlington Hills and East Side Freedom Library, George Latimer Central, Riverview, and Saint Anthony. The Story Fair will focus on telling and collecting stories from our community. Sponsored by the Saint Paul Public…

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Digital Privacy Workshop

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Join us at ESFL to learn about: -- What kinds of private information you might be sharing unknowingly, -- Who has access to this information, and -- How you can limit access to this information. We will do a broad introduction to these topics, and then run through some practical tutorials on what you can do right now to keep your data and communications more private. Bring your mobile phone or laptop to the workshop and start communicating and browsing the web with more privacy! About the…

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Making History Together

May 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Join local students and the East Side Freedom Library in a celebration of their work together to "make history." Our program will include student projects -- performances, documentary videos, websites, story boards, and written essays -- created for History Day, and digital story videos produced by high school students. We will also be celebrating the 100th anniversary of our historic building and the third anniversary of the East Side Freedom Library. Event highlights: -- Celebrate the work of local students…

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Mindful Self-Compassion

May 24 @ 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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Teaching & Inquiring about Greed, Equity & Racism

May 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Does your child’s school have the resources it needs for all children to succeed? Is there a full-time nurse? Counselor? Is the class size too large? Most schools can’t afford some of the resources critical for the success of our students. The Saint Paul Federation of Teachers (SPFT) has joined with parents to find the money needed to properly fund our schools and provide these needed resources. They have closely looked at where money is going instead of to our students. They have a plan for sharing the information with the…

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Mai Neng Moua reads from “The Bride Price”

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Join us and author Mai Neng Moua for a reading from her recently-published "The Bride Price: A Hmong Wedding Story" About the book: When Mai Neng Moua decides to get married, her mother, a widow, wants the groom to follow Hmong custom and pay a bride price. Mai Neng, who knows the pain this tradition has caused, says no. Her husband-to-be supports her choice. What happens next is devastating, and it raises questions about the very meaning of being Hmong…

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MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: The Practice of Freedom (Workshop)

May 26 @ 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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GAME TURN (Art Exhibit & Game)

May 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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The East Side Freedom Library invites you to join artist Keith Christensen for the installation of his innovative game project, Game Turn. Keith will introduce us to the concepts behind his game and show how to play it. There will be food and music, too. Please join us! Game Turn is a unique art project that is designed to tell the important story of the 1934 Truckers’ Strike in Minneapolis. It’s usable history and very relevant today. The project means…

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