American Library Association

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Jessica Hopper talks about growing up in Minneapolis

    ​Jessica Hopper is a freelance music writer whose work appears regularly with the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, This American Life, and her iTunes podcast Hit It or Quit It. Though she is currently a Chicago resident, Hopper grew up in the Twin Cities and the local music scene played a h ... More >>

  • Books

    June 20, 2001

    Smut Check

    The issue of dirty pictures at the Minneapolis Public Library is indeed a federal case

  • News

    July 14, 1999

    Sandy Berman's Last Stand

    For 26 years Hennepin County's head cataloger led the charge for libraries of, by, and for the people. When he took aim at a new target this spring, his boss fired back.

  • Feature

    April 1, 1999
  • Books

    November 25, 1998

    Bad Rap

    The Hennepin County library system just wanted good clean fun on its CD rack. What it got was a free-speech debate that won't quit.

  • Feature

    October 1, 1998

    Ken Lonnquist: The Fifth Beatle

    The Fab Four--in one--of children's music