All are welcome to enjoy the relaxing and comfortable atmosphere that the Mount Olivet Library - Minneapolis has to offer. There are books (children's picture and chapter books, fiction, non-fiction, reference,& large print novels) CDs, DVDs, videos, magazines and books on tape. Subjects include Christian living, devotionals, self-help, family issues, grief, health issues, travel, biography, theology reference, and cookbooks. Besides the wide variety of materials available, there is a lovely 110 gallon aquarium complete with an iridescent shark. We also have the audio reproductions of the Sunday worship services available for check out.
All materials are checked out for 2 weeks at a time and renewed if that is not long enough. We simply need a name and phone number when checking out materials. We can also reserve titles for you if the particular item has been already checked out
|September through May
||Memorial Day through Labor Day
The Mount Olivet Library operates with the help of volunteers. If you are interested working with books, people -- or even fish -- there could just be a job waiting for you at the library!
Volunteers positions that are available:
Circulation Desk Shifts - Assisting in the check out process, checking materials back into the library as they are returned to the library, shelving materials, and general library projects. This job can be done as much as once a week, or as little as once a month.
Processing New Materials - Preparing new books involves entering the title into the computer, covering them with plastic covers, and labeling. This job is done as needed, not necessarily on a regular schedule.
Repairing Damaged Materials - Recovering and taping up the pages of books and other materials when they have been over-used. This job is done about 4 times a year.
Bulletin Board Displays - Bulletin board displays need to be created and/or put up once a month. Also, book displays must be created, a bi-monthly job.
The Mount Olivet Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7pm in the Minneapolis Campus Lounge. The group chooses books from a variety of topics (biography, classics, but mostly fiction) throughout the year for lively discussions. All are welcome.
Evening Library Book Club. Second Wednesdays, 7pm, Mpls Campus Lounge (except Sept). Marie MacNally and Mary Slinde, invite you to join them and other avid readers for stimulating discussion of a wide variety of books. Upcoming books are listed below. Please note the change of venue for the September meeting. Questions? Contact Mary Slinde 952-884-4975.
- Wednesday, September 9 Everything I Never Told you – Celeste Ng
- Wednesday, October 14 The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl – Timothy Eggen
- Wednesday, November 11 Some Luck – Jane Smiley
- Wednesday, December 9 Ordinary Grace – William Kent Krueger
- Wednesday, January 13 All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr
Mid-Day Library Book Club. 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, 3rd Tuesday of the month, Room 457.
Mount Olivet librarian Chelle Urabe invites you to join her for lively discussion of books on a variety of topics (biography, classics, but mostly fiction), chosen by the group. Bring a bag lunch and a friend – All are welcome! For more information contact Chelle Urabe 612.767.2266, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- July 21st – The Light Between Oceans -- M. L. Stedman
- August 18th – Stolen from the Garden -- William Swanson
- September 15th – An Invisible Thread – Laura Schroff
- October 20th – The Boys in the Boat – Daniel James Brown
- November 17th – The Sweetest Hallelujah – Elaine Hussey
- December 15th – Faith Bass Darling’s Last Garage Sale – Lynda Rutledge