3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis MN 55414 (Map)
Gallery & Shop Hours:
Mon–Thu 10-7, Fri and Sat 10-5
Mon and Thu 9-1 and 5-7
Tue 9-7, Wed and Fri 9-1, Sat 12-4
You can search Textile Center Pat O'Connor Library Catalog from any Internet-connected computer. Search for books, check to see when your books are due and explore the collection online.
Mon 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 5 to 7 p.m.
Textile Center has named its renowned library for Pat O’Connor in recognition of her contributions to Textile Center and her love for knitting. The Pat O’Connor Library Fund has been established as Pat’s legacy, and it will help support the library for years to come. To contribute to the Pat O’Connor Library Fund, please visit the Contribute page.
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Textile Center Pat O'Connor Library
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SPECIAL EVENT: Visiting Author & Demonstrator Carol JamesTuesday, May 21
Free and open to the public
Author Carol James of Fingerweaving Untangled and Sprang Unsprungwill discuss her journey as the 'SashWeaver,'and the history of the sprang technique as part of Textile Center Pat O'Connor Library Author Lunch Series. She will also share her re-creation of the sash George Washington received from British General Braddock during the French and Indian Wars. This piece will be included in the Mount Vernon Museum in Washington D.C. This preview at Textile Center will be the ONLY opportunity to see it up close before it is handed over to the museum's permanent collection.
Author lunch in Textile Center auditorium: noon to 1 pm. Bring your own bag lunch.
Drop-in schedule of sprang technique demonstrations in Weaver's Guild: 10 - 11:30 am, 1 - 2 pm, and 4 - 7 pm.
This program is copresented with the Weavers Guild of Minnesota.
We are also happy to accept monetary or material donations in honor, celebration or memory of a loved one. You can donate gifts to help purchase books, periodicals and library media, or help provide funding for special projects. Download the donation form here to accompany your gift.
Used Book Sale
Textile Center Pat O'Connor Library maintains an ongoing sale of used, out-of-print and rare textile related books. Our book sale is available to the public, as well as Textile Center members, during regular library hours. Our sale book prices are competitive with current market rates for used books. Textile Center Pat O'Connor Library has great bargains during the annual Textile Garage Sale. Check the website for Textile Garage Sale dates and when you can donate your books, magazines and patterns. Money received from book sales help support our library services goals for the future.
Library Staff and Volunteers
Textile Center Pat O'Connor Library is staffed by a professional librarian, responsible for the stewardship of this unique collection.
Volunteers are essential partners in keeping Textile Center Pat O’Connor Library open and functional. Volunteers receive training on checking books in and out, reshelving books, researching patron’s requests and special projects coordinated by the librarian. Volunteers may serve as few as two hours per month. Please contact the librarian to learn more about volunteering.
Participating Member Organizations
Textile Center member organizations that choose to provide materials, time and a $1 per member annual maintenance fee to the library are considered to be participating member organizations of Textile Center Pat O'Connor Library. These organizations may house their collections in the library, where they are under the supervision of a professional librarian, in a central location and available during more hours than most groups can provide. Participating member organizations retain ownership of their collection, have representation on the Library Committee and have full library privileges for their members.
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