Library to reopen time capsule

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March 17, 2003 // UPDATED 9:21 am - April 30, 2007
By: Ellen Nigon
Ellen Nigon

Local author to present Skid Row stories at event

Thursday, March 20, at noon author Joseph Hart will present "Recalling Minneapolis" at the Central Library Marquette, 250 Marquette Ave., second floor.

Before the presentation, at 11:30 a.m., library staff will open the 1959 time capsule that was encased in the cornerstone of the former Central Library when it was constructed more than 40 years ago.

Following the opening of the time capsule, Hart will discuss Minneapolis history, seedy stories, urban renewal and his book, "Down and Out: The Life and Death of Minneapolis' Skid Row."

This free, public event is sponsored by The Friends of the Minneapolis Public Library. For more information about the "Recalling Minneapolis" program, call 630-6174 or visit the Friends' website at