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Whether the desire to possess a rare book, a longing for a home to call one’s own, or the pursuit of an organization’s mission, the Archives and Special Collections of the University of Minnesota Libraries brings the stories to life in this year’s First Fridays presentations.
On view April 1 – July 11, 2014 at the T.R. Anderson Gallery, Wilson Library. This exhibition includes artist zines, posters, and other forms of aesthetically derived text/image formats that explore issues of social justice and promote social change. The materials on exhibition are from the Francis V. Gorman Collection of Rare Art Books, the Social Welfare History Archives, and the University Libraries’ Special Collections.
The Children’s Literature Research Collection of the University of Minnesota Libraries will host the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture, featuring Andrea Davis Pinkney, on Saturday, May 3, 7:00 p.m., Willey Hall, University of Minnesota.
A poetry reading by Minnesota’s poet laureate, Joyce Sutphen, highlights the 5th annual Pankake Poetry Series. A reception will follow the reading in the Andersen atrium.
Brenda Child will read from her recent book “Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of the Community.” Zenzele Isoke will read from her book “Urban Black Women and the Politics of Resistance.”
Reconnect and celebrate at the University of Minnesota Library School Reunion on April 27! The Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries will host an afternoon tea for all University of Minnesota Library School alumni in the Arthur Upson Room of Walter Library.
On March 5, writer Kate DiCamillo and Lisa Von Drasek, curator of the Children’s Literature Research Collection at the University of Minnesota Libraries, hosted a storytelling event with eight schools. Di Camillo is the current Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and the winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal for her book “Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures.”