University of Minnesota Librarians discuss the books they plan to give and the ones they’d love to get as gifts this holiday season in a very special episode of Read This Book! Genres covered include children’s literature, mysteries, cookbooks, and cool science.
The Wilson Library first floor was jammed with students and library staff on Dec. 3, as they celebrated the redesign of Wilson’s study and collaboration space that was completed earlier this fall. Students had the opportunity to check out the news space, interact with Libraries staff, take part in trivia games, spine poetry, and button making — as well as enjoy snacks and beverages.
Author Mary Logue entertained a room full of mystery writers and readers Dec. 3 and provided some gripping one-liners, such as: “I have gone into pharmacies and asked how to kill people and they have told me.”
Richard Moe, historian and preservationist and chief of staff to former United States Vice President Walter Mondale, presented the second Paul and Joan Nagel Lecture last week, Nov. 18, at the University of Minnesota. Moe discussed his book, “Roosevelt’s Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the Politics of War.” Video of the lecture is now available on youtube.
Former Vice President of the United States Walter Mondale introduced Moe.
In this episode of “Read This Book!,” Megan Kocher, curator of the Doris Kirschner Cookbook Collection at the University of Minnesota, discusses books with holiday cookie recipes.
A special reception to celebrate the University Libraries exhibit, “Ralph Rapson: A Legacy in Architecture and Design,” will be held Monday, December 8, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Rapson, former dean of the University’s School of Architecture (1954-1984), was the designer of iconic Twin Cities buildings such as the original Guthrie Theater, Cedar Square West, and the Rarig Center for the Performing Arts. “Not only did he design a number of buildings, he taught an entire generation of architects to design buildings — so his influence is deep and far reaching,” said Jane King Hession, curator of the exhibit and author of “Ralph Rapson: Sixty Years of Modern Design.”
The University Libraries offers distraction-free studying for finals that includes extended library hours and stress-reducing activities. Use our spaces, our computers, our coffee shops, get help when you need it, and take a break with fun activities.
Please join the Minnesota Society of Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators and the Children’s Literature Research Collections/Kerlan Collection in a celebration of local authors and illustrators on Monday, December 15 at the University of Minnesota’s Elmer L. Andersen Library (222 21st Ave. S. in Minneapolis) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. This free event is open to the public.
Join us Dec. 3, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., to celebrate the reopening and redesign of Wilson Library’s study and collaboration space. Wilson is the largest library on campus and now has more study spaces available just in time for finals. Stop by the newly renovated first floor to enjoy snacks, games, prizes, and more. Explore your new home away from home.
“The Mystery of Writing” with Mary Logue will be held December 2, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the Elmer L. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota. Logue wrote her first mystery in sixth grade and hasn’t stopped since. A lively interview will reveal what sparks the creativity of this award-winning author.