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. These include:
“Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book,” by Betty Crocker; ”Pillsbury Best Cookies Cookbook,” by Pillsbury Company; “Jewish Holiday Cooking,” by Jayne Cohen; “The International Cookie Cookbook,” by Nancy Baggett; and “Christmas Recipes,” by Central Electric & Gas Company.
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.
On October 30, archivists across the United States will take to Twitter to answer your questions about any and all things archives. This day-long event, sponsored by the Society of American Archivists, gives you the opportunity to connect directly with archivists here at the University of Minnesota Libraries to ask questions, get information, or simply to satisfy your curiosity.
In this episode of “Read This Book!,” Science Librarian Carolyn Bishoff recommends three books that relate to scientific milestones to celebrate that occurred in October. The books are: “Much Ado About (Practically) Nothing,” by David E. Fisher, “Live from the Moon,” by Michael Allen, and “Nobel Prize Women in Science,” by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne.
“Visualizing the Body: The Convergence of Art, Cadaver, and Medical Knowledge” will be held October 24, 2014, 1 to 5:30 p.m., 555 Diehl Hall. This symposium explores how anatomical knowledge was produced across the global pre-modern world into the present through four speaker presentations. Presentations will last one hour with time for a question-and-answer session with the each of the speakers.
Tawani Foundation has generously awarded a major multi-year grant to the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies at the University of Minnesota Libraries for the purpose of documenting the historic and contemporary experience of transgender individuals in the Upper Midwest.
This will be done through the collection of up to 400 hours of oral histories involving 200 to 300 individuals over the next three years. A major effort will be the recruitment of individuals of all ages and experiences for the oral histories.