Murder at the 42nd Street Library was reviewed in the most recent installment of Read This Book! from the University of Minnesota Libraries. Host Lisa Von Drasek and Tim Johnson review the 2016 novel by Con Lehane. But they also discussed the role of advanced uncorrected proofs in the publishing world.
Thousands of students who make up the University of Minnesota's Class of 2020 learned first-hand how the University Libraries can help them succeed academically on September 2 as part of the annual Welcome Week activities this year.
Lisa Von Drasek discusses books by Raina Telgemeier in this episode of Read This Book! from the University of Minnesota Libraries, hosted by Tim Johnson. Telgemeier is the author and illustrator of the graphic novels "Smile," "Drama," and "Sisters" — all New York Times best-sellers. She will launch her latest graphic novel, "Ghosts," at the University of Minnesota's Cowles Auditorium on Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m.
Watch this video preview of The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes exhibit, which highlights some of Mr. Holmes' mishaps, described by Dr. Watson and others, through art, artifacts, parodies, pastiches, and other "unofficial" adventures from the Sherlock Holmes Collections.
Wow your guests at your summer garden party this year! Megan Kocher and Lisa Von Drasek discuss books for foodies that provide tips on growing food in your house, making sweet corn pancakes, and baking delicious pies. On this episode of "Read This Book!" from the University of Minnesota Libraries, Kocher and Von Drasek discussed the following books: "Indoor Kitchen Gardening" by Elizabeth Millard; "Sweet Corn Spectacular" by Marie Porter; and "First Prize Pies" by Allison Kave.
Listen and watch as the Red-Throated League of the Norwegian Explores performs a live radio play of The Missing Bullion, a Sherlock Holmes adaptation written by Edith Meiser (1898-1993). Meiser — a writer, actress, and producer — helped bring Sherlock Holmes to American radio listeners on the NBC radio network in 1930, where they aired until the late 1940s.
In this installment of "Read This Book!" Janice Jaguszewski talks about books related to death, dying, funerals, and rituals related to dying. Jaguszewski is the director of Health Sciences Libraries at the University of Minnesota.
The Midwives Book, by Jane Sharp, published in 1671, is discussed in this episode of Secrets of the Archives from the University of Minnesota Libraries. It's the first book written in English by a woman for other women, and it covers all stages of giving birth, including pregnancy, labor, child birth, infant care, and more.
Jan Fransen discusses Betsy-Tacy, the beloved set of semi-autobiographical books set in Minnesota by author Maud Hart Lovelace, on this installment of Read This Book! from the University of Minnesota Libraries.
Books about dogs was the theme of this installment of "Read This Book!" from the University of Minnesota Libraries. Host Lisa Von Drasek reviews "Dog Crazy," by Meg Donohue, and "All Dogs Go To Kevin," by Dr. Jessica Vogelsang. Von Drasek is the curator of the Children's Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries.
This month marks the opening of The Children's Theatre Company at 50... The Magic Continues, a University of Minnesota Libraries exhibit that highlights the expansive archives of the Children’s Theatre Company. In the video above, exhibit designer Darren Terpstra and exhibit curator Kate Hujda present a preview of the exhibit.
In this episode of Secrets of the Archives, Kate Hujda talks about the historic Minnesota Orchestra scrapbooks, which date back to the Orchestra's founding in 1903. Hujda said that the scrapbook are the only living record of the early days of the Orchestra.
The theme of this installment of Read This Book! is Armchair Travel, which features University of Minnesota library assistants, Kaia Sievert and Amber Fick. The two review books set in various regions of the world.
A rare 17th century, hand-colored manuscript containing maps and plans for the city of Goa — including ports and fortresses on the coast of India — was featured on this installment of Secrets of the Archives, from the University of Minnesota Libraries. The map is part of the James Ford Bell Library collection at the University.
Librarians Megan Kocher and Lisa Von Drasek review The New Mediterranean Table cookbook in this installment of Read This Book! from the University of Minnesota Libraries. Chef Sameh Wadi, author of The New Mediterranean Table, was a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation "Best Chef " and "Rising Star" awards and was the youngest contestant to appear on the Food Network's "Iron Chef America."