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Read This Book! – Picture Books

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Read This Book! – Picture Books

In this episode of Read This Book!, Lisa Von Drasek reviews the top Picture Books published in the last year. They include: “This Book Just Ate My Dog,” by Richard Byrne; “Thank You Octupus,” by Darren Farrell; “Shh! We Have a Plan,” by Chris Haughton; and “Edda,” by Adam Auerbach.

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More summer reading picks from our librarians

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More summer reading picks from our librarians

In this episode of “Read This Book!”, University of Minnesota librarians Lisa Von Drasek, Carolyn Bishoff, and Megan Kocher provide recommendations for summer reading. They include: “Dataclysm,” by Christian Rudder, “The Language of Food,” by Dan Jurafsky, and “Syllabus,” by Lynda Barry.

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Historical Minneapolis aerial photos available online

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Historical Minneapolis aerial photos available online

The University of Minnesota Libraries has completed digitization of more than 4,500 historical aerial photos of Minneapolis, as part of a collaborative effort with the City of Minneapolis and the Minnesota Historical Society. All of the large-scale, detailed aerial photos, dating back to 1938, are freely available for viewing by the public.

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Summer reading recommendations from our librarians

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Summer reading recommendations from our librarians

Our librarians provide recommendations on good reads for the summer, in this episode of “Read This Book!” from the University of Minnesota Libraries.

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‘The Job is Never Done’

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‘The Job is Never Done’

Curator Linnea Anderson and Exhibit Designer Darren Terpstra discuss the University of Minnesota Libraries exhibit, “The Job is Never Done”: Fifty Years of Documenting Social Welfare History. The exhibit runs through May 22, 2015 at Elmer L. Andersen Library on the west bank of the University’s Twin Cities campus.

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Sally Wingert’s bad hair day

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Sally Wingert’s bad hair day

Sally Wingert visited our caverns recently, searching the Guthrie archives to learn how to wear her hair to play Gertrude in William Shakespeare’s play, “Hamlet.” She found what she was looking for — a costume bible from the Guthrie’s 1963 production, starring Jessica Tandy.

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Read This Book! – Sharon Creech

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Read This Book! – Sharon Creech

In this episode of Read This Book!, Lisa Von Drasek highlights the work of Sharon Creech, the Newbery Medal winner who also will be accepting the University of Minnesota’s Kerlan Award on April 18. Drasek is the curator of the University’s Children’s Literature Research Collections.

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‘Read This Book!’ – African American Women Authors

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‘Read This Book!’ – African American Women Authors

In this episode of “Read This Book!,” Tia Gardner discusses books from the University’s Givens Collection of African American Literature, which feature collaborations among African American Women.

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African American Literature Adapted Into Film

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African American Literature Adapted Into Film

Librarian Kimberly Clarke, University of Minnesota, discusses resources at the University Libraries that provide information on African American literature that has been adapted into film. Resources include: “Black Camera” An International Film Journal, “African American Review” Published by St. Louis University, ,“Cinema Journal” The Journal of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, and “Callaloo” Published by Texas A&M University.

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Read This Book! – Science Fiction

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Read This Book! – Science Fiction

Kaia Sievert discusses three science fiction books in this episode of Read This Book!, brought to you by the University of Minnesota Libraries. The books are: “The Three-Body Problem” by Cixin Liu, “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel, and “The Martian” by Andy Weir. These books are part of the Robert and Virginia McCollister Collection for Contemporary Literature at Wilson Library, University of Minnesota.

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