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September 2014
Free

Schumacher ‘puts the pissed back in epistolary’

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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“Dear Committee Members:” Author reading by Julie Schumacher with reception. This event will be held September 3, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota west bank campus.

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October 2014
Free

Isabel Wilkerson kicks off Friends’ speaker series

October 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Coffman Theater,
300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson kicks off the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries Discovery Series with a special lecture, “The Warmth of Other Suns: Telling the Human Story of an Epic Migration.” The event will be Wednesday, October 1, 7:30 p.m., at Coffman Theater, Coffman Memorial Union

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Free

First Fridays: ‘No Singular Expression’

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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“No Singular Expression: Unseen Diversity in the History of Computing” will be held October 3, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, presented by the Charles Babbage Institute.

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Free

James Ford Bell Lecture, featuring Andrew Lawler

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Andrew Lawler will present at the annual James Ford Bell Lecture on October 9, 2014, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Lawler is an award-winning writer/journalist. His work has appeared in National Geographic, Smithsonian, Discovery and Columbia Journalism Review, among others. He is a contributing writer to Science Magazine, a contributing editor to Archaeology Magazine, and author of the forthcoming book “Why Did the Chicken Cross the World.”

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Free

Library School Alumni Homecoming Reception

October 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Please join us at Homecoming 2014 for a special Library School Alumni event at Elmer L. Andersen Library on October 17, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The reception will feature hors d’oeuvres, tours of the Archival Caverns, and an opportunity to view the Ralph Rapson exhibit.

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Free

John Berryman at 100

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - October 26 @ 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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John Berryman at 100: A Centennary Conference at the University of Minnesota, October 24-26 will celebrate the poet’s life and work and provide a forum for current scholarship about Berryman as well as responses to his work by contemporary poets from the United States and further afield.

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Free

Exhibit opening for Juhla!: Celebrating 150 years of Finnish immigration to Minnesota

October 30 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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This event marks the opening of the exhibit, “Juhla!: Celebrating 150 years of Finnish immigration to Minnesota.” The event also kicks off the symposium “From Emigration to Immigration: Historical and Contemporary Finland,” which will be held on October 30 and 31.

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November 2014
Free

First Fridays: ‘If it be not a sin…’

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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“‘If it be not a sin…:’ Slavery and Revolt in the New World” will be presented Friday, November 7, 12:00 to 1;00 p.m. at the Elmer L. Anderson Library, Room 120, by Marguerite Ragnow, Curator, James Ford Bell Library.

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Free

Richard Moe, historian and preservationist, to present Paul and Joan Nagel Lecture

November 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cowles Auditorium and Atrium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs,
301 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Please join us November 18, 7:30 p.m. at the University of Minnesota as Richard Moe discusses his book, “Roosevelt’s Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the Politics of War.”

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December 2014
Free

The Mystery of Writing with Mary Logue

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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“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.

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Free

First Fridays: ‘The Schaper Case’ and ‘From Homophile to Queer’

December 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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“The Schaper Case: Academic Freedom and Institutional Power:” When the United States declared war on Germany in 1917, academic freedom was pitted against the emotions of war and the fear of others. In the second presentation at the December 5 First Fridays, representatives from the Libraries’ Tretter Collection will present: “From Homophile to Queer: Inclusion, Meaning and Power in Language.”

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January 2015

Feast of Words featuring Brenda Child

January 29, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Campus Club,
403 Coffman Memorial Union; 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Brenda Child, Associate Professor of American Studies and American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota, highlights the January 29 Feast of Words event at the Campus Club. The title of her talk is “Speaking Ojibwe in the Great Lakes: From Reservations to Revitalization.”

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February 2015
Free

First Fridays: ‘African American History Project’ and ‘The Power of the Printing Press’

February 6, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Two First Fridays Presentations will be held on February 6, 2015 at Elmer L. Andersen Library: “African American History Project: Searching Across 300 years of Black Collections” and “The Power of the Printing Press, 1450 to 1600.”

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March 2015

Misa highlights Friends’ Members Appreciation event

March 1, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
McNamara Alumni Center,
200 S.E. Oak St., Minneapolis, 55414 United States
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Tom Misa, Director of the Charles Babbage Institute and author of “Digital State: The Story of Minnesota’s Computing Industry,” is the speaker for the 2015 annual Friends of the Libraries Members Appreciation program. The event will be held March 1, 2015, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the McNamara Alumni Center, AI Johnson Great Room

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Free

First Fridays: ‘Record building’ and ‘Power in the archives’

March 6, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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“Record-building, ‘saving culture,’ and starting archives” and “Power in the Archives” are the two presentation topics at the University of Minnesota Libraries First Fridays event on March 6, 2015 at Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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