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May 2016
$48 - $58

Kevin Kling highlights Friends’ annual celebration

May 4 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
McNamara Alumni Center,
200 S.E. Oak St.
Minneapolis, 55414 United States
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Join us on Wednesday, May 4, 5:30 p.m. at McNamara Alumni Center for the Friends of the Libraries Annual Celebration, featuring Kevin Kling, "Books Cast Their Spell on Me: Trafficking in the Alphabet."

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First Fridays: May 2016

May 6 @ 12:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Wide World of Impractical Sports and Out of Context The 2015-2016 First Fridays season will explore the theme of humor – a tool alternatively employed to instill delight, put forth political commentary, teach lessons, assuage fears, or even encourage social bonding. Come hear and laugh at stories from the more comedic side of Archives and Special Collections. Wide World of Impractical Sports Presented by the YMCA Archives Basketball, volleyball, bodybuilding: The YMCA has a rich history of inventing sports and…

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25th Annual Minitex Interlibrary Loan Conference

May 10 @ 8:30 am - 3:15 pm
Continuing Education Center,
1890 Buford Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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The 25th Annual Minitex Interlibrary Loan Conference will be held May 10, 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., at the University of Minnesota's Continuing Education and Conference Center, 1809 Buford Ave. in St. Paul. The cost is $40 and the registration deadline is May 3, 2016.

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Preserving History: A Community Scanning Event

May 17 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sabes Jewish Community Center,
4330 S. Cedar Lake Rd.
Minneapolis, 55416 United States
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Do you have treasured historical documents that you've always wanted to share with others but can't bear to part with the original? Drop by this event armed with up to five of your best historical photographs or documents and we will digitize them for you on the spot! After scanning with one of our knowledgeable librarians you will walk away not only with your original documents but also a thumb drive containing a high resolution digital copy of your materials.…

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Rankine to speak at 2016 NOMMO – CANCELED

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cowles Auditorium and Atrium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs,
301 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Claudia Rankine

Claudia Rankine is the featured speaker at the 2016 NOMMO African American Authors Series event, rescheduled for Thursday, May 19, 7:00 p.m. at Cowles Auditorium, University of Minnesota. The event is sponsored by the Givens Foundation.

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June 2016

Code Switch: Civic Technology for Community Change

June 4 @ 8:00 am - June 5 @ 6:00 pm
Hennepin County Library, Minneapolis Central Library,
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
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Code Switch, June 4–5 at Minneapolis Central Library, is a community-driven civic hackathon as part of Hack for MN and National Day of Civic Hacking that brings together developers and community members to solve problems in the African American community in Minnesota and nationally.

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