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January 2015
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A Feast of Words featuring Brenda Child

January 29 @ 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, Professor of American Studies at the University of Minnesota, highlights the January 29 Feast of Words event at the Campus Club. In her talk, “Speaking Ojibwe in the Great Lakes: From Reservations to Revitalization,” Child shares family narratives and historical documents that show the essential role of the Ojibwe language in the past and today. Reservations and ticket purchase required at 612-626-7788.

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Free

From Refugee to Citizen: The Hmong Journey from Rural History to Urban Experience

January 30 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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The Critical Conversations about Diversity and Justice series features, From Refugee to Citizen: The Hmong Journey from Rural History to Urban Experience, on Friday, January 30, 2015, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Givens Conference Room (120).

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February 2015
Free

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

February 6 @ 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: “Umbra: Search African American History” and “The Power of the Printing Press, 1450 to 1600.”

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Exhibit opening for Sem, Gigi, and Caricature

February 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for the exhibit opening of Sem, GiGi, and Caricature, February 6, 5:00 p.m. at the T.R. Anderson Gallery on the fourth floor of Wilson Library. The exhibit celebrates the new thirty-foot long acquisition Sem au Bois accompanied by other special collection materials contextualizing caricature during la Belle Epoque in France.

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Exhibit opening for Weird, Wild, & Wonderful

February 12 @ 2:00 pm - March 12 @ 4:00 pm
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Oswald Visitor Center,
3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN 55318 United States
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An opening reception for the exhibit Weird, Wild & Wonderful: The Second New York Botanical Garden Triennial, curated by the American Society of Botanical Artists, will be held on Thursday, February 12, featuring a talk entitled “Today’s Botanical Artists and Plants at Risk,” by Carol Woodin, ASBA’s Director of Exhibitions, followed by a gallery tour.

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Nature Essays of Paul Gruchow: A reading with Louis Martinelli

February 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

In conjunction with the exhibit by artist Moira Bateman, please join us for a reading from the nature essays of Paul Gruchow, February 18, 2015, 1:30 p.m., Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library.

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Exhibit opening for “The Job is Never Done”: Fifty Years of Documenting Social Welfare History

February 19 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Atrium Gallery,
221 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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The University of Minnesota Libraries invite you to join us February 19, 4:30 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library for the opening reception of “The Job is Never Done,” an exhibit to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Social Welfare History Archives.

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Free

Beyond Myth-Making and Appropriation: African Americans in Theater and Film

February 27 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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The Critical Conversations about Diversity and Justice series features, Beyond Myth-Making and Appropriation: African Americans in Theater and Film, on Friday, February 27, 2015, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Givens Conference Room (120).

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March 2015

Misa highlights Friends-Member exclusive event

March 1 @ 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 @ 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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Free

The Price of Healing: Diversity Issues in Wellness, Health and Healthcare

March 27 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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The Critical Conversations about Diversity and Justice series features, The Price of Healing: Diversity Issues in Wellness, Health and Healthcare, onl Friday, March 27, 2015, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Givens Conference Room (120).

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April 2015
Free

First Fridays: ‘Empowerment’ and children’s literature and the YMCA

April 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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Empowerment is the theme of the April 2015 First Fridays event, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library. Presentations will look at the case for empowerment in children’s literature and the YMCA.

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Michael Dennis Browne featured at 6th Pankake Poetry event

April 16 @ 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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Michael Dennis Browne, poet and University of Minnesota Emeritus Professor, reads from his new book “The Voices,” April 16, 2015, 4:00 p.m., Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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Free

The Animal/Human Connection: Clarifying the Roles of Service, Emotional Support, and Therapy Animals

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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The Critical Conversations about Diversity and Justice series features, The Animal/Human Connection: Clarifying the Roles of Service, Emotional Support, and Therapy Animals, on Friday, April 17, 2015, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Givens Conference Room (120).

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$20; $25

Kerlan Award Ceremony, honoring Sharon Creech

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Join us Saturday, April 18 at Elmer L. Andersen Library for a luncheon and award ceremony featuring the winner of the 2015 Kerlan Award of the Children’s Literature Research Collections of the University of Minnesota Libraries: Sharon Creech.

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