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February 2015
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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Opening reception for “Author as Designer”

March 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library,
210 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Join us for the opening reception of the “Author as Designer,” Friday, March 6, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library. The exhibit will display a lively variety of works by Steven McCarthy, ranging from limited edition, handmade works printed on letterpress and desktop technologies to offset books that viewers can handle.

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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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May 2015
Free

First Fridays: Year end review panel

May 1 @ 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 2014-2015 First Fridays series challenged, informed, and inspired us. Please join us as curators and archivists review how power is reflected in the collections. Who is and is not documented? Learn about voices that are missing and plans to fill in the gaps.

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$48.00 – $58.00

Madison highlights Friends’ annual celebration

May 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McNamara Alumni Center,
200 S.E. Oak St., Minneapolis, 55414 United States
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Noted cookbook author Deborah Madison will make her first Twin Cities appearance at the Friends annual celebration, Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at McNamara Alumni Center.

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