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February 2015

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 - 4:00 pm

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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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

Research in progress – a transnational approach

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 308,
222 21st Ave. S. - Room 308, Minneapolis , MN 55455 United States
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Please join the YMCA Archives and the Immigration History Research Center Archives for a Research in Progress talk on March 24 at 12 p.m.

Ondrej Matejka, Ph.D., of Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. will discuss his work on the “Transnational history of Central European modernization in interwar period: case study on the Czechoslovak YMCA.” In this work he contributes to the founding of a transnational approach towards the history of Czechoslovakia and the region of Central-Eastern Europe from the perspective of modernization and development.

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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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Free

Jon Scieszka to present 2015 Chase Lecture

April 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Jon Scieszka, the first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, will present the 2015 Chase Lecture, April 22, 5:30 p.m., at the University of Minnesota’s Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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