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April 2016
Free

Book launch event, featuring Kwame Alexander

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Booked

Kwame Alexander, poet and author of 18 books, will launch his new title, "Booked" on Saturday, April 16, 10:00 a.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120. Alexander is the recipient of the 2015 John Newbery Medal for his book "The Crossover."

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Envisioning Critical Disability Studies at the U: A Community Discussion

April 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Walter Library,
117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Are you interested in disability studies? Do you wish there were more opportunities to engage in disability studies at the University of Minnesota? Do you have an exciting event idea that the Critical Disability Studies Collaborative could host next year?

If so, join us Tuesday, April 19, 5:00 p.m. in Walter Library, Room 101. After discussing Helen Meekosha and Russell Shuttleworth’s 2009 article “What’s so ‘critical’ about critical disability studies,” we’ll turn our conversation to envisioning a place for critical disability studies on our campus. All are welcome.

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Art in the Libraries Exhibition Reception

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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“Syriana” by Melissa Boric, 30 × 30 inches, mixed media

Celebrate the work of student curators and artists at an exhibit reception in Wilson Library on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The 2016 Art in the Libraries Exhibition, Displaced: The Semiotics of Identity, is curated by students in the Arts Workshop 1490/3490 class. Their curatorial work transforms our library spaces to showcase content from student artists.

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Legacy of Dan Kiley, Landscape Architect

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Join us for a celebration of the legacy of Dan Kiley, landscape architect. The event takes place Friday, April 29, 2016, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library, 210 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis. View the traveling exhibition "Landslide 2013: The Landscape Legacy of Dan Kiley."

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$20 - $25

Kerlan Award Ceremony, honoring Betsy and Ted Lewin

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Join us for a luncheon and award ceremony honoring the winners of the 2016 Kerlan Award of the Children’s Literature Research Collections of the University of Minnesota Libraries: Betsy and Ted Lewin. The event takes place Saturday, April 30 at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120. Tickets are required to attend the lunch at noon. The presentation at 1:00 p.m. is free to attend, but reservations are required.

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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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Free

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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$40

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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PreservingHistory

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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Canceled

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

Due to illness, the NOMMO Author Series with Claudia Rankine for Thursday, May 19, 7:00 p.m. at the Cowles Auditorium has been canceled. All refunds will be processed by the Givens Foundation the week of May 16. No further action is required. If you have any questions about the refund or the event, please contact admin@givens.org.

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Free

Historical Recipes + Digital Collaborations Symposium

May 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wangensteen Historical Library,
505 Essex St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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1820 recipe for Portugal Cake from the Wangensteen Historical Library.

Join Lois Hendrickson, Curator of the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, and Emily Beck, Ph.D. candidate in the Program for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, on May 24, 2016 for a day-long symposium on historical recipes.

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June 2016

‘If Bees Are Few’ book launch event

June 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cargill Building Auditorium and Seminar Room,
University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus, 1500 Gortner Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Please join us for the launch event for "If Bees Are Few: A Hive of Bee Poems" edited by James P. Lenfestey. The event takes place Thursday, June 2, 6:30 p.m. at the Cargill Building Auditorium and Seminar Room, University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus, 1500 Gortner Ave, St Paul, MN 55108. Sponsored by the University of Minnesota Press, the University of Minnesota Bee Lab, the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries, and the Department of English.

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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 that affect the African American community in Minnesota and nationally.

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$215

The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes Triennial Conference

June 17 @ 11:00 am - June 19 @ 12:30 pm
Commons Hotel,
615 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Sherlock Holmes

June 17 to 19 What: The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes When: June 17-19 Where: The Commons Hotel, University of Minnesota Register now! The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes — a triennial conference sponsored by the Friends of the Sherlock Holmes Collections at the University of Minnesota and the Norwegian Explorers of Minnesota — will be held June 17 through 19 at the Commons Hotel on the University of Minnesota campus. Many avid Sherlockians will recognize the illustration of Holmes, done by Frederic…

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July 2016
Free

Images of American Efforts to Modernize Korea

July 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Minneapolis Central Library – Hennepin County,
300 Nicollet Mall, Pohlad Hall
Minneapolis, United States
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Please join us July 7 for an exhibit celebration for 유대감 (Fellowship): Images of American Efforts to Modernize Korea at Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central Library.

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