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October 2015
Free

The Great Fire at Smyrna

October 21, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library,
222 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Book cover image for 'The Great Fire'

Join us Wednesday, October 21, 3:30 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120 for "The Great Fire at Smyrna." Boston University professor and journalist Lou Ureneck discusses his recently published book, "The Great Fire: One American's Mission to Rescue Victims of the 20th Century's First Genocide" and the research he conducted at the University Libraries' YMCA Archives.

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Friends of the Sherlock Holmes Collections Annual Meeting

October 21, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library,
222 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Art-in-the-Blood-jacket

All are welcome to join us for the Friends of the Sherlock Holmes Collections Annual Meeting, Wednesday, October 21, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library. Author Bonnie MacBird will be the keynote speaker at this annual meeting and public event.

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Free

Exhibit reception for ‘People on the Move’

October 29, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library,
222 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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People-on-the-Move

Please join us Thursday, October 29, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. as we honor the past, celebrate the present, and look forward to the future for the Immigration History Research Center & Archives. This celebration of our 50th anniversary will feature remarks by former curator Joel Wurl.

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November 2015
Free

First Fridays: To Be Watched and Harassed; and Join or Die

November 6, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library,
222 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Cartoon of the Clintons

The First Fridays Series 2015-2016 continues with “To Be Watched and Harassed”: The Editorial Cartoons of Jerry Fearing, presented by Special Collections and Rare Books; and “Join or Die”: Early Modern Political Cartoons, presented by James Ford Bell Library. Join us November 6, 2015, Noon to 1:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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Exhibit Reception for ‘A Gathering of Flowers’

November 10, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Andersen Horticultural Library, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum,
3675 Arboretum Blvd.
Chaska, MN 55318 United States
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Botanical illustration (left) provided inspiration Hagens' colorful finished tile (right).

Join us Tuesday, November 10, 1:30 p.m. at Andersen Horticultural Library for a dessert reception for the exhibit "A Gathering of Flowers: Botanicals in the Age of Climate Change." The artist, Ursula Hargens, will speak about her work and the process of creating this exhibition.

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Free

Graywolf Press: A World of Voices

November 12, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Willey Hall,
225 19th Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Original Graywolf Press Logo Mock Up

Please join Graywolf Press, the Upper Midwest Literary Archives, and the University of Minnesota Libraries November 12 to celebrate the opening of Graywolf Press: A World of Voices, an exhibit featuring the Graywolf Press archives, spanning 40 years of history.

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‘Crosscurrents’ Exhibit Opening Reception

November 13, 2015 @ 4:30 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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This exhibition showcases the work of Hartmut Austen and Mary Kim. A gallery talk with the artists takes place at the Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library on Friday, November 13 at 4:30 p.m., followed by an exhibit reception, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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December 2015
Free

Eyewitness to Climate Change

December 3, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Northrop,
84 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Will Steger

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Explorer Will Steger will present "Eyewitness to Climate Change" on December 3, 2015, 7:00 p.m., at the Northrop's Best Buy Theater at the University of Minnesota.

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First Fridays: December 2015

December 4, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library,
222 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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UMJA-and-IHRCA

The First Fridays Series 2015-2016 continues with “Huumor (or הומור , χιούμορ, فكاهة ) in our Collections," presented by the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives and the Immigration History Research Center Archives, December 4, noon to 1:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120.

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FREE

Schuster Brewing Company, Rochester, Minnesota: Medicinal Tonic, Temperance, and Top Brass

December 7, 2015 @ 12:20 pm - 1:10 pm
Diehl Hall, Room 555,
505 Essex Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0334 United States
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Schuster Brewing Company

Please join us December 7 for the C. C. and Dawn Clawson Lecture in the History of Medicine presented by Christopher J. Boes, M.D. Dr. Bose will present, “Schuster Brewing Company, Rochester, Minnesota: Medicinal Tonic, Temperance, and Top Brass.” The lecture is being held in conjunction with the exhibit, "Bodies and Spirits: Health and the History of Fermentation and Distillation," which is on display at the Wangensteen Historical Library now through May, 2016.

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Free

Pop Wagner: Rolling on a Winter’s Night

December 9, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Pop Wagner

Come on in to the warmth of a folk music evening with Pop Wagner, a mainstay of the Minnesota music community, on December 9 at 7:00 p.m.

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January 2016
Free

The Wedding Heard ‘Round the World

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Join authors Michael McConnell, Jack Baker, and Gail Karwoski to celebrate the book about Michael and Jack and their 1971 wedding – the first gay marriage in America.

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A Feast of Words, featuring Susan Wolf

January 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Campus Club,
403 Coffman Memorial Union; 300 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Genomic medicine is revolutionizing biomedicine and health care. Yet the ethical challenges are significant. Professor Susan Wolf presents A Feast of Words, "The Ethical Challenges of Genomic Medicine: New Data & New Duties," on January 28, 5:00 p.m. at the Campus Club.

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Critical Conversations About Diversity and Justice

January 29 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library,
222 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Join us Friday, January 29, 1:30 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120 for an event in the Critical Conversations About Diversity and Justice series, "A Failing Grade? Addressing Opportunity and Achievement Gaps in Public Education."

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February 2016
Free

First Fridays: February 2016

February 5 @ 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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Buzzy cartoon image

The First Fridays Series 2015-2016 continues with “For the Individual and Common Good”: How Social Welfare Agencies Used Comics to Create Better Citizens, presented by the Social Welfare History Archives; and What’s So Funny About Being Queer?, presented by the Tretter Collection, February 5, 2016, noon to 1:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120.

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