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July 2014
$50/person, $70/couple (suggested)

Treasures of the Northwest Architectural Archives

July 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Purcell and Elmslie 1911 Owre House,
2625 Newton Ave. S. , Minneapolis, MN 55405 United States
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Visit this historic Prairie School home and learn about the rich holdings of the Northwest Architectural Archives, part of the University of Minnesota Libraries. These archives house the drawings, photographs, and records of the work of notable Minnesota architects including Leon Arnal, Ralph Rapson, and John Howe.

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Free

Closing reception and film screening:
Labor in the Eyes of Artists

July 10 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wilson Library,
309 19th Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Join us for a closing reception featuring films, refreshments, and the exhibit curators for the Labor in the Eyes of Artists exhibit! “Labor in the Eyes of Artists: Zines, Scenes, and In-Betweens” includes artist zines, posters, and other forms of aesthetically derived text/image formats that explore issues of social justice and promote social change.

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June 2014
Free

GLBT History Pavilion at Twin Cities Pride

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Loring Park Community Arts Center, East side of Loring Park,
1382 Willow St., Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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Join the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies to soak up a little history during the Twin Cities Pride Festival in Loring Park.

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Free

GLBT History Pavilion at Twin Cities Pride

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Loring Park Community Arts Center, East side of Loring Park,
1382 Willow St., Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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Join the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies to soak up a little history during the Twin Cities Pride Festival in Loring Park.

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AHL Celebrates 40 Years with Highgrove Florilegium Exhibit Opening

June 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Andersen Horticultural Library, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum,
3675 Arboretum Blvd., Chaska, MN 55318 United States
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Join us to celebrate the Andersen Horticultural Library 40th Anniversary with a grand opening reception for “The Highgrove Florilegium: A Celebration of Contemporary Botanical Art.”

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Exhibit opening: Vanished Landscapes

June 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Join us to celebrate a stunning collection of photochroms donated by world-renowned expert Christopher Cardozo. Attend the exhibit opening for “Vanished Landscapes: European Life, Landscapes and Architecture before the First World War.”

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May 2014
$5, $7.50, $20, $25; Program only is free for U of MN Students

‘My Life in the Theater: I Always Said Yes!’

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rarig Center,
330 21st Ave. S. , Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Wendy Lehr, the celebrated Twin Cities actor, director, and teacher will present “My Life in the Theater: I Always Said Yes!” at the Friends of the Libraries Annual Celebration on May 12 at the University of Minnesota Rarig Center.

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Free

Calling Citizen Archivists:

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Are you interested in caring for your documents, photographs, and collections? Consider some practices and principles from the professional field of archives, including issues of preservation, access and use, storage, and even disaster recovery.

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Free

Joint concert of American music by the Maroon Campus Band and the Gold Campus Band

May 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ted Mann Concert Hall,
2128 4th St. S., Minneapolis, MN, MN 55455 United States
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Join us May 7, 7:30 p.m., at Ted Mann Concert Hall for a joint concert of American music by the University of Minnesota’s Maroon Campus Band and Gold Campus Band.

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Free

May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture, featuring Andrea Davis Pinkney

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Willey Hall,
225 19th Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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The Children’s Literature Research Collection of the University of Minnesota Libraries will host the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture, featuring Andrea Davis Pinkney, on Saturday, May 3, 7:00 p.m., Willey Hall, University of Minnesota.

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Free

First Fridays – Objects of Desire – May 2014

May 2 @ 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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Whether the desire to possess a rare book, a longing for a home to call one’s own, or the pursuit of an organization’s mission, the Archives and Special Collections of the University of Minnesota Libraries brings the stories to life in this year’s First Fridays presentations.

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Friends Member Exclusive Workshop: What to Do with Photos

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wilson Library,
309 19th Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries member exclusive workshop. What to Do with Photos, May 2, 2014, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

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April 2014
Free

Workshop: Organizing and Preserving Your Digital Assets

April 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Walter Library,
117 Pleasant St SE, Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Do you have trouble organizing your photos, videos, documents, data, or citations? In honor of National Preservation Week, we are here to help!

Come to our informal, hands-on session.

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University of Minnesota Library School Alumni Tea

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Walter Library,
117 Pleasant St SE, Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Reconnect and celebrate at the University of Minnesota Library School Reunion on April 27! The Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries will host an afternoon tea for all University of Minnesota Library School alumni in the Arthur Upson Room of Walter Library. 

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Free

Joyce Sutphen featured at 5th Pankake Poetry event

April 23 @ 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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A poetry reading by Minnesota’s poet laureate, Joyce Sutphen, highlights the 5th annual Pankake Poetry Series. A reception will follow the reading in the Andersen atrium.

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