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October 2014
Free

51st James Ford Bell Lecture, featuring Andrew Lawler

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Andrew Lawler will present at the annual James Ford Bell Lecture on October 23, 2014, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Lawler is an award-winning writer/journalist. His work has appeared in National Geographic, Smithsonian, Discovery and Columbia Journalism Review, among others. He is a contributing writer to Science Magazine, a contributing editor to Archaeology Magazine, and author of the forthcoming book “Why Did the Chicken Cross the World.”

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Free

Open UMN Fair 2014: ‘We’re Open for Business’

October 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Walter Library,
117 Pleasant St SE, Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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The University of Minnesota is once again participating in International Open Access Week event, where the research and academic community worldwide come together to share and learn about open access and other connected global open scholarship and open education movements.

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Free

Library School Alumni Homecoming Reception

October 17 @ 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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Please join us at Homecoming 2014 for a special Library School Alumni event at Elmer L. Andersen Library on October 17, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The reception will feature hors d’oeuvres, tours of the Archival Caverns, and an opportunity to view the Ralph Rapson exhibit.

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Bisexuality & Beyond: Re-imagining Sexual Orientation

October 10 @ 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, Bisexuality & Beyond: Re-imagining Sexual Orientation, Friday, October 10, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Givens Conference Room (120)

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Telling Queer History

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Telling Queer History, a storytelling gathering that will be led by Beth Zemsky and hosted by the Tretter Collection, takes place Sunday, October 5, 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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Free

Making Culturally Relevant Art:
The Role of Archives in Activating Theatre

October 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120,
222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Penumbra Theatre Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the University of Minnesota Libraries invite you to a symposium that explores the role of archival research in producing culturally relevant and socially responsible art. The event will be held Saturday, October 4, 2:00 to 4:30 p.m., at the University of Minnesota.

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Free

First Fridays: ‘No Singular Expression’

October 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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“No Singular Expression: Unseen Diversity in the History of Computing” will be held October 3, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, presented by the Charles Babbage Institute.

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Isabel Wilkerson kicks off Friends’ speaker series

October 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Coffman Theater,
300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson kicks off the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries speaker series with a special lecture, “The Warmth of Other Suns: Telling the Human Story of an Epic Migration.” The event will be Wednesday, October 1, 7:30 p.m., at Coffman Theater, Coffman Memorial Union

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September 2014
Free

Come to the Table: Food Security and Sustainability as a Social Justice Issue

September 26 @ 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 will feature, “Come to the Table: Food Security and Sustainability as a Social Justice Issue” on Friday, September 26, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Givens Conference Room (120).

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Free

Schumacher ‘puts the pissed back in epistolary’

September 3 @ 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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“Dear Committee Members:” Author reading by Julie Schumacher with reception. This event will be held September 3, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota west bank campus.

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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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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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