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Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries

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Join the Friends of the Libraries and contribute to the Libraries’ vital role in supporting University education and research, in creating innovative programs, and in encouraging use and appreciation of its remarkable resources.

Upcoming Events

October 2017

Performing the Archive: At Buffalo
The Creation of a New Musical

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Coffman Theater, 300 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Amma Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin, Ph.D. creates artistic works based on archival research and writes about late 19th-century black performance. At Buffalo dramatizes the 1901 Pan-American Exposition and the vastly different portrayals of African-Americans created entirely through archival materials. Join us Thursday, October 5, 2017, 7:00 p.m. at Coffman Theater for the season opener of the Friends Forum: A Series for Curious Minds.

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Byzantine Studies Talk

October 7 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free
Fr Columba Stewart

Join us Saturday, October 7, 2017, at 5:45 p.m. to hear from Rev. Columba Stewart at the Byzantine Studies Talk at Elmer L. Andersen Library, room 120. This event is free and open to the public. 

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The 75th Anniversary of The Poky Little Puppy and Little Golden Books

October 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free

Join us October 12 in celebrating the 75th Anniversary of The Poky Little Puppy and Little Golden Books with children’s literature historian Leonard Marcus and editor Diane Muldrow.

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U of M Library School Alumni Reception

October 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Walter Library, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Please join us for a special celebration honoring the U of M Library School Alumni on Friday, October 20, 2:30 p.m. at Walter Library. The celebration immediately follows a special, FREE lecture at Northrop featuring Matthew Desmond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” which we encourage you to attend.

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November 2017

The Singular Case of Sherlock Holmes in Minnesota

November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Sherlock Holmes is not just a character on PBS!  He made quite a mark in Minnesota during his career as the world's foremost detective. Learn how Holmes first came to the state in 1894 and returned for six more adventures. And why the great detective remains very much a presence in Minnesota today via the magnificent Sherlock Holmes Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries. This event features author Larry Millett and our own Sherlock Holmes' curator, Tim Johnson!

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January 2018

A Feast of Words

January 25, 2018 @ 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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Join us January 25, 2018 for A Feast of Words, with historian Ann Waltner at the University of Minnesota Campus Club. Hear how Waltner's scholarship fuels the imagination and how her work outside the classroom informs her teaching and writing.

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February 2018

Valentine’s Day Prequel

February 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Walter Library, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Anatoly Liberman

Love is the theme of the day! And also the theme of 19th-century European lyric poetry resulting in the Golden Age of Russian poets. Join Anatoly Liberman as he reads from great authors who have been rarely or never translated into English. Modeled on John Gielgud’s one-man show, The Ages of Man, the reading features the progress of love from its timid beginning, through its pangs of jealousy — a sweet remembrance of former joys and love after death. Bring your Valentine!

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Friends Member Appreciation Event

February 25, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Weisman Art Museum, 333 East River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Digging through attics and archives, Minnesota filmmaker Mick Caouette taps the power of archival documents to illuminate history. Through the lens of his current APT/PBS project Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare and others, he explores the importance of research to create accurate public history. Hear him speak February 25 at the Friends of the Libraries Member Appreciation Event.

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April 2018

Pankake Poetry Reading with Margaret Hasse

April 11, 2018 @ 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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Free

Join us April 11, 2018 for the annual Pankake Poetry Reading, featuring Margaret Hasse, in Elmer L. Andersen Library, beginning at 4:00 p.m.

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May 2018

Friends Annual Celebration featuring Joseph Haj

May 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
McNamara Alumni Center, 200 S.E. Oak St.
Minneapolis, 55414 United States
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Rooted in the classics, the Guthrie Theater has been a cultural force for more than 50 years. Join Joseph Haj, its eighth artistic director, in conversation with Jeff Meanza, his Associate Artistic Director about the value of the western canon, its continuing relevance, and its agency for social change. Prepare for a lively and engaging evening! 

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