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Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120

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222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States

The Elmer L. Andersen Library is located on the West Bank of the Twin Cities Campus of the University of Minnesota.

This state-of-the-art facility houses many of the University’s special collections and archives units, the Digital Library Services’ digitization center, the central office of the MINITEX Library Information Network, and the Minnesota Library Access Center (MLAC).
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Upcoming Events

February 2016
Free

Our Umbra Search: Bringing Black History Out of the Shadows

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Please join us February 18, 7:00 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library for Our Umbra Search: Bringing Black History Out of the Shadows. Erin Sharkey and Junauda Petrus deliver capstone presentations related to their residency with the Archie Givens, Sr., Collection of African American Literature.

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Critical Conversations About Diversity and Justice

February 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us Friday, February 26, 1:30 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120 for an event in the Critical Conversations About Diversity and Justice series, "Our Somali Neighbors: Learning More about Somali Culture and Community."

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March 2016
Free

First Fridays: March 2016

March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The First Fridays Series continues with The 500 Boxes of Bartholomew Cubbins: The Children’s Theatre Company Archives, presented by the Performing Arts Archives; and Humor and Technological Change, presented by the Charles Babbage Institute Archives, March 4, 2016, noon to 1:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120.

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Free

Peter Brown to give Chase Lecture

March 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Peter Brown will deliver the 2016 Naomi C. Chase Lecture on Children's Literature March 30 at the University of Minnesota.

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April 2016
Free

First Fridays: April 2016

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The 2015-2016 First Fridays Series continues with That’s Snot Funny!, presented by the Children’s Literature Research Collections, April 1, 2016, noon to 1:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120.

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Never Grow Up: The Children’s Theatre Company at 50

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Join the Performing Arts Archives in celebrating the opening of Never Grow Up: The Children’s Theatre Company at 50, an exhibit featuring the Children’s Theatre Company’s expansive archives. The event takes place Wednesday, April 6, 6:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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Ray Gonzalez featured at 7th Pankake Poetry event

April 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for the 7th Annual Pankake Poetry Reading, featuring Ray Gonzalez on April 14, 2016, 4:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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$20 - $25

Kerlan Award Ceremony, honoring Betsy and Ted Lewin

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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
Free

First Fridays: May 2016

May 6 @ 12:00 pm
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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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