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Deborah Madison

Madison highlights Friends’ annual celebration

Noted cookbook author and internationally acclaimed proponent of vegetarian cooking, Deborah Madison presents "Garden Paths, Recipes, and Building One’s Library" at the Friends' annual celebration, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 5:30 p.m. at McNamara Alumni Center.

Kerlan Award Ceremony, honoring Sharon Creech

Join us Saturday, April 18 at Elmer L. Andersen Library for a luncheon and award ceremony featuring the winner of the 2015 Kerlan Award of the Children’s Literature Research Collections of the University of Minnesota Libraries: Sharon Creech. Author signing to follow with books available for sale, courtesy of the Red Balloon Bookshop.
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Michael Dennis Browne featured at 6th Pankake Poetry event

Michael Dennis Browne, poet and University of Minnesota Emeritus Professor, reads from his new book "The Voices," April 16, 2015, 4:00 p.m., Elmer L. Andersen Library. The event features a musical performance by Kathy Saltzman Romey and the University Singers, the flagship choral ensemble of the University of Minnesota.

Demystifying Debt Panel & Design Your Own Dollar

Spend too much money during spring break? Need to save money for fall tuition or books? Do you have dreams of something new and shiny?...
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A Feast of Words featuring Brenda Child

Brenda Child, Professor of American Studies at the University of Minnesota, highlights the January 29 Feast of Words event, 5:00 p.m. at the Campus Club. In her talk, "Speaking Ojibwe in the Great Lakes: From Reservations to Revitalization," Child shares family narratives and historical documents that show the essential role of the Ojibwe language in the past and today. Reservations and ticket purchase required at 612-626-7788.
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Elements in Material exhibit opening is January 23

Please join us at the exhibit opening for Elements in Material: Lost Lake Peatland to Pin Oak Prairie, an exhibition of fiber art by Moira Bateman, January 23, 2015, 5:00 p.m. at the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, 210 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis. Bateman, whose work has received numerous awards, explores humanity and nature by working on-site with specific landscapes. Her recent work includes long silk sheaths that were submerged in Minnesota’s bogs, rivers, lakes, a fen, and a vernal pool.

First Fridays: ‘African American History Project’ and ‘The Power of the Printing Press’

Two First Fridays Presentations will be held on February 6, 2015 at Elmer L. Andersen Library: "African American History Project: Searching Across 300 years of Black Collections" and "The Power of the Printing Press, 1450 to 1600."
Wilson Lobby Renovation

Wilson Library Celebration is Dec. 3

Join us Dec. 3, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., to celebrate the reopening and redesign of Wilson Library’s study and collaboration space. Wilson is the largest library on campus and now has more study spaces available just in time for finals. Stop by the newly renovated first floor to enjoy snacks, games, prizes, and more. Explore your new home away from home.
Mary Logue

The Mystery of Writing with Mary Logue

"The Mystery of Writing" with Mary Logue will be held December 2, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the Elmer L. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota. Logue wrote her first mystery in sixth grade and hasn’t stopped since. A lively interview will reveal what sparks the creativity of this award-winning author.

Paul and Joan Nagel Lecture, featuring Richard Moe

Please join us November 18, 7:30 p.m. at the University of Minnesota as Richard Moe discusses his book, “Roosevelt’s Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the Politics of War.”

51st James Ford Bell Lecture, featuring Andrew Lawler

Andrew Lawler will present at the annual James Ford Bell Lecture on October 23, 2014, 7:00 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."
Carol A. Lange

Lange to deliver Comstock Lecture

Professor of Medicine Carol A. Lange, University of Minnesota Medical School, will present the Ada Comstock Distinguished Women Scholar Lecture on October 27, 2014, 4:00 p.m.in Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
Bell Lecture 2014

51st James Ford Bell Lecture, featuring Andrew Lawler

Andrew Lawler will present at the annual James Ford Bell Lecture on October 23, 2014, 7:00 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."

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

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).
Isabel Wilkerson and The Warmth of Other Suns

Isabel Wilkerson kicks off Friends’ speaker series

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