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Read This Book! Graphic format

In this episode of "Read This Book!" Lisa Von Drasek discusses some of her favorite graphic format children's books, including "Relish: My Life in the Kitchen" and "March Book One."

Federal judge rules in favor of Google, fair use

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against Google last week, arguing that the Google Books project falls under "fair-use" protections. The plaintiffs, led by the...
First Fridays series

First Fridays – Objects of Desire – December 6, 2013

Join us for two presentations at the December 6, 2013 First Fridays: 1) The “Soul” Desire; 2) X Marks the Spot: Searching for the True Location of a Great Literary Encounter.

60 years of support for research, education, outreach

This year the James Ford Bell Library celebrates its 60th anniversary of preserving and documenting the history of trade around the world. Originally focused on what was known as the Age of Exploration, roughly 1400 to 1800, the Bell has expanded its collecting focus to encompass all pre-modern materials that preserve and document the history of trade and its impact.

Celebrating 60 years of the James Ford Bell Library

Friends of the James Ford Bell Library at the University of Minnesota celebrated at the Library's 60th Anniversary Gala October 30. The evening also served as the official kick off for the Bell's new exhibit, "Bound Fragments of Time," which runs through February 1, 2014.

Richard Moe on the ‘Daily Circuit’

Author Richard Moe, who will present November 20 at the Paul and Joan Nagel Lecture, was featured last week on Minnesota Public Radio's "Daily...

Rare Book Cataloging: A Policy Review

by Tim Johnson, Curator of Special Collections & Rare Books; E. W. McDiarmid Curator of the Sherlock Holmes Collections Much of what we do happens...

An enchanting evening with Robert Bly

More than 250 people enjoyed an enchanting evening October 16 with renowned poet Robert Bly, who read from his latest collection of poetry, "Stealing Sugar from the Castle," at an event, sponsored by the University of Minnesota Libraries.
Richard Moe event

Paul and Joan Nagel Lecture, featuring Richard Moe

Richard Moe will discuss his latest book, "Roosevelt's Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the Politics of War" November 20, 7:30 p.m., at the 2nd Paul and Joan Nagel Lecture, at Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.

Flipping the Frame: (Trans)gressing a Traumatizing Gender Culture

Acknowledging that we are all part of a gender culture that discriminates against some while privileging others, we invite you to participate in a discussion with trans, gender non-conforming, and two-spirit identified panelists who seek to “flip the frame” about gender identity.

19th Annual James W. Cunningham Memorial Lecture

Vera Shevzov, Professor of Religion, Smith College, will present “Imperial Miracles: The Romanovs and Russia’s Icons of the Mother of God” at the 19th Annual James W. Cunningham Memorial Lecture.