Watch this video preview of our current exhibit, "Engraved in Copper: The Art of Mapping Minnesota," which features unique engraved copper plates used to print topographic maps of Minnesota in the early 1900s, surveying and mapmaking techniques, and government documents related to the process. The exhibit runs through May 22 at Elmer L. Andersen Library.
Three books with short story collections were featured in this episode of Read This Book! with Kaia Sievert and host Tim Johnson. The books will be featured beginning March 1 at the University of Minnesota's Wilson Library.
History Professor Erika Lee discusses her latest project, the Immigration Syllabus, an online tool to help faculty, teachers, students, and the general public understand the history of immigration in the United States. The initiative is a collaboration among several faculty members and others from across the country.
Veterinary Medical Librarian Andre Nault talks about raising puppies and about critical thinking — two widely different books — on this installment of "Read This Book!" from the University of Minnesota Libraries.
In this installment of "Read This Book!", children's librarian Lisa Von Drasek highlights the winners of the 2016 Marion Vannett Ridgway Book Awards, given to an author or illustrator in recognition of an outstanding debut in the world of children's picture books. Books discussed are: "Trombone Shorty" by Troy Andrews, "Voice of Freedom" by Carole Boston Weatherford and Illustrated by Ekua Holmes, and "Smick!" by Doreen Cronin and Juana Medina.
Books about cooking was the subject of this special holiday issue of Read This Book!: Books to Give 2016, Volume 4. Megan Kocher, curator of the Doris S. Kirschner Cookbook Collection recommended two books to give as gifts: "Come, You Taste: Recipes from the Iron Range" by B.J. Carpenter, and "The Vegetable Butcher" by Cara Mangini.
Books about architecture were featured in this special episode of Read This Book! — Books to Give 2016, Volume 3, from the University of Minnesota Libraries. Cheryll Fong, interim curator for the Libraries' Northwest Architectural Archives, and host Lisa Von Drasek, recommended "Edwin H. Lundie, Five Decades: A Journey of Art and Architecture" by Peter O'Toole and "Minnesota Modern" by Larry Millett.
Tim Johnson recommends three books about Sherlock Holmes in "Books to Give 2016, Volume 2," hosted by Lisa Von Drasek. The three books are: "Nerve and Knowledge," "The Missing Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes," and "Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899." Read This Book! is a production of the University of Minnesota Libraries.
Books about Bob Dylan were discussed in this episode of "Read This Book! — Books to Give," featuring Bill Pederson from the University of Minnesota Music Library. Dylan, a Minnesota native, recently was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
The books "In Winter's Kitchen" by Beth Dooley and "Kitchens of the Great Midwest" by J. Ryan Stradal were featured on this episode of "Read This Book!" from the University of Minnesota Libraries. Dooley and Stradal will be featured at a special event on Dec. 1, 2016, at the University of Minnesota.
The in-process and finished artwork for illustrator Melissa Sweet's non-fiction picture book, "Balloons Over Broadway," was discussed on this episode of Secrets of the Archives, from the University of Minnesota Libraries.
Master and Commander and the series of nautical historical novels by Patrick O'Brian was the topic for this installment of "Read This Book!" brought to you by the University of Minnesota Libraries. This episode focuses not just on the series, but on its very active community of readers.
Rabbi Harold Gordon was known as the "Flying Jewish Chaplain" for his years of service as the Circuit Chaplain of the North Atlantic Division of the Air Transport Command, 1944-1946. In this installment of Secrets of the Archives, Curator Kate Dietrick talks about Gordon, and his papers and photos, which are housed in the Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries.
Murder at the 42nd Street Library was reviewed in the most recent installment of Read This Book! from the University of Minnesota Libraries. Host Lisa Von Drasek and Tim Johnson review the 2016 novel by Con Lehane. But they also discussed the role of advanced uncorrected proofs in the publishing world.
Thousands of students who make up the University of Minnesota's Class of 2020 learned first-hand how the University Libraries can help them succeed academically on September 2 as part of the annual Welcome Week activities this year.