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November 2017

The Singular Case of Sherlock Holmes in Minnesota

November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Willey Hall, 225 19th Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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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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December 2017

First Fridays: December 2017

December 1 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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The Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota contains more stories of nice and not-so-nice Minnesotans than you can shake a Pronto Pup at. From the selfless and heroic local innovators and activists to the insular recidivists throughout its history, Minnesota’s historical extremes will be highlighted in the 2017-2018 First Fridays season.

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James Wright: A Life in Poetry

December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Jonathan Blunk. Photo by Joanna Eldredge Morrissey

Join us Monday, December 4, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library to celebrate the publication of “James Wright: A Life in Poetry,” a sweeping new biography by Jonathan Blunk. The evening features a reading by Jonathan Blunk, remarks by Charles Baxter and Patricia Hampl, and a conversation with Blunk and Anne Wright facilitated by Michael Dennis Browne.

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PAWS at Wilson Library

December 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free
PAWS at Wilson Library

PAWS (Pet Away Worry & Stress) sessions feature registered therapy animal teams—including dogs, bunnies, chickens and other therapy animals. Sessions are FREE and open to the University of Minnesota community. PAWS will visit Wilson Library once a month, 11:30 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. through April. 

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Programming & Pizza December

December 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bruininks Hall 131B, 222 Pleasant Street Se
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Join experienced staff from Libraries, Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services, and Research Computing at our monthly Programming & Pizza on December 15 at 12:00 p.m. We’ll connect you with an expert for 30 minutes of hands-on help. Must sign-up in advance.

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January 2018

PAWS at Wilson Library

January 25, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:30am on day Last of the month, repeating until April 26, 2018

Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free
PAWS at Wilson Library

PAWS (Pet Away Worry & Stress) sessions feature registered therapy animal teams—including dogs, bunnies, chickens and other therapy animals. Sessions are FREE and open to the University of Minnesota community. PAWS will visit Wilson Library once a month, 11:30 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. through April. 

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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

First Fridays: February 2018

February 2, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free

The Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota contains more stories of nice and not-so-nice Minnesotans than you can shake a Pronto Pup at. From the selfless and heroic local innovators and activists to the insular recidivists throughout its history, Minnesota’s historical extremes will be highlighted in the 2017-2018 First Fridays season.

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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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PAWS at Wilson Library

February 22, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:30am on day Last of the month, repeating until April 26, 2018

Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free
PAWS at Wilson Library

PAWS (Pet Away Worry & Stress) sessions feature registered therapy animal teams—including dogs, bunnies, chickens and other therapy animals. Sessions are FREE and open to the University of Minnesota community. PAWS will visit Wilson Library once a month, 11:30 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. through April. 

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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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March 2018

First Fridays: March 2018

March 2, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free

The Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota contains more stories of nice and not-so-nice Minnesotans than you can shake a Pronto Pup at. From the selfless and heroic local innovators and activists to the insular recidivists throughout its history, Minnesota’s historical extremes will be highlighted in the 2017-2018 First Fridays season.

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PAWS at Wilson Library

March 29, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:30am on day Last of the month, repeating until April 26, 2018

Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free
PAWS at Wilson Library

PAWS (Pet Away Worry & Stress) sessions feature registered therapy animal teams—including dogs, bunnies, chickens and other therapy animals. Sessions are FREE and open to the University of Minnesota community. PAWS will visit Wilson Library once a month, 11:30 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. through April. 

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April 2018

First Fridays: April 2018

April 6, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free

The Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota contains more stories of nice and not-so-nice Minnesotans than you can shake a Pronto Pup at. From the selfless and heroic local innovators and activists to the insular recidivists throughout its history, Minnesota’s historical extremes will be highlighted in the 2017-2018 First Fridays season.

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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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PAWS at Wilson Library

April 26, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:30am on day Last of the month, repeating until April 26, 2018

Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free
PAWS at Wilson Library

PAWS (Pet Away Worry & Stress) sessions feature registered therapy animal teams—including dogs, bunnies, chickens and other therapy animals. Sessions are FREE and open to the University of Minnesota community. PAWS will visit Wilson Library once a month, 11:30 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. through April. 

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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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First Fridays: May 2018

May 4, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free

The Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota contains more stories of nice and not-so-nice Minnesotans than you can shake a Pronto Pup at. From the selfless and heroic local innovators and activists to the insular recidivists throughout its history, Minnesota’s historical extremes will be highlighted in the 2017-2018 First Fridays season.

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