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September 2017

Residuals: Regan Golden and Ten x Ten

September 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, 210 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Please join us September 27 for the exhibit opening celebration of Residuals: Regan Golden and Maura Rockcastle. In the exhibition, artist Regan Golden works with the landscape architecture studio Ten x Ten, to test, question, and respond to the extraordinary embedded in overlooked, liminal spaces of the city.

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The 54th James Ford Bell Lecture

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Open Book, 1011 South Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55415 United States
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Betty Bright

Writer, curator, and historian Betty Bright will deliver the 54th James Ford Bell Lecture on September 28, 2017 at the Target Performance Hall at Open Book, 1011 South Washington Ave., in Minneapolis. 

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October 2017

On African American Theater Archives: A Conversation

October 4 @ 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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Umbra Search African American History hosts a conversation with local scholar-artists and Dr. Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin on how the stuff of archives and historical research — newspaper articles, photos, and letters — inspire and transform the creation of new works.

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Performing the Archive: At Buffalo
The Creation of a New Musical

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Coffman Theater, 300 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Amma Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin, Ph.D. creates artistic works based on archival research and writes about late 19th-century black performance. At Buffalo dramatizes the 1901 Pan-American Exposition and the vastly different portrayals of African-Americans created entirely through archival materials. Join us Thursday, October 5, 2017, 7:00 p.m. at Coffman Theater for the season opener of the Friends Forum: A Series for Curious Minds.

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First Fridays: October 2017

October 6 @ 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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Annual Carl Sheppard Memorial Lecture in Medieval Art History

October 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Elizabeth S. Bolman, Professor of Art History at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, will be the featured speaker at the Annual Carl Sheppard Memorial Lecture in Medieval Art History on October 6, 2017, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the University of Minnesota's Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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Byzantine Studies Talk

October 7 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Fr Columba Stewart

Join us Saturday, October 7, 2017, at 5:45 p.m. to hear from Rev. Columba Stewart at the Byzantine Studies Talk at Elmer L. Andersen Library, room 120. This event is free and open to the public. 

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Faculty New Book Celebration

October 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Please join us October 12 in Wilson Library for a celebration of recent book publications by faculty in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Professional Programs!

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The 75th Anniversary of The Poky Little Puppy and Little Golden Books

October 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Join us October 12 in celebrating the 75th Anniversary of The Poky Little Puppy and Little Golden Books with children’s literature historian Leonard Marcus and editor Diane Muldrow.

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In Their Own Words: The Tretter Collection Transgender Oral History Project

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Join us October 19 at 5:00 p.m. to celebrate the Transgender Oral History Project and a new exhibit at Elmer L. Andersen Library. We will feature vignettes from the project, artifacts, books and documents from the Tretter Collection — and entertainment from community member and international recording artist Venus Demars. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

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U of M Library School Alumni Reception

October 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Walter Library, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Please join us for a special celebration honoring the U of M Library School Alumni on Friday, October 20, 2:30 p.m. at Walter Library. The celebration immediately follows a special, FREE lecture at Northrop featuring Matthew Desmond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” which we encourage you to attend.

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November 2017

First Fridays: November 2017

November 3 @ 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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‘Sneakerheadz’ Film Screening

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Northrop, 84 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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The film “Sneakerheadz” examines the cultural influence of sneaker collecting around the world and delves into a subculture whose proud members don’t just want to admire art, they want to wear it. The screening takes places Thursday, November 16, 7:00 p.m. at Northrop. Sponsored by Umbra Search, the Givens Collection, and the Institute for Advanced Study.

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The Singular Case of Sherlock Holmes in Minnesota

November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

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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January 2018

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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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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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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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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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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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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