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First Fridays: November 2017

November 3, 2017 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm


Minnesota Nice:
Organic and Locally Sourced Tales from the Archives

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.

Event Details

What: First Fridays
When: November 3, 2017, (Light refreshments at 11:45 a.m. with the presentation at noon.
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120 (parking and directions)

Free and open to the public

Minnesota’s Children’s Literature Creators

Presented by Lisa Von Drasek, Curator Children’s Literature Research Collections
Minnesota is home to many of the most talented authors and illustrators in the country. From historic gems including Wanda Gag and Maud Hart Lovelace, to modern talents such as Betsy Bowen, Kate DiCamillo, and Lauren Stringer, come learn about some of the creators who help truly make this state the Star of the North.

A Fish Runs Through It

Presented by Lois Hendrickson, Curator, Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine
Lurking beneath our lakes, rivers and streams are more than 139 unique fish species that shaped Minnesota’s reputation as a site of scientific discovery and anglers paradise. Explore the role of citizens and scientists and the marvels of fish life in the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine collections.

About First Fridays

First Fridays is made possible by a generous gift from Governor Elmer L. and Mrs. Eleanor Andersen in honor of former University Librarian Dr. Edward B. Stanford.


November 3, 2017
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
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Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120
222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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