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First Fridays October 2019

October 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

An illustration of a dog from the Children's Literature Research Collections.

From Jennie to Ribsy to Rocket: What the Dogs Have Taught Us

Presented by Lisa Von Drasek, Curator, Children’s Literature Research Collection

An illustration of a dog from the Children's Literature Research Collections.Canine characters take center stage as we examine the works of significant children’s book artists and writers. We will investigate the illustrations and text from a range of titles — picture books, easy readers, and chapter books making doggish connections in literature, literacy, and community.

Free and open to the public.

Event details

What: First Fridays October 2019
When: Friday, October 4 | noon to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120
University of Minnesota, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55455

About the First Fridays Series

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

The 2019–2020 series theme is Roaring Good Tales: Animals in the Archives.

There may not be animals allowed in the archives, but that doesn’t mean our collections aren’t filled with them! From farm animals to beloved pets to mythical beasts, the Archives and Special Collections are teeming with creatures of all kinds. Join us for the 2019–2020 First Fridays season as we explore the wild side of history.


October 4, 2019
12:00 pm - 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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