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September 2022

‘Keep Your Food Safe & Fresh’: Simple Canning & Preservation Tips

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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canning jars filled with pears

Are you looking for a way to keep fruits and vegetables fresh for longer? Do you want to extend the shelf life of summer and fall foods from your garden?

If so, join USDA’s National Agricultural Library and the University of Minnesota Libraries Doris Kirschner Cookbook Collection for a free webinar and cooking demo at 12 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, Sept. 29.

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October 2022

First Fridays: The Game’s Afoot

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, 222 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free
Illustration of Sherlock Holmes on the cover of 221B Baker Street, The Master Detective Game

Join us on Friday, Oct. 7 at noon for a First Fridays archival talk. Tim Johnson, E.W. McDiarmid Curator of the Sherlock Holmes Collections presents ”The Game’s Afoot: Clues, Cards, Puzzles, and More.” Presentations resume in person this year with the option to attend online.

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The Kerlan Award: Andrea Davis Pinkney

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free
The Kerlan Award Ceremony banner featuring a collage of books by 2022 Kerlan Award winner Andrea Davis Pinkney

Please join us to celebrate the winner of the 2022 Kerlan Award, Andrea Davis Pinkney. This online event is brought to you by The Kerlan Collection of Children's Literature and by Rain Taxi Twin Cities Book Festival. The event takes place online on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022 at 6 p.m. CDT.

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‘Minneapolis: The Curious Twin,’ A Reexamination

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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“Downtown Skyline from Loring Park” from the City of Minneapolis Collection in the Hennepin County Library Digital Collection.

Journalist Carey McWilliams wrote a famous article in 1946 called “Minneapolis: The Curious Twin.” It established an enduring impression of Minneapolis as the “capital of antisemitism” in mid-20th-century America. Join historian Laura Weber as she takes a close look at the “Curious Twin.” What was the article’s genesis? Who was its author? What was its contemporary reception? The discussion is based on her recent article in Middle West Review, which demythologizes McWilliams’ characterization of Minneapolis as the U.S. capital of antisemitism. The event is free and open to all. Reservations requested for this event, Wednesday, Oct. 19, noon-1 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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Author talk with Marlene Zuk

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Open Book, 1011 South Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55415 United States
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Marlene Zuk

Is our behavior dictated by nature or shaped by nurture? It’s an old question that’s been the source of endless debate. It's complicated. About this event In Dancing Cockatoos and the Dead Man Test: How Behavior Evolves and Why It Matters, evolutionary biologist and behavioral ecologist Marlene Zuk, illuminates how all of our attributes, behavior or not, are shaped by both genes and the environment in both humans and animals. Zuk invites us to see and celebrate entanglement, complexity, and our connection…

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Meet Ellen and Yalile: A Conversation about Universities and Power

October 26 @ 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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Historic view of Washington Ave. Bridge

How can we better understand universities and their power? How do we negotiate the impacts they have had on surrounding communities, on students, and on an array of pressing and challenging issues shaping society? How do these questions play out when it comes to University of Minnesota history? Come hear Yalile Suriel, Assistant Professor of Universities and Power, and Ellen Holt-Werle, Institutional Archivist, talk about how they are beginning to tackle these questions here at the University of Minnesota. This…

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The James Ford Bell Lecture, featuring Michael Gaudio

October 27 @ 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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Michael Gaudio

Michael Gaudio, U of M Professor, Art History, presents the James Ford Bell Lecture, ”Speaking Images: The Art of Travel Literature in Early Modern Europe.” Please join us on Thursday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library. The event is free and open to all, but space is limited. Please make a reservation.

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November 2022

First Fridays: Dressed to Move and Impractical Sports

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Black and white lace-up boots from the Goldstein Museum

Join us on Friday, Nov. 4 at noon for two archival talks in the First Fridays series. Jean McElvain, Goldstein Museum of Design, presents “Dressed to Move: Women’s Activewear” and Ryan Bean, Kautz Family YMCA Archives, presents “Wide World of Impractical Sports.” Presentations resume in person this year with the option to attend online.

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December 2022

First Fridays: Food! Glorious Food!

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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A woodcut image showing a king being served food at a table, from a Pre-modern book in the James Ford Bell Library collection

Join us on Friday, Dec. 2 at noon for a First Fridays archival talk. Marguerite Ragnow, Curator of the James Ford Bell Library presents “Food! Glorious Food! Food and Feasting in the Pre-modern World.” Presentations resume in person this year with the option to attend online.

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Mary Moore Easter: ‘Keeping the Past with Eliza Winston’

December 6 @ 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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Mary Moore Easter will in turn amplify the voice of Eliza Winston in live performance from her chapbook Free Papers: poems inspired by the testimony of Eliza Winston a Mississippi slave escaped to freedom in Minnesota in 1860. In moments of discovery, ancestor story and full- throated song, hear Eliza’s courage, doubt, love and personal critique of her situation come alive. Event Details What: Keeping the Past with Eliza Winston Who: Presented by Mary Moore Easter When: Tuesday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m.…

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February 2023

First Fridays: Playing Ball and Neighborhood Home Festivals

February 3, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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A black and white photo from the IHRCA collections showing a person playing a guitar with five people standing behind them in an indoor space

Join us on Friday, Feb. 3 at noon for two archival talks in the First Fridays series. Anne Good, Assistant Curator of the James Ford Bell Library presents “Playing Ball in the James Ford Bell Library” and Ellen Engseth, Curator of the Immigration History Research Center Archives presents “‘Get Together Americans!’ Through Neighborhood Home Festivals.” Presentations resume in person this year with the option to attend online.

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March 2023

First Fridays: Fun With a Purpose

March 3, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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A photo from the Social Welfare History Archives showing a parade on a cobblestone street. In the foreground, an early 20th-century motor vehicle has a flatbed in which many people are riding while holding American flags

Join us on Friday, March 3 at noon for a First Fridays archival talk. Linnea Anderson, Archivist, Social Welfare History Archives presents “Fun With a Purpose: Pageants and Parades in the Social Welfare History Archives.” Presentations resume in person this year with the option to attend online.

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April 2023

First Fridays: Computer Gaming, Campus Traditions

April 7, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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A black and white photo of a chess game in which two computer programs are competing with each other. The programs are Chess 4.7 from Northwestern University and Cyber 170 from Control Data Corporation. People are seated on either side of the chessboard to move the chess pieces.

Join us on Friday, April 7 at noon for two archival talks in the First Fridays series. Amanda Wick, Curator of the Charles Babbage Institute Archives presents “Checkmate: The Untold Story of Computer Gaming” and Ellen Holt-Werle and Rebecca Toov, University Archives, present “The Games People Play…” Presentations resume in person this year with the option to attend online.

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May 2023

First Fridays: Jewish Country Clubs, Maps and Leisure

May 5, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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A line art illustration shows a woman wearing a mid-20th century style of clothing who is playing golf

Join us on Friday, May 5 at noon for two archival talks in the First Fridays series. Kate Dietrick, Archivist at the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives presents “Having a Ball: Minnesota’s Jewish Country Clubs” and Ryan Mattke, Head of the John R. Borchert Map Library presents “Recreation and Leisure Through a Cartographic Lens.” Presentations resume in person this year with the option to attend online.

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