Loading Events

Past Events › Featured Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

September 2020

Pankake Poetry featuring Wang Ping

September 29, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Wang Ping

The Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries is proud to welcome you to an inspiring and thought-provoking new season of Friends Forum: A Series for Curious Minds. This season we are going virtual! All events will be held via Zoom for you to enjoy from the comfort of home The new season begins with a treasured event, the 11th Annual Pankake Poetry Reading featuring Wang Ping.

Find out more »

October 2020

First Fridays Online – October

October 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free
Bewick platypus illustration from the Andersen Horticultural Library

Join us online for the 2020-2021 First Fridays season as we bring the archives directly into your homes for the very first time. “Collies and Toucans and Bugs, Oh My!” will be presented on Friday, October 2 by Kathy Allen, Librarian at the U of M's Andersen Horticultural Library. Make a reservation to receive instructions to connect via Zoom.

Find out more »

Telling Queer History: Out of the Closets into the Polls

October 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
+ Google Map
Free
Telling Queer History

Join Telling Queer History on National Coming Out Day! Coming out and living openly aren’t things we do just once. It’s a journey that LGBTQ people make every single day of our lives. Every coming out experience is unique and must be navigated in the way most comfortable for each individual. Whether it's for the first time ever or the first time today, coming out can be hard — but it’s also a brave and affirming decision to live openly and…

Find out more »

Kerlan Awards honoring Jon Scieszka

October 15, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free
Book cover image from The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, written by John Scieszka.

Join the Twin Cities Book Festival and the University Libraries for the 45th Annual Kerlan Award Ceremony, honoring children's book author Jon Scieszka. This is an online event taking place Thursday, October 15, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event is free, reservations required to join.

Find out more »

Behind the headlines: Reporters and news consumers in a 24/7 media world

October 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free
Reading news on a smart phone

In today’s news media environment, we face choices about which voices to listen to. At a time when it’s not always clear who is providing the news, we want to know which sources are credible. And, in a 24/7 news cycle, those gathering the news have the pressure of time — who will get the story out first? Concerned about our media? Take a break from the news for this special event.

Find out more »

Just Code Virtual Conference

October 23, 2020 @ 9:30 am - October 24, 2020 @ 2:45 pm

Just Code: Power, Inequality, and the Global Political Economy of IT is a one-and-a-half day event for IT historians, academics, and the interested general public. The event takes place October 23 – 24, 2020, live online. The event is free, but registration is required.

Find out more »

James Ford Bell Lecture

October 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free

Professor Katherine Ibbett, Caroline de Jager Fellow and Tutor in French at Trinity, presents the James Ford Bell Lecture, “Staying Afloat: On the Water in New France.” The online event takes place Thursday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. Central Time. Please register to receive the Zoom link.

Find out more »

November 2020

First Fridays Online – November

November 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free
Chair for My Mother, Illustration by Vera B. Williams

Join us online for the 2020-2021 First Fridays season as we bring the archives directly into your homes. “Vera B. Williams, Activist, Writer, and Artist (1927-2015)” will be presented on Friday, November 6 by Lisa Von Drasek, Curator, Children's Literature Research Collections. Make a reservation to receive instructions to connect via Zoom.

Find out more »

December 2020

First Fridays Online – December

December 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free
Join or Die political cartoon

Join us online for the 2020-2021 First Fridays season as we bring the archives directly into your homes. “Join or Die:  Political Cartoons in the Age of Revolution” will be presented on Friday, December 4 by Marguerite Ragnow, Curator, James Ford Bell Library. Make a reservation to receive instructions to connect via Zoom.

Find out more »

January 2021

U of M Day of Data, Jan. 13-15

January 13 @ 10:00 am - January 15 @ 3:00 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States

Join us for the University of Minnesota Day of Data 2021, Jan. 13-15. This year will feature a series of virtual events aimed at learning and sharing new data skills and connecting with data enthusiasts across the University. We will meet virtually, with events spread across three exciting “days of data.” Attend as many events as you would like. Visit the Day of Data website for more information and the daily session schedule.

Find out more »

February 2021

First Fridays Online – February

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free
First Fridays Online

Join us online for the 2020-2021 First Fridays season as we bring the archives directly into your homes. The February event features two archival presentations: “The Adventure of the Pandemic Posts,” presented by Tim Johnson, Curator of the Sherlock Holmes Collections and “Telling Trans Stories on the Radio: The Tretter Transgender Oral History Podcast Project,” presented by Tretter Collection staff. Make a reservation to receive instructions to connect via Zoom.

Find out more »

A Feast of Words: John Wright — the Unapologetic Omnivore

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free
John Wright

Join us online Feb. 18 for a conversation with Emeritus Professor Dr. John S. Wright about his intellectual forebearers and the African American renaissance men and women who inspire his work. Dr. Wright will be joined by Cecily Marcus, Curator of the University Libraries' Givens Collection of African American Literature, the Performing Art Archives, and the Upper Midwest Literary Archives. Event details A Feast of Words: John Wright — the Unapologetic Omnivore Thursday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m. Central Standard Time…

Find out more »

Fire+Flood film discussion

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Resilient Communities. Libraries Respond to Climate Change. American Library Association.

Join us online for a panel discussion with Dr. Marla Perez-Lugo and Cecilio Ortiz Garcia of University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez. This free online event is open to all. Please register to receive the Zoom event link. Registrants will also receive a link to view the film “Fire & Flood: Queer Resilience in the Era of Climate Change” in advance of the event, which takes place Thursday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m. Central Standard Time.

Find out more »

March 2021

John Berryman’s Selected Letters

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free
Book cover image, “The Selected Letter of John Berryman”

Please join the University of Minnesota Libraries for an international virtual book launch for “The Selected Letters of John Berryman,” edited by Philip Coleman and Calista McRae. Bringing together scholars and poets from both sides of the Atlantic, the launch will explore how the letters shed light on Berryman’s life and work. This online event takes place Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 3 p.m. CST.

Find out more »

‘Transcripts’ Podcast Panel

March 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
+ Google Map
Free
Transcripts podcast icon

Join the Tretter Transgender Oral History project and Virginia Commonwealth University on Wednesday, March 3 at 4 p.m. CST for an online panel discussion focused on episode two of the podcast “Transcripts.” The featured panelists are Cassius Adair, Aurora Higgs, Kayla Gore, Mariah Moore, Andrea Jenkins, and Myrl Beam (facilitator).

Find out more »

First Fridays Online — March

March 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free
A collage of past exhibit posters with a computer in the foreground

Exhibits allow the University of Minnesota Libraries to share their collections and engage communities. Darren Terpstra, exhibit lead for Archives and Special Collections, and Lois Hendrickson, Curator at the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine will share ideas on how to mount a successful exhibition, with particular emphasis on the opportunities of meeting the challenges of online/distance delivery. March 5, noon-1 p.m. CST, online.

Find out more »
+ Export Events