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February 2022

First Fridays: Rebecca Toov and Jennifer Claybourne

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
WWI poster: Knowledge wins

This season we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of First Fridays in the Archives and Special Collections! Join us for online presentations on anniversaries, beginnings, milestones, and memories throughout our collections. Friday, Feb. 4, noon to 1 p.m.

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March 2022

First Fridays: The Kerlan Collection of Children’s Literature

March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

First Fridays: Celebration! This season we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of First Fridays in the Archives and Special Collections! Join us for presentations on anniversaries, beginnings, milestones, and memories throughout our collections. Register now “The CLRC/Kerlan Collection — From Portable Portfolios to Digital Dives: Let's Celebrate the Past 20 Years” Presented by Mary Schultz, Kerlan Board Member and Volunteer, The Kerlan Collection of Children’s Literature With strong roots in our archives, see how The Kerlan has been nourished by…

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Giving Voice to the Past, featuring the University Singers

March 27 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Coffman Theater, 300 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free
The University Singers

Join us March 27 for "Giving Voice to the Past: Performing the Archive." The event features the University Singers performing music that has been silent for over a century or, in some cases, never been performed. The musical scores are archived digitally by the University of Minnesota Libraries and are available on the English Heritage Music Series website.

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April 2022

First Fridays: Born digital archives and behind the scenes at the Bell Library

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
Silhouette on book bindings

First Fridays: Celebration! This season we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of First Fridays in the Archives and Special Collections! Join us for presentations on anniversaries, beginnings, milestones, and memories throughout our collections. Register now “Electronic evolution: The brave new world of born digital archives at the UMN Libraries” Presented by Lara Friedman-Shedlov, Digital Records Archivist, Archives and Special Collections The Archives and Special Collections have been receiving archival collections in electronic formats for years, but it is only in…

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Pankake Poetry Reading featuring David Mura

April 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free
David Mura

Join us April 7 at Elmer L. Andersen Library for the 13th Annual Pankake Poetry reading featuring David Mura and moderator Ed Bok Lee. Mura has written four books of poetry, has won numerous awards for his writing, and has taught at several colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. The event is free and open to all. Please register to join us.

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‘The Other Black Girl’: A conversation with author Zakiya Dalila Harris

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Coffman Memorial Union Great Hall, 300 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Zakiya Dalila Harris: The Other Black Girl

Join us April 27 in person as Zakiya Dalila Harris reads from and speaks about her inspiration for writing “The Other Black Girl,” her debut novel. Don’t miss the reading or Harris’s on-stage conversation with Lissa Jones-Lofgren, host of KMOJ radio’s “Urban Agenda” show and the “Black Market Reads” podcast. All are welcome at this special NOMMO presentation from the University of Minnesota Libraries.

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Living Masquerades: Blue Lady and the Art of Revelry

April 29 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Blue Lady

The exhibition “Living Masquerades” comes to life in a curated program of international music and costume making. This outdoor/indoor celebration welcomes the campus and local community to celebrate diversity, culture, and carnival. The celebration is free and open to all, Friday, April 29, 4-7 p.m. with celebrations and music in the plaza outside Wilson Library, and costume making in the Wilson Research Collaboration Studio. In case of inclement weather, the event will be slightly modified and held in Wilson Library.

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May 2022

First Fridays: Minnesota Landscapes and the history of computing in the archives

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

First Fridays: Celebration! This season we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of First Fridays in the Archives and Special Collections! Join us for presentations on anniversaries, beginnings, milestones, and memories throughout our collections. Register now “Minnesota Landscapes: Documenting environmental history through archival sources” Presented by Katelyn Morken, Project Archivist, University of Minnesota Archives For the past year, University Archives processed archival collections that document Minnesota's natural resources, watersheds, flora and fauna, agricultural and land use, urban environments, conservation efforts, and…

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Founders Day 2022

Founders Day 2022

Join the Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship for a showcase of student entrepreneurship and innovation from across the University of Minnesota.

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Robin Wall Kimmerer

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Northrop, 84 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free – $12
Robin Wall Kimmerer

Robin Wall Kimmerer MILKWEED EDITIONS, INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, NORTHROP, DEPARTMENT OF AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES, AND DEPARTMENT OF AMERICAN STUDIES PRESENT: Robin Wall Kimmerer, New York Times bestselling author of “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants” In Conversation with Dakota author of “The Seed Keeper,” Diane Wilson. Join Robin Wall Kimmerer, New York Times bestselling author of “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants,” for an evening of conversation about reciprocity, storytelling, and…

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June 2022

Racial Covenants in Ramsey County

Free
Mapping Prejudice

Join Mapping Prejudice and Welcoming the Dear Neighbor? for an opportunity to see the Ramsey County racial covenants that we have identified so far. This event will provide an opportunity for us to honor the work of our volunteers, learn about some of the archival stories unearthed by our teams, and hear about the research prompted by this community-driven investigation. The event takes place Wednesday, June 15, 6-8 p.m. at St. Catherine University. A virtual attendance option is available.

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University of Minnesota Juneteenth Celebration

June 18 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), 2001 Plymouth Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411 United States
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The University of Minnesota will host its inaugural Juneteenth Celebration block party and commemorative march in North Minneapolis on Saturday, June 18, from noon to 6 pm. This free event – centering on the theme of Was. Is. Will Be: Black Past, Black Present, Black Future – will feature Black vendors, speakers, teach-ins, storytellers, musicians, performers, DJs, roller skating, books, free food, free haircuts, mural and art-making, and more. The commemorative march will begin at noon at Willard Park and end at the University’s Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), where the outdoor block party will take place (1-6 pm). Learn more at juneteenth.umn.edu.

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July 2022

Celebrate ‘Flora and Fauna Illustrata’

July 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Monarch caterpillar, chrysalis, and butterfly by Mary Anderson (watercolor and gouache, 2018)

Join us on July 27 to celebrate the art and artists who have so beautifully captured the plants and animals that make the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum their home. The event takes place at Elmer L. Andersen Library at the University of Minnesota’s west bank campus in Minneapolis.

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August 2022

Commonwealth Terrace Cooperative 2022 Art Contest

August 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Magrath Library, 1984 Buford Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Magrath Library main floor with inviting furniture, whiteboard decorated for the summer, andwall of framed winning photos

Join us on Aug. 16, 3-5 p.m. at Magrath Library to celebrate the first art contest at Commonwealth Terrace Cooperative (CTC), the student housing cooperative on the St. Paul campus. View all the photographs submitted by neighbors at CTC, and celebrate the two community-elected winners, Noha Besheer ("Sunset") and Raymond Co ("CTC = Center of the Terrific Cosmos)!

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September 2022

Exhibit opening: The Eyes See What the Heart Feels

September 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Atrium Gallery, 221 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Join us Wednesday, Sept. 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m., to celebrate the work of photographer and painter Adger Cowans. The Temple Trio musicians — Anthony Cox (cello), Scott Fultz (saxophone), and Davu Seru (drums) — will improvise to sketches by Cowans, accompanying this special opportunity to view the exhibit, mingle with friends, and welcome the artist. Reservations requested.

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Panel discussion with artist Adger Cowans

September 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Join us for a panel discussion on Thursday, Sept. 22, 9:30-11 a.m. (doors open at 9 a.m.), with artist Adger Cowans, and 21st Editions publisher, Steven Albahari. Moderated by the exhibit curator Deborah Ultan, joined by Howard Oransky, director at the U of M’s Katherine E. Nash Gallery; and Herman Milligan, Jr., Managing Partner with The Fulton Group, LLC, and co-curator with Oransky of the Nash Gallery’s current exhibit, “A Picture Gallery of the Soul.” Please register to attend the panel discussion.

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