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September 2022

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

September 29, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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. Registration 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, 2022 @ 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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Conflicted Histories: Archiving Human Rights Activism

October 24, 2022 @ 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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Minnesota Human Rights Archive | Preserving Memory for Research and Activism

The Minnesota Human Rights Archive is a new and exciting initiative seeking to capture, preserve, and publicize Minnesota’s rich and complicated history of human rights activism and scholarship. This emerging archive contains unique collections of primary sources unavailable anywhere else. We invite faculty, staff, students, and external partners to learn more about this dynamic resource, plans for its ongoing development, and how you can support these efforts. Register now to join us Monday, Oct. 24, 4-5:30 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, room 120.

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Magrath Library Open House and Student Worker Art Showcase

October 26, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Magrath Library, 1984 Buford Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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A reading area in Magrath Library with text that says Magrath Library | Oct. 26, Open House & Student Worker Art Showcase

You’re invited to celebrate with us at an open house on Oct. 26. Visit Magrath Library anytime during the open house for snacks, beverages, and fall arts and crafts. From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., meet Magrath Library staff and trick-or-treat around the library to explore the new study spaces.

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Meet Ellen and Yalile: A Conversation about Universities and Power

October 26, 2022 @ 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? Come hear Yalile Suriel, Assistant Professor of Universities and Power, and Ellen Holt-Werle, Institutional Archivist, talk about this question here at the University of Minnesota. This event in the Friends Forum: A Series for Curious Minds is brought to you by the Friends of the University Libraries on Oct. 26, 7 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library and ONLINE.

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Pop up exhibit: Halloween @ Wangensteen

October 27, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wangensteen Historical Library, 2-340 Phillips-Wangensteen Building (PWB), 516 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Poster advertising Halloween @ Wangensteen, featuring two historical monsters

The Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine will be celebrating Halloween by showing a selection of our most terrifying materials on October 27, 11:30-1:30.

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The James Ford Bell Lecture, featuring Michael Gaudio

October 27, 2022 @ 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 register.

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November 2022

First Fridays: Dressed to Move and Impractical Sports

November 4, 2022 @ 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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Pop up exhibit: Bodies and anatomy

November 18, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Wangensteen Historical Library, 2-340 Phillips-Wangensteen Building (PWB), 516 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Poster promoting the Wangensteen's anatomy pop up exhibit

The Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine will be showcasing some of the most famous images in the history of anatomy on November 18, 12-1:30pm.

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December 2022

First Fridays: Food! Glorious Food!

December 2, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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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An online attendance option is now available. Connect to the live-stream on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeyX_fdcKMw 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. Register for Dec. 6 Following…

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January 2023

Exhibit closing reception: The Eyes See What the Heart Feels

January 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Atrium Gallery, 221 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Free

Join us to celebrate the closing of this special exhibit featuring artist Adger Cowans. This exhibit focuses on Cowans’ photography, art, archives, and the new artists’ book, published by 21st Editions, “ADGER.” 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 enjoy the exhibit, mingle with friends, and meet the artist. The event takes place Jan. 19, 5-7 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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A Feast of Words: Tribal Environmental Knowledge and Partnerships Solving 21st Century Challenges

January 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Campus Club, 403 Coffman Memorial Union; 300 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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A Feast of Words, featuring Mike Dockry

RESERVATIONS ARE CLOSED Using historical documents from the University Archives, Mike Dockry will demonstrate the positive and negative impacts wild rice research at the University of Minnesota has had on tribal communities and ecosystems. His presentation at "A Feast of Words" will focus on a tribal-university partnership created to protect and restore wild rice ecosystems in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Dockry will also highlight tribal voices and describe a future where collaborative research supports tribal food sovereignty and healthy ecological…

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