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April 2017
Elizabeth Kolbert

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

April 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Northrop, 84 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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In her fascinating, Pulitzer Prize-winning work The Sixth Extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert draws on extraordinary field work and both intellectual and natural history, revealing just how destructively we humans have affected our planet.

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October 2017

Performing the Archive: At Buffalo
The Creation of a New Musical

October 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Coffman Theater, 300 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Amma Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin, Ph.D. creates artistic works based on archival research and writes about late 19th-century black performance. At Buffalo dramatizes the 1901 Pan-American Exposition and the vastly different portrayals of African-Americans created entirely through archival materials. Join us Thursday, October 5, 2017, 7:00 p.m. at Coffman Theater for the season opener of the Friends Forum: A Series for Curious Minds.

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November 2017

The Singular Case of Sherlock Holmes in Minnesota

November 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Willey Hall, 225 19th Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Sherlock Holmes is not just a character on PBS!  He made quite a mark in Minnesota during his career as the world's foremost detective. Learn how Holmes first came to the state in 1894 and returned for six more adventures. And why the great detective remains very much a presence in Minnesota today via the magnificent Sherlock Holmes Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries. This event features author Larry Millett and our own Sherlock Holmes' curator, Tim Johnson!

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