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March 2018

Exhibit Celebration | ‘Digging up the Past’

March 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Join us March 19, 5:00 p.m., to celebrate an important exhibition of materials documenting African American history across University of Minnesota Libraries collections: "Digging up the Past — Hidden African American Histories Across Collections."

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Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, 309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Help create and improve Wikipedia pages Art+Feminism is a do-it-yourself and do-it-with-others campaign teaching people of all gender identities and expressions to edit Wikipedia. This national campaign is devoted to improving the coverage of cis and transgender women, feminism, and the arts on Wikipedia. Edit-a-thons take place in March at hundreds of institutions across the globe. The University of Minnesota Digital Arts, Sciences, & Humanities program is hosting this Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for the Twin Cities region. FREE…

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2018 Kerlan Award Ceremony

March 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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Join us for the award ceremony honoring Matthew and Jennifer L. Holm, winners of the 43rd Annual Kerlan Award in children's literature. The award is given in recognition of singular attainments in the creation of children's literature and in appreciation of the generous donation of resources to the Kerlan Collection for the study of children's literature.

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PAWS at Wilson Library

March 29 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:30am on day Last of the month, repeating until April 26, 2018

Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free
PAWS at Wilson Library

PAWS (Pet Away Worry & Stress) sessions feature registered therapy animal teams—including dogs, bunnies, chickens and other therapy animals. Sessions are FREE and open to the University of Minnesota community. PAWS will visit Wilson Library once a month, 11:30 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. through April. 

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Rutherford Aris Memorial Lecture

March 29 @ 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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Alexandra Gillespie

Alexandra Gillespie presents this year’s Rutherford Aris Memorial Lecture in Medieval Communication Technologies. The lecture will be held March 29, 2018 in Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120. Gillespie is Professor of English and Medieval Studies and Director of the Old Books New Science Lab at the University of Toronto. 

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Make or Break: Women in Technology Rich Spaces

March 30 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Walter Library, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Join us for a panel discussion about women in technology rich spaces. The event brings together women from across campus to discuss barriers that might exist and how we can address them. March 30, 9:30 a.m. at Walter Library, room 101. Advance registration is required. Space is limited to 50 participants.

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Programming & Pizza March

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Research Programming Consultations Served with a Slice Do you have an idea for a web design project but need a little technical guidance? Want to set up your computer with a development environment so you can experiment with scripting or web apps? Have a large or high-dimensional data set you’d like to visualize with D3.js or HighCharts? Need a hand fine-tuning an SQL query? Curious about Git, GitHub, or GitHub Pages? Want to know what tools are available for simple…

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April 2018

First Fridays: April 2018

April 6 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free

The Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota contains more stories of nice and not-so-nice Minnesotans than you can shake a Pronto Pup at. From the selfless and heroic local innovators and activists to the insular recidivists throughout its history, Minnesota’s historical extremes will be highlighted in the 2017-2018 First Fridays season.

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Science Quiz Bowl 2018

April 8 @ 12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Walter Library, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Science Quiz Bowl kicks off CSE Week! The event is a double-elimination bracket quiz bowl tournament that challenges teams to best each other through an afternoon of science, pop culture, and miscellaneous trivia. Join us Sunday, April 8 at Walter Library.

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Pankake Poetry Reading with Margaret Hasse

April 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Join us April 11, 2018 for the annual Pankake Poetry Reading, featuring Margaret Hasse, in Elmer L. Andersen Library, beginning at 4:00 p.m.

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RESERVATIONS Closed — The Experimental City: Film Screening

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Coffman Theater, 300 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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The Experimental City poster

RESERVATIONS Closed — The Experimental City," by Chad Friedrichs. A conversation with Friedrichs and Tom Fisher, the Director of the Minnesota Design Center and the Dayton Hudson Chair in Urban Design, will follow the screening.

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Programming & Pizza April

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, 309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Join experienced staff from Libraries, Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services, and Research Computing at our monthly Programming & Pizza on April 20. We’ll connect you with an expert for 30 minutes of hands-on help. Must sign-up in advance.

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CANCELED: Exhibit celebration: Gone Into History

April 25 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, 222 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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Free
Gone Into History: An Exhibit

This event has been canceled.

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PAWS at Wilson Library

April 26 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:30am on day Last of the month, repeating until April 26, 2018

Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free
PAWS at Wilson Library

PAWS (Pet Away Worry & Stress) sessions feature registered therapy animal teams—including dogs, bunnies, chickens and other therapy animals. Sessions are FREE and open to the University of Minnesota community. PAWS will visit Wilson Library once a month, 11:30 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. through April. 

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Toxic inequities: risk, regulation, and environmental justice in the Great Lakes

April 30 @ 12:20 pm - 1:10 pm
Wangensteen Historical Library, 555 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free
Nancy Langston

Join us as we welcome Nancy Langston, environmental historian at Michigan Technological University, as she gives a lecture in the Program in the History of Medicine’s lunchtime lecture series on her current research on environmental health and environmental policy in the Great Lakes region. 

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May 2018

Friends Annual Celebration featuring Joseph Haj

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
McNamara Alumni Center, 200 S.E. Oak St.
Minneapolis, 55414 United States
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Rooted in the classics, the Guthrie Theater has been a cultural force for more than 50 years. Join Joseph Haj, its eighth artistic director, in conversation with Jeff Meanza, his Associate Artistic Director about the value of the western canon, its continuing relevance, and its agency for social change. Prepare for a lively and engaging evening! 

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First Fridays: May 2018

May 4 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free

The Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota contains more stories of nice and not-so-nice Minnesotans than you can shake a Pronto Pup at. From the selfless and heroic local innovators and activists to the insular recidivists throughout its history, Minnesota’s historical extremes will be highlighted in the 2017-2018 First Fridays season.

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Art and Archives Lunchtime Talk

May 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 308, 222 21st Ave. S. - Room 308
Minneapolis , MN 55455 United States
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Free

Rini Yun Keagy and Johnnay Leenay — artists in residence at Archives and Special Collections — will talk about their work using historical sources in the special collections of the University of Minnesota Libraries to inspire and create works of art on May 8, noon to 1:00 p.m.

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An Evening to Honor the Founders of the Archie Givens Sr. Collection of African American Literature

May 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Please join us May 14 at 5:00 p.m. to honor the individuals and families whose leadership and generosity established the Givens Collection in partnership with the University of Minnesota. Their enduring support has allowed the Givens Collection to grow into one of the country’s premier African American collections.

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Wild Mares: My Lesbian Back-to-the-Land Life

May 17 @ 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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Please join us May 17, 7:00 p.m., for a special event to celebrate the publication of Wild Mares: My Lesbian Back-to-the-Land Life by Dianna Hunter.

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Prairie Poets and Press: Literary Lives of the Upper Midwest

May 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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RESERVATIONS ARE CLOSED. Take a trip through Minnesota’s literary history — and join us May 22 to celebrate a new exhibit from the Upper Midwest Literary Archives.

Poets and publishers have planted roots in all corners of Minnesota. From Winona to Luverne, from Moorhead to Duluth, join us on a journey  through the communities of writers and publishers across our state. Hop in and enjoy the ride!

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June 2018

Capstone Event for the Olson Innovation Award Artists in Residence

June 4 @ 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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Celebrate the work of three distinguished artists in residence — Valerie Caesar, Johnnay Leenay, and Rini Yun Keagy — who have mined the University of Minnesota Libraries collections to inspire and inform their creative works. Monday, June 4, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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Programming & Pizza — June 2018

June 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, 309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Join us Friday, June 8, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., for our monthly Programming & Pizza. Expert staff from the Libraries, Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services, and Research Computing will connect with you for 30 minutes of hands-on help. Advanced registration required.

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Reframing Fair Housing, Reclaiming Neighborhood History

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sabathani Community Center, 310 East 38th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55409 United States
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Join us for the first gathering of the “Racism, Rent and Real Estate: Fair Housing Reframed” event series to learn more about the history and impetus of fair housing laws and share your knowledge about the history of your family and neighborhood. This event will feature the work of the Mapping Prejudice project team, which includes Ryan Mattke, head of the University of Minnesota's Borchert Map Library. 

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July 2018

Les Papillions, Les Femmes: Photographs by Shanna Allyn exhibit opening

July 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, 210 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Exhibit: Photographs by Shanna Allyn

Join us Friday, July 13 for the opening reception of the exhibit, "Les Papillions, Les Femmes: Photographs by Shanna Allyn" in the Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The event is open to the public. 

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