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Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120

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222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States

The Elmer L. Andersen Library is located on the West Bank of the Twin Cities Campus of the University of Minnesota.

This state-of-the-art facility houses many of the University’s special collections and archives units, the Digital Library Services’ digitization center, the central office of the MINITEX Library Information Network, and the Minnesota Library Access Center (MLAC).
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January 2020

Free screening of ‘Who Will Write Our History’

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Who Will Write Our History film screening poster

To mark the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Remembrance Day, join us for a free public screening of "Who Will Write Our History." About the film In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and…

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February 2020

First Fridays February 2020

February 7 @ 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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Painting of a unicorn baring its teeth from the collections of the James Ford Bell Library.

"Fantastic Beasts? Find them at the Bell Library!" presented by Marguerite Ragnow, Curator, James Ford Bell Library. Friday, February 7, noon to 1:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120.

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March 2020

First Fridays March 2020

March 6 @ 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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Photo of a stable and corral under a cloudy sky from the Northwest Architectural Archives.

"Animals, Vegetables, or Minerals? High-Tech Organisms," presented by Amanda Wick, Interim Archivist, Charles Babbage Institute Archives, and "Where Animals and Humans Meet," presented by Cheryll Fong, Interim Curator, Northwest Architectural Archives. Friday, March 6, noon to 1:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120.

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April 2020

First Fridays April 2020

April 3 @ 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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Toucan illustration from the Andersen Horticultural Library.

"Collies and Trogons and Bugs, Oh My!" presented by Kathy Allen, Librarian, Andersen Horticultural Library. Friday, April 3, noon to 1:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120.

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Kerlan Awards honoring Jon Scieszka

April 14 @ 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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Book cover image from The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, written by John Scieszka.

Join us for the 45th Annual Kerlan Award Ceremony, honoring children's book author Jon Scieszka. The event takes place Tuesday, April 14 at 5:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Reservations requested.

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May 2020

First Fridays May 2020

May 1 @ 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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Photo of a book cover called, The Way Life Begins, featuring an illustration of seven rabbits.

"About the Birds and the Bees..." presented by Linnea Andersen, Archivist, Social Welfare History Archives and Ryan Bean, Archivist, Kautz Family YMCA Archives. Friday, May 1, noon to 1:00 p.m., Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120.

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