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Walter Library

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117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States

Walter Library received its name in 1959 in honor of Frank Keller Walter, who held the position of University Librarian from 1921 until his retirement in 1943.

More information about Walter’s visionary leadership at the University Libraries can be found on his biography page.

Built in 1922/23, Walter was first opened to the public as the University of Minnesota’s main library in 1924. The building went through a major renovation from 1999-2002 and remains one of the architectural treasures of the Twin Cities campus.

See our Building History & Facts page for more information about the building.

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October 2017

U of M Library School Alumni Reception

October 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Walter Library, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Please join us for a special celebration honoring the U of M Library School Alumni on Friday, October 20, 2:30 p.m. at Walter Library. The celebration immediately follows a special, FREE lecture at Northrop featuring Matthew Desmond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” which we encourage you to attend.

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February 2018

Valentine’s Day Prequel

February 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Walter Library, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Anatoly Liberman

Love is the theme of the day! And also the theme of 19th-century European lyric poetry resulting in the Golden Age of Russian poets. Join Anatoly Liberman as he reads from great authors who have been rarely or never translated into English. Modeled on John Gielgud’s one-man show, The Ages of Man, the reading features the progress of love from its timid beginning, through its pangs of jealousy — a sweet remembrance of former joys and love after death. Bring your Valentine!

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