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  • Gardens, Kitchens, and the Great Midwest

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    The books "In Winter's Kitchen" by Beth Dooley and "Kitchens of the Great Midwest" by J. Ryan Stradal were featured on this episode of "Read This Book!" from the University of Minnesota Libraries. Host Lisa Von Drasek discussed the books with Megan Kocher, curator of the University of Minnesota's Kirschner Cookbook Collection. Von Drasek is curator of the U of M's Children's Literature Research Collections. Dooley and Stradal will be presenting at a special event on Dec. 1, 2016, at the University of Minnesota. Show less
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    Videos featuring University of Minnesota Libraries exhibits, programs, and people.
    • Books About Cooking - Duration: 4 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 1 day ago
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      Books about cooking was the subject of this special holiday issue of Read This Book!: Books to Give 2016, Volume 4. Megan Kocher, curator of the Doris S. Kirschner Cookbook Collection recommended t...
    • Books About Architecture - Duration: 4 minutes, 14 seconds.

      • 1 day ago
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      The curator for the University of Minnesota's architectural archives, Cheryll Fong, recommended two books on architecture in this special holiday episode of Read This Book!: Books to Give 2016: Vol...
    • Books about Bob Dylan - Duration: 4 minutes, 55 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 72 views
      Books about Bob Dylan were discussed in this episode of "Read This Book! — Books to Give," featuring Bill Pederson from the University of Minnesota Music Library. Dylan, a Minnesota native, recentl...
    • Gardens, Kitchens, and the Great Midwest - Duration: 5 minutes, 25 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 81 views
      The books "In Winter's Kitchen" by Beth Dooley and "Kitchens of the Great Midwest" by J. Ryan Stradal were featured on this episode of "Read This Book!" from the University of Minnesota Libraries. ...
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    • Original artwork for 'Balloons Over Broadway' - Duration: 4 minutes, 41 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
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      The in-process and finished artwork for Illustrator Melissa Sweet's non-fiction picture book, "Balloons Over Broadway" was discussed on this episode of "Secrets of the Archives." The book is a biog...
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    • Creative Heritage Initiative at the University of Minnesota - Duration: 3 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 167 views
      Learn about the importance of preserving performing arts archives through this video on the Creative Heritage Initiative at the University of Minnesota.
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    • Master and Commander - Duration: 5 minutes, 24 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 50 views
      Master and Commander and the series of nautical historical novels by Patrick O'Brian was the topic for this installment of "Read This Book!" brought to you by the University of Minnesota Libraries....
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    • The Flying Jewish Chaplain - Duration: 4 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 33 views
      Rabbi Harold Gordon was also known as the "Flying Jewish Chaplain" for his years of service as the Circuit Chaplain of the North Atlantic Division of the Air Transport Command. In this installment ...
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    • Murder at the 42nd Street Library - Duration: 5 minutes, 29 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 72 views
      Murder at the 42nd Street Library was the topic of this installment of "Read This Book!" from the University of Minnesota Libraries. Host Lisa Von Drasek and Tim Johnson discussed the book, but als...
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    • The Making of an Edible Book - Duration: 3 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 108 views
      The Making of an Edible Book with Christopher Herzberg, Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, University of Minnesota.
    • Welcome Week at the University of Minnesota Libraries 2016 - Duration: 2 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 104 views
      Incoming students at the University of Minnesota spent some time during Welcome Week at Magrath Library to learn about the library services and resources that they can count on during their academi...
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    • Raina Telgemeier to launch 'Ghosts' at University of Minnesota - Duration: 4 minutes, 19 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 784 views
      Lisa Von Drasek talked about author and illustrator Raina Telgemeier in this episode of Read This Book! from the University of Minnesota Libraries, hosted by Tim Johnson.

      Telgemeier is the author...
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  • Friends of the Libraries Events Play all

    Did you miss any of our events, or would you like to relive a favorite one? Watch them here!
    • 3rd Kirschner Lecture with Beth Dooley and J. Ryan Stradal - Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes.

      • 3 days ago
      • 14 views
      Food writer Beth Dooley and novelist J. Ryan Stradal engaged in conversation about today’s food scene with stories of farmers, cheese makers, butchers, home cooks, chefs, sommeliers, and restaurate...
    • Joseph Ellis: 'The Second Founding: Four Men Who Created a Country' - Duration: 1 hour, 18 minutes.

      • 2 months ago
      • 203 views
      Joseph Ellis: 'The Second Founding: Four Men Who Created a Country' was presented September 28, 2016 at the University of Minnesota's Ted Mann Concert Hall.

      Ellis, the Pulitzer Prize-winning hist...
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    • Ray Gonzalez: Pankake Poetry Reading - Duration: 46 minutes.

      • 7 months ago
      • 40 views
      Ray Gonzalez, Professor of English at the University of Minnesota, was featured at the 7th annual Pankake Poetry Reading on April 14, 2016 at the University of Minnesota's Elmer L. Andersen Library.
    • Pop Wagner: Rolling on a Winter's Night - Duration: 36 minutes.

      • 8 months ago
      • 145 views
      Pop Wagner - storyteller, songwriter, poet, and fingerstyle guitarist extraordinaire - presented "Rolling on a Winter's Night" December 9, 2015 at the University of Minnesota's Elmer L. Andersen Li...
    • The Wedding Heard 'Round the World - Duration: 55 minutes.

      • 10 months ago
      • 131 views
      Michael McConnell and Jack Baker were married in 1971 – the first gay marriage in America. On January 26, 2016 at the University of Minnesota, Michael and Jack were joined by Gail Langer Karwoski, ...
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    • Will Steger: Eyewitness to Climate Change - Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 249 views
      “Eyewitness to Climate Change” is Will Steger’s vivid account of the changes that he has witnessed firsthand, caused by global warming pollutants, in Polar Regions over five decades of polar explor...
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    • Graywolf Press: A World of Voices - Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 139 views
      Graywolf Press: A World of Voices was held November 12, 2015 at the University of Minnesota. The event featured a conversation with Graywolf founder Scott Walker, Graywolf publisher Fiona McCrae, m...
    • Lions in the Balance with Craig Packer - Duration: 1 hour, 37 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 770 views
      Craig Packer presented "Lions in the Balance: Man-Eaters, Manes, and Men with Guns" September 30, 2015 at the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries event at Coffman Memorial Union.

      Pac...
    • Deborah Madison featured at Friends' annual celebration - Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 149 views
      Noted cookbook author and internationally acclaimed proponent of vegetarian cooking, Deborah Madison, spoke at the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries' annual celebration on May 5, 201...
    • Author Sharon Creech delivers Kerlan Lecture - Duration: 47 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 135 views
      Author and Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech received the 2015 Kerlan Award and delivered the Kerlan Lecture on April 18, 2015 at the University of Minnesota.
    • Pankake Poetry Reading featuring Michael Dennis Browne - Duration: 1 hour, 16 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 414 views
      Michael Dennis Browne, poet and University of Minnesota Emeritus Professor, read from his new book, "The Voices," at the 6th annual Pankake Poetry Reading on April 16, 2015 at the University of Min...
    • Celebrating 50 Years of Documenting Social Welfare History - Duration: 41 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 205 views
      The University of Minnesota Libraries held an opening reception on Feb. 19, 2015 for the exhibit “The Job Is Never Done: Fifty Years of Documenting Social Welfare History" at Elmer L. Andersen Libr...
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