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Upcoming Friends of the Libraries Events


Pankake Poetry Series, featuring Joyce Sutphen
Wednesday, April 23, 4-6 p.m.
Elmer L. Andersen Library Atrium
Free and open to the public
A poetry reading by Minnesota’s poet laureate, Joyce Sutphen, highlights the 5th annual Pankake Poetry Series. A reception will follow the reading in the Andersen atrium.





May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture, featuring Andrea Davis Pinkney
Saturday, May 3, Doors at 6:30 p.m. Lecture at 7 p.m.
Willey Hall
This event is free and open to the public, but advance tickets are required for admission.

More information and register.
The Children’s Literature Research Collection of the University of Minnesota Libraries invites you to the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture, featuring Andrea Davis Pinkney. Reception and author signing to follow with books available for sale, courtesy of the Red Balloon Bookshop.




 “My Life in the Theater: I Always Said Yes!” featuring Wendy Lehr
Monday, May 12 Reception at 6:00 p.m., program at 7:30 p.m.
Reception, $20* and $25; 
Program $5* and $7.50; free for University of Minnesota students
Rarig Center, West Bank, University of Minnesota

Learn more and register today!Wendy Lehr, the celebrated Twin Cities actor, director, and teacher will present “My Life in the Theater: I Always Said Yes!” at the Friends of the Libraries Annual Celebration on May 12 at the University of Minnesota Rarig Center.

*Friends of the Libraries pricing


Library Borrowing Privileges

Alumni Association members receive $40 off borrowing privileges through the Friends of the Libraries. The Friends of the Libraries organization is vital in providing support for the advancement of 
University Libraries. To download a Friends application, click here. (A current Alumni Association member card is required to receive the $40 savings.)

For more information on borrowing privileges click here or call 612.624.9339.





Libraries Publications Online

Online Libraries Publications consists of two University Libraries alumni edition databases - Academic Search and Business Source - with approximately 1,500 full-text magazines and thousands of business and academic journals and trade publications.

This service is available to Alumni Association members from any computer with Web access.






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