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The Year in Pictures

Friends of the Libraries 2010 Annual Dinner speaker Jim Lehrer.

Lehrer at the pre-dinner reception with Harry Lerner, Paul Nagel, and Sandy Lerner.

Participants for the 2010 Biennial Minnesota Institute.

Librarian Jon Jeffreyes visits with Institute participants at the midweek reception.

The highlight of this year's annual staff recognition event was the dunk tank--here featuring Associate University Librarian John Butler.

renmin1WEB.jpgDachun Liu, University Librarian at Renmin University of China, and Wendy Pradt Lougee sign a memorandum of collaboration between the two University Libraries.

101007_uofm_library_237WEB.jpgThe 48th Annual James Ford Bell Lecture featured noted expert on Chinese history and culture Jonathan Spence, discussing the Ricci map, popularly called "the Impossible Black Tulip." Owned by the James Ford Bell Trust, the map is on loan to the University of Minnesota for the benefit of the James Ford Bell Library.

MNWriters--092WEB.jpgA crowd flocked to this event featuring Minnesota mystery writers talking about the process of producing "can't put it down" mysteries. Clockwise from top left: Julie Kramer, William Kent Krueger, Erin Hart, and Chuck Logan.

The winning Science Quiz Bowl team members, from left: Scott Evan Miller (Captain), Eric O'Hara, Richard Barnes, and Jon Fraatz.

Jenkins--134WEB.jpgThe Second Annual Pankake Poetry reading featured prose poet Louis Jenkins.

Jenkins--176WEB.jpgMarcia Pankake, after whom the series is named, with University Librarian Wendy Pradt Lougee.

Jenkins--173WEB.jpgPoet Robert Bly was one of the many who attended this year's event.

Keillor-151WEB.jpgFriends of the Libraries 2011 Annual Dinner speaker Garrison Keillor.

Photo credits

Jayme Halbritter (staff picnic, Lehrer, Keillor, Minnesota Institute)
Dan Marshall (Spence)
John Nicholson (Minnesota mystery writers, Jenkins)
Marlo Welshons (Renmin)
Jenny Veile (Quiz Bowl)

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