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December 4, 2012

December 7 First Fridays Talk: Kirschner Cookbooks

The University Libraries' Archives & Special Collections have asked me to come give a talk about the Kirschner Collection. It's free and happening this week (along with another talk about the Immigration History Research Center.) I'll be giving an introduction to the Kirschner Collection, and talking about some of the stories cookbooks can tell us. Here are the details:

What's the Big Idea? First Fridays, December 2012

What: Two presentations

1. "From the Old 'New' Immigrants to the New 'New' Immigrants: Fifty Years of Collecting Immigrant Stories," presented by the Immigration History Research Center.

2. "Thousands of Cookbooks: Research, History, and Feeding a Family," presented by the Kirschner Cookbook Collection.

When: Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, Noon to 1 p.m.

Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, 222 21st Ave. S.

Feel free to bring your lunch. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

Parking information

"What's the Big Idea, First Fridays," is a series of intellectually stimulating talks at Elmer L. Andersen Library. Each month's presentation is based on materials in the University of Minnesota Libraries' Archives and Special Collections.

December 3, 2012

Magrath Library Stress Busters

Magrath Library in partnership with the CSPH 5641 Animals in Healthcare course will be offering animal-assisted interactions in the atrium of the Learning and Environmental Sciences Building on Dec. 10, 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Students, staff, and faculty can relax with a dog or chicken and learn more about the volunteer organizations.

On Thursday, Dec. 13, coffee and tea will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1p.m. A knit-in will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. in the new periodicals area. Drop by to learn to knit or bring projects to finish for holiday gifts. Also, check out some of our books and magazines with knitting patterns.