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Books & Bars: “Locally Laid”
Books & Bars: “Locally Laid” @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
May 2 @ 5:00 pm
Books & Bars: "Locally Laid" @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
With The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, moderator Jeff Kamin brings his unique take on a public book club show to Saint Paul every first Tuesday of the month (with some exceptions: July and August will be held on the third Tuesday). Even if you don’t like the featured book, he “guarantees a good time at our entertaining discussions.” All are welcome to try this moderated reinvention of the book club. No registration required. 5:00 Happy Hour Social | 6:15 Discussion Locally Laid by Lucie Amundsen Lucie will be attending the event. Hear from the author, ask questions, and Read the Rest...
Untold Stories: David Noble Lecture with Roderick Ferguson
Untold Stories: David Noble Lect... @ Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
May 2 @ 7:00 pm
Untold Stories: David Noble Lecture with Roderick Ferguson @ Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States
Untold Stories Labor History Series: A World in Turmoil­: 1917-2017   David Noble Lecture with Roderick Ferguson The annual Noble Lecture honors a groundbreaking professor of American Studies by offering fresh perspectives on our history and culture. This year’s presenter is Roderick Ferguson, Professor of African American and Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Illinois, speaking on “The Bookshop of Black Queer Diaspora.” This program is presented by the University of Minnesota Department of American Studies.   About Untold Stories In celebration of labor history month each May, the Untold Stories series presents programs and talks on both local and national labor Read the Rest...
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Untold Stories: 1917 – A Look Back
Untold Stories: 1917 – A Look Back @ Rice Street Library
May 3 @ 7:00 pm
Untold Stories: 1917 – A Look Back @ Rice Street Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Untold Stories Labor History Series: A World in Turmoil­: 1917-2017   1917 – A Look Back Go back in time to 1917 for a look at politics and labor, from the nonpartisan league to the Twin Cities Streetcar Strike, to women’s suffrage. Panelists include Augsburg College History Department Chair Michael Lansing, author of Insurgent Democracy: The Nonpartisan League in North American Politics; local historian and former engineer Dave Riehle; and Dr. Jill Zahniser, co-author of Alice Paul: Claiming Power.   About Untold Stories In celebration of labor history month each May, the Untold Stories series presents programs and talks on both Read the Rest...
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FitzFirst@Four: “Grace Flandrau, a Minnesota Voice from the Jazz Age”
FitzFirst@Four: “Grace Flandrau,... @ Commodore Bar and Restaurant
May 7 @ 4:00 pm
FitzFirst@Four: “Grace Flandrau, a Minnesota Voice from the Jazz Age”  @ Commodore Bar and Restaurant | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Saint Paul Jazz Age writer and F. Scott Fitzgerald contemporary, Grace Flandrau, was a bestselling writer of many genres.  Flandrau’s work will be explored in program on May 7 at 4 p.m. at the Commodore Bar and Restaurant, 79 Western Avenue North, Saint Paul.  The program is a celebratory book launch for, In Her Own Voice, Selected Works of Grace Flandrau, edited, with introduction, by Georgia Ray (Knochaloe Beg Press, 2017).  The program will include a brief presentation on Grace Flandrau, followed by dramatic readings by actress, Claire DeCoster. The event is part of the FitzFirst@Four series coordinated by Fitzgerald Read the Rest...
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Untold Stories: Nativism and Resistance – Then and Now
Untold Stories: Nativism and Res... @ East Side Freedom Library
May 9 @ 7:00 pm
Untold Stories: Nativism and Resistance – Then and Now @ East  Side Freedom Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Untold Stories Labor History Series: A World in Turmoil­: 1917-2017   Nativism and Resistance – Then and Now The politicization of anti-immigrant fears is nothing new, nor are grassroots efforts to resist such campaigns. Join East Side Freedom Library co-executive director Peter Rachleff as he discusses the ways that business and political leaders promoted nativism in WWI era Minnesota as a means to squelch the labor movement and its farmer allies. Peter’s presentation will bring us into a conversation between the past and the present as we consider the re-emergence of nativism today.   About Untold Stories In celebration of labor history Read the Rest...
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Club Book: Yaa Gyasi
Club Book: Yaa Gyasi @ Merriam Park Library
May 11 @ 7:00 pm
Club Book: Yaa Gyasi @ Merriam Park Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Ghanaian-American novelist Yaa Gyasi is the author behind Homegoing, one of the breakout hits of 2016. This sweeping, transcontinental family saga follows the descendants of two sisters torn apart by the African slave trade. The legacy of slavery follows six subsequent generations – through the American Civil War, to twentieth-century Harlem, and up to the modern day. It has earned a wide range of accolades and honors. The Washington Post endorses Homegoing as “[Alex Haley’s] Roots for a new generation. A bold tale of slavery… how much we know, and how much we willfully forget.” Gyasi’s unique, relevant, and engaging voice earned the 26-year-old the National Book Read the Rest...
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Untold Stories: Racism in our Hometown
Untold Stories: Racism in our Ho... @ East Side Freedom Library
May 15 @ 7:00 pm
Untold Stories: Racism in our Hometown @ East  Side Freedom Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Untold Stories Labor History Series: A World in Turmoil­: 1917-2017   Racism in our Hometown: The Story of the Arthur and Edith Lee Family, Minneapolis (1931) The multi-media puppet show introduces the Lee Family in the years following WWI. Arthur Lee was an African American, WWI veteran who worked at the Minneapolis Post Office, and moved into an all-white neighborhood. His union coworkers, a majority of whom were white, protected his family when police failed to defend the family against the racist mobs that numbered around 3,000 and tried to force him from his home. The puppet show emphasizes the significance Read the Rest...
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Untold Stories: 100 Years at the Library
Untold Stories: 100 Years at the... @ St. Anthony Park Library
May 16 @ 7:00 pm
Untold Stories: 100 Years at the Library @ St. Anthony Park Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Untold Stories Labor History Series: A World in Turmoil­: 1917-2017   100 Years at the Library Three speakers present a look at the Saint Paul Public Library 100 years ago, from one of the Carnegie libraries celebrating a centennial. Greg Gaut will discussing the Carnegie Library project in Minnesota; Bill Lindeke focuses on St. Paul’s four libraries celebrating centennials; and Billie Young provides a glimpse into what the library was like 100 years ago.   About Untold Stories In celebration of labor history month each May, the Untold Stories series presents programs and talks on both local and national labor history Read the Rest...
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Untold Stories: Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and Maids
Untold Stories: Brotherhood of S... @ Rondo Community Outreach Library
May 18 @ 6:00 pm
Untold Stories: Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and Maids @ Rondo Community Outreach Library | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Untold Stories Labor History Series: A World in Turmoil­: 1917-2017   Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and Maids Professors William Jones, Yuichiro Onishi, and James Robinson will provide a portrait of the early history of the Brotherhood of the Sleeping Car Porters and Maids, from the participation of A. Philip Randolph to the presence of the Brotherhood in St. Paul, and how the workers are remembered today.   About Untold Stories In celebration of labor history month each May, the Untold Stories series presents programs and talks on both local and national labor history topics. Past programs in the series have featured Read the Rest...
Twin Cities Jewish Book Series: Julie Tarney
Twin Cities Jewish Book Series: ... @ St. Paul JCC
May 18 @ 7:00 pm
Twin Cities Jewish Book Series: Julie Tarney @ St. Paul JCC | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Julie Tarney My Son Wears Heels TICKETS COMING SOON When Julie Tarney’s only child Harry was two years old, he told her, “Inside my head I’m a girl.” It was 1992. The Internet was no help, because there was no Internet, and bookstores had no literature for a mom scrambling to raise such an unconventional child. A former PR Agency President, Tarney is now the author of the book My Son Wears Heels, as well as a blog by the same name. She is also an advocate for LGBTQ youth, a blogger at The Huffington Post, contributing voice for The Read the Rest...
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Untold Stories: Payne Avenue Walking Tour & Library Celebration
Untold Stories: Payne Avenue Wal... @ Payne Avenue
May 21 @ 10:30 am
Untold Stories: Payne Avenue Walking Tour & Library Celebration @ Payne Avenue | Saint Paul | Minnesota | United States
Untold Stories Labor History Series: A World in Turmoil­: 1917-2017   Payne Avenue Walking Tour & Library Celebration Back by popular demand! Tour Payne Avenue with Professor Peter Rachleff and end the walk at the Arlington Hills Library for a celebration of the library’s centennial. Space is limited; reservations required at sppl.org/storyfair.   About Untold Stories In celebration of labor history month each May, the Untold Stories series presents programs and talks on both local and national labor history topics. Past programs in the series have featured historian Robin D.G. Kelley, singer Larry Long, author Cheri Register, and walking tours by Read the Rest...
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