Upcoming Events

Scholars without Walls:  How our book came to be and why

Steve Miller
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

We will introduce our new book, Scholars without WallsThe History of the Minnesota Independent Scholars' Forum.  This book, due out in October 2018,  tells how a group of unemployed academics became a current-day organization with monthly meetings, study groups, a regular newsletter, and fiscal agency assistance.  In addition to a history of the organization, this new book includes examples of writing by independent scholars—on subjects from health insurance to history.

Minneapolis and Tangletown Neighborhood Landmarks

Tom Balcom
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

What is a neighborhood and how does change make it better, lessen it, or make it a different world? Step into the past with a presentation illustrated by maps and photographs of historical interest.  The maps show what most of south Minneapolis looked like prior to urban development.  The photos are of early downtown Minneapolis and the Mississippi River, as well as historical and current-day images of Tangletown.  These maps and photos provide a sense of place, identity, and pride in the city where we live.

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