Bell Library Special EventsThroughout the year, the Bell Library sponsors or co-sponsors a variety of special events: lectures, conferences, performances, receptions, and other cultural activities. Check this page regularly for new links and listings! And don't forget to investigate our Exhibits and Annual Lecture pages, too.
Bell Library Holiday Open House: December 13, 2013
Join us for cookies, cocoa, and holiday cheer: Friday, December 13, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Library.
First Fridays at Andersen Library: February 7, 2014
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. This year's theme: Objects of Desire
Friday, February 7, 2014: Assistant Curator Margaret Borg will present "Library gets 17th-century prize after 18-year quest!" at 12 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in 120 Andersen Library; this is one of two presentations. For details: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/
An Evening with Steve Berry: February 26, 2014
This special lecture by author and philanthropist Steve Berry is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Libraries on behalf of the James Ford Bell Library, part of our 60th anniversary celebration. It is scheduled for Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in Coffman Memorial Union Theater on the east bank campus. Information about tickets will be available soon. For more information, visit: Steve Berry and History Matters
25th Anniversary Conference
Co-sponsored by the James Ford Bell Library, the anniversary conference, "Teaching and Learning in the Middle Ages," will be held at the University of Minnesota on November 8 and 9. The James Ford Bell Library will host the conference on Friday afternoon. The Elmer L. Andersen library will host it all day Saturday. See the CMS site for details and a full conference program.
Bell Library 60th Anniversary Gala
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
The Bell Library anniversary celebration was a huge success! Here are just a few photos from the evening:
The 2nd Annual Carl Sheppard Memorial Lecture in Medieval Art History
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Professor Alison Stones, History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh, will present "Writing Illuminated Manuscripts in France, 13-14th Centuries." 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Elmer L. Andersen Library. A dessert reception will follow the lecture. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Medieval Studies, the James Ford Bell Library, and the Department of Art History. Learn more