Upcoming Events

History Study Group

Curt Hillstrom
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Curran's Restaurant, 42nd and Nicollet in Minneapolis

Our new book is The Sea Wolves: A History of the Vikings (2014) by Lars Brownworth. This book can be purchased in paperback for around $14, but an ebook is only $5. For the 21st we will read through the first part, “The Raiders.” Since this may be confusing for some readers, we want to make it clear that this book is not about The Raiders; it is about The Vikings. The former are a West Coast bunch that couldn't even raise a billion for a new home. And our boys...well, let's just say, “Go Vikings!”


MISF Annual Picnic!

Curt Hillstrom
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 11:30am to 2:00pm
Cherokee Park, 700 Cherokee Heights Blvd, St Paul, MN

Come join us at the small picnic shelter in Cherokee Park in St. Paul's West Side neighborhood for our annual picnic. We will start gathering at 11:30 with serving beginning at 12:00. MISF will provide the plasticware, plates, drinks, grills, and electricity. You provide a dish to share and, optionally, any games you might like. Bring a friend and some good topics of conversation.

Philosophy Study Group

Curt Hillstrom
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Curran's Restaurant, 42nd and Nicollet in Minneapolis

We are turning to a classic book this time: The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus. This is a book that should have lots of used copies floating around, or you can get it new for $10 - $15. An ebook is about the same. You may even already have one in your own library. For this meeting we will discuss the first part, “An Absurd Reasoning.” There will be nothing absurd about our meeting on the 4th, however. Well, maybe a little. At least it won't be a myth.



The Woodcut Art of Wolfgang Klein

Evelyn Klein
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

The program will introduce the topic with a brief description of the history of creating woodcuts. It will then focus on Wolfgang Klein’s art of creating woodcuts from their inception to their completion, including materials and tools needed in the process. The presenter will have actual art samples on view and take her audience on a journey of the artist’s life and creativity by means of a slide show of works by this Wisconsin artist.