Upcoming Events

(***Program Changed***) Beauty Spots: The deeper story behind Midwestern small town parks

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

This talk will explore how, after the Civil War, many Minnesota towns created picturesque parks that gave a town distinctive character — a central square, a riverbank recreation area or a picturesque streamside retreat complete with rustic wooden bridges. Far away from larger cities, Minnesota’s small towns staked a claim to settlement with remarkable works of landscape architecture and design.

History Study Group

Curt Hillstrom
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Curran's Restaurant, 42nd and Nicollet in Minneapolis



Our next book is Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI (2017) by David Grann. It was a finalist for the National Book Awards and was named book of the year by several organizations. The New York Times called it “disturbing and riveting.” It is available in paperback for around $14 and as an ebook for about $12. We will read through the first thirteen chapters for the next meeting. Be sure and drop by on the 21st. We will be much less disturbing but just as riveting.


 

Philosophy Study Group

Curt Hillstrom
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Curran's Restaurant, 42nd and Nicollet in Minneapolis



We will finish our book, Ethics in the Real World: 82 Brief Essays on Things that Matter, by Peter Singer. The sections we haven't read yet are Sex and Gender; Doing Good; Science and Technology; and Living, Playing, Working. If any of these interest you, be sure to join us.





 

The Romansh in Minnesota

Barbara Sommer
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Among the mid-19th century waves of immigrants from northern Europe to the U.S, and Minnesota, the Romansh people from Switzerland were a small but influential group, Often counted with Swiss immigrants as a whole, or with German, French, or Italian immigrants, their story in Minnesota, though carefully saved in family histories, has not been well known publicly.

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