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July 2024

Lifelong Issues in Adoption: Reframing the Discourse Through Lived Experience: A Conference for Adoptees, Families, and Friends

July 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Carlson Family Stage, 84 Church St SE
Minneapolis,55455
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$75

During the past two decades more than 27,000 adoptees have joined Minnesota families from abroad or the public welfare system. Many, if not most, are now at an age where they are grappling with issues of identity and race, questioning how and whether to search for birth family, and wondering if their early experiences might affect their physical and mental health in the future. In addition, there are many issues that are different for adopted persons (e.g., marriage, having a…

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Holly Wilson presents Kittentits

July 17 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave,
Minneapolis,MN55408United States
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Free

It’s 1992, and ten-year-old Molly is tired of living in the fire-rotted, nun-haunted House of Friends: a Semi-Cooperative Living Community of Peace Faith(s) in Action with her formerly blind dad and their grieving housemate Evelyn. But when twenty-three-year-old Jeanie, a dirt bike–riding ex-con with a shady past, moves in, she quickly becomes the object of Molly’s adoration. She might treat Molly terribly, but they both have dead moms and potty mouths, so naturally Molly is the moth to Jeanie’s scuzzy…

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Asha Thanki presents A Thousand Times Before

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave,
Minneapolis,MN55408United States
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Free

A THOUSAND TIMES BEFORE is rooted in the present by Ayukta, who is the most recent recipient of the tapestry and its beguiling gifts. The novel opens with Ayukta and her wife, Nadya, sitting down to answer a question Ayukta has been avoiding: Should they have a child? It’s something that Ayukta has long struggled with, wondering what it would mean to pass on the legacy of the tapestry—an impossible burden and yet such a remarkable gift. Ayukta will be…

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Lifelong Learners Coffee Chats

July 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Historic Fort Snelling, 200 Tower Ave
Saint Paul,Array55111
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Regular Site Admission

Join us for this lecture series exploring key aspects of Fort Snelling’s History Thu, Jun 27, 10:30-11:15 am: The History of Fort Snelling’s Round Tower Thu, Jul 25, 10:30-11:15 am: Minnesota’s Secret Language School during WWII Thu, Aug 29, 10:30-11:15 am: Black Regulars–“Buffalo Soldiers”–at Fort Snelling Thu, Sept 19, 10:30-11:15 am: Charlotte Ouisconsin Clark Van Cleve: A Life of Service Thu, Nov 14, 10:30-11:15 am: Hearth & Home: Life at Fort Snelling in its Early Years Thu, Dec 12, 10:30-11:15…

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Courtyard Family Day: Archaeology

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mill City Museum, 704 2nd St. S.
Minneapolis,55401United States
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Free

Join archaeologists for a day of historical exploration! Delve into the mysteries of the past as you participate in hands-on activities like trying the tools that archaeologists use to find sites and artifact challenges. This family-friendly event offers a unique opportunity to experience history firsthand with the Minnesota Historical Society's archeology department onsite. Whether you're a budding archaeologist or simply curious about the past, this interactive experience will ignite your sense of discovery. Don't miss this educational and fun-filled day…

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Carl Elliott & Julie Schumacher in conversation

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave,
Minneapolis,MN55408United States
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Free

The Occasional Human Sacrifice is an intellectual inquiry into the moral struggle that whistleblowers face, and why it is not the kind of struggle that most people imagine. Beginning with the public health worker who exposed the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and ending with the four physicians who in 2016 blew the whistle on lethal synthetic trachea transplants at the Karolinska Institute, Elliott tells the extraordinary stories of insiders who spoke out against such abuses, and often paid a terrible price…

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August 2024

Poetry Night with Callie Siskel & Claire Wahmanholm

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave,
Minneapolis,MN55408United States
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Free

Does loss define us, or do we define loss? Tracing the duality of grief as it reverberates through a family, Callie Siskel wrestles with questions of identity and inheritance in precise, lucid poetry. Two Minds indulges and therefore exposes the vanity of turning private pain into art and the pursuit of self-revelation. Drawing on ekphrasis, ars poetica, and the prose poem, Siskel expands the elegiac genre as she oscillates between childhood and adulthood, art and mythology, as well as the…

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Poetry Night with Callie Siskel & Claire Wahmanholm

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave,
Minneapolis,MN55408United States
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Free

Does loss define us, or do we define loss? Tracing the duality of grief as it reverberates through a family, Callie Siskel wrestles with questions of identity and inheritance in precise, lucid poetry. Two Minds indulges and therefore exposes the vanity of turning private pain into art and the pursuit of self-revelation. Drawing on ekphrasis, ars poetica, and the prose poem, Siskel expands the elegiac genre as she oscillates between childhood and adulthood, art and mythology, as well as the…

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Ellie Palmer & Sam Tschida in conversation

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave,
Minneapolis,MN55408United States
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Free

Four Weekends and a Funeral begins as Alison arrives at her ex-boyfriend Sam’s funeral, only to find that no one knows he dumped her. Faced with the awkward prospect of breaking more bad news to Sam’s grieving family, she agrees to play the role of the grieving girlfriend and pack up Sam’s apartment with his prickly best friend, Adam Berg. After all, it’ll only take four weekends . . . But Adam doesn’t want Alison anywhere near him. Forced to…

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Alex Pickett & Steven Hyden in conversation

August 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave,
Minneapolis,MN55408United States
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Free

Fleeing her family, a woman finds unexpected solace in an empty hotel. Following a shattering professional failure, a therapist becomes convinced someone is watching his every move. A coach’s disciplinary tactic doesn’t so much backfire as it implodes his players’ lives. Inhabiting a (mostly) midwestern landscape, Alex Pickett’s characters specialize in breaking rules. Believing themselves to be good people, they try to bend their situations to fit their needs or fulfill their desires. The results are rarely completely disastrous or…

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