A good idea will keep you awake during the morning, but a great idea will keep you awake during the night. Marilyn Vos Savant
Much like – no doubt inspired by – the tulips and daffodils that grace the city boulevards and country roadsides, ideas bloom in Spring. These are just a very few of the ideas that have been germinating during these spring-like days and evenings.
The idea in this brief is to suggest a smattering of less-publicized events that share the rich pollen of ideas and information that may “keep you awake during the night.” Opportunities to explore good ideas are blooming everywhere these days – take time to smell the roses!
Programs at Eat My Words! Bookshop on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the month of May. 1228 2nd Street NE, Minneapolis http://www.eatmywordsbooks.com/events?view=calendar&month=May-2017
- May 6 – 3 pm – Anne Marie Mershon: You Must Only to Love Them: Lessons Learned in Turkey.
- May 12, 7:00 PM – Nora Murphy, White Birch, Red Hawthorn.
- May 13 – Howard A.W. Cargon, Howard A.W Caron. Lily Pond: Forged Alliance, 3:00 PM
- May 19, Meet the author: Connie Claire Szarke, Moon. – 5:00 PM
- May 26, Kathleen Novak: Do Not Find Me, 7:00 PM
- May 27 – Poetry performance with Sharon Chmielarz and Larry Schug, 3:00 PM
Ongoing during May – A sampler of a busy month sponsored by East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, St. Paul.
- May 9, 7:00 pm – Nativism and Resistance-Then and Now. Dr. Peter Rachleff
- May 15, 7:00 pm – Racism in our Hometown: The story of the Arthur and Edith Lee Family. Presented by the APWU Solidarity Kids Theater. East Side Freedom Library.
- May 16, 7:00 PM, 100 Years at the Library. Greg Gaut, Bill Lindeke, and Billie Young. St Anthony Park Library, 2245 Como Avenue, St. Paul.
- May 18, 6:00 PM, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and Maids. William Jones, Yuichiro Onishi, James Robinson. Rondo Community Outreach Library, 461 North Dale Street, St Paul.
- May 21, 10:30 AM. Payne Avenue Walking Tour & Library Celebration with Peter Rachleff. Registration required http://eastsidefreedomlibrary.org/event/historic-payne-avenue-walking-tour/
May 6 – Researching the History of Your Minneapolis Home. 10:30-11:30, Minneapolis Central Library Special Collections. https://mclib.bibliocommons.com/events
May 7 – In Her Own Voice, Selected Works of Grace Flandrau, edited by Georgia Ray. 4:00 PM, Commodore Bar and Restaurant, St Paul. http://www.twincities.com/2017/05/01/in-her-own-voice-book-looks-at-importance-of-st-pauls-grace-flandrau/
May 11, 7:00 PM – Writers Read, The Coffee Shop Northeast, 2852 John St, NE, Minneapolis. All writers/readers, every genre www.thecoffeeshopne.com
May 20, Noon-4:00 PM – Minneapolis International Festival, Boom Island Park, 724 Sibley Street NE, Minneapolis. Music, dance, cultural exhibits. (http://millcitytimes.com/news/minneapolis-international-festival-set-for-may-20-at-boom-is.html)
May 25, 7:00 PM. Black Memory and Imagination An Intergenerational Conversation on Archiving Black Arts Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408. Sponsored by Friends of the U of M Libraries https://www.continuum.umn.edu/event/black-memory-imagination/
Protest Publishing and Art: From the Copy Machine to the Internet. U of M Wilson Library. Through May 19.
The Anatomy of a Hospital: The Buildings of The Swedish Hospital, St. Barnabus Hospital and Hennepin County Medical Center. Minneapolis Central Library, through May 30. http://hclib.tumblr.com/post/159346669813/the-anatomy-of-a-hospital-the-buildings-of-st
We Watch the Stream, sponsored by the Mississippi Watershed Management Office, Stormwater Park and Learning Center, 2522 Marshall St, NE, Minneapolis. Through June 23.
Understand that these ideas offer just a sniff of a garden of good ideas that are waiting to “keep you awake on a hot summer night when you cannot sleep!”
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. Eleanor Roosevelt