Author Archives: Victoria Tirrel

Minnesota Book Awards Winners and Finalists

By Carol Van Why Follow the link to see the finalists and winners. https://thefriends.org/minnesota-book-awards/minnesota-book-awards-winners/ You’ll notice a few familiar authors in the lists.  Our library owns books by authors Kate DiCamillo, Allan Eskens, Patricia Hampl and Sarah Stonich.

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Minnesota Book Awards 2019

By Carol Van Why The finalists for the 2019 Minnesota Book Awards were announced in late January.  The awards ceremony will be held April 6, 2019, in St. Paul. Patricia Hampl’s 2018 book, The Art of the Wasted Day, is … Continue reading

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Share Our Success

By Carol Van Why, as originally publishes in the March 2019 issue of the 1666 Coffman Newsletter Did you know that the Coffman library loaned over 900 books in 2018? You may be surprised to know that most of the … Continue reading

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New Residents’ Books Share Shelves with Those of U of MN Stars

By Carol Van Why The Library Committee is proud to have recently added books by new residents Lindeke and Wilsnack to its very special section on the Library’s upper level – the 1666 AUTHORS collection. These books join others by … Continue reading

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Writing from Warm Places

By Barbara Woshinsky, as originally published in the February 2019 issue of the 1666 Coffman Newsletter. Winter is a time for reading and dreaming of faraway places. If you have not departed for Arizona or Fiji, there are other ways to escape into a balmier climate—even a different continent—without the inconveniences of bag-packing or security … Continue reading

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We Have Some of the Best Books of 2018!

By Carol Van Why This is the time of year when book awards begin to be announced and the big names in the newspaper biz announce their favorite books from the previous year.  With pride the Library Committee announces that … Continue reading

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AUT in the Coffman Library

By Joanne Kendall Originally published in the January 2019 issue of the 1666 Coffman Newsletter What’s the deal with the headline above? Should it read “OUGHT”? Or even “AUGHT”? Actually, neither works in this context. In 2017, 1666 Coffman Newsletter contributor … Continue reading

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Slender Books for Airplane Reading

By Carol Van Why A couple of months ago when I was looking for a book that wouldn’t take up much space in a carry-on bag I got an email from Coffman resident, Bob Tapp.  In it he shared a … Continue reading

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Most Award-Winning Books Per Shelf in the Collection

By Carol Van Why Two excellent books donated by Coffman residents made me pause and think about how good our SCI/TECH/MATH and ENVIRONMENT NATURE collections are.   One of the new books is Roger H. Stuewer’s Age of Innocence: Nuclear Physics … Continue reading

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Cozy Up to the Library This Winter

By Carol Van Why Originally published in the November 2018 issue of the 1666 Coffman Newsletter Winter is on the way. A sure cure for cabin fever is to enjoy those frigid sunny days from the comfort of the Coffman library. New … Continue reading

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