Category Archives: Pages

What I’m Reading This Summer

By Victoria Tirrel When the mercury hits 90 or the rain falls, you’ll find my nose in a book. This summer I’ve read my way through some of my old favorites and a few new ones courtesy of the Coffman … Continue reading

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Special People, Special Books

By Carol Van Why Originally published in the July  2018 issue of the 1666 Coffman Newsletter Cheri Register’s name is one that often comes up in Coffman conversations whenever good books are mentioned. In a 2017 Book Night mini-review, Sara Evans shared that Register’s … Continue reading

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Great American Read

By Carol Van Why, Library Co-Chair When I visited the St. Anthony Park Library recently I picked up a flyer promoting the Great American Read.  Turns out it’s a joint PBS/American Library Association/American Booksellers effort to celebrate and promote reading. … Continue reading

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Reviewers Spotlight Strong Women

By Joanne Kendall Originally published in the April 2018 issue of the 1666 Coffman Newsletter On Wednesday, April 18, Coco Weber will review The Round House, one the novels of Louise Erdrich in which she speaks so powerfully of and for the Native Americans … Continue reading

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Glimpses: Lost in a Good Book

By Fred Gaiser Originally published in the February 2018 issue of 1666 Coffman Newsletter One of my regular courses at Luther Seminary was Theological German, a course taken primarily by graduate students who needed to pass two language exams as prerequisite for … Continue reading

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An Interview with Gretchen Kreuter

By Barbara Woshinsky Originally published in the December 2017 issue of 1666 Coffman Newsletter Gretchen Kreuter has resided at 1666 Coffman since 2004. She says about herself: “I’m an author, an historian, and a retired college president. I have two adult children. My daughter is … Continue reading

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Recognizing Remarkable Residents

By Carol Van Why Thor Kommedahl was one of the Coffman pioneers.  He spent his career in the Department of Plant Pathology on the St. Paul Campus.  At Coffman he was a longtime member of the Library Committee and could … Continue reading

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New in the Library for Fall 2017

By Carol Van Why It’s always been the Library Committee’s goal at any given time to have something new for every reading taste in the Coffman Library.  For the next month or so look for the books below on the … Continue reading

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Discovering Good Science Books in the Coffman Library

By Carol Van Why When I compare our collection of science-themed books with various published “Best of” lists, I’m always surprised to find that our library collection contains many notable books. Most of the science books are on the upper … Continue reading

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Local Mystery Writer Ellen Hart in a Master Class

By Carol Van Why Minneapolis-based mystery author, Ellen Hart has joined other elite mystery writers represented in the 1666 Coffman Library’s collection.  On April 27, 2017 in New York City she was awarded the Mystery Writers of America’s (MWA) Grand … Continue reading

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