Category Archives: Pages

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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Recommendations Basket

By Mary Lynn Kittelson Originally published in the April 2017 issue of the 1666 Coffman Newsletter Sometimes you want to read a book, but you have no idea what to choose. It can feel daunting on some days. Well, the library now provides a recommendations basket. … Continue reading

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Writing from Warm Places

by Barbara Woshinsky Originally published in the March 2017 issue of the 1666 Coffman Newsletter …books she had read to him [are] landscapes they have already walked through. (93) —Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient At this time of year, even the hardiest of … Continue reading

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So Many Lists, So Little Time

By Carol Van Why Since late last year every serious media outlet has published their version of a Best Books of 2016 list. Just scanning these lists embarrasses me, because most of the time I haven’t read a fraction of … Continue reading

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Library’s Website Back in Business

By Victoria Tirrel and Carol Van Why Originally published in the March 2017 issue of the 1666 Coffman Newsletter When you’ve finished reading this issue of the newsletter open your computer and go to library.1666coffman.com.  You’ll arrive at 1666 Coffman Library’s … Continue reading

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Book Night…It’s All Ours!

By Joanne Kendall Originally published in the March 2017 issue of the 1666 Coffman Newsletter Twenty five people who attended the February 22 announcement of future plans for Book Night were reminded that all Coffman endeavors belong to the whole community. Then they … Continue reading

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Library Committee News

by Katie Weiblen, Joanne Kendall, Victoria Tirrel Originally published in the February 2017 issue of the 1666 Coffman Newsletter At the February 15 Book Night, Coffman’s own Jean Larson will talk about her recently published book, Hope on the Journey: Walking … Continue reading

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