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  • 15 Arts Teachers Named Candidates for 2023 Minnesota Teacher of the Year

    February 2, 2023

    Perpich Center for Arts Education is excited to celebrate the 15 music, theater, and visual arts teachers who are among the candidates for 2023 Minnesota Teacher of the Year! We recognize and honor their work as representative of Minnesota’s thousands of excellent…

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  • In Memoriam from Perpich Library

    January 24, 2023

    Every year it is important to take a moment and remember those who have left us, reflecting on their lasting legacy on our world. These are just a few of the many artists, musicians, writers, and actors who died in 2022 who…

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  • Comfort Reads from Perpich Library

    December 20, 2022

    It’s wintertime, which means many of us finally have a bit more time to curl up with a good book and a hot beverage. And what’s more comforting than revisiting one of your favorite books? Comfort reads don’t need to be happy,…

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  • New Library Materials – Graphic Novels – Fall 2022

    The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins – adaptation by Clint McElroy, Carey Pietsch (library also owns volumes 2 and 3)

    Alone in Space: A Collection – Tillie Walden

    Beetle & the Hollowbones – Aliza Layne

    Boys Run the Riot. 1 – Keito Gaku (library also owns…

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  • Representative Mike Freiberg Visits Perpich Center

    December 8, 2022

    Representative Mike Freiberg (43B) with Perpich Center leadership and Board members. Pictured (left to right) are: Molly Chase, Board Member; Linda Brobeck, Board Chair; Rep. Mike Freiberg; Dr. Wendy Barden, Director of Professional Development and Resources; Conn McCartan,…

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  • New Library Materials – Picture Books – Fall 2022

    47,000 Beads – Koja Adeyoha and Angel Adeyoha; illustrated by Holly McGillis

    Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao – Kat Zhang; illustrated by Charlene Chua

    Blueberry Patch = Meennunyakaa – written and illustrated by Jennifer Leason; written and translated by Norman Chartrand

    A Boy Named Isamu: A…

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  • Nonfiction Books By and About Native Americans from Perpich Library

    November 15, 2022

    This month we honor the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, histories, and continuing contributions of Native peoples by featuring nonfiction books by and about Native Americans.

    As residents of Minnesota, we acknowledge that the land we are living on is the homeland of…

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  • New Library Materials – Plays – Fall 2022

    The America Play, And Other Works – Suzan-Lori Parks
     

    Aristophanes: Four Plays: Clouds, Birds, Lysistrata, Women of the Assembly – Aristophanes; translated by Aaron Poochigian

    Arlington: [A Love Story]; also includes, Rooms – Enda Walsh

    The Brother/Sister Plays – Tarell Alvin McCraney

    Cost of Living – Martyna Majok

    The…

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  • Mary Harding, Dance Instructor, Presents at National Dance Education Organization Conference

    Harding is pictured (center) with Dr. Betsy Maloney-Leaf (right), Lecturer in the Arts in Education program at the University of Minnesota and Rae Charles Harge (left), Minnesota Department of Education’s Arts & Equity Specialist.

    November 2, 2022

    Mary Harding, Perpich Dance Instructor…

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