There was a popular song in the early 90s called "Let's Talk About Sex." Needless to say, the music video got a lot of attention, but the song wasn’t bad either. It held up because the premise made sense - sex is [...]
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Quick! Think of the word “clubhouse”. What image comes to mind? Do you see found boards or even cardboard boxes cobbled together with “KEEP OUT!” painted across the entrance? Leave it to a librarian to do things differently. In 1907, Gratia Countryman, [...]
One of the biggest blockbuster movies before the pandemic crept up on us at the end of 2019 was Endgame. Oh-and let’s not forget The Joker. I’m too scared to watch Joker, so I’m just going on Rotten Tomatoes (ratings) that both [...]
Dorsie Willis draft registration. Ancestry.com. Mr. Willis was a Minneapolis resident for more than 60 years. A few weeks ago, I got a research request for anything regarding a man named Dorsie Willis, someone I knew nothing about. It wasn’t [...]
Southeast Minneapolis Council on Learning had a formula for better education that looked like this: (SEMCOL)NEW+LD+SEREADS=BE or SEMCOL/NEW+LD=BE. Math was not my forte, but one of those statements must be true. The SEMCOL records are currently being processed and organized to be added to our archival [...]
Imagine the spiders that would’ve been in here! This is the men’s restroom from Lake Harriet Park in 1998 before restoration started. The Lake Harriet Restroom Restoration Committee (LHRRC) or Spiff the Biff took on the task of restoring both the men’s [...]
Fire safety pamphlet from the Women's Civil Defense Council collection. This flyer makes me think of those safety films we had to watch in grade school. I remember a long walk through the bowels of the school to sit crisscross [...]