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Information about events, exhibits, library policies and services that may be of particular interest to non-UW-affiliated community members, including:

– Small business owners
– Teachers, public librarians, and other educators
– Non-profit managers
– Local historians

Also covers information for UW alumni about available library services and resources.

April 8, 2015

The Hobbit Takes the Crown in the 2015 #UWBookMadness Challenge

    “This hobbit was a very well-to-do hobbit, and his name was Baggins.” That’s right ladies and gentlemen, the 2015 UW Book Madness champion is The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. The Hobbit whisked away its precious win, beating out 1984 by George Orwell, by taking home 61 percent of the vote in the final found. […]

April 3, 2015

Spring Book Sale Starts April 15 at Memorial Library!

If you love books you won’t want to miss the Spring Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries Book Sale, which kicks off Wednesday, April 15 and lasts through Saturday, April 18. With more than 500 boxes of books ready to fill the tables, this is the largest used book sales in Wisconsin. The sale is open to […]

March 24, 2015

UW-Madison Libraries: Wisconsin Partnership Helps Begin a New Chapter in Shelving, Organization

From the outside, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries’ Verona Shelving Facility looks like any other warehouse. On the inside it houses a high-density, state-of-the-art shelving space that is a critical investment in the future of the Libraries. “For a top-notch research university to continue to provide the resources our users require, having a high-density facility […]

March 23, 2015

Librarians Encourage You to…Read Your Food? Join the UW Libraries for the Annual Edible Book Festival!

  Enter the Edible Book Festival by Friday, April 10th! Librarians are encouraging fellow Madisonians to join them in savoring books—edible books, that is.  Staff members at the UW-Madison Memorial Library are busy with preparations for their sixth annual Edible Book Festival, a celebration of the convergence of books and food.  Edible books are sculptures […]

March 23, 2015

Cartonera Crossings: From Cardboard Books To Cultural Identity – Middle school students discover the cartonera movement

Ms. Kirsten Scott’s Spanish Language Arts class came to visit the Cartonera Collection in October 2013 in Memorial Library, and during the past fall semester she and her class worked with Saylín Alvarez (by this time they were all in 8th grade). They all met on a weekly basis for creative workshops that resulted in the […]

March 16, 2015

Rotary Club of Madison Honors Longtime UW-Madison Libraries’ Employee with Senior Service Award

  The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries is pleased to announce James Dast has been honored with the Senior Service Award, given by the Rotary Club of Madison. Dast, who retired as the Libraries’ Conservator in 1996, has spent the past 30 years volunteering with the Friends of the Library. “The UW-Madison Libraries is fortunate to […]

March 10, 2015

Talk and Book Signing with local author Quan Barry

Join us on the UW campus for an author’s talk and book signing by UW–Madison English Professor Amy Quan Barry. An award-winning poet, Barry’s first novel, She Weeps Each Time You’re Born: A Novel, was just published in February to rave reviews. The Boston Globe says:  “Barry’s first novel . . . sympathetically and poetically […]

March 10, 2015

UW-Madison Libraries to hold 4th Annual Maureen Grant Memorial Blood Drive

For the past 3 years, UW–Madison Librarians honored the memory of longtime colleague, Maureen Grant, who was struck and killed by a bus in 2011, by holding a blood drive with the American Red Cross. Grant was a lifelong Red Cross blood donor who frequently donated at the Libraries’ blood drives and in her hometown […]

March 4, 2015

UW-Madison Libraries’ Kohler Art Library Welcomes Distinguished Book Artist Maureen Cummins for first annual Bernstein Book Arts Lecture

Distinguished book artist Maureen Cummins will be welcomed to campus as the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries’ Kohler Art Library hosts the first annual Bernstein Book Arts Lecture, March 19, 2015. The public lecture Artist as Archivist: The Work of Maureen Cummins will be at 11:30 a.m. in room 126 Memorial Library. A world-renowned artist, Cummins […]

March 4, 2015

Book Madness 2015 – Get Those Brackets Ready!

Get your game face on – it’s time for the UW-Madison Libraries annual Book Madness bracket tournament. 64 books need our community to decide who will be crowned champion this year. The “regions” include On the Road, Home is Where the Heart Is, Throwback, Contemporary, Fairy Tales, The Real Deal, Future Tense, and Past Perfect, […]

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