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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.

May 14, 2015

Architecture of Illusion – Celebrating renowned artist Richard Haas: His Wisconsin roots, connection to Frank Lloyd Wright, and bringing the Wisconsin Idea to life

(Madison and Milwaukee) – From small-town Wisconsin to the world stage, internationally renowned artist Richard Haas enjoys an impressive list of accolades. The boy who grew up in Spring Green and Milwaukee became the artist whose works are showcased around the world, yet Haas has never forgotten his Wisconsin upbringing. As a teenager, he spent […]

April 21, 2015

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Paramount Records, Celebrated with a Three-Day Program April 23-25

~ By Megan Katz How did a Wisconsin chair company, producing records on the cheap and run by men with little knowledge of their audience or the music business, build one of the greatest musical rosters ever assembled under one roof? From April 23-25 2015, The Center for the Humanities will present The Rise and […]

April 20, 2015

Ebling Library hosts the 9th annual Health Sciences Student Art exhibit

Ebling Library hosts the 9th annual Health Sciences Student Art exhibit from April 9th to May 10th, 2015. The Opening Reception will be from 4:00-6:00 on Thursday, April 9th. Bring yourself, friends and family to ooo and ahhhh at the artwork these talented students have created. Students from the School of Veterinary Medicine, School of […]

April 20, 2015

Gowns with a Message – Catharsis: An Exploration of Art, Disease and Healing

Catharsis: An Exploration of Art, Disease and Healing will be on the 2nd floor landing of the Health Sciences Learning Center, just outside Ebling Library, starting Thursday, April 23rd. In this evocative exhibit, Textile & Apparel Design student, Erin Aubrey, shares five gowns; one for each person her childhood community lost to cancer & a […]

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 […]

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