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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.

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, […]

February 26, 2015

University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries and the Chazen Museum of Art to Host Shakespeare’s First Folio Exhibition in 2016

Folger Shakespeare Library Announces 52 Host Sites Across the Country for Traveling Exhibition to Mark the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death The University of Wisconsin-Madison has been selected as the host site for the state of Wisconsin for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, […]

February 4, 2015

Wisconsin Historical Society To Host Program on Milwaukee’s Civil Rights Struggle

On the evening of February 24th, the Wisconsin Historical Society will feature a program at its Madison headquarters on the civil rights movement in Milwaukee during the 1950’s and 1960’s. Dr. Patrick D. Jones, author of the award-winning book, Selma of the North:  Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee (Harvard University Press, 2010), will introduce and […]

January 15, 2015

Go Big Read Seeks Books Focused on Inequality in America

by Jenny Price America is often billed as a land of opportunity, but for many people there are barriers to accessing education, getting out of poverty, seeking justice and more. For the 2015-16 year, the selection committee for Go Big Read, UW-Madison’s common-reading program, is seeking a book that addresses this theme of inequality in […]

December 17, 2014

Scripture Transfigured: Visualizing the Christian Bible from the Sixth to the Fifteenth Century

~ By Lynette Korenic, Kohler Art Library The exhibit in the Art Library runs December 19, 2014 – March 15, 2015. The Bible is sometimes imagined to be a rigid and unchanging book, but this was not the case in the Middle Ages nor is it today. This exhibition presents ten facsimiles of medieval European manuscripts […]

December 5, 2014

Setting the “Gold Standard” – Local Author Doug Moe’s New Book Gives a Rare Glimpse Inside the Lives of the Famed Goodman Brothers

Bob and Irwin Goodman were famously private, but their philanthropic works around the city of Madison are still felt to this day. The Goodmans, owners of Goodman Jewelers on State Street, not only provided generations of Madisonians with quality jewelry, their good will left an indelible mark on the city. In a new book, “Good […]

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