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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.

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 […]

November 19, 2014

The Klezmer Clarinet in All Its Colors and Moods

Join Mayrent Institute founder Sherry Mayrent and founding director Henry Sapoznik for three fabulous FREE events: The Klezmer Clarinet in All Its Colors and Moods Thursday, November 20, 2014 7pm reception, 7:30pm Sound Salon, live concert following University Club, 432 East Campus Mall A unique swing through the lush history of the klezmer clarinet. Mayrent […]

November 12, 2014

Mosse Fest 2014: Great lectures from the University of Wisconsin

Professor George L. Mosse (1918-1999) was one of the great teachers of his time. He taught generations of students at UW, and trained many of the most distinguished historians currently working in the field. This 2-day event features rare archival lectures given by Mosse in 1979 and 1982 and is moderated by Mosse Program Director, […]

November 11, 2014

UW-Libraries WWI Exhibit Featured on C-SPAN

C-SPAN, in partnership with Charter,  highlighted the city of Madison, including the UW-Madison Libraries, as part of its 2014 Cities Tour. C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 featured the literary life and history of selected cities, with Madison’s episodes airing Nov. 15-16 on the public affairs network. To view the Libraries episodes, or any of the Madison segments, […]

November 7, 2014

Inside Out/Outside In: African Print Cloth

Across Africa, the colorful designs on locally printed fabrics are more than decorative, they often commemorate events and communities. On Wednesday evening November 12th, the Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries invite you to the Central Library (Madison Public Library), 201 West Mifflin St., for a talk on African Print Cloth from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Librarian Emilie […]

October 24, 2014

Library of the Month: LGBT Campus Center Resource Library

Our October Library of the Month is the LGBT Campus Center Resource Library. Previously located in Memorial Union, the LGBT Campus Center is now located on the first floor of the Red Gym, and is open to all students, faculty, and staff. With a collection of nearly 500 volumes, the LGTB Resource Library has an incredibly […]

October 22, 2014

Blasting Publications: The Books of Futurism (1909-1920)

Exhibit dates: October 24th – December 12th, 2014 Story by ~ Ernesto Livorni – Professor, Italian On May 2014, Matteo Billeri, PhD student in Italian Literature, came to Paloma Celis to call her attention on the 29 first editions of Italian Futurism books held at Memorial Library that he found while preparing for his prelims. The edition […]

October 22, 2014

Go Big Read brings Malala Fund co-founder to campus

~ by Jenny Price Shiza Shahid believes girls are the most powerful force of change in the world. That is what drives the work she does alongside Malala Yousafzai — her friend and this year’s Go Big Read author — to help millions of girls around the world get access to an education. The UW-Madison […]

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