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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 14, 2014

The Movement and Its Legacy: A Panel Discussion with Civil Rights Veterans

Six staff who worked for CORE, SNCC and other civil rights organizations in the 1960s will give a panel discussion from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, at the Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State Street. Admission is free. Visit for a chance to listen to these six staff discuss their experiences on the […]

April 11, 2014

The Edible Book Festival: A Place for Literary Jokes and Strange Food Combinations

What bookish joy! To prepare us all for National Library Week (April 13-19th this year), the annual Edible Book Festival celebrated books, creativity, and a reader’s relationship to the written word. The Festival was held in Memorial Library yesterday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., allowing folks to come in to browse and vote for […]

April 9, 2014

And the 2014 #UWBookMadness Champion Is …

… Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling! 300 points for Gryffindor! No, really, maybe even more points for the 3rd novel in the Harry Potter series. In the final round, Prisoner of Azkaban clobbered A Game of Thrones with 67% of the votes. In fact, Harry Potter was never threatened: for […]

April 4, 2014

It’s Here: The UW Digital Salon 2014

The 5th Annual Digital Salon is scheduled this year from Sunday, April 6, through Saturday, April 12. The Digital Salon showcases artistic and research-based projects that take digital form or are produced using information technology. The event is proudly organized by the UW-Madison Libraries and DesignLab. The Salon is an Ideas To Excellence partner, showcasing […]

April 2, 2014

The #UWBookMadness Final Four

UW–Madison Badgers made a thrilling entrance into the Final Four last Saturday — and we are actually talking about basketball’s March Madness. Now for you book lovers, check out the Book Madness Final Four! (Disclaimer: we’re not trying to say that being a sports fan and an avid reader are mutually exclusive, of course) And […]

March 26, 2014

Still Open for Entries!: Edible Book Festival

The 2014 Edible Book Festival takes place 11:00 am – 5:30 pm on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Memorial Library and promises to combine literary and culinary talents from within the Madison community. A Clockwork Orange made out of oranges?  A catcher’s mitt made of bread, representing A Catcher in the […]

March 20, 2014

Voting Begins Today for #UWBookMadness!

You’ve read the books (or put them on your reading list), submitted a carefully calculated bracket at your campus library, and then patiently waited for the news: UW Book Madness voting is here! Round 1 features 64 amazing book titles that are all competing for champion. Vote away! Round 2, when we decide the lucky […]

March 19, 2014

Come on Aboard: “Freedom Riders” of the Created Equal Series

The Wisconsin Historical Society will host the third film in a four-part documentary series, Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, in Madison on Tuesday, March 25. Selected segments of Freedom Riders will air at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Society’s headquarters at 816 State Street. Admission is free. Freedom Riders tells the tale of […]

March 18, 2014

Spring for More Books!: The Friends Semiannual Book Sale

If you love books, you won’t want to miss the upcoming Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries Book Sale! With more than 15,000 books to choose from, this is the largest used book sale in Wisconsin. The sale is open to the public and held in Room 116 Memorial Library, 728 State Street in Madison. Last […]

March 7, 2014

SLIS Librarians’ Tour to Scotland

This summer the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) will offer its 14th Librarians’ Tour to Scotland June 27-July 6. SLIS associate director emerita Jane Pearlmutter has led each tour; We recently spoke with her about her involvement and asked her to describe a typical trip. Many thanks to Jane for this lovely write-up […]

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