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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.

February 28, 2014

Upcoming Friends Event: The World at your Fingertips

The World at your Fingertips: Geographic and Cartographic Treasures in Science Hall Check out the geographic and cartographic treasures in Science Hall with staff of the Geography Library, the Robinson Map Library and the History of Cartography project. This free public event is on Tuesday evening, March 4 from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. Starting in lecture […]

February 25, 2014

“Victorian Eyes” is coming to Memorial Library

The wait is over… The highly anticipated “Victorian Eyes” exhibition is coming to Memorial Library! Come check it out and discover how art, literature, and statistics combine to create a beautiful, fascinating visual experience. “Victorian Eyes” will be on display in the Memorial Library lobby March 3-28.  Want to hear more about “Victorian Eyes”? Join CompCouture, the collaborators […]

February 21, 2014

Can’t get enough Monuments Men? There’s a research guide for that!

Since the release of the movie Monuments Men earlier this month, people have been abuzz with talk of the connections to the UW–Madison campus. “Our Monuments Men: UW’s Role in Rescuing Europe’s Treasures” is an exhibit devoted to the work of several important figures in the university’s history. The exhibit is currently on display in […]

February 17, 2014

Wisconsin Historical Society Continues Civil Rights Film Series

The Wisconsin Historical Society will host the second film in a four-part documentary series, Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, in Madison on Tuesday, March 4. Selected segments of The Loving Story will air at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Society’s headquarters at 816 State Street. Admission is free. The Loving Story tells […]

February 11, 2014

Celebrate Woodland Pattern archive acquisition with the Department of Special Collections

If you have been up to the Department of Special Collections lately, you probably noticed the exhibit devoted to the recent acquisition of the Woodland Pattern Book Center archive. Woodland Pattern Book Center has been (and continues to be) a literary mainstay in the Riverwest neighborhood in Milwaukee. For more than thirty years it has […]

January 30, 2014

A Big Year: 30th Anniversary Celebration for the Grants Information Collection

This January is a huge year for Memorial Library’s Grants Information Collection! 30 years ago, the Grants Information Collection (GIC) became a partner of the Foundation Center, a leading authority on philanthropic giving. The Grants Information Collection, a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center, has big plans for 2014, including a celebration reception […]

January 29, 2014

Library to Host Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented: a 2010 survey revealed that less than 13% of Wikipedia contributors identify as female. The practical effect of this disparity is clear: with more articles on notable women missing when compared to Encyclopedia Britannica, Wikipedia is clearly skewed. This represents a huge inequality in an increasingly important repository of […]

January 14, 2014

Bunny Berigan: Still Swingin’ & Jumpin’ at the Mills Music Library

Mike Zirpolo spent 50 years fascinated with tragic and talented jazz trumpeter of the swing era, Bunny Berigan. In 2011, Zirpolo turned the fascination into a book about Berigan, who died at age 33 due to a savage combination of cirrhosis and alcoholism. While researching photos for the book at UW—Madison’s Mills Music Library, Zirpolo […]

January 13, 2014

Go Big Read Seeks Service-Focused Titles for 2014-15 Program

Go Big Read, UW–Madison’s Common Reading Program, has received lots of deserved attention in the past few years. The magic of the program is the small idea that the community can participate in a book club to get “thousands of people reading, talking and sharing their reactions and opinions.” The selection committee for the 2014-15 […]

January 2, 2014

Warm up with the Libraries’ Charity Knitting & Crocheting group

The holiday season may be over, but the weather outside is still frightful—what better way to warm up than by catching up with the UW–Madison Libraries’ Charity Knitting & Crocheting group? We checked in with the group’s organizer, Ellen Jacks, to see what they’ve been up to this winter. Ellen was happy to report that […]

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