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Events & Exhibits

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Information about upcoming events and exhibits related to or hosted in some part by the Libraries.

Events and exhibits in this category are open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Includes longer retrospective articles about events that have already taken place.

May 10, 2016

Spring 2016 – Favorite Library Moments!

Believe it or not, another fantastic semester at UW-Madison has come to a close! Here are some of our favorite moments from the past few months. Anna Deavere Smith/Lit Fest/Shakespeare LitFest 2016 was a huge success. UW-Madison welcomed actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith to Memorial Union’s Shannon Hall to give a lecture to an […]

April 27, 2016

Go Big Read selects ‘Evicted’ for 2016-17

~ Kari Knutson, University Communications It’s the story of eight Milwaukee families faced with losing their homes. It’s also a powerful analysis of a little-known epidemic affecting people across the country living in poverty. “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” the best-selling book by alumnus Matthew Desmond, is the 2016-17 selection for Go Big […]

April 20, 2016

Kohler Art Library Exhibit: bodyPARTS/bookARTS

~ by Erin Doherty University of Wisconsin-Madison students in Lyn Korenic’s Spring 2016 Art Librarianship class had a homework assignment that meant a lot more than a grade. One of the assignments for the LIS 855 class was to curate and install an exhibit in the Kohler Art Library using resources from the Artists’ Book […]

April 8, 2016

Yiddish Sound Salon

The Mayrent Collection and Chicago’s Lambert Yiddish Recordings, 1901–1904 Enjoy a one-of-a-kind musical and cultural experience featuring the newly acquired Lambert Yiddish Recordings (the oldest known recordings of Yiddish music, produced in Chicago) and a special concert with the UW’s Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture director Henry Sapoznik, and Mayrent Collection founder, and Skokie native, […]

April 7, 2016

Matilda wins 2016 UW Book Madness

“I’m wondering what to read next.” Matilda said. “I’ve finished all the children’s books.” The 2016 UW Book Madness champion is Matilda by Roald Dahl. Matilda took the win by overpowering Jane Austen’s Emma  with 57 percent of the vote in the final found. Matilda had strong showings throughout the most of the rounds of […]

March 8, 2016

Book Madness 2016

It’s time for the 4th annual UW-Madison Libraries Book Madness bracket tournament. 64 books need our community to decide who will be crowned champion this year. Get all the information, including this year’s bracket, a description of each book, and how to participate, at Modeled after the NCAA Basketball tournament, UW-Madison Librarians have picked […]

February 12, 2016

Blind Date with a Book

If you stop by Memorial, College or Steenbock Libraries this week, you might notice something different.  New displays entice students, faculty, and staff to go on a “blind date” with a book – each book is gift-wrapped in order to hide the author and title.  Signs advertising the books urge passersby to “check me out!” […]

January 26, 2016

Libraries, Arts Institute, & Chazen Present Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016

Folger Shakespeare Library Partnering with 52 Host Sites Across the Country for Traveling Exhibition to Mark the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death. The University of Wisconsin—Madison is pleased to announce the start of Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016. Selected as the Wisconsin host site for the First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a national […]

January 19, 2016

Special Collections Exhibit: Shapes in Books: Triangles, Squares, Circles

December 3, 2015, through mid-spring 2016 In recent reflections on printed books and their history, the so-called geometry of the page has come in for considerable discussion. This exhibit takes a slightly different approach to matters geometrical — showcasing rare books on geometry, to be sure, but also other instances of geometrical shapes (in particular, triangles, squares, and circles) as […]

January 14, 2016

UW-Madison Libraries’ Kohler Art Library Welcomes Master Fine Printer and Wood Engraver Gaylord Schanilec for the Second Annual Bernstein Book Arts Lecture

  The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries’ Kohler Art Library is pleased to announce the upcoming visit of master fine printer and wood engraver Gaylord Schanilec for the second annual Bernstein Book Arts Lecture on February 15. The public lecture, Playful Science, will be at 11:30 a.m. in room 126 of Memorial Library. Under his imprint, […]

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