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.
The University Of Wisconsin–Madison Libraries, in coordination with the George L. Mosse Program and the Historical Society of Wisconsin presents a special exhibit and lecture by New York Times best-selling author Adam Hochschild on World War I. During the summer of 1914 the world plunged into war. The outbreak of World War I in August […]
Banned Books Week is an annual event held each September that celebrates the right to read and highlights the importance of free and open access to information. Started in 1982, Banned Books Week was a response to an increase in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores, and libraries around the nation (according […]
Hundreds of plastic pink flamingos dotting Bascom Hill, a (partial) Statue of Liberty replica “frozen” in Lake Mendota, and the embellished headlines of The Onion all share a great common denominator: they’re funny. More than 300 people welcomed back to campus the former University of Wisconsin–Madison students behind these examples of college humor. Scott Dikkers […]
Mark your calendar and plan to attend the Helen C. House Party, hosted by College Library on Thursday, Sept. 11. Stop by anytime between 8pm and midnight and see the first two floors of the library transformed into a carnival. We’ve got pizza, games, and fun! The 6th annual house party will feature carnival games, […]
Mark Your Calendars: On Tuesday, September 9, the Friends of the Libraries invite you to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon, and be a part of the Madison premier of David Mrazek’s brand new award-winning film, From Billions to None. Dr. Curt Meine, who has been part of Project Passenger […]
Steenbock Library invites students to attend the third annual Steenbock Library Luau on Wednesday, September 3. The event is free and runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The back-to-school luau is part of the campus-wide Wisconsin Welcome, which invites new and returning students to explore the university. Chemistry librarian Ariel Andrea says the luau […]
Save the date for UW-Madison Day at the Wisconsin State Fair on Wednesday, August 6th. The UW-Madison Libraries, along with staff from all over the university, will be connecting with hundreds of alumni, students, and friends from all over the state to celebrate the spirit of UW-Madison. Staff from the UW-Madison Libraries will chat with […]
A new art exhibit at Ebling Library displays the dynamic, vibrant, and abstract work of Michael Ward. Titled Obsurd: Abstract Urban Art by Michael Ward, the space contains over 40 pieces of the artist’s work and provides an insight into his experiences through the creative use of felt tip marker, pen, and pencil. Micaela Sullivan-Fowler, […]
The 2014 annual UW Libraries Blood Drive will take place on Wednesday, July 30 from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in 116 Memorial Library. The date is fast approaching, and it’s time to sign up to donate blood! Walk-ins are welcome, but signing up to donate at a particular time between 9:30 a.m. and 2:15 […]
Inspired by the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a new exhibit in the Memorial Library circulation area, entitled Soccer on a String, showcases colorful and eye-catching selections of Brazilian cordel literature. Dr. Mark J. Curran from Arizona State University describes cordel literature, or “Literatura de Cordel from Brazil, [as] folk-popular poetry which thrived in Northeastern Brazil […]