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Events & Exhibits

This category contains 175 posts

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.

October 9, 2014

Often Overlooked Impacts of WWI Highlighted During Commemorative Events, Exhibit

Photographs showing bombed out villages, battlefields and trenches littered with lifeless soldiers, and posters calling on citizens to heroically join the efforts to defend their respective nations. The images of World War One and its most obvious impacts have been documented countless times over. However, like any major moment in history, there are details that […]

September 30, 2014

The Power of a Story – Hundreds to Descend on Madison for 2014 Oral History Association Conference

Wisconsin, and Madison in particular, will be front and center during the Oral History Association’s 48th annual meeting at the Madison Concourse Hotel, October 8-12, 2014. This year’s theme, “Oral History in Motion: Movements, Transformations, and the Power of Story” speaks to the rich history of Wisconsin, and Madison, says Ed Van Gemert, University of […]

September 24, 2014

UW–Madison Libraries Commemorate the Centennial of World War I

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 […]

September 22, 2014

Libraries Highlight Banned Books Week

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 […]

September 9, 2014

Hundreds turn out for “Our Funny University” – Laughing on the Way to Success

**This story has been updated with the link from WPT to watch the entire Funny University event/panel. 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 […]

September 5, 2014

6th Annual Helen C. House Party Set!

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, […]

September 3, 2014

The Passenger Pigeon: Remembering A Lost Bird

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 […]

August 25, 2014

Steenbock Library Hosts Luau for Wisconsin Welcome

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 […]

August 3, 2014

UW-Madison Libraries at the Wisconsin State Fair

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 […]

July 10, 2014

“Obsurd”: Abstract Urban Art by Michael Ward

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, […]

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