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October 21, 2013

Go Big Read Programs at the Library

Go Big Read, UW–Madison’s common book program, is an extended invite to students, faculty, staff, and community members to read and discuss the chosen book. This year’s book titled A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki is “a powerful story about the ways in which reading and writing connect two people who will never meet. Spanning […]

October 14, 2013

Libraries Celebrate Open Access Week

Open Access Week is this October 21 through October 27th this year. UW–Madison libraries are committed to celebrating and promoting this important week. Two main events are scheduled: a brown-bag panel with academic librarians and a forum featuring librarians and faculty. For more information, keep reading! Open Access Week: October 21 – October 27, 2013 What […]

October 10, 2013

Campus History in the News

The UW Archives  and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Digital Collections (UWDC) have received some well-deserved media attention lately—and timely, too, as October is American Archives Month. The depth and breadth of these fantastic collections provide images rich in history and culture, and provide users with many opportunities to easily explore campus life at the UW. […]

October 1, 2013

Celebrate the return of the Sprachatlas Oktoberfest-style with the Friends

As part of their “Treasures of the Library” series, the Friends of the UW—Madison Libraries are hosting an Oktoberfest-style event to celebrate the unveiling of the newly restored Deutscher Sprachatlas. The Deutscher Sprachatlas is an important German linguistics atlas in Memorial Library’s German language and literature collection. Due to its fragile condition, it has been […]

September 26, 2013

Jerry Apps: Book Release and Documentary Sneak Preview

On Tuesday, October 1st from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries is hosting  a free event, open to the public, in honor of Jerry Apps’s newest book, The Quiet Season: Remembering Country Winters. A best-selling regional author, Jerry Apps will read from and talk about his newest book, in which he […]

September 24, 2013

Exhibit Opening & Reception for Bump on a Line: The Art of Waiting

Imagine waiting for two years for a promise to breathe again. Imagine waiting two years to finally receive a double lung transplant. Ebling Library’s extraordinary exhibit Bump on a Line: The Art of Waiting, a photo exhibition by Silas B. Richie & Dale Kaminiski shows us, through daily photos of Silas, 28, who was born with cystic […]

September 12, 2013

Wisconsin’s Rich Food Heritage: Exploring the Steenbock Library Cookbook Collection

It’s harvest time, so let’s celebrate Wisconsin’s wonderful food heritage with cookbooks, food tastings, and a talk by culinary historian Traci Nathans-Kelly, who teaches at UW–Madison and Cornell University Wisconsin’s Rich Food Heritage: Exploring the Steenbock Library Cookbook Collection will take place Friday, September 20th in two parts: From 5:30–7:00 p.m. in Steenbock Library: Browse […]

September 11, 2013

Give Time Travel a Try at this Year’s Helen C. House Party

by Kelli Hughes College Library has a few new tricks to reveal at the 5th Annual Helen C. House Party this Thursday, September 12 from 8pm to midnight. Particularly intriguing is the new Retro Photo Booth in which participants will green-screen themselves into archival photos.  Attendees will select from one of five historic scenes and […]

September 10, 2013

A tour of Madison Public Library’s new Central Library

Yesterday, Libraries staff had the opportunity to tour Madison Public Library’s new Central Library. The tour was coordinated by Tracy Honn of Silver Buckle Press and was conducted by Trent Miller, the new Community Programs Coordinator for MPL. Trent was the mastermind behind the BOOKLESS fundraiser in January 2012 that transformed the old Central Library […]

September 9, 2013

Library of the Month: College Library

The Library of the Month for September is College Library, the undergraduate library on campus! In many ways, College Library is like a public library in an academic setting—students visit not only to study or to get help with their papers and projects, but also to check out DVDs, magazines, video games and books, and […]

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