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May 24, 2013

Kick back on the Terrace with the Charity Knitting and Crocheting group

The UW-Libraries’ Charity Knitting and Crocheting group has migrated to a new location for the warmer months—the Terrace! Join organizer Ellen Jacks (Grants and Reference Librarian) and the group for a little fun in the sun as you knit or crochet for a cause. The group’s main project this summer will be making a variety […]

May 17, 2013

Handmade Paper with Wisconsin Roots

As part of the multi-part exhibition Text Support: A Library Exhibit About Paper, the Kohler Art Library is currently featuring the exhibit Handmade Paper with Wisconsin Roots. For almost 50 years, Wisconsin has been a remarkable leader in the field of book arts and has played a vital role in the resurgence of handmade paper. […]

May 10, 2013

Vintage and Bucky Finals Postcards at select Libraries for Finals Week

As we head into Finals Week, several libraries across campus will be offering a selection of fun postcards for students to send home to let friends and family know they are working hard! The Marketing Committee dove into the Archives and the Digital Collections to find vintage images for this year’s black-and-white postcards, which include […]

May 7, 2013

Artist Talk: Concept to (Political) Action: Pop-Up Artists’ Books, featuring Shawn Sheehy

Next week, Chicago artist and paper engineer Shawn Sheehy will talk about the inspiration for his engaging sculptural books that explore environmental politics. In his books, Shawn Sheehy’s images of plants, animals, and even landscapes literally move. Sheehy made his first pop-up book as a design student at Madison Area Technical College, and for the […]

April 30, 2013

Parallel Press poets’ work featured on “Poetic Bikes”

Last week, Madison B-cycle unveiled 30 new “Poetic Bikes” into their bicycle lending system as part of a city-wide partnership with Poetry Jumps Off the Shelf, a local organization run by Parallel Press poet Shoshauna Shy.  In the past, Poetry Jumps Off the Shelf has partnered with Community Car in a similar effort to integrate […]

April 24, 2013

7th Annual Health Sciences Students Art Exhibit at Ebling Library

Ebling library is currently hosting the 7th annual Health Sciences Student Art exhibit in the Historical Reading Room and 3rd Floor Gallery.  The show spotlights the artistic talent of Health Sciences students, who are also pursuing degrees in the School of Occupational Therapy, the School of Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, the School of Pharmacy, and School […]

April 22, 2013

Annual Schewe Lecture this week: The Future of [Handmade] Paper with Tim Barrett

This spring, UW-Madison Libraries plays host an exciting exhibit and event series focusing on the history and artistry of paper. Text Support: A Library Exhibit About Paper is a multi-library exhibit co-curated by Tracy Honn of Silver Buckle Press and Lyn Korenic of the Kohler Art Library.  The exhibit runs from April 15 through June […]

April 19, 2013

New display in Memorial Library celebrates National Poetry Month

A new display in the Memorial Library foyer celebrates National Poetry Month with a selection of poetry resources and new publications from the UW-Madison Libraries. Featured materials include a selection of handmade books from the Kohler Art Library’s Artist Book Collection that incorporate poetry as the main text of the work.  These books explore landscape, […]

April 18, 2013

Edible Book Festival—A feast for the eyes!

In celebration of National Library Week (April 14-20), the annual Edible Book Festival was held on Tuesday, April 16th in the 4th floor Memorial Commons from 4:00-6:00 pm. This year’s theme was “Communities Matter.” Twelve creative contestants shared book-inspired food creations ranging from zombie and sea-monster themed versions of Jane Austen novels to a play […]

April 16, 2013

This week is READ! Poster Week at MERIT Library

Celebrate National Library Week with MERIT Library by starring in your very own READ! poster!  Through Friday April 19th, MERIT will be offering its annual READ! Poster Creation program. WHEN: Sunday April 14 through Friday April 19th, 12-5 pm each day (no reservations necessary!) WHERE: Our studio is located in MERIT room 109, on the […]

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