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March 18, 2014

Spring for More Books!: The Friends Semiannual Book Sale

If you love books, you won’t want to miss the upcoming Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries Book Sale! With more than 15,000 books to choose from, this is the largest used book sale in Wisconsin. The sale is open to the public and held in Room 116 Memorial Library, 728 State Street in Madison. Last […]

December 3, 2013

Books from Wisconsin to the World

The Friends of the Libraries Semiannual Book Sale ended on October 19th wrapping up another hugely successful event with lots of interesting and sometimes rare books. (Did you see the line of people waiting on the first day? It’s like Black Friday for the Libraries!) Most of the books donated to the Friends are sold […]

October 15, 2013

UW-Madison Libraries in the Wisconsin Book Festival

The Wisconsin Book Festival is just days away! This year’s festival will feature local literary talents alongside national voices to create a unique event full of free community programs in keeping with our library’s mission to learn, share, and create. Over four days from October 17th through the 20th, the festival will host more than […]

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

Foodie Fun at the Steenbock Library

Steenbock Library hosted a great party this past Friday that not only showed off their extensive cookbook collection, but also treated guests to good food and a fascinating talk. This foodie party included a demo from Chef Kevin Appleton of how to easily make delicious vegan and gluten-free spring rolls, cream puffs made by Debra […]

September 17, 2013

Exhibit Opening & Reception for Mosaics and Memoir: Marjorie Kreilick and Allan McNab

The Kohler Art Library unveiled a new exhibit this month devoted to the work of a talented couple, Emeritus Professor Marjorie Kreilick and her late husband Allan McNab called Mosaics and Memoir: Marjorie Kreilick and Allan McNab. The exhibit features a sampling of mosaics and other artwork made by Kreilick, whose work incorporates marble inlay […]

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 […]

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 8, 2013

Entries for the 2013 Edible Book Fest Due April 15!

The 2013 Edible Book Festival takes place 4:00-6:00 pm on Tuesday, April 16 and promises to combine literary and culinary talents in the Madison community. A Hunger Games pie?  Fifty Shades of Gravy?  Vegetarian depictions of The Jungle?  These could possibly be just a few of the entries at the annual University of Wisconsin-Madison Memorial […]

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