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July 3, 2014

UW Libraries Blood Drive on July 30

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 […]

June 20, 2014

Soccer on a String: An Exhibit Celebrating Brazilian Poetry, Life, and Culture

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 […]

May 15, 2014

Staff Spotlight: The Sherlock Holmes of Preservation, Wayne Gathright

Our staff spotlight this month is Wayne Gathright, Library Services Assistant Advanced for the Preservation Department. Preservation Week may have ended, but the important work Wayne and his colleagues do is never over! Read on to learn more about Wayne’s work, his diverse array of passions and interests, and why he considers himself to be […]

May 5, 2014

Kenyan Political Cartoonist Exhibit and Talk on the Changing Global Landscape

There is a new exhibit in the Memorial Library lobby and the circulation area entitled Africa & China: The Political Cartoons of Gado. The cartoonist Gado will be here in Madison to speak in the African Studies Program’s Africa at Noon series. This free and public event will be this Wednesday, May 7th, in room […]

April 16, 2014

Celebrate Poetry Month and Go Big Read with This New Exhibit

Memorial Library invites all to join in a unique conversation inspired by this year’s Go Big Read book, Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being. The exhibit runs through May 9th in the first floor lobby. What distinguishes this conversation is that it takes place on a magnetic poetry board. Why this particular format? […]

April 11, 2014

The Edible Book Festival: A Place for Literary Jokes and Strange Food Combinations

What bookish joy! To prepare us all for National Library Week (April 13-19th this year), the annual Edible Book Festival celebrated books, creativity, and a reader’s relationship to the written word. The Festival was held in Memorial Library yesterday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., allowing folks to come in to browse and vote for […]

March 26, 2014

Still Open for Entries!: Edible Book Festival

The 2014 Edible Book Festival takes place 11:00 am – 5:30 pm on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Memorial Library and promises to combine literary and culinary talents from within the Madison community. A Clockwork Orange made out of oranges?  A catcher’s mitt made of bread, representing A Catcher in the […]

March 25, 2014

Evolving Directions: Migrant Literacies and Conjoined Twins

The Evolving Directions in Academic Research and Resources committee presents two new lectures on campus this April. Both talks will be held in Memorial Library, room 126, from 1:30-3:00 pm. The public is cordially invited to attend. On Friday, April 4, Professor Ellen Samuels, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, will present her talk: “Conjoined […]

March 17, 2014

Irish books gifted to UW Libraries in honor Kevin Reilly, former UW System President

  After nine years as the University of Wisconsin System President, Kevin Reilly made his departure on December 31, 2013, taking a position as presidential advisor for leadership with the American Council on Education. As quoted in an article by UW–Madison News, Chancellor Rebecca Blank stated that, “Kevin Reilly’s commitment to higher education has had […]

March 13, 2014

3rd Annual Maureen Grant Memorial Blood Drive

For the past 2 years, UW–Madison Librarians honored the memory of Maureen Grant, a longtime colleague who was struck and killed by a bus in 2011, by holding a blood drive with the American Red Cross. Grant was a lifelong Red Cross blood donor who frequently donated at the Libraries’ blood drives and in her […]

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