Events and Exhibits

SUMMER EVENTS:

There are no public lectures or events planned for the summer. Our next event will be in September of 2015.  More information to follow later this summer.  See you in the fall.

CURRENT EXHIBITS

AT SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Mapmaking: Sources from the Geography Library, Map Library, and Special Collections
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April 15 – August 14, 2015
Department of Special Collections
976 Memorial Library
728 State Street
This exhibit will help honor the path-breaking accomplishments of the History of Cartography Project, which has just published volume six, Cartography in the Twentieth Century.
The exhibit in Special Collections will have special open hours 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 25. Normal exhibit hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

AT THE KOHLER ART LIBRARY

Social Conscience: The Work of Maureen Cummins

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160 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building
800 University Avenue
 

In this exhibition the Kohler Art Library showcases its collection of artists’ books by Maureen Cummins.  She has produced over 30 limited edition books that tackle social justice issues: women’s rights, race relations, human oppression and torture, poverty, identity, and mental illness.

PAST EVENTS :

Annual Dinner and Business Meeting

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Tuesday, May 12

Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
H.F. DeLuca Forum
330 N. Orchard Street
Madison, WI 53715
Public Parking in Ramp 20, 1390 University Avenue across from the Discovery Building

Annual business meeting: 4:30 p.m.

Social hour with appetizers; cash bar: 5:00 p.m.

Dinner: 6:00 p.m.

Presentation by Doug Moe: immediately following dinner
The Annual Business Meeting and the Annual Dinner are open to all UW-Madison Friends of the Libraries members.

Maps Get a New History

Celebrating publication of Cartography in the Twentieth Century, Volume Six, The History of Cartography, ed. Mark Monmonier
Book Cover Vol. 6Saturday, April 25, 2015

Science Hall, 550 N. Park Street, Madison, WI
Parking is available at the Lake Street ramp or below Helen C. White Hall on Park Street. Use the rear entrance to access Science Hall without stairs.

Be among the first to browse the print and e-book versions of Volume Six! Talk with Project editors and staff, enjoy interactive displays, and tour the Arthur H. Robinson Map Library and the Cartography Lab.
A complementary exhibit, Mapmaking: Sources from the Geography Library,
Map Library, and Special Collections, will be on display at Memorial Library

For more information:
History of Cartography Event
Donate to History of Cartography Project
Special Collections Exhibit
This event is jointly sponsored by the Friends, UW-Madison Libraries, Department of Special Collections, and the History of Cartography program.

Verona Shelving Facility Open House

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April 9, 2015

Wisconsin Brewing Company
1079 American Way Verona, WI

Enjoy an afternoon social and shelving showcase

Join friends and donors of UW-Madison Libraries for a special reception at the Wisconsin Brewing Company to celebrate the new Verona Shelving Facility.
This is a great opportunity for you to:

  • Socialize with fellow Badgers
  • Learn about future library innovations from UW Libraries vice provost Ed Van Gemert
  • Recognize KI for announcing its undergraduate scholarship

Talk and Book Signing with author Amy Quan Barry

She Weeps book coverThursday, March 12, 2015

460 Memorial Library
728 State St.
Public parking in Campus/State Street ramp, 415 N. Lake Street

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

L160 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building
800 University Ave.
Public parking in Campus/State Street ramp, 415 N. Lake Street

Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions,
with generous support from the

Go Big Read Panel Discussion

Nikumbuke Project Library in rural Kenya

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

460 Memorial Library, 728 State Street
Public parking in Campus/State Street ramp, 415 N. Lake St.

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Remembering a Lost Bird: Lessons from the Past for a Sustainable Future

Dr. Curt Meine and the Madison premier of From Billions to None, an award-winning documentary by David Mrazek
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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Passenger Pigeons by Thomas A. Bennett

Memorial Library, 728 State Street
Public parking in Campus/State Street ramp, 415 N. Lake Street
Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon, once the most abundant bird in North America with a new documentary and discussion led by Dr. Curt Meine, conservation biologist, historian and writer.
Special Collections will exhibit a passenger pigeon specimen, as well as rare book images of extinct animals. Refreshments will follow.

This event is also co-sponsored by the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, Department of Special Collections, and the UW Zoological Museum.
Mark your calendar for November 1-2, 2014 For more information about campus activities commemorating the passenger pigeon, check out the Passenger Pigeon Symposium on the first weekend in November.

World War I Lecture and Gallery Talk
1914-1918: The War Within the War

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium, 816 State St.

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Prof. Adam Hochschild

976 Memorial Library, 728 State St.
Public parking in Campus/State Street ramp, 415 N. Lake Street

Grants Information Center Celebrates 30 Years

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UW Grants Librarian Ellen Jacks

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

460 Memorial Library, 728 State Street
Public parking in Campus/State Street ramp, 415 N. Lake Street
Join the celebration. Grants Information Center (GIC) Librarian Ellen Jacks, previous GIC librarians and nonprofit expert Boris Frank will talk about the Center, their roles, and partnerships. Light refreshments to follow.
Sponsored by the Grants Information Center and the Memorial Library Reference Department.

Inside Out / Outside In: African Print Cloth

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Nelson Mandala Commemorative Cloth

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Central Library (Madison Public Library), 201 W. Mifflin St.

Cosponsored by the Madison Public Library; UW-Madison Libraries, UW-Design Studies and Department of African Studies.

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For more information about the Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries, contact:
Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries
330H Memorial Library
728 State Street
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 265-2505
or by email : friends@library.wisc.edu