Events and Publications

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend these public events:

  • SPRING SEMIANNUAL BOOK SALE

April 11-14, 2018

Find details here:

Wednesday through Saturday @Memorial Library, Room 116

Come early for the best selection; come later for the best prices!

  • VISIT THE HAMILTON WOOD TYPE & PRINTING MUSEUM

April 21, 2018

Join us for a tour, lunch, printing demonstration, and see the new location of the Silver Buckle Press in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.  A bus will depart Madison at 8:00 A.M. for Two Rivers, returning to Madison approximately 6:00 P.M.  There will be an opportunity for a rest stop during the drive to and from Two Rivers.

Registration Deadline is April 6

To reserve your spot contact Connie Hoisington at 608-262-2600.  Cost is $20 students/$45 non-students

About Hamilton:  With 1.5 million pieces of wood type and more than 1,000 styles and sizes of patterns, Hamilton’s collection is one of the premier wood type collections in the world.

  • ILLUMINATED ENCOUNTERS   April 27, 2018     2PM in Special Collections

    The Saint John’s Bible is the first handwritten illuminated Bible of its scale in over 500 years. On April 27th at 2:00 PM, the Department of Special Collections at the University of WisconsinMadison Libraries will welcome Jim Triggs, Executive Director of The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Program, for a special talk that will showcase the extraordinary endeavor of creating The Saint John’s Bible. The UWMadison Libraries recently had a copy of the Bible donated by Dick Cable, UW Alumnus Class of ’55, on behalf of the Dick and Marlene Cable Family Fund.

    • Refreshments will be served following the talk, courtesy of the Friends of the UWMadison Libraries.
  • GREAT LIBRARIES EVENT WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER JIM LEARY

May 17, 2018

5:30 P.M.

Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium

Join University of Wisconsin-Madison folklorist Jim Leary for an evening celebrating the richness and range of UW-Madison Libraries.  He is an Emeritus Professor of Folklore and Scandinavian Studies, and a co-founder of the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures.  Professor Leary will offer a personal perspective on ways in which UW Libraries serve the Wisconsin Idea by conserving and creating digital access to collections exemplifying our region’s cultural diversity.

For additional 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
Friends Contact Form