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Events & Exhibits

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Information about upcoming events and exhibits related to or hosted in some part by the Libraries.

Events and exhibits in this category are open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Includes longer retrospective articles about events that have already taken place.

August 10, 2016

Silver Buckle Press Exhibition Reception August 27 at Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum

Along with Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries invites guests to join a public reception on August 27 for Hamilton’s current gallery exhibition of Silver Buckle Press prints (closing August 31). After more than four decades at UW-Madison, the Silver Buckle Press collection was relocated to Hamilton under a long-term […]

July 22, 2016

Kohler Art Library Opens New Exhibit – Title/Tidal: Book Arts and Water

Water is elemental to every form of life on our planet. It also serves as a crucial and enduring motif for artistic production. The Kohler Art Library and Wisconsin Water Library have teamed up to present this inspiring exhibit of artists’ books that spotlights a number of important and complex issues surrounding the topic of […]

July 13, 2016

UW Libraries Blood Drive on July 20

The annual UW Libraries Blood Drive will take place on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 9 a.m. until 2 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 a.m. and 2 p.m. […]

June 30, 2016

Exhibit: Special Collection Staff Picks

May 13 through late summer 2016 Following the lead of many brick-and-mortar bookstores, this exhibit features titles from Special Collections as highlighted by our student library employees (and the rest of us). Themes include illuminated manuscripts, the classics, early modern anatomy, books about Native Americans, little magazines, diaries and journals from the Cairns Collection of American Women Writers, imperial […]

June 17, 2016

Holding History Announces “Shakespeare Reimagined”

Students, university partners, and community members are invited to join us on July 19 at 5:30 pm at Memorial Library for our next Holding History event. At “Shakespeare Reimagined,” participants will be welcomed into the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Special Collections Library for a lively, hands-on, student-driven experience with about a dozen volumes including Robert “Fighting […]

June 15, 2016

Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016: Anna Deavere Smith showcases the power of words

by Erin Doherty Throughout 2016, our Year of Shakespeare in Wisconsin, we will bring you stories, events, lectures, performances, and more. All are part of our celebration of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016 is dedicated to showcasing the depth, reach, and continued impact of Shakespeare. On the evening of April […]

May 10, 2016

Spring 2016 – Favorite Library Moments!

Believe it or not, another fantastic semester at UW-Madison has come to a close! Here are some of our favorite moments from the past few months. Anna Deavere Smith/Lit Fest/Shakespeare LitFest 2016 was a huge success. UW-Madison welcomed actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith to Memorial Union’s Shannon Hall to give a lecture to an […]

April 27, 2016

Go Big Read selects ‘Evicted’ for 2016-17

~ Kari Knutson, University Communications It’s the story of eight Milwaukee families faced with losing their homes. It’s also a powerful analysis of a little-known epidemic affecting people across the country living in poverty. “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” the best-selling book by alumnus Matthew Desmond, is the 2016-17 selection for Go Big […]

April 20, 2016

Kohler Art Library Exhibit: bodyPARTS/bookARTS

~ by Erin Doherty University of Wisconsin-Madison students in Lyn Korenic’s Spring 2016 Art Librarianship class had a homework assignment that meant a lot more than a grade. One of the assignments for the LIS 855 class was to curate and install an exhibit in the Kohler Art Library using resources from the Artists’ Book […]

April 8, 2016

Yiddish Sound Salon

The Mayrent Collection and Chicago’s Lambert Yiddish Recordings, 1901–1904 Enjoy a one-of-a-kind musical and cultural experience featuring the newly acquired Lambert Yiddish Recordings (the oldest known recordings of Yiddish music, produced in Chicago) and a special concert with the UW’s Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture director Henry Sapoznik, and Mayrent Collection founder, and Skokie native, […]

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