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Events & Exhibits

This category contains 225 posts

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.

April 7, 2016

Matilda wins 2016 UW Book Madness

“I’m wondering what to read next.” Matilda said. “I’ve finished all the children’s books.” The 2016 UW Book Madness champion is Matilda by Roald Dahl. Matilda took the win by overpowering Jane Austen’s Emma  with 57 percent of the vote in the final found. Matilda had strong showings throughout the most of the rounds of […]

March 8, 2016

Book Madness 2016

It’s time for the 4th annual UW-Madison Libraries Book Madness bracket tournament. 64 books need our community to decide who will be crowned champion this year. Get all the information, including this year’s bracket, a description of each book, and how to participate, at Modeled after the NCAA Basketball tournament, UW-Madison Librarians have picked […]

February 12, 2016

Blind Date with a Book

If you stop by Memorial, College or Steenbock Libraries this week, you might notice something different.  New displays entice students, faculty, and staff to go on a “blind date” with a book – each book is gift-wrapped in order to hide the author and title.  Signs advertising the books urge passersby to “check me out!” […]

January 26, 2016

Libraries, Arts Institute, & Chazen Present Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016

Folger Shakespeare Library Partnering with 52 Host Sites Across the Country for Traveling Exhibition to Mark the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death. The University of Wisconsin—Madison is pleased to announce the start of Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016. Selected as the Wisconsin host site for the First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a national […]

January 19, 2016

Special Collections Exhibit: Shapes in Books: Triangles, Squares, Circles

December 3, 2015, through mid-spring 2016 In recent reflections on printed books and their history, the so-called geometry of the page has come in for considerable discussion. This exhibit takes a slightly different approach to matters geometrical — showcasing rare books on geometry, to be sure, but also other instances of geometrical shapes (in particular, triangles, squares, and circles) as […]

January 14, 2016

UW-Madison Libraries’ Kohler Art Library Welcomes Master Fine Printer and Wood Engraver Gaylord Schanilec for the Second Annual Bernstein Book Arts Lecture

  The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries’ Kohler Art Library is pleased to announce the upcoming visit of master fine printer and wood engraver Gaylord Schanilec for the second annual Bernstein Book Arts Lecture on February 15. The public lecture, Playful Science, will be at 11:30 a.m. in room 126 of Memorial Library. Under his imprint, […]

January 5, 2016

NPR: 400 Years After His Death, Shakespeare’s First Folio Goes Out On Tour

2016 is all about William Shakespeare! Celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is pleased to join a special list of institutions that have been selected as host sites for the First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare!, a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the […]

November 2, 2015

Words Count: A Rantum Scoot through DARE—An exhibition exploring vocabularies, statistics, and text in the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE)

This exhibition commemorates fifty years since the DARE Survey began and thirty years since the publication of the first volume of DARE. DARE is a reference work that documents words, phrases, and pronunciations that vary from one place to another place across the United States. Challenging the popular notion that our language has been “homogenized” […]

October 21, 2015

Selected Works from Gregory Vershbow’s “The Alchemist’s Tree” on Exhibit at Kohler Art Library

The Kohler Art Library is pleased to announce the opening of “PRIMORDIA Selected Works from Gregory Vershbow’s The Alchemist’s Tree.” Featured in this exhibit are prints, production sketches, and selected research materials that served as resources and points of inspiration for the book The Alchemist’s Tree. “The exhibit itself is set so the wall images […]

October 20, 2015

‘Just Mercy’ Author Bryan Stevenson to Visit Campus Oct.26.

~Story by Jenny Price, University Communications Archbishop Desmond Tutu calls Bryan Stevenson “America’s Mandela.” Stevenson has spent his career fighting for racial justice and wants his fellow Americans to realize that something is inherently wrong with the land of the free and the home of the brave having the highest incarceration rate in the world. In the […]

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