This article was written by Robin E. Rider, History of Science & Special Collections Librarian, for the Spring 2014 Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries newsletter. Please note that Rider’s article came out early 2014, and the Books of Nature exhibit opened March 17th for your viewing pleasure. The exhibit will run until August 1, 2014. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Apparently, librarians like to read. The Librarians’ Assembly of the UW–Madison Libraries recently published their list of Recommended Reads for 2013. Karen Dunn, Information Services Librarian at Steenbock Library, gathered the list from bookworms around campus so that these avid readers could then convene around lunch, cookies, and other treats to discuss the books. Discussion […]
An interesting study from the PEW Internet & American Life Project (a subset of the Pew Research Center) finds that reading is alive and well among young Americans. Their reading format preferences range from e-books on cell phones, audiobooks, and old fashioned print. Read the full story.
by Ellen Jacks Even the most intense researcher and dedicated student needs to take a break from time to time and read some fiction. Memorial Library has the equivalent of several floors of fiction for you to explore and enjoy. Topics range from African Literature to Graphic Novels to anthologies of short stories. Use this […]