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Staff Spotlight: Kerry Kresse, science librarian extraordinaire

Our staff spotlight this month is Kerry Kresse, Director of both the Physics and Astronomy Libraries. Although this picture shows her sporting the stereotypical “shush” pose, Kerry is anything but a stern, tightly-wound librarian. One glimpse inside her action-figure-festooned office at the Physics Library would confirm Kerry’s fun-loving, easy-going nature (don’t be intimidated by the [...]

Ask a Science Librarian at the Wisconsin Science Festival

The 3rd Annual Wisconsin Science Festival is in town this week, starting today, September 26th, through September 29th. Events are primarily at UW—Madison’s Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, but other programs are happening in 20 sites across Wisconsin. This year’s festival features keynote presentations by such household names as National Public Radio’s Ira Flatow, Nobel laureate Roald Hoffmann, artist Vivian [...]

Exhibit Opening & Reception for Bump on a Line: The Art of Waiting

Imagine waiting for two years for a promise to breathe again. Imagine waiting two years to finally receive a double lung transplant. Ebling Library’s extraordinary exhibit Bump on a Line: The Art of Waiting, a photo exhibition by Silas B. Richie & Dale Kaminiski shows us, through daily photos of Silas, 28, who was born with cystic [...]

Foodie Fun at the Steenbock Library

Steenbock Library hosted a great party this past Friday that not only showed off their extensive cookbook collection, but also treated guests to good food and a fascinating talk. This foodie party included a demo from Chef Kevin Appleton of how to easily make delicious vegan and gluten-free spring rolls, cream puffs made by Debra [...]

Exhibit Opening & Reception for Mosaics and Memoir: Marjorie Kreilick and Allan McNab

The Kohler Art Library unveiled a new exhibit this month devoted to the work of a talented couple, Emeritus Professor Marjorie Kreilick and her late husband Allan McNab called Mosaics and Memoir: Marjorie Kreilick and Allan McNab. The exhibit features a sampling of mosaics and other artwork made by Kreilick, whose work incorporates marble inlay [...]

What’s new with the UW-Libraries’ Charity Knitting & Crocheting group?

The UW-Libraries’ Charity Knitting & Crocheting group took the opportunity to show off their finished projects from last semester through the summer at Wednesday’s meeting on the Terrace. A total of seventeen scarves were created for donation to Handmade Especially for You, a local shelter for abused women. Ellen Jacks, the knitting and crocheting group’s [...]

Wisconsin’s Rich Food Heritage: Exploring the Steenbock Library Cookbook Collection

It’s harvest time, so let’s celebrate Wisconsin’s wonderful food heritage with cookbooks, food tastings, and a talk by culinary historian Traci Nathans-Kelly, who teaches at UW–Madison and Cornell University Wisconsin’s Rich Food Heritage: Exploring the Steenbock Library Cookbook Collection will take place Friday, September 20th in two parts: From 5:30–7:00 p.m. in Steenbock Library: Browse [...]

Give Time Travel a Try at this Year’s Helen C. House Party

by Kelli Hughes College Library has a few new tricks to reveal at the 5th Annual Helen C. House Party this Thursday, September 12 from 8pm to midnight. Particularly intriguing is the new Retro Photo Booth in which participants will green-screen themselves into archival photos.  Attendees will select from one of five historic scenes and [...]

A tour of Madison Public Library’s new Central Library

Yesterday, Libraries staff had the opportunity to tour Madison Public Library’s new Central Library. The tour was coordinated by Tracy Honn of Silver Buckle Press and was conducted by Trent Miller, the new Community Programs Coordinator for MPL. Trent was the mastermind behind the BOOKLESS fundraiser in January 2012 that transformed the old Central Library [...]

2nd Annual Steenbock Library Luau a Success!

The Second Annual Steenbock Library Luau, held last week on September 5th as part of Wisconsin Welcome Week activities, was a rousing success! The island-themed party featured games, refreshments, music, crafts, prizes, and photo booths, and invited new and returning students to explore the university. Free food was provided by Ian’s Pizza, Glass Nickel, Wings [...]

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