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Information about events, exhibits, library policies and services that may be of particular interest to non-UW-affiliated community members, including:

- Small business owners
- Teachers, public librarians, and other educators
- Non-profit managers
- Local historians

Also covers information for UW alumni about available library services and resources.

March 19, 2014

Come on Aboard: “Freedom Riders” of the Created Equal Series

The Wisconsin Historical Society will host the third film in a four-part documentary series, Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, in Madison on Tuesday, March 25. Selected segments of Freedom Riders will air at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Society’s headquarters at 816 State Street. Admission is free. Freedom Riders tells the tale of [...]

March 18, 2014

Spring for More Books!: The Friends Semiannual Book Sale

If you love books, you won’t want to miss the upcoming Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries Book Sale! With more than 15,000 books to choose from, this is the largest used book sale in Wisconsin. The sale is open to the public and held in Room 116 Memorial Library, 728 State Street in Madison. Last [...]

March 7, 2014

SLIS Librarians’ Tour to Scotland

This summer the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) will offer its 14th Librarians’ Tour to Scotland June 27-July 6. SLIS associate director emerita Jane Pearlmutter has led each tour; We recently spoke with her about her involvement and asked her to describe a typical trip. Many thanks to Jane for this lovely write-up [...]

March 5, 2014

#UWBookMadness is here!

Welcome to the Second Annual UW Book Madness Tournament! Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien beat Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen in last year’s championship. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee barely lost to LOTR. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer lost to Pride and Prejudice in a landslide (69 votes compared to 762 [...]

March 4, 2014

Meet Your Makers … of Edible Books

Have you wanted to enter the Edible Book Festival, but didn’t feel you had ideas of what you wanted to make, or how you could make an edible book?  Or just looking for something different to do on a (most likely chilly frigid) Saturday morning? This year, UW–Madison Libraries are teaming up with the Madison [...]

February 28, 2014

Upcoming Friends Event: The World at your Fingertips

The World at your Fingertips: Geographic and Cartographic Treasures in Science Hall Check out the geographic and cartographic treasures in Science Hall with staff of the Geography Library, the Robinson Map Library and the History of Cartography project. This free public event is on Tuesday evening, March 4 from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. Starting in lecture [...]

February 25, 2014

“Victorian Eyes” is coming to Memorial Library

The wait is over… The highly anticipated “Victorian Eyes“ exhibition is coming to Memorial Library! Come check it out and discover how art, literature, and statistics combine to create a beautiful, fascinating visual experience. ”Victorian Eyes” will be on display in the Memorial Library lobby March 3-28.  Want to hear more about “Victorian Eyes”? Join CompCouture, the collaborators [...]

February 21, 2014

Can’t get enough Monuments Men? There’s a research guide for that!

Since the release of the movie Monuments Men earlier this month, people have been abuzz with talk of the connections to the UW–Madison campus. “Our Monuments Men: UW’s Role in Rescuing Europe’s Treasures” is an exhibit devoted to the work of several important figures in the university’s history. The exhibit is currently on display in [...]

February 17, 2014

Wisconsin Historical Society Continues Civil Rights Film Series

The Wisconsin Historical Society will host the second film in a four-part documentary series, Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, in Madison on Tuesday, March 4. Selected segments of The Loving Story will air at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Society’s headquarters at 816 State Street. Admission is free. The Loving Story tells [...]

February 11, 2014

Celebrate Woodland Pattern archive acquisition with the Department of Special Collections

If you have been up to the Department of Special Collections lately, you probably noticed the exhibit devoted to the recent acquisition of the Woodland Pattern Book Center archive. Woodland Pattern Book Center has been (and continues to be) a literary mainstay in the Riverwest neighborhood in Milwaukee. For more than thirty years it has [...]

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