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This card became a lot more pertinent as Winter Storm Draco hit Madison this week. Wishing our students, faculty, and staff safe travels and a happy winter break. See you in January! Need the Libraries over winter break? Check our Who’s Open page daily to find out library hours in the coming weeks.
Scrambling for gift ideas this holiday season? The Libraries have some ideas that might appeal to people on your list, from literature lovers to history buffs to design fans. Silver Buckle Press Silver Buckle Press has a handsome letterpress print of the classic Sifting and Winnowing statement. It’s hand printed in Wisconsin red on 12.5 [...]
Thanks to Tracy Honn and Leah Portz for contributing to this article. Silver Buckle Press Director Tracy Honn took her show on the road to the Verona Public Library teen department at the end of November. Teen Librarian Leah Portz (UW-Madison SLIS ’12) invited Tracy to facilitate a program at the library related to amateur [...]
this update provided by Friends’ administrator Elizabeth Nevers There was not a book to be seen by 1:15 pm on Saturday, November 10th, the last day of the Friends of the Libraries’ book sale. An estimated 3,000 buyers purchased around 15,000 used books, CDs, DVDs and maps during the four-day event. LP records also sold [...]
The Wisconsin Book Festival is in full swing this week, with dozens of events popping up at venues around Madison – including several at our own UW-Madison Libraries! Events hosted by campus libraries include: Friends of the Library Book Sale, Wednesday-Saturday in Memorial Library. Friends of the CCBC Book Sale, Saturday at the Cooperative Children’s [...]
The Jail Library Group, a student organization through the School of Library & Information Studies (SLIS) at UW-Madison, celebrates twenty years of a partnership with the Dane County Jail and Dane County Library Service to make educational, recreational and community resource reading materials available to local inmates. Here’s a note from JLG on how you [...]
The popular Sound Salon series returns to the Libraries next week, this time with a Yiddish Theater bent. “On the Stage and in the Groove”: a Yiddish Theater Sound Salon, happens on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. in Memorial Library, Room 126. This event is free and open to the public. Join Mayrent Institute [...]
“Fallout: the Mixed Blessing of Radiation and the Public Health” is the exhibition that opened on November 1 at Ebling Library for the Health Sciences. Researched and assembled by Micaela Sullivan-Fowler, “Fallout” includes artifacts, journals, books, and other ephemera from Ebling Library’s Rare Books & Special Collections and materials from other campus libraries and UW’s [...]
Love books? Love bargains? Then you won’t want to miss the outstanding Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries Fall Book Sale, to be held Wednesday, November 7th through Saturday, November 10th. With more than 15,000 books to choose from, this is one of the largest used book sales in Wisconsin. The book sale is open to [...]
by Susannah Brooks for University Communications Four finalists for the position of vice provost for libraries and university librarian will visit campus over the next six weeks, meeting with campus and community constituencies and participating in a series of public presentations. A 14-member search and screen committee, chaired by classics professor William Aylward, recommended the [...]