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.
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 [...]
The Evolving Directions in Academic Research and Resources committee presents two new lectures on campus this April. Both talks will be held in Memorial Library, room 126, from 1:30-3:00 pm. The public is cordially invited to attend. On Friday, April 4, Professor Ellen Samuels, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, will present her talk: “Conjoined [...]
You’ve read the books (or put them on your reading list), submitted a carefully calculated bracket at your campus library, and then patiently waited for the news: UW Book Madness voting is here! Round 1 features 64 amazing book titles that are all competing for champion. Vote away! Round 2, when we decide the lucky [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
For the past 2 years, UW–Madison Librarians honored the memory of Maureen Grant, a longtime colleague who was struck and killed by a bus in 2011, by holding a blood drive with the American Red Cross. Grant was a lifelong Red Cross blood donor who frequently donated at the Libraries’ blood drives and in her [...]
Make your way to the Kohler Art Library to see a beautifully designed new exhibit, curated by sixteen different people, titled Mobile Devices: Conveying Movement in Text, Image, and Material. This exhibition explores the theme of mobility—physical, mental, poetic, social, economic, and geographic—within a collection of artists’ books at the Kohler Art Library. Doing so [...]
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 [...]
Call for submissions! The UW-Madison Libraries and DesignLab will host the fifth annual Digital Salon, a one-week exhibition of digital media projects by UW undergraduate and graduate students from Sunday, April 6 through Saturday, April 12, 2014. This exhibition of new media projects showcases artistic and research-based projects that take digital form or rely heavily [...]
The Wisconsin Historical Society is currently hosting two free exhibits about the civil rights movement at its headquarters on the University of Wisconsin campus. One of them is a traveling exhibit only in Madison for two weeks, while the other will be here through summer. Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Exhibit for Students tells the [...]