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.
We’re delighted that Troy Reeves was so willing to write about his recent experience at the Oral History Conference in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Reeves is head of UW–Madison’s oral history program located in the UW Archives, as well as managing editor of the Oral History Review. He is doing great things for our campus and [...]
Go Big Read, UW–Madison’s common book program, is an extended invite to students, faculty, staff, and community members to read and discuss the chosen book. This year’s book titled A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki is ”a powerful story about the ways in which reading and writing connect two people who will never meet. Spanning [...]
The Wisconsin Book Festival is just days away! This year’s festival will feature local literary talents alongside national voices to create a unique event full of free community programs in keeping with our library’s mission to learn, share, and create. Over four days from October 17th through the 20th, the festival will host more than [...]
Former UW–Madison Librarian, Gretchen Farwell, was a 20-year-old student at St. Olaf when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 23, 1963. Deeply affected by the President’s death, she wrote a letter to his wife, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, as did many other Americans at the time. Four years ago, Farwell’s letter was selected out [...]
In September, academic librarian Emilie Songolo and digital services librarian Melissa McLimans presented Preserving African Commemorative Fabrics: The Cloth Endures, a collaborative project that collects, analyzes, and digitizes commemorative textiles from various African countries for preservation purposes. Songolo, the Bibliographer for African Studies, Social Sciences, and Francophone studies in the UW—Madison’s Memorial Library focused the [...]
As part of their “Treasures of the Library” series, the Friends of the UW—Madison Libraries are hosting an Oktoberfest-style event to celebrate the unveiling of the newly restored Deutscher Sprachatlas. The Deutscher Sprachatlas is an important German linguistics atlas in Memorial Library’s German language and literature collection. Due to its fragile condition, it has been [...]
On Tuesday, October 1st from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries is hosting a free event, open to the public, in honor of Jerry Apps’s newest book, The Quiet Season: Remembering Country Winters. A best-selling regional author, Jerry Apps will read from and talk about his newest book, in which he [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]