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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Monday, August 19th marked a “momentous day” for the Libraries, as Vice Provost Ed Van Gemert remarked. After almost twenty years of discussing plans for a new library shelving facility, the golden shovels and hard hats were finally put to use in Monday’s ground breaking ceremony. The new Verona Shelving Facility will be located at [...]
Plans for the the second annual Wisconsin Welcome Library Luau are in full swing at Steenbock Library! The free event will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5. The island-themed party will feature games, refreshments, music, crafts, prizes, and photo booths. The back-to-school luau is part of the campus-wide Wisconsin Welcome, which [...]
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Facebook “Summer Reads” Giveaway last week. The results are in, and the winner of the $25 UW Bookstore gift card is… John Shutske! Congratulations, John, and thanks for the great book suggestion. John recommended The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard, calling it [...]
The 2013 annual UW Libraries Blood Drive will take place on Wednesday, July 31 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in 116 Memorial Library. The date is fast approaching, and it’s time to sign up to donate blood! Walk-ins are welcome, but signing up to donate at a particular time between 9 a.m. and 2:45 [...]
The annual 2013 UW Libraries Blood Drive will take place on Wednesday, July 31 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in 116 Memorial Library. This is the official call for volunteers! Organizers will need approximately 30 folks to sign up during the following hours to serve as registrars, donor room aides, and to man the [...]
Ebling Library and the UW Health Art Department presents: After Chernobyl, an exhibition of the images of photojournalist Michael Forster Rothbart. Along with the evocative photos of people, buildings, animals, and the denuded and recovering landscape, Michael offers a cohesive narrative, consisting of a single description on each photo panel, cumulatively chronicling life in post-nuclear accident Chernobyl. [...]
Earlier this month, The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded the Wisconsin Historical Society a public programming grant for as part of a special project titled Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, part of the NEH’s Bridging Cultures initiative. Grantees across the nation will receive a series of four films on Civil Rights history [...]