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.
Last month, the Friends of the Libraries hosted a special event for Friends Appreciation night: an opportunity for Friends members to learn about the art of handmade paper at the UW Art Lofts. The workshop included a tour of the facility, an exhibition of examples of handmade paper (including paper dresses), and a hands-on workshop [...]
Carrie Roy, coordinator of the Humanities Research Bridge, is currently collaborating with graduate students Catherine DeRose (Dept. of English) and Fred Boehm (Dept. of Statistics) to create “Victorian Eyes,” an art exhibit that will explore statistical approaches to analyzing Victorian Literature. The project is being launched as a result of the team winning the UW—Madison [...]
UW-Madison Libraries are among the sponsors for this year’s Teaching and Learning Symposium, to be held Wednesday May 22nd and Thursday May 23rd at Union South. This year’s theme is educational innovation, an idea that reflects the spirit and philosophy of the Year of Innovation, a campus wide initiative to highlight, promote, and celebrate UW-Madison’s [...]
As part of the multi-part exhibition Text Support: A Library Exhibit About Paper, the Kohler Art Library is currently featuring the exhibit Handmade Paper with Wisconsin Roots. For almost 50 years, Wisconsin has been a remarkable leader in the field of book arts and has played a vital role in the resurgence of handmade paper. [...]
As we head into Finals Week, several libraries across campus will be offering a selection of fun postcards for students to send home to let friends and family know they are working hard! The Marketing Committee dove into the Archives and the Digital Collections to find vintage images for this year’s black-and-white postcards, which include [...]
Librarians at Steenbock Memorial Library are participating in this year’s UW Family Gardening Day on May 11 on the UW-Madison campus. The annual showcase of gardening ideas runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the university’s D.C. Smith Instructional Greenhouses and Allen Centennial Gardens. Steenbock Library, which is located between the two gardens, invites [...]
Next week, Chicago artist and paper engineer Shawn Sheehy will talk about the inspiration for his engaging sculptural books that explore environmental politics. In his books, Shawn Sheehy’s images of plants, animals, and even landscapes literally move. Sheehy made his first pop-up book as a design student at Madison Area Technical College, and for the [...]
MADISON, Wis.–“A Tale for the Time Being,” a new novel from critically acclaimed and best-selling author Ruth Ozeki, is the selection for the fifth year of Go Big Read, UW-Madison’s common-reading program. Ozeki tells a powerful story of the right book falling into the right reader’s hands. A novelist on a remote Canadian island finds [...]
Ebling library is currently hosting the 7th annual Health Sciences Student Art exhibit in the Historical Reading Room and 3rd Floor Gallery. The show spotlights the artistic talent of Health Sciences students, who are also pursuing degrees in the School of Occupational Therapy, the School of Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, the School of Pharmacy, and School [...]
This spring, UW-Madison Libraries plays host an exciting exhibit and event series focusing on the history and artistry of paper. Text Support: A Library Exhibit About Paper is a multi-library exhibit co-curated by Tracy Honn of Silver Buckle Press and Lyn Korenic of the Kohler Art Library. The exhibit runs from April 15 through June [...]