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September 24, 2013

Exhibit Opening & Reception for Bump on a Line: The Art of Waiting

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 [...]

September 12, 2013

Wisconsin’s Rich Food Heritage: Exploring the Steenbock Library Cookbook Collection

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 [...]

September 11, 2013

Give Time Travel a Try at this Year’s Helen C. House Party

by Kelli Hughes College Library has a few new tricks to reveal at the 5th Annual Helen C. House Party this Thursday, September 12 from 8pm to midnight. Particularly intriguing is the new Retro Photo Booth in which participants will green-screen themselves into archival photos.  Attendees will select from one of five historic scenes and [...]

September 10, 2013

A tour of Madison Public Library’s new Central Library

Yesterday, Libraries staff had the opportunity to tour Madison Public Library’s new Central Library. The tour was coordinated by Tracy Honn of Silver Buckle Press and was conducted by Trent Miller, the new Community Programs Coordinator for MPL. Trent was the mastermind behind the BOOKLESS fundraiser in January 2012 that transformed the old Central Library [...]

September 9, 2013

Library of the Month: College Library

The Library of the Month for September is College Library, the undergraduate library on campus! In many ways, College Library is like a public library in an academic setting—students visit not only to study or to get help with their papers and projects, but also to check out DVDs, magazines, video games and books, and [...]

August 26, 2013

Ground Breaking Ceremony for new Verona Shelving Facility

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 [...]

August 21, 2013

2nd Annual Wisconsin Welcome Library Luau at Steenbock Library

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 [...]

August 5, 2013

Facebook “Summer Reads” Giveaway!

Read any good books lately? Submit your recommendations to our Summer Reads giveaway for a chance to win a $25 UW Bookstore gift card! Non-student staff of the UW Libraries are not eligible to win, but everyone is welcome to contribute their favorite summer read– or reads.  Multiple suggestions are welcome! The contest will run through Friday [...]

July 26, 2013

Sign up to Donate Blood on July 31st at the UW Libraries Blood Drive

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 [...]

July 24, 2013

The Libraries’ 75-years Overdue Book on WMTV Channel 15

Last week, we shared the story behind a very overdue library book, which made its way back to UW-Madison Libraries seventy-five years after it had been checked out.  Soon after the story was published, representatives from local NBC news affiliate WMTV 15 got in touch to film a short piece on the extraordinary story of two UW-Madison [...]

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