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April 11, 2014

The Edible Book Festival: A Place for Literary Jokes and Strange Food Combinations

What bookish joy! To prepare us all for National Library Week (April 13-19th this year), the annual Edible Book Festival celebrated books, creativity, and a reader’s relationship to the written word. The Festival was held in Memorial Library yesterday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., allowing folks to come in to browse and vote for [...]

March 26, 2014

Still Open for Entries!: Edible Book Festival

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 [...]

December 16, 2013

Librarians Recommend Reading!

Apparently, librarians like to read. The Librarians’ Assembly of the UW–Madison Libraries recently published their list of Recommended Reads for 2013. Karen Dunn, Information Services Librarian at Steenbock Library, gathered the list from bookworms around campus so that these avid readers could then convene around lunch, cookies, and other treats to discuss the books. Discussion [...]

December 18, 2012

Need to return books? Find out about Open Return

Winter weather is coming – why cross campus to return a book to Memorial Library when you could just drop it off for return at Steenbock? When you check out books from campus libraries, or even get books through interlibrary loan, you can return them from multiple campus libraries. Open Return Book Drops on campus: [...]

November 16, 2012

Younger Americans’ reading habits and library use

An interesting study from the PEW Internet & American Life Project (a subset of the Pew Research Center) finds that reading is alive and well among young Americans. Their reading format preferences range from e-books on cell phones, audiobooks, and old fashioned print. Read the full story.

November 1, 2012

Finding fiction at Memorial Library

by Ellen Jacks Even the most intense researcher and dedicated student needs to take a break from time to time and read some fiction. Memorial Library has the equivalent of several floors of fiction for you to explore and enjoy. Topics range from African Literature to Graphic Novels to anthologies of short stories. Use this [...]

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