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Go Big Read

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April 16, 2014

Celebrate Poetry Month and Go Big Read with This New Exhibit

Memorial Library invites all to join in a unique conversation inspired by this year’s Go Big Read book, Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being. The exhibit runs through May 9th in the first floor lobby. What distinguishes this conversation is that it takes place on a magnetic poetry board. Why this particular format? [...]

January 28, 2014

Staff Spotlight: The creative and passionate storyteller, Micaela Sullivan-Fowler

Our staff spotlight this month is Micaela Sullivan-Fowler, Curator and History of Health Sciences Librarian and Head of Marketing and Communications at Ebling Library. Micaela’s passion and creativity are apparent in every aspect of her job—whether she is conducting student workshops, organizing art shows, or designing historical exhibits. Read on to learn more about Micaela [...]

January 13, 2014

Go Big Read Seeks Service-Focused Titles for 2014-15 Program

Go Big Read, UW–Madison’s Common Reading Program, has received lots of deserved attention in the past few years. The magic of the program is the small idea that the community can participate in a book club to get “thousands of people reading, talking and sharing their reactions and opinions.” The selection committee for the 2014-15 [...]

October 21, 2013

Go Big Read Programs at the Library

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 [...]

May 2, 2013

‘A Tale for the Time Being’ selected for Go Big Read’s 5th year

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 [...]

February 18, 2013

Wednesday Nite @ the Lab presents Fallout: The Making of a “Radioactive” Exhibit

Micaela Sullivan Fowler is famous on campus for creating exhibits at Ebling Library that enhance the experience of reading UW’s Go Big Read titles each year.  The first, titled “It’s Good for You,” was created in conjunction with Michael Pollen’s In Defense of Food, and the second, “Informing Consent: Unwitting Subjects in Medicine’s Pursuit of [...]

February 4, 2013

Join the Friends for an Exhibit Tour & Go Big Read Discussion at Ebling Library

UW’s Go Big Read choice for 2012-2013 is the remarkable Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss. One of Ebling Library’s most popular exhibits has been “Fallout: The Mixed Blessing of Radiation and the Public Health,” which was imagined in response to Radioactive. The Friends of the University [...]

January 16, 2013

Go Big Read seeks titles focused on global connections for 2013-’14 program

We are all linked together. Information, ideas, and culture are being shared around the globe in ways unprecedented in human history. The art, discoveries, literature, music, politics and problems of nations are not isolated to their borders—they are interconnected. This global reality provides a rich setting for myriad stories of adaptation, conflict, collaboration, cultures clashing [...]

October 19, 2012

Bucky READS his way around

Since we announced the new Bucky READ posters at the beginning of the fall, we’ve sent out thousands of posters to schools and public libraries all over Wisconsin. Some have made their way a little farther – through a partnership with UW-Madison’s Visitor & Information Programs (UW VIP) we were able to get more copies [...]

October 17, 2012

Exhibit in Memorial Library showcases the Curies

Spotted in the lobby of Memorial Library: an exhibit of historic publications related to public perceptions and examinations of Pierre and Marie Curie and their work, from the holdings of the Department of Special Collections. The Curies are the subject of the Go Big Read title for 2012, Radioactive by Lauren Redniss.

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