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Researching and Preserving African American Family History To Be Focus of Apr. 14 Workshop

Researching and preserving African American family history will be the topic of a workshop at Wilson Library on Saturday, Apr. 14. Continue reading

Libraries Offer Choices for Exam Study

Students looking for places to study for exams have options across campus libraries. The most popular study spots, Davis Library and the Undergraduate Library, both offer expanded hours during exams. Wilson Library will also offer extended hours for quiet study in the Grand Reading Room on the third floor. Continue reading

Children’s Author Bob Forbes To Read from Let’s Have a Bite! May 7

All ages are invited to “a banquet of beastly rhymes” with author Bob Forbes, as he reads from his newest collection of poetry for children, on Saturday, May 7, at 3 p.m., in the Wilson Special Collections Library. “Let’s Have a Bite! A Banquet of Beastly Rhymes” (Overlook Press) features thirty-three “delectable rhymes about animals naughty and nice.” Characters including a photogenic buffalo, a color-changing emu, and a well-dressed narwhal are illustrated by British artist Ronald Searle. Continue reading

Make Your Own Book at Library Preservation Event April 27

The staff of the Library’s Preservation Department invites you to make your own book. On the afternoon of April 27, room 214 Davis Library will become a makeshift bindery. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors will be able to sew—and keep—a small pamphlet with a decorative cover. The sewing process will only take about ten minutes. Continue reading

Children of All Ages Invited to Interactive Program of Music, Stories with Faye Stanley April 25

An interactive performance by Faye Stanley on April 25 will feature an array of musical and multicultural games, stories, and songs for all ages. The free public program will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Children and families are welcome and encouraged to attend. Continue reading

Southern Historical Collection To Host Pre-Screening of Forthcoming American Experience Documentary Freedom Riders April 21

The Southern Historical Collection will host a pre-screening of the forthcoming “American Experience” television documentary “Freedom Riders” on April 21, at 12:30 p.m., in the Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Continue reading

Sir Walter Raleigh To Be Topic of Lecture April 14

Sir Walter Raleigh will be the topic of a program April 14 in Wilson Library. Mark Nicholls will discuss his new book, “Sir Walter Raleigh: In Life and Legend” (co-authored with Penry Williams).

The free public program will begin at 5:45 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room. A reception and small exhibit of items from the Library’s Sir Walter Raleigh Collection will precede the talk at 5 p.m. in the main lobby. The Sir Walter Raleigh Rooms in the North Carolina Collection Gallery will be open until 5:45 p.m. Continue reading

Rare Books Are for Everyone: Second Annual Display of Recent Acquisitions April 12

On April 12, treasures will come out of the stacks at the Rare Book Collection in UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library in the second annual display of recent acquisitions.

In the free public program at 5:45 p.m., Curator of Rare Books Claudia Funke will survey modern rare book culture and this year’s acquisitions, highlighting the inclusivity of rare books. Participants will have the opportunity during a reception beginning at 5 p.m. to view additions to the Rare Book Collection from the past year. Continue reading

Performance by Jazz Guitarist Marty Grosz April 12

The brilliant and hilarious acoustic jazz guitarist Marty Grosz will give a live performance April 12 in Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The one-hour event will begin at noon and is free and open to the public. Continue reading

Members of UNC Student Organizations: Learn How To Preserve Your Own History April 6

Students are invited to join UNC archivists on April 6 for a special viewing of the exhibit “From Di-Phis to Loreleis: A History of Student Organizations at UNC” and to get tips on how student groups can preserve their own history.

The event will run from 2 to 4 p.m. in the North Carolina Collection Gallery of Wilson Library. Students may drop in at any time. Light refreshments will be served. Continue reading