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
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
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 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
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
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
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
The history and lore of the two oldest student organizations at UNC-Chapel Hill will be the topic of a lecture by UNC alumnus Kevin Cherry on April 7, in the Wilson Special Collections Library. “And They Talked—Always They Talked: 215 Years of the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies” will be the 2011 Gladys Hall Coates University History Lecture.
The program will begin at 5:45 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room. A reception, a viewing of the exhibit “From Di-Phis to Loreleis: A History of Student Organizations at UNC,” and an a cappella performance by the all-female group The Loreleis will precede the talk at 5 p.m. in the North Carolina Collection Gallery. Continue reading
“Battle for the Home Front: Revisiting the Role of Women in the Civil War” will be the topic of a lecture by LeeAnn Whites, history professor of the University of Missouri, March 30, at 5:45 p.m., in the Wilson Special Collections Library. On April 13, Frank Fee, associate professor in the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will discuss how news was gathered and disseminated to Orange County residents during the Civil War, in a gallery talk at 3 p.m. in the Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room in Wilson Library. Both events are in in conjunction with the exhibit “Home Front on the Hill: Chapel Hill and the University during the Civil War.” Continue reading
A performance on March 28 by “Miss Connie ‘B'” Steadman will feature interactive, old-fashioned storytelling and the sounds of jubilee, hymns, and spiritual traditions. The free public program will begin at 2 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson Special Collections Library. Continue reading