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UNC Library Events for Spring 2012

The University Library and Friends of the Library announce our Spring 2012 events calendar. Unless otherwise noted, Library events take place in Wilson Library on the UNC campus and are free and open to the public. The concert on March 13 requires ticket purchase from the Carolina Union and will take place in the Great … Continue reading

North Carolina’s Architectural Heritage Topic of Lecture Oct. 6

North Carolina’s architectural history will be the subject of a lecture Oct. 6 by Catherine Bishir. The event in the Wilson Special Collections Library is free and open to the public. Continue reading

North Carolina Landmarks Star in Etchings Exhibit through Oct. 10

Etchings of North Carolina’s most famous buildings by artist Louis Orr will be on view in the Wilson Special Collections Library through Oct. 10, 2011. Continue reading

Exhibit on Rare Illustrated Books on Display through Sept. 28

An exhibition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill featuring many of the most outstanding illustrated books from the the Wilson Special Collections Library is on view now through Sept. 28. 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

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

Artist Judith McWillie To Speak at Wilson Library Feb. 24

Judith McWillie, professor emerita of drawing and painting at the Lamar Dodd School of Art of the University of Georgia, will give a talk on “vernacular” or “outsider” artists in the Wilson Special Collections Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. Continue reading

Artists’ Books Highlighted in Trunk Sale and Program Nov. 16

Books created by artists from around the country will be on display during a trunk sale and free public program by Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers, LLC on Nov. 16 in the Hanes Art Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Continue reading