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
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
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
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
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
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
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