The UNC Music Library will celebrate its 75th Anniversary on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, with a lecture, concert, and exhibit opening in the Wilson Special Collections Library. Continue reading
The lives of people enslaved at the Stagville Plantation in what is now Durham County, will be the topic of a lecture Nov. 8 by Sydney Nathans, and an exhibit in the Southern Historical Collection of Wilson Library. Continue reading
“Pictures, Books, and Science: From Description to Diagram in the Circle of Galileo” will be the topic of the 14th Hanes Lecture in the Study of the Origin and Development of the book, Sept. 22, 2011 at Wilson Library. Continue reading
The Library announces our Fall, 2012, events calendar. Join us for a season of lectures, concerts, discussions, and more. Continue reading
The exhibit “From the Cradle to the Cave: 18 Years of North Carolina Poster Art” will open Aug. 25 in Davis Library. A panel and concert that evening will celebrate the opening. Continue reading
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
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