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A Midsummer Night’s Dream is Topic of March 29 Lecture

UNC professor Mary Floyd-Wilson will deliver the talk “’Maidens Call it Love-in-Idleness’: Potions, Passion, and Fairy Knowledge in A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on March 29 in the Wilson Special Collections Library. Continue reading

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

Poet Jeffery Beam to Read Feb. 9

Poet and recently retired UNC Library employee Jeffery Beam will read from his poetry Feb. 9 in Historic Playmakers Theatre on the UNC campus. Continue reading

Aubrey Beardsley Is Topic of Lecture and Print Display Nov. 10

The work of English illustrator and author Aubrey Beardsley will be the topic of a lecture Nov. 10 by scholar and collector Mark Samuels Lasner. Beardsley prints from UNC’s Rare Book Collection will be on exhibit. Continue reading

Historic Slavery Accounts Available for Purchase through DocSouth Books Partnership

Twelve historic accounts of African American slavery are newly available in reprint and online editions, thanks to DocSouth Books, a collaborative effort of the UNC Library and the University of North Carolina Press. Continue reading

UNC Library Events for Fall 2011

The Library announces our Fall, 2012, events calendar. Join us for a season of lectures, concerts, discussions, and more. 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

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