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
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
William Wordsworth expert Paul Betz will lead a collective deciphering of “Laverna,” left unfinished and unpublished by the poet. The free public program will be Thursday, March 17, 2011, at 5:45 p.m. in the Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A reception will precede the program at 5 p.m. Continue reading
Dr. Anjail Rashida Ahmad, director of the Creative Writing program at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, will read from her poetry in a free public program Feb. 22 in the Wilson Special Collections Library at 2 p.m. The reading is part of the series “Exploring Diversity Through the Cultural and Performing Arts,” sponsored by the University Library Diversity Committee, with assistance from the UNC Performing Arts and Special Activities Fund. Continue reading
Filmmaker Win Riley will present his new movie Walker Percy: A Documentary Film on Feb. 17 in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson Special Collections Library. The event, which begins with a reception at 5 p.m., will also feature a Q and A with Riley and Percy scholar Linda Hobson. Continue reading
Folklorist Alan Jabbour and photographer Karen Singer Jabbour will discuss the Southern Appalachian tradition of Decoration Day in a free public program Feb. 4 in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson Special Collections Library. The reception begins at 5 p.m. The Jabbours’ book Decoration Day in the Mountains: Traditions of Cemetery Decoration in the Southern Appalachians was published in 2010 by the University of North Carolina Press. Continue reading
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library announces its calendar of events for February 2011. Library exhibits and programs are free and open to the public. Continue reading
Author and retired UNC faculty member Daphne Athas will discuss her book Chapel Hill in Plain Sight: Notes from the Other Side of the Tracks in a reading Jan. 27 in the Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Continue reading