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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 Hall of the student union.

For event information, please contact Liza Terll, Friends of the Library,, (919) 548-1203.

February 9, 2012
A Carolina Valentine: A Poetry Reading by Jeffery Beam Celebrating 35 Years at UNC (read more)
Poet and recently retired UNC Library employee will read from his work. Attendees are encouraged to bring canned goods for donation to the Food Bank of Eastern and Central North Carolina.
5:30 p.m. – Reading, Historic Playmakers Theatre
6:30 p.m. – Book signing, Anne Queen Faculty Lounge, Campus Y

February 28, 2012
Big-Time College Sports: What Needs to Change? (read more)
Panel discussion with author and historian Taylor Branch, former University of North Carolina President William C. Friday, and Duke University public policy and law professor Charles T. Clotfelter. Will Blythe, author of To Hate Like This Is to Be Happy Forever, will moderate
5:30 p.m. – Panel discussion, Sonja Haynes Stone Center Auditorium

March 10, 2012
The Moseley Manuscript Map of North Carolina of 1737: Its History and the Hunt for Its Provenance (read more)
A recently discovered 18th-century map by Surveyor General Edward Moseley.
10 a.m – Program with independent scholar Michael McNamara

March 13, 2012
A Tribute to Son House (read more)
Southern Folklife Collection Blues Legacy Series.
5:30 p.m. – Lectures by Daniel Beaumont and Dick Waterman, and a panel discussion with Rory Block, Joe Beard, and John Mooney
7:30 p.m. – Tribute concert featuring Rory Block, Joe Beard, and John Mooney. Carolina Union
Purchase concert tickets through the Carolina Union box office, (919) 962-1449. Available February 14, 2012.

March 20, 2012
Southern Roots, Enduring Bonds: African American Families in North Carolina (read more)
Exhibit opening highlighting materials from the African American Family Documentation Initiative, including items from the papers of WRAL-TV broadcaster J.D. Lewis and his family.
5 p.m. – Exhibit opening
5:30 p.m. – Program with family and friends of J.D. Lewis


Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room, Wilson Library:
Nature and the Unnatural in Shakespeare’s Age
February 27 – June 8 Aug. 26, 2012

North Carolina Collection Gallery, Wilson Library:
“A Dialogue Between Old and New:” Notable Buildings on the UNC Campus
February 23 – May 31, 2012

The Carolina Parakeet in Art: Images from the Powell Collection
June 21 – September 30, 2012

4th Floor Gallery, Wilson Library:
Southern Roots, Enduring Bonds: African American Families in North Carolina
March 15 – July 1, 2012

1st Floor Gallery, Walter Royal Davis Library:
Knowledge Building(s): The Libraries at the University
March 1 – May 31, 2012

March 23, 2012
Music from the True Vine: A Tribute to Mike Seeger (read more)
Remembering musician and historian Mike Seeger (1933-2009), a member of the Seeger Family. The Mike Seeger Collection is held in the Southern Folklife Collection.
5:30 p.m. – Talk by Bill Malone, author of a biography of Mike Seeger
6:30 p.m. – Tribute concert with Alice Gerrard, Ginny Hawker, and Tracy Schwarz

March 29, 2012
“Maidens Call It Love-in-Idleness:” Potions, Passion, and Fairy Knowledge in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (read more)
In conjunction with the Rare Book Collection exhibition Nature and the Unnatural in Shakespeare’s Age.
5 p.m. – Exhibition viewing, Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room
5:30 p.m. – Program with UNC professor Mary Floyd-Wilson

April 4, 2012
Lux Libertas in Perpetuity: Historic Preservation at UNC (read more)
The 2012 Gladys Hall Coates University History Lecture, with Wendy Hillis, historic preservation officer at UNC.
5 p.m. – Exhibit viewing, North Carolina Collection Gallery
5:30 p.m. – Program with Wendy Hillis

April 10, 2012
The Invention of Scientific Reading (read more)
Adrian Johns, Allan Grant Maclear Professor of History at the University of Chicago, delivers a lecture in the UNC English and Comparative Literature department’s Critical Speakers series.
5:30 p.m. – Program with Adrian Johns

April 14, 2012
Researching African American Family History Workshop (read more)
Resources and techniques for using primary sources to research African American history.
9:30 a.m. – Coffee
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Program

April 24, 2012
The Japanese American Incarceration at Poston (read more)
A program about the experience of the Poston incarceration camp for Japanese Americans during World War II.
5 p.m. – Undergraduate researchers display Poston materials from Wilson Library
5:30 p.m. – Presentations by Poston survivor Joanne Iritani and UNC law professor Eric L. Muller

April 25, 2012
Campus Buildings and Libraries – Gallery Talk and Tour (read more)
In conjunction with the exhibitions “A Dialogue Between Old and New”: Notable Buildings on the UNC Campus and Knowledge Building(s): The Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
2:30 p.m. – Gallery talk for Knowledge Building(s). Meet in Davis Library.
3 p.m. – Campus walking tour of significant buildings. Meet in Davis Library

June 2, 2012
Currency in Chaos: How the Civil War Changed America’s Money
A discussion about Civil War currency and an opportunity to have experts evaluate your notes, coins, and other money items from the Civil War era.
9:30 a.m. – Coffee
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Program


One Response to “UNC Library Events for Spring 2012”

  1. what a nice event. I can’t wait..

    Posted by Rapi | February 9, 2012, 4:25 pm