Events Archive

Upcoming Library Events

Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy

Heather Ann Thompson (U-M Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies, and History) reads from her Pulitzer Prize-winning book Blood in the Water, followed by a conversation with Angela Dillard (U-M Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies) and then audience Q & A and book sale & signing. About the book:

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Date
09/25/2017
Time
05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Series
Author's Forum
Event Type
Panel Discussion

USPTO Commissioner for Trademark Presentation

The Commissioner for Trademarks from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Mary Boney Denison, will provide news and updates on the Trademark Office—including hiring possibilities, trademark application filings, and current initiatives. We are honored to have Commissioner Denison join us; this is a rare opportunity for you to converse with the Commissioner for Trademarks directly. Please register for the talk by the Commissioner for Trademarks.

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Date
09/27/2017
Time
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location
Duderstadt 1180 Duderstadt Center, North Campus
Event Type
Lecture

Chinese Calligraphy Workshop

chinese muslim calligraphy

Chinese Muslim calligraphy in the Sinic (Chinese) Arabic script by Haji Noor Deen

Join us for a calligraphy workshop with Haji Noor Deen, a master Chinese-Arabic calligrapher specializing in fusion styles. He blends Chinese and Arabic calligraphic traditions into a new calligraphic style all his own, both Eastern and Western. This is an interactive workshop, as attendees will be able to practice alongside Haji Noor in real time. Sponsored by the Muslim Students' Association, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Center for Chinese Studies, and Arts at Michigan.

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Date
09/27/2017
Time
06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Workshop

Detroit '67: The View from Ann Arbor

60's photo of protesters holding signs
A complement to the Reverberations of Rebellion exhibit on display in the Hatcher North lobby, this event brings together veterans of the '60s era of civil rights activism in Ann Arbor to reflect on that period's struggle for racial justice, the relationship between Ann Arbor and Detroit, and what it might mean for us today.

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Date
09/28/2017
Time
06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Panel Discussion

I Am Art Among the Arts/Arte soy entre las artes: Being An Independent Book Artist in Cuba

Te estoy amando desde mis raíces: Poesía judía-cubana (I Am Loving You From My Roots: Jewish-Cuban Poetry), Ediciones El Fortín, November 2016

Join us for a talk by Rolando Estévez, a Cuban visual artist and poet renowned for his spectacular artist books. He will present for the first time a series of his new artist books, which are in exuberant conversation with a range of Cuban poets, including José Martí, Dulce María Loynaz, and Nancy Morejón, and talk about being a book artist in a rapidly changing Cuba. The lecture will be in Spanish with simultaneous English translation, and followed by a reception.

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Date
10/04/2017
Time
04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Location
411 West Hall
Event Type
Lecture

Reinventing Normal: New Technologies for Empowerment

All of us have things we are good at, things we aren't, and things we'd like to do but they are hard for us for whatever reason. The idea of "disability" carries with it the idea what cannot be done. How is technology changing that? How is technology changing the idea of what we can or can't do? These four speakers from U-M address the ways in which technologies are empowering individuals in their lives, changing the idea of what is a disability, and literally reinventing normal.

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Date
10/05/2017
Time
11:30 AM to 01:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Panel Discussion

Book Reading & Signing: Wallaçonia

Join author David Pratt and the Spectrum Center for a book reading of Wallaçonia. With themes of coming out, gay mentoring, and gay youth dealing with families, friends and significant others, Wallaçonia is timely and timeless and draws an audience of all ages. It tells of a 40-year-old gay man mentoring an 18-year-old in the process of coming out -- a rarity in the gay Young Adult category.

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Date
10/06/2017
Time
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Event Type
Reading

Bookmaking Workshop with Rolando Estévez

Te estoy amando desde mis raíces: Poesía judía-cubana (I Am Loving You From My Roots: Jewish-Cuban Poetry), Ediciones El Fortín, November 2016

Learn how to make your own handmade book with book artist Rolando Estévez. Supplies will be provided as well as bilingual texts, or you can bring a text of your own to work with. Estévez is a Cuban visual artist and poet renowned for his spectacular artist books. A native of the city of Matanzas, where he lives and works and teaches art, he is also known for his achievements in drawing, painting, installations, performance, and stage design.

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Date
10/06/2017
Time
03:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Workshop

Vibrancy of Silence: A Discussion with my Sisters

Vibrancy of Silence: A Discussion with my Sisters (2017) is a 90-minute documentary film that highlights the creative achievements of six Sub-Saharan African women in various intellectual and artistic fields, elaborating a visual archive of unprecedented quality and scope. The film reflects on the complex nature of contemporary Sub-Saharan African cultural production by women, prompting the audience to better understand and theorize the new paradigms and voices it highlights. Followed by a panel discussion.

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Date
10/10/2017
Time
04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Series
African Diasporic Film Festival
Event Type
Film

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