Events Archive

Upcoming Library Events

Jane Austen-Inspired Embroidery

Join us for an evening of embroidery and Austen! There will be a short presentation on needlework in the Austen era and a demonstration of embroidery styles and stitches. Each attendee will create their own needlework keepsake—a personalized, monogrammed handkerchief—with plenty of guidance to get those stitches started. This event is intended for grade 6 to adult

Event Information

Date
01/23/2018
Time
07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Location
Ann Arbor District Library - Downtown Secret Lab
Series
Austen Bicentennial Events
Event Type
Workshop

One Librarian, One Reference: Annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

outline of an owl with a computer mouse hanging from his beak
Help make Wikipedia more reliable. We invite librarians and lovers of libraries to come and learn how simple it is to add citations to Wikipedia — even if you've never edited Wikipedia before! Please register a Wikipedia account prior to attending and bring your own device. Join us on Tuesday, January 23 and/or Tuesday, January 30, 7:00pm-8:30pm, in the PIE Space of the Shapiro Design Lab (first floor Shapiro Library).

Event Information

Date
01/23/2018 to 01/31/2018
Time
Repeats every week until Wed Jan 31 2018 .
07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Location
Shapiro Undergraduate Library PIE Space, Design Lab, 1st Floor
Location Information
Event Type
Workshop

Author’s Forum: How to Read African-American Literature

U-M Professors Aida Levy-Hussen (English) and Victor Mendoza (English, women’s studies) discuss Levy-Hussen’s new book How to Read African-American Literature.

Event Information

Date
01/24/2018
Time
05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Series
Author's Forum
Event Type
Panel Discussion

Shhh...It Might Get Loud

Join us for an afternoon of creative conversation and collaboration as we reimagine library spaces in the third century! This event is free, but please register. Light refreshments.

Event Information

Date
01/25/2018
Time
04:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Location
Shapiro Undergraduate Library 1st Floor Design Lab
Location Information
Event Type
Discussion

Rescuing Endangered Government Information: Where Are We After One Year?

Join us to find out how the disappearance of government information impacts what we do. Many U.S. government agencies, among them the US EPA, provide critical information that many of us use in our daily work. However, these government sources risk disappearing.

Event Information

Date
01/26/2018
Time
02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Location
Room R1210, Ross School of Business
Event Type
Lecture

Exhibit Tour: The Life and Times of Lizzy Bennet

"Ball Dress" and "Promenade Dresses," Ackermann's Repository (Jul - Dec 1810). Series 1, vol. 4. On loan from the private collection of Dr. James Ravin

Curators Juli McLoone and Sigrid Cordell give a tour of the exhibit The Life and Times of Lizzy Bennet. Marking the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, the exhibit showcases significant early editions of Austen’s works alongside materials revealing the historical milieu in which she and her characters lived. Free, but  please sign up.

Event Information

Date
01/31/2018
Time
04:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Audubon Room
Location Information
Series
Austen Bicentennial Events
Event Type
Discussion

In His Own Voice: What Hatayi Tells Us about Shah Ismail’s Religious Views

This talk by Ahmet T. Karamustafa looks at religious views of Shah Ismail, the founder of the Safavid Empire, as reflected in his poetry. Karamustafa argues that in Shah Ismail’s poetic corpus, we are faced with a peculiar combination of divinization of ‘Ali, monism, and a firm focus on the salvific community united with the love of ‘Ali and allegiance to the Safavid shaykh/pir.

Event Information

Date
02/05/2018
Time
04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Series
DISC Lecture
Event Type
Lecture

Jane Austen Book Club: Longbourn by Jo Baker

In Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, servants are seldom seen and never heard. However, in Longbourn, author Jo Baker takes us below stairs, into a world where the Bennet sisters romantic entanglements are merely the background to one servant girl's own story. Please join us for a discussion of Jo Baker's Longbourn, as we approach Austen's world from a new angle. 

Event Information

Date
02/07/2018
Time
07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Location
Nicola's Books, Westgate Shopping Center, 2513 Jackson Ave.
Series
Austen Bicentennial Events
Event Type
Discussion

Jane Austen LIVE

If you love all things Austen, from the books, to the frocks, to the many, many film adaptations, this event is for you. Audience members will be invited to participate in Austen-themed games such as Who Wants to Marry a Single Man in Possession of a Good Fortune. There will be book and movie trivia and chances to win fabulous prizes. This event is for Austen lovers of all stripes, so whether your fandom extends to wearing a bonnet or is limited to discreet snickering at Emma Woodhouse jokes, please join us! This event is intended for Ages 21+

Event Information

Date
02/08/2018
Time
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Location
LIVE, 102 S. First St., Ann Arbor
Series
Austen Bicentennial Events
Event Type
Workshop

Science as Art Award Ceremony

University of Michigan undergraduate students find out which artwork submissions, reviewed by a juried panel, wins awards based on both scientific and artistic considerations. The art expresses a scientific principle, concept, idea, process, or structure and ranges in media, including visual, literary, musical, video and performance-based art.

Event Information

Date
02/09/2018
Time
02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Event Type
Reception

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Current Library Exhibits

  • November 20th to March 30th

    "Ball Dress" and "Promenade Dresses," Ackermann's Repository (Jul - Dec 1810). Series 1, vol. 4. On loan from the private collection of Dr. James Ravin

Library Events are open to the public. If you have a disability and require an accommodation to attend or participate in an event, please notify the Event Contact at least two weeks in advance of the event.