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Upcoming Library Events

Black Art, Politics and Visibility: “Printed” Challenges for the Black Community in Brazil and the US in Times of Totalitarianism

Luciane Ramos Silva and Nabor Junior, editors of the Afro-Brazilian magazine O Menelick 2Ato, will discuss historical and current relations between Brazilian and American black presses. By discussing the dominant aesthetic and poetic regimes of representation, Luciane and Nabor will propose the black arts as a fundamental channel of critical engagement in contexts of social and political cleavage. Light refreshments will be served.

Event Information

Date
02/25/2020
Time
04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Location
North Quad, Room 2435
Series
O Menelick 2Ato: Art, Culture and Society From the Perspective of Contemporary Brazilian Black Press series.
Event Type
Lecture

From the Great Lakes to the Global Water Crisis: Writers on Water

Join us for an evening of poetry and prose dedicated to water in Michigan and beyond. A part of the semester-long campus-wide conversation about the Great Lakes, the evening will include readings from Great Lakes area writers and Michigan Quarterly Review (MQR) contributors Jerry Dennis, Anna Clark, Keith Taylor, and Margaret Noodin.

Event Information

Date
02/25/2020
Time
05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery
Location Information
Event Type
Reading

Copyright and Coffee: Public Domain

photo of earth from space

NASA image

Please join us for coffee and to learn about copyright-free works in the public domain. What is the public domain and how can you determine whether a work has entered the public domain? You will learn how works enter the public domain and where you can find public domain works. This 60-minute workshop from Justin Bonfiglio of the U-M Library Copyright Office will focus primarily on the public domain but will also cover additional copyright-related topics, including Creative Commons licenses and fair use.

Event Information

Date
02/26/2020
Time
02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Location
Shapiro Undergraduate Library Turkish American Friendship Room (Room 4004)
Location Information
Event Type
Workshop

Launch of O Menelick 2 Ato #21 and Opening of “O Menelick 2Ato. Making Black Press in 21st Century Brazil”

Launch of the 21st issue of the Afro-Brazilian magazine "O Menelick 2 Ato" and of its curated edition in English. We'll have a panel discussion with Q&A featuring the magazine editors, Luciane Ramos Silva, Nabor Jr. and U-M faculty. The discussion will be followed by the opening of a digital and print exhibit of selected magazine covers by Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Diasporic artists, including light refreshments. The exhibit will be on display until March 11th in the Hatcher Library Gallery.

Event Information

Date
02/26/2020
Time
04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery
Location Information
Event Type
Panel Discussion

My Brothers Empowerment Series

My Brothers is a monthly dialogue series for men of color at the University of Michigan.  The goal of the program is to empower self-identified men of color around issues of identity, intercultural competency, health, and wellness in an open, spirited atmosphere. The program welcomes all self-identified men of color at the University of Michigan — undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. Sponsors: Office of Multicultural Academic Initiatives (OAMI), Center for Psychological Services, Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs

Event Information

Date
03/10/2020
Time
04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery
Location Information
Event Type
Talk

The Great Lakes in Children's Literature

Illustration from The Boy Who Ran to the Woods by Jim Harrison, illustrated by Tom Pohrt. New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2000.

Look at the Great Lakes region through the perspective of children's literature, with a particular focus on Michigan authors such as Tom Pohrt, Nancy Willard, and Joan Blos. In addition to published works, we'll also have selected archival materials and artwork on display.

Event Information

Date
03/10/2020
Time
04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Special Collections, 6th Floor
Location Information
Series
Special Collections After Hours
Event Type
Open House

The McCarthy Era Red Scare and its Meaning, Then and Now: A Personal and Historical Search for Truth

David Maraniss, a journalist and Associate Editor at the Washington Post, will bring to light a largely forgotten chapter in the history of the University and the Detroit area. His family's experiences in a period of heightened ideological tensions should resonate with a broad audience and prompt a serious discussion, given our own era of increasing political engagement and polarization.

Event Information

Date
03/11/2020
Time
04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery
Location Information
Event Type
Lecture

Lecture by David Maraniss

Maraniss's lecture on his most recent book, A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father, will bring to light a largely forgotten chapter in the history of the University and the Detroit area. His family's experiences in a period of heightened ideological tensions resonate with a broad audience and prompt a serious discussion, given our own era of increasing political engagement and polarization.   The lecture will be from 4-6 pm, with time for questions after. 

Event Information

Date
03/11/2020
Time
04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery
Location Information
Event Type
Lecture

International Student Lunch Conversation

The International Student Lunch Conversation is a casual time and space for international students to make friends, eat food, and talk about how it is to be an international student in the U.S. and at the University of Michigan. The group will address a specific topic each time, such as adjusting to the U.S., getting to know American culture, and dealing with academic stress, but is also open for students to bring their own topic. Free lunch will be provided.

Event Information

Date
03/12/2020
Time
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery
Location Information
Event Type
Open House

Grand Opening of Buying Home / Selling America: the House Catalog, 1906-1966

The official opening of the new exhibit, "Buying Home / Selling America: the House Catalog, 1906-1966", focusing on Michigan and the Midwest. This exhibit explores the 20th-century house catalog, which reveals an evolving suburban middle-class identity and chronicles and makes visible the development of the American family, home, and community. Remarks at 5pm by Professor Robert Fishman, Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning  

Event Information

Date
03/19/2020
Time
04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Clark Library
Location Information
Series
Third Thursday in the Clark Library
Event Type
Open House

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