Many people claim to love books, even if they haven't read one in years, and to be enamored with libraries, even if they haven't stepped foot in one since childhood. Why? This panel discussion brings together experts with different perspectives on the question of why we love books and libraries.
Join the U-M Library Student Engagement Program for the last week of the Winter 2019 Mini Grant Momentum Series! Stop by ScholarSpace from 12:00-1:00 pm on Tuesday for the last presentations. Light refreshments will be served.
We are excited to hear from the Andrea Kang, Christina Min, Meheret Kassa, Danica San Juan, Monte-Angel Richardson, and Natalia Cuevas.
Front cover from "The Pot Book" (1968), from the Joseph A. Labadie Collection
The state of Michigan recently voted to legalize marijuana, but the Labadie Collection has been collecting materials about it since the 1960s. We invite you to browse a selection of materials on recreational and medical uses of marijuana, as well as manuals on how to grow it.
04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Hatcher Graduate Library Special Collections, 6th Floor
The ManosBuckius Cooperative presents MBC@The Library, a performance illuminating libraries of the past, present, and future. Performers’ patterns of movement emblematize the shift from analogue to digital books, and from human to robotic librarians. Our actions pay tribute to pink labor, gender wage gap, and emotional labor of librarians.
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Art, Architecture & Engineering Library First, Second, and Third Floors
This workshop, led by Amanda Phillips, assistant professor of English, Film & Media Studies at Georgetown University, will introduce participants to some basic concepts in the ideology of game design. Come and learn how games make social meaning through mechanics and representation, then try your hand at your very own game design prototype!
No experience needed. All materials provided. U-M affiliates, please register.
01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
Shapiro Undergraduate Library PIE Space, First Floor
Game Controller courtesy of B.D. on flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0
What can videogames teach us about death and dying in the real world? Amanda Phillips, assistant professor of English, Film & Media Studies at Georgetown University, looks at the queer bodily configurations that emerge from dying in video games, from unnaturally flexible ragdoll physics to invasive and spectacular x-ray visions.
Inviting all Latinx students, faculty, and staff: express yourself, share your Latinx pride, and leave your mark on the University of Michigan! During this two-hour workshop you will learn all about the history of this Latin American publishing style, see examples of cartonera books from U-M Library’s collection, and make your very own cartoneras. The workshop is completely free and all materials will be provided. There will also be light refreshments.
Generations upon generations have flocked to sacred sites around the world. Some journey on pilgrimage and others travel as tourists. From Jerusalem and Mecca to the Golden Temple in Amritsar and the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya, these sites inspire each visitor. Join us as we journey to the world's most sacred sites.