Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

“Student Picks” added to Main Library display; Malcolm Mitchell picks first

Monday, September 29th, 2014 - Amy Watts

Earlier this year, we began a display of "Staff Picks" at the Main Library. Now it's time for students to weigh in and tell us, and their classmates, what books are good. To help inaugurate "Student Picks" we asked noted book club member and Bulldog football player Malcolm Mitchell to make our ...

Staff Picks display now up in Main Library

Thursday, May 15th, 2014 - Amy Watts

Looking for your summer reading? We've solicited recommendations from our Libraries staff and are featuring those books in a new display at the Main Library. It's on the first floor, to the left of the checkout desk, and right across from the door to the cafe area. The books circulate ...

New Fiction in the Main Library – March 20

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 - nadine

Jeeves and the Wedding Bells : An Homage to P.G. Wodehouse  by Sebastian Faulks PR6056.A89 J44 2013 With the approval of the Wodehouse estate, acclaimed novelist Sebastian Faulks brings Bertie and Jeeves back to life in a hilarious affair of mix-ups and mishaps. Bertie, nursing a bit of heartbreak over the ...

Enacting the Future book symposium

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

  On Saturday, February 1, the Special Collections Libraries at UGA will host a book symposium, Enacting the Future. The symposium is sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the University of Georgia Libraries, the Department of English, the Department of Comparative Literature, the Grady College, and the Department ...

UGA Libraries has an ARSC Award Finalist

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 - Amy Watts

Please join us in congratulating Tim Smolko, UGA Libraries Cataloger (and Jethro Tull expert) on another accolade for his book, Jethro Tull's Thick as a Brick and a Passion Play: Inside Two Long Songs.  His book has been nominated for the 2014 Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Awards for ...

New Fiction in the Main Library – December 6

Friday, December 6th, 2013 - nadine

Marble Season  by Gilbert Hernandez PN6727.H475 M37 2013 A semi-autobiographical graphic novel by the acclaimed cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez.   It tells the untold stories from the early years of these American comics legends, but also portrays the reality of life in a large family in suburban 1960s California.  Middle child Huey stages Captain America plays and ...

Read, Read Rudolph – We’ve got some books for you!

Thursday, December 5th, 2013 - Amy Watts

Read, Read Rudolph is happening NOW and going through December 20. How it works - we've selected books from Main, Science, and the Curriculum Materials Library, wrapped them in festive paper, and put a "gift tag" on each, offering some clues as to its content. It's a mix of fiction and ...

New World Fiction in Translation at the Main Library – November 19

Thursday, November 21st, 2013 - nadine

Mandala Road by Masako Bando (trans. Wayne P. Lammers) PL846.A256 A2 2013 In the present day, a young married couple, Asafumi and Shizuka are trying to start a new life, having had to move after losing their jobs.  Following the end of World War II, Saya, a woman from a Malayan native ...

Joe Samuel Starnes to discuss “Fall Line”, Nov 18

Friday, November 15th, 2013 - Amy Watts

Monday, November 18, 2013 4:00 pm Zell B. Miller Learning Center Sidney Samuel Thomas Reading Room Joe Samuel Starnes, a UGA alumnus, will be discussing his latest novel, Fall Line, with a focus on his research for the book that takes place on one day in Georgia in 1955. Fall Line, published in November 2011 ...

Bulldog Book Club: Their Eyes Were… 11/6

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 - Amy Watts

Wednesday, November 6 12:00 p.m. Jittery Joe's, Miller Learning Center Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston One of the most important works of twentieth-century American literature, Zora Neale Hurston’s beloved 1937 classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is an enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom. Told in ...