Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

‘Love, Liberation and Escaping Slavery’

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

English professor Barbara McCaskill will speak on "The Rise and Fall of William and Ellen Craft, Fugitives from Slavery in Georgia," based on her recent book from UGA Press, "Love, Liberation, and Escaping Slavery William and Ellen Craft in Cultural Memory" May 18 at 3 p.m. in room 285 of ...

Curriculum Materials Library Closing for Renovations

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 - cbuss

The Curriculum Materials Library will be closing for renovations. The week of April 13th, we'll be partially closed. We will have some access but will begin packing our collection. Beginning April 20th we will be completely closed. The CML should reopen in early June. For more information, please visit our ...

Grab a book for the beach

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 - Amy Watts

Spring Break starts this Friday - are you prepared? By which, of course, we mean, Have you picked out what book to read??? We’ve picked some good beach reads and then thoughtfully made them beach ready by putting them in a sand- and water- proof bag. (Preservation librarian approved!) Stop by ...

Book displays for February now up

Monday, February 9th, 2015 - Amy Watts

For the month of February, our book displays at Main, Science, and the Curriculum Materials Library feature books set in hot or cold climates/weather. The groundhog said six more weeks of winter - if that prospect delights you, pick up a book about Arctic exploration or murder most foul during ...

Folger Librarian to speak at Book Symposium

Thursday, January 8th, 2015 - Jean Cleveland

Michael Witmore, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, is the key speaker for "Libraries and Labyrinths: A Symposium," Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. in the Russell Special Collections Libraries auditorium. Whitmore will speak on "Reading Variety in Early Modern Print." A reception will follow. The event is open free to the ...

Scary Book display up at Main Library

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 - Amy Watts

Now through Halloween, come by the Main Library and check out our scary book display. (The books are scary and the display kind of is too….) If you’re not brave enough to reach into the clown, there are some books in front of him on the table too… You can check out ...

How Georgia Women Shaped the 20th Century

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 - Jean Cleveland

The editors of a new volume of essays about women’s role in Georgia history will speak Nov. 11 at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The talk, “Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History: Georgia Women Shape the Twentieth Century,” will feature Kathleen Ann Clark, an associate professor of history at ...

“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 ...