Events: Special Collections Libraries

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book coverWhen: Tuesday, April 24, 5:30-6:30PM
Where: Room 258, Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

Have you ever visited an exhibit and felt you only heard the first part of a truly great story?

If you’re a visitor who wants to learn more about the exhibitions and collections at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, then join us for this monthly book club with light refreshments and discussion on works connected to upcoming/ongoing exhibitions, programs, and collections here at SCL. The monthly titles are selected (and discussions led) by Special Collections staff who help to create these displays/programs, and invite readers to learn more about the topics explored and to take them into new, related areas of interest.

April Selection: Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism by Bob Edwards

This program is free and open to the public. For more information please call (706) 542-5788 or email Jan Hebbard at jhebbard@uga.edu. For more information about the book club, please visit our page on Goodreads.

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This spring join the Richard B. Russell Library for Civic Knowledge, Civic Power, a weekly lunch and learn series focused on developing a better understanding of Congress. On Tuesday, April 24th Dr. Michael Lynch and Dr. Anthony Madonna from the UGA Department of Political Science will speak about polarization in Congress. The program will take places in Room 277 of the Special Collections Building from 12:30-1:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 706-542-5788 or visit www.rbrl.blogspot.com

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Wayne Flynt, professor emeritus in the department of history at Auburn University, is  one of the most recognized and honored scholars of Southern history, politics, and religion. His latest book, published in 2017, is Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee. He has also published his memoir Keeping the Faith: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives, in which he writes about his experiences in the Civil Rights movement.

Sheffield Hale is president and CEO of the Atlanta History Center. 

The event is presented by the Willson Center, the University of Georgia Press, and the University of Georgia Libraries.

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Join us for a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Participants should meet in the rotunda of on the second floor of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries (300 S. Hull Street, Athens, GA)

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Join us for a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Participants should meet in the rotunda of on the second floor of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries (300 S. Hull Street, Athens, GA)