Join us for a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J.
When: Tuesday, June 26, 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?
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)
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.
It's that time again - our bi-annual LSA Book Sale will be taking place in the Main Library Lobby. We'll be slinging books faster than you can say "John Grisham Mass Market Paperback."
In addition to supporting Library Staff Association activities, proceeds from the book sale will be donated to the libraries’ Paws N Relax partners, the Athens Area Humane Society and Madison-Oconee Animal Shelter. Helping the book sale in anyway means you’re helping lil pups and kitties! Books and animals! What could be better!?
The Creative Writing Program will host an "Open Mic" in front of the main library from 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Everyone and anyone is invited to share a poem during this event. Just walk on up to the mic and say your words. Let's flood the spring with poetry! The mic will be staffed by Creative Writing students.
Friday evening, Irish poet Paul Muldoon will give a free public reading and musical performance at the 40 Watt Club to close the year-long 30th anniversary celebration of the UGA Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.
Earlier in the day, the Hargrett Library will host a display of books of poetry from its private press collection including Encheiresin Naturae, an edition of Paul Muldoon’s crown of sonnets written to accompany the wood engravings by Barry Moser.
June 2, 2018, 9am - 5pm
Hargrett Gallery, Special Collections Libraries
This one-day exhibit will highlight some of the more fragile and rare items held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Some of the items include: Babylonian clay tablets, 17th-century Persian manuscript of the Mathnawi, Reed Creek collection of Dahlonega gold coins, original Constitution of the Confederate States of America, list of Georgia settlers recorded by the Trustees for Establishing the Colony, and a 1489 edition of St. Augustine's De civitate dei.
Rodney Mills and Michele Caplinger share observations of the changing face of the Georgia Music scene with the director of the UGA Music Business Program, David Barbe. A small reception will follow with a display of artifacts from the Georgia Music Hall of Fame collection.