Family Day: Drinkable Water in Georgia

Drop in to learn about the wonders of water and why it is so important! We invite families to learn more about drinkable water in Georgia by exploring our interactive exhibit room, making crafts, and playing games. This free, in-person event will be at the Special Collections Libraries building from 1-4 pm on Saturday, August 28th. Join us for an afternoon of crafts, games, and hands-on activities! This event is free and open to the public.

This event is made possible with support from the Stephen E. Draper Center and Archives for the Study of Water Law and Policy.

Lillian Smith Book Awards

Join us for the 2021 Lillian Smith Book Awards Ceremony, which will be held virtually on September 5, 2021, at 2 p.m. ET. The Lillian Smith Book Awards are sponsored by the Southern Regional Council, University of Georgia Libraries, DeKalb County Public Library/The Georgia Center for the Book, and Piedmont College.

The LSBA committee is proud to award the 2021 Lillian Smith Book Award to:

From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-first Century by William A. Darity Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen

Virtual Book Discussion Seen/Unseen: Hidden Lives in a Community of Enslaved Georgians

Seen/Unseen is a portrait of the complex network that created, held, and sustained a community of the enslaved. It documents the people kept in bondage by the Cobb-Lamar family, one of the wealthiest and most politically prominent families in antebellum America, labored in households and on plantations that spanned Georgia. Christopher R. Lawton, Laura E. Nelson, and Randy L.

Paws & Relax

Students will have a chance to take a break from studying at one of the UGA Libraries and Paws & Relax during finals. The Main Library, Science Library, and Miller Learning Center will host therapy dogs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 6. The outdoor event will give students a chance to get some comfort from furry friends and learn about student wellness initiatives and the University Health Center. Paws & Relax will also be held outside Ramsey and Aderhold Hall.

Peabody Transcriptathon

Funding from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) has supported the digitization of 4,000 hours of public media in the Peabody Awards Collection. These programs are being made accessible through the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB). Brown Media is asking your help to expand access to these historic programs by helping correct computer generated transcripts. AAPB transcriptathons enlist a virtual community of volunteer transcribers who help to correct the simple errors made in speech-to-text transcripts.