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August 2017

Great Books Roundtable Discussions

August 30 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Homer Iliad. The Battle of Paris and Menalaus Book 3 and Book 4 (up through line 222 only) No expertise or prerequisites are required.  We only ask that you read the selected texts.  Any version of these stories may be used to prepare for discussion,…

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September 2017

Master Chats: A Series for Advanced Learning

September 15 @ 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Golda Meir Library, Conference Center, fourth floor, 2311 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, 53211
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"The Science of Hope: Global and Local Research to End Alzheimer’s Disease" Presented by Tom Hlavacek, ’81, Former Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association of Southeastern Wisconsin, and Dr. Karyn Frick, UWM Professor of Psychology. As our society ages, more and more people…

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Digital Pedagogy Demonstration: Gigapixel for Historical Methods

September 20 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Presented by Jasmine Alinder, Associate Professor, UWM Dept. of History. Gigapixel is simple tool to enable a deep dive into a single image or object by mapping and tagging elements of the image itself. In Part One of this two-part…

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Writing in Haiti & Telling Stories of Universal Human Truths: A Conversation-Presentation with Yanick Lahens

September 22 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Yanick Lahens, acclaimed Haitian novelist, short-story writer and activist, returns to UWM and Milwaukee to launch Moonbath, the translation of her award-winning novel Bain de Lune (prix Femina 2014). Please join us for a conversation-presentation of Yanick Lahens' work, La…

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Doors Open Milwaukee

September 24 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
UWM Golda Meir Library, 2311 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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The UWM Libraries will join Doors Open Milwaukee on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit three outstanding collections located in the UWM Golda Meir Library and view some of their rare and fascinating treasures. The…

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Banned Books Week Talk & Workshop

September 25 @ 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Golda Meir Library, Conference Center, fourth floor, 2311 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, 53211
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James LaRue, Director of the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom, presents a talk, "Words Have Power! Banned Books and the Need to Read," at 3:30 p.m. and Dr. Joyce Latham, Associate Professor, UWM School of Information Studies,…

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Digital Pedagogy Workshop: Gigapixel

September 27 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Presented by Ann Hanlon, Digital Collections & Initiatives, UWM Libraries, and director, UWM Digital Humanities Lab. Gigapixel is simple tool to enable a deep dive into a single image or object by mapping and tagging elements of the image itself.…

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Great Books Roundtable Discussions

September 27 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Wilkie Collins “House to Let” (1858, written with Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Adelaide Anne Procter) “The Ghost in the Cupboard Room” (1859) No expertise or prerequisites are required.  We only ask that you read the selected texts.  Any version of these…

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October 2017

Friends of the Golda Meir Library Members-Only Tour of Historic Milwaukee Home

October 1 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Become a Friend of the UWM Golda Meir Library, and join us for a special members-only tour of the historic Becker-Fitch home on Milwaukee’s east side. When: Sunday, October 1, 2017, 2 pm – 5 pm Where: 2344 E. Back Bay, Milwaukee, WI Highlights: Tour…

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“Mapping ‘the Driest Desert on Earth’: A Cartographic History of the Atacama”

October 1 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Richard Francaviglia, geographer and historian, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon. After years of studying hundreds of documents, travel narratives, maps, and photographs of South America’s Atacama Desert, combined with extensive travels throughout the region, Richard Francaviglia has gained…

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