Blogs and Events

Events + Workshops

  • August 26, 2016 • 3 PM – 5 PM

The WU Libraries will hold an Open House on Friday, August 26, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Olin Library. Visitors can meet librarians from different departments, learn about library services, and enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks. A tour of Olin will also take place, and information about the library’s online resources will be available in Room 142 of Olin. This […]

  • September 23, 2016 • 9 AM – 6 PM
  • Umrath Lounge and Olin Library

On Friday, September 23, Washington University Libraries, the Committee on Comparative Literature, the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, and the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities will co-sponsor the William H. Gass Symposium: International Writing. The day’s events, which will be held at Umrath Lounge in Karl D. Umrath Hall and at John M. Olin […]

  • September 27, 2016 • 10 AM – 7:30 PM
  • West Campus, Brown Hall and Steinberg Auditorium

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton announces the Dedication of the Douglas B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library, a division of Special Collections. Made possible by an endowing gift from Ken and Nancy Kranzberg. Douglas B. Dowd joined the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis in 1992. His work as an illustrator, critic and curator has […]

  • September 29, 2016 • 7 PM
  • Missouri History Museum

Jennie Livingston’s acclaimed 1990 documentary “Paris Is Burning” follows the New York drag scene in the 1980s. The free screening of the documentary is part of Washington University Libraries’ Henry Hampton Film Series. More details to follow.

  • October 24, 2016 • 6:30 PM
  • Steinberg Hall

An active designer throughout his entire life, Seymour Chwast is known for his unique illustrative style, which has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair, as well as in posters, advertising, and children’s books. Chwast often combines social issues and comical illustrations to create engaging design. […]

  • November 11, 2016 • 7:30 PM
  • Pillsbury Theatre, 560 Music Center

In 1904, all eyes and ears turned to the city of St. Louis, host of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Music publishers in St. Louis and across the United States printed songs and music in all styles inspired by the fair, its exhibits, and its attendees. Hear the sounds of the fair as preserved by the […]

  • Mar 31 – Apr 1, 2017
  • Touhill Performing Arts Center

Washington University Libraries is excited to announce its participation in “Freedom,” an innovative arts collaboration with the award-winning Modern American Dance Company (MADCO), the professional dance company in residence at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. MADCO is known for its high energy, athleticism, entertaining style and commitment to work that impacts artists, audiences and communities. […]