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  • Sep 30 – Oct 30, 2016
  • Olin Library’s Grand Staircase Lobby

“Presidential Debates, Part of Washington University’s Legacy” is an exhibit by University Archives on display in Olin Library’s Grand Staircase Lobby through October 30, 2016. Washington University will host the second presidential debate of the 2016 election on October 9, 2016, in a town hall-style meeting. Hosting these debates has become part of the Washington […]

  • October 3 – 28, 2016
  • Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library Hall Exhibit Cases

For the month of October, Fieldnotes Study will be on display in the hall cases of the Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library. This is an exhibit of student work from lecturer Micah Stanek’s Modern & Contemporary Landscape Architecture course.

  • November 1, 2016 • 7 PM
  • Olin Library, Special Collections Classroom and Room 142

Robert Coover is the author of The Universal Baseball Association, The Public Burning, and Spanking the Maid, among many other books; he is a pioneer in the field of electronic writing and ran the International Writers Project at Brown University. His novel, Huck Out West, is forthcoming in January 2017 from Norton. Coover will read […]

  • November 2, 2016 • 4 PM
  • DUC 276

Join us for a lecture by Paula Connolly, Professor of English, UNC-Charlotte, and author of Slavery in American Children’s Literature, 1790-2010. Once a significant tool of both anti- and pro-slavery advocates, American children’s literature has continued to encapsulate and present often vying definitions of nationhood and race. Beginning with early 1790 illustrations and ending with […]

  • November 4, 2016 • 7:30 PM – 10 PM
  • Brown Hall

In the 2014 documentary “Agents of Change,” filmmakers Abby Ginzberg and Frank Dawson examine the racial conditions in the late 1960s on college campuses and in the country that led to protests for a more relevant education, including demands for black and ethnic studies programs. Today, more than 45 years later, many of the same demands are surfacing […]

  • November 5 – 13, 2016
  • WU's Brown Auditorium, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis Public Library, Ritenour Auditorium

“Mean Streets: Viewing the Divided City Through the Lens of Film and Television” —presented as part of the St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) Nov. 3-13 — includes screenings of narrative and documentary works that address the strong intersections between racial divisions and urban spaces. These 15 programs comprising 22 films will be accompanied by discussions […]

  • November 6, 2016 • 7 PM
  • KDHX, 3524 Washington Avenue

The Washington University Libraries presents Rawstock, a FREE archival screening night celebrating the educational films of yesteryear. With special guest Tyler Bequette. This screening is part of the St. Louis International Film Festival. For any questions, contact the Film & Media Archive at or 314-935-8679.

  • November 9, 2016 • 7:30 PM
  • Ritenour Auditorium, Ritenour High School, 9100 St. Charles Rock Road

This free screening of Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, the first feature documentary about the world-renowned writer, performer, and activist, is co-sponsored by Washington University Libraries and presented as part of the St. Louis International Film Festival. The screening will be followed by a Q & A with co-directors Rita Coburn Whack and Bob […]

  • 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 […]

  • November 21, 2016 • 4:30 PM
  • Olin Library, Room 142

In Sex Trafficking in the United States: Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice, Andrea J. Nichols explores the dynamics of sex trafficking from the angles of survivors, traffickers, buyers, and the social service and criminal justice professionals who work in the field. Nichols examines common risk factors for those who become victims, and the barriers they face when […]

  • November 29, 2016 • 4:30 PM
  • Olin Library, Room 142

“Ferguson’s Fault Lines: The Race Quake That Rocked a Nation,” edited by Kimberly Norwood, professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, and of African & African American Studies in Arts & Sciences, explores the underlying fault lines that cracked and gave rise to the eruption in Ferguson.

  • 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. […]