Library Blogs and Events

Events + Workshops

  • September 6 – 30, 2017
  • Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library, Kemper Museum Building, ground floor

The Open Collection —TOC02: Serially Un[Boxed] #2 The Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library Special Collections is a unique repository for rare and hard-to-find art and architecture publications. From limited edition series to out-of-print volumes, the Art Special Collections holdings offer unique access to over 3000 media artifacts. In an effort to make this collection more […]

  • September 15 – 29, 2017
  • Olin Library, Ginkgo Room

“30 Years of Achievement: Our Names and Our Stories” is an exhibit that celebrates the life of Dr. John B. Ervin, the university’s first African-American dean and celebrates the John B. Ervin Scholars Program, 1987-2017. The exhibit is located in the Ginkgo Room, Level 1 of Olin Library.  

  • September 22, 2017 • 10 AM – 1 PM
  • Olin Library, Special Collections Classroom

Research materials about writer T.S. Eliot from the Libraries’ Special Collections will be on view, including correspondence, drafts, and photographs.

  • September 28, 2017 • 4:30 PM – 6 PM
  • Women's Building, Formal Lounge

As part of the Library Faculty Book Talk series, Joanna Dee Das will discuss Katherine Dunham: Dance and the African Diaspora (Oxford University Press). As an African American woman, Katherine Dunham broke barriers of race and gender, primarily as the founder of an important dance company that toured around the world for several decades. In her book, Das […]

  • October 5, 2017 • 7 PM
  • Ursa’s Stage Side

Celebrate the educational films of yesteryear! Relive the struggles of gym class, experience the age of dinosaurs, and learn to think twice about getting in a car with a stranger. The films, from the Libraries’ Film & Media Archive, will be projected on the 16mm film that was shown in real classrooms across the St. […]

  • October 11, 2017 • 7 PM
  • Missouri History Museum, Lee Auditorium

Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis is a new digital history initiative that connects the public to historical information about places in our region’s LGBTQIA history. Surveying a period from 1943 to 1992, the initiative has inventoried more than 700 sites, many of which have been demolished. Learn about some of the historic sites that have been […]

  • October 13, 2017 • 4 PM
  • Music Classroom Building 102

Music Library Associate Karen Olson will present a talk, “Orcadian Arcadias: Pastoralism and Land Use Policy in Two Pieces by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies,” as part of the Music Department Lecture Series. Drawing on her research at the British Library and the Orkney Library and Archive, Olson will discuss how Davies’ musical depictions of Orkney’s […]

  • October 24, 2017 • 4:30 PM – 6 PM
  • Olin Library, Room 142

As part of the Library Faculty Book Talk series, Paul Steinbeck will discuss Message to Our Folks: The Art Ensemble of Chicago (University Of Chicago Press). In his book, Steinbeck gives the first history and the first in-depth study of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, the flagship band of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.  […]

  • November 28, 2017 • 4:30 PM – 6 PM
  • Olin Library, Room 142

As part of the Library Faculty Book Talk series, Edward McPherson will discuss The History of the Future  (Coffee House Press), his book of essays on American places and the space between history, experience, and myth. McPherson is an assistant professor in the Department of English at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author of two previous […]

  • December 13, 2017 • 1 PM – 5 PM
  • Olin Library, Level 1

Final paper or project coming up? Join us for the Fall Write-In. Writing Center staff and librarians will be available for help, and refreshments will be served.