Library Blogs and Events

Events + Workshops

  • Nov 27 – Mar 30, 2018
  • Olin Library, Room 142

“The Monster’s Library,” a special exhibit at Olin Library, celebrates the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Curated by students in “IPH 450A: Frankenstein, Origins and Afterlives,” the exhibit explores Frankenstein as a book made up of other books. Students have drawn on rare texts from the collections of Olin Library and the Becker Medical […]

  • Dec 6 – Mar 31, 2018
  • Olin Library, Ginkgo Room

“The Norm and The Other: Visualizing Minorities Before, During, and After World War II,” a student-curated exhibit of materials from the D. B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library is on display at Olin Library in the Ginkgo Room. The students of “Introduction to Illustration Studies” have curated this exhibit as part of their semester’s work […]

  • Feb 14 – Mar 31, 2018
  • Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library

The Open Collection – TOC03: Plan STL The third edition of The Open Collection—TOC03: Plan STL—features a range of urban planning documents from the past century of St Louis planning history. Included are details from first comprehensive city plan of 1907 and its subsequent iterations in 1947 and 1956; detailed studies of the northern riverfront, […]

  • March 26, 2018 • 3 PM – 7 PM
  • Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library

Art+Feminism is a one-day event to fight the information gender gap. Join us to create and improve Wikipedia articles related to women and feminist artists. Refreshments, caffeine, and moral support are provided. All are welcome! No prior Wikipedia experience is necessary. Facilitators will be present to guide editors through tutorials and answer questions. For more […]

  • March 29, 2018 • 4 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Olin Library, Special Collections and Wilson Hall, Room 214

  Open House: 4:00-5:00 p.m. Olin Library, Special Collections Film screening: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wilson Hall, Room 214 Gardner, author of “Grendel” and other bestselling novels, died in a motorcycle accident at age 49 in 1982. The documentary “Sunlight Man” chronicles Gardner’s life from the viewpoint of his filmmaker son, Joel. Before the screening, guests are […]

  • March 31, 2018 • 7 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Brown Hall, Room 100

Celebrate Tennessee Williams’ birthday with a screening of Sweet Bird of Youth, starring Paul Newman and Geraldine Page. Join the playwright’s niece, Francesca Williams, at the reception afterwards for a special audience participation event. This event is cosponsored by the Program in Film & Media Studies. For more information on Tennessee Williams, visit the Lasting […]

  • April 2, 2018 • 6 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Olin Library, Room 142

Students can enjoy pizza and refreshments along with a presentation aimed at helping them become more proactive about their financial future. Student Financial Services will discuss topics including budget, credit and savings.

  • April 6, 2018 • 2:45 PM – 6 PM
  • Olin Library, Special Collections and Holmes Lounge

William H. Gass: His Life and Legacy Washington University will host a tribute to the life and work of William H. Gass. The event will take place April 6, 2018 on Washington University’s Danforth campus. Manuscripts and other materials from the William H. Gass Papers will be on view in Olin Library Special Collections. Speakers […]

  • April 12, 2018 • 7 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Olin Library, Ginkgo Room

Free screening of educational films from the University Libraries Film & Media Archives curated by Kate Goldkamp. All films will be projected for you on actual 16mm film that was shown in real classrooms across the St. Louis area. Do not miss this unique event’s triumphant return to the Danforth Campus. Popcorn and Soda! Bingo […]

  • April 24, 2018 • 4:30 PM
  • Olin Library, Room 142

As part of the Library Faculty Book Talk series, Tim Bono will discuss “When Likes Aren’t Enough” (Grand Central Publishing). In his book, Bono tackles the ever-popular subject of happiness and well-being but re-frames it for a younger reader, their families and communities, as they struggle with Instagram envy and high-stakes testing, college rejections and […]