Events

All Washington Univerisity Libraries events are free and open to all unless otherwise indicated. Registration may be required for some activities.

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  • August 25, 2019 • 12 PM – 2 PM
  • Olin Library

Textbook Central will be a fun, hackathon-type event where you can learn to search for your textbooks in the libraries’ collections before classes. You may not find all your books for your fall classes, but you will gain valuable skills for future semesters.

  • September 6, 2019 • 7 PM – 9 PM
  • The Griot Museum of Black History

Are you a fan of Pose? Miss the show already? Come see Paris is Burning, the documentary about the real drag-ball performers of the 1990s.

  • September 10, 2019 • 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Olin Library

Join us for a celebration of Eyes on the Prize and the generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize the interviews conducted for the second half of this seminal civil rights documentary series.

  • September 18, 2019 • 4 PM – 6 PM
  • John M. Olin Library

This panel discussion will address the themes of the Charting History: Data Visualization Through the Years exhibit, focused on the history and future of data visualization. The discussion will be followed by a special reception and showcase of data visualization projects.

  • September 19, 2019 • 4:30 PM – 6 PM
  • Olin Library, Rm 142

This talk from Heidi Aronson Kolk, assistant professor at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, will explore her recent book Taking Possession: The Politics of Memory in a St. Louis Town House.

  • September 25, 2019 • 4 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Olin Library, Special Collections Classroom

September’s Book Club selection is Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Book Club events will begin with a showcase of collection materials related to the reading, followed by a discussion of the book. 

  • October 10, 2019 • 4:30 PM – 6 PM
  • Olin Library, Rm. 142

Poet Kevin McFadden and Jeff Pike, professor in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, will discuss City of Dante, a poetry sequence by McFadden based on illustrations by Pike.

  • October 16, 2019 • 4 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Olin Library, Newman Exploration Center

October’s Book Club selection is The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey, by Candice Millard.

  • October 17, 2019 • 4 PM – 6 PM

As part of LGBTQ+ history month, the Libraries present this program highlighting LGBTQ+ histor​y on campus, focused on notable past students, events, and activists and organizations.

  • November 1, 2019 • 11 AM – 1 PM
  • Kemper Art Museum and Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library

This event, Free Speech & Art Activism: Self-Guided Tour & Display Inspired by the Common Read, will pair resources from the Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library with the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, and include opportunities for attendees to explore items on view in both spaces.

  • November 20, 2019 • 4 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Becker Medical Library, King Center, 7th Floor

November’s Book Club selection is The Alchemist’s Daughter by Katharine McMahon. Book Club events will begin with a showcase of collection materials related to the reading, followed by a discussion of the book.

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