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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  • 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 1, 2019 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

Have you been using Zotero and run into some glitches? Stop by for some one-on-one help with your questions.  This clinic will be most helpful if you are able to bring your computer with you.

  • November 2, 2019 • 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Olin Library, Mendle Classroom

Come view various accordion bindings from special collections and learn how to make one of your own! This workshop will teach both a standard accordion binding and a variation called an explosion binding. Beginners are welcome and all materials will be provided.

  • November 2, 2019 • 1:15 PM – 3 PM
  • Olin Library

Join us and see the breadth of research being performed by undergraduates from all academic departments, programs, and schools. The poster session, managed by the Office of Undergraduate Research, will take place on levels 1 and A of Olin Library. Everyone is welcome to attend.  

  • November 2, 2019 • 2 PM – 4 PM
  • Olin Library, Mendle Classroom

Come view various accordion bindings from special collections and learn how to make one of your own! This workshop will teach both a standard accordion binding and a variation called an explosion binding. Beginners are welcome and all materials will be provided.

  • November 7 – 8, 2019

This two-day colloquium is devoted to the writings of Samuel Beckett, with a particular focus on questions of translation and performance. Presentations and workshops will bring traditional humanistic scholarly into conversation with creative writing, translation, performance, pedagogy, library exhibits, digital humanities initiatives, and more.

  • November 10, 2019 • 3 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Graham Chapel

The last of three lectures in the Blacks in America series, this Mary Curtis Horowitz Lecture for Civic Engagement and Social Policy event will feature a keynote talk by Karine Jean-Pierre, NBC & MSNBC Political Analyst, plus additional speakers, performances, and more.

  • November 10, 2019 • 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Brown Hall, Rm. 100

Helmed by Oscar- and Emmy-winning director Roger Ross Williams, The Apollo chronicles the unique history and contemporary legacy of the New York City’s landmark Apollo Theater.

  • November 11, 2019 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

The purpose of this workshop is to give a general overview of the process of using GIS in community-based research projects along with various GIS tools and applications that can be utilized when doing this kind of research.

  • November 12, 2019 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

This workshop will cover the automated import, processing workflows, and output of spatial data using the ArcPy library. Basic knowledge of Python syntax is required.

  • November 13, 2019 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

In this introduction to QGIS, we will step through a common GIS problem, from start to finish. We will use US census data and local school data to explore the relationship between public school accessibility and the demographic makeup of the local community.

  • November 14, 2019 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

ArcGIS Storymaps is a browser-based platform for webpage creation that facilitates interactive map creation and sharing and provides a simple tool for building a webpage that combines images, text, and more. This workshop will introduce students to ArcGIS Storymaps platform, and show how this medium can be used to tell compelling stories even if you don’t plan on including a map.

  • November 14, 2019 • 2 PM – 3 PM
  • Olin Library, Rm. 142

This workshop for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) is offered to fulfill a National Science Foundation continuing education requirement of at least one face-to-face education session each fiscal year.

  • November 15, 2019 • 12 PM – 2 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

In this two-part workshop, students will learn how to create a basic web map using the leaflet for R package. In addition, students will be exposed to a variety of other packages that will be useful for basic data collection, manipulation, and mapping.

  • November 15, 2019 • 7:30 PM – 10 PM
  • Webster University, Moore Auditorium

St. Louis’ Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra — a longtime fest favorite — returns to SLIFF with original scores and live accompaniment for not one but two silent films: a classic Buster Keaton comedy, Sherlock Jr., and a bizarrely amusing industrial short, Won by a Sweet.

  • November 17, 2019 • 8:30 PM – 10 PM
  • Stage at KDHX

This celebration of the educational films of yesteryear makes its fifth consecutive appearance at SLIFF. Settle in with friends for a relaxing night of drinks, kitsch, and nostalgia.

  • 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.

  • November 21, 2019 • 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Olin Library, Rm. 142

Professor Emerita of Anthropology Gayle J. Fritz will discuss her new work, Feeding Cahokia: Early Agriculture in the North American Heartland. Free and open to all; will include a book signing and reception.

  • December 4, 2019 • 5 PM – 7 PM
  • Kemper Art Museum & Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library

The Kemper Art Museum and the Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library welcome WashU students to an art-filled finals study break! This event features free snacks, fun activities, and more. Put down your books, gather your friends, and drop in for a few minutes of creative self-care.

  • December 9, 2019 • 1 PM – 4 PM
  • Olin Library

Finals are almost here! You’re finishing papers, cramming for that last test… KEEP CALM and take a snack break with us.

  • December 10, 2019 • 1 PM – 4 PM
  • Olin Library

Finals are almost here! You’re finishing papers, cramming for that last test… KEEP CALM and take a snack break with us.

  • December 11, 2019 • 1 PM – 5 PM
  • Olin Library

Final paper or project coming up? Join us for the Fall Write-In. Writing Center staff and research librarians will be on hand to answer questions, help with the writing process, and provide research assistance.

  • January 12, 2020 • 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • John M. Olin Library

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) marks its centennial in 2020. Washington University Libraries’ Julian Edison Department of Special Collections serves as the official archive for the ACLU of Missouri. Exhibit tours, refreshments, and family-friendly hands-on activities are planned for the opening.

  • January 15, 2020 • 4 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Olin Library, Mendle Classroom

January’s Book Club selection is Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine. Discover a fictional world in which the printing press had never been invited and the Great Library of Alexandria was never destroyed.

  • January 15, 2020 • 4 PM – 6 PM
  • John M. Olin Library

Textbook Central will be a fun, hackathon-type event where you can learn to search for your textbooks in the libraries’ collections.

  • January 17, 2020 • 9 AM – 4 PM
  • Olin Library, Rm. 142

Please join us for a workshop led by the Center for Open Science to explore new tools and learn easy, practical steps that researchers can use to increase the openness and reproducibility of their work.

  • January 22, 2020 • 5 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Danforth University Ctr., Rm. 276

Student leaders from across the Danforth Campus are invited to this information session to learn more about Open Educational Resources (OER).

  • January 30, 2020 • 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Olin Library, Rm. 142

Join us for a screening of the Change the Subject documentary, followed by a panel discussion. Free and open to all; refreshments will be provided.

  • February 13, 2020 • 2 PM – 4 PM
  • John M. Olin Library

Join us for a fun-filled day of Valentine’s Day-themed activities and food from University Libraries.

  • February 19, 2020 • 4 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Olin Library, Newman Exploration Center

February’s Book Club selection is The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World by Eric Weiner.

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