Events

The UW-Green Bay Libraries' provide not only information resources to meet the needs of our community, but we also strive to be an intellectual and cultural asset for the University and Northeast Wisconsin through the events and programming we provide.

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

 

October 26, 2022 | 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Inclusive Reads & Conversations with the UWGB Libraries
Dr. Preston Cherry led our discussion on Dr. King's Economic Next Steps: The Healing of America's Moral Compass. Dr. Cherry chose this topic "because America's moral compass still needs nurturing towards wellness." Secondly, many label Dr. King's progression into the "Poor Peoples Campaign", "radical", and also twist his words about his economic vision, social-economic activism, and social justice to economic justice words of consciousness. 

November 16, 2022 | 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Inclusive Reads & Conversations with the UWGB Libraries
Dr. Bryan J. Carr led our discussion entitled "Holding Out for a Hero: Comic Book Superheroes and Social Justice." There is no denying that comic book superheroes are a major part of our cultural moment, and lately stories of caped avengers and supervillains have aspired to greater social relevance, from The Batman’s meditations on systemic inequality to The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s exploration of America’s painful history of racial injustice to The Boys’ satire of corporate America and its unending ability to profit off of these stories. But are superheroes truly a genre that can speak to lived experiences and challenge the status quo, or ultimately another platform through which such inequality is implicitly or explicitly reinforced? This discussion examined two recent essays on our relationship with superhero narratives in light of the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and seeks to explore the potential and pitfalls of mapping the fight for social justice onto these masked crusaders. Information about the reading is available in the link for this event above.

October 12-14, 2022 |  8:30am - 3:00pm daily
Cofrin Library Book Sale

Celebrate #NationalBookMonth with Cofrin Library’s annual book sale. The sale will be on the first floor in the library alcove. Find a new favorite or rediscover an old standby - our selection includes popular fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, art, reference works and much more!

September 28, 2022 | 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Inclusive Reads & Conversations with the UWGB Libraries
Dr. Alise Coen led our discussion on the article"Resettled and unsettled: Syrian refugees and the intersection of race and legal status in the United States" Dr. Coen is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Public & Environmental Affairs Unit at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Her research focuses on global governance, refugees, human rights, and US foreign policy. Her articles have recently appeared in International Relations, Ethics & International Affairs, Politics & Religion, and The International Journal of Human Rights. She is currently writing a book about US refugee policy. 

April 27, 2022
Inclusive Reads & Conversations with the UWGB Libraries - This month's discussion leader is Lisa Lamson. She will be leading a discussion on supporting Asian American students. All faculty and staff are welcome to participate. This is a virtual event.

April 7, 2022
Author Talk with Oneida poet and essayist, Louis V. Clark III (Two Shoes)

Join us at our Marinette campus library for an author talk with Oneida poet and essayist, Louis V. Clark III, author of Rebel Poet and How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century.  He will be discussing how he became a published writer, as well as his "journey of being an Indian in the 21st century, with a lot of stories and poetry." The event will include a reading, discussion, and book signing. This is a free event for the campus and community. 


April 3-9, 2022
National Library Week 2022: Connect with Your Library
The theme for National Library Week 2022, “Connect with Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected to technology by using broadband, computers, and other resources. Libraries also offer opportunities to connect with media, programs, ideas, and classes—in addition to books. Most importantly libraries also connect communities to each other. Overall, the theme is an explicit call to action—an invitation for communities to join, visit, or advocate for their local libraries. 

March 30, 2022
Inclusive Reads & Conversations with the UWGB Libraries
- This month's discussion leader is Valerie Murrenus Pilmaier. She will be leading a discussion on marginalization within the queer community. All faculty and staff are welcome to participate. This is a virtual event. 

March 24, 2022  
The War in Ukraine Roundtable - The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the ensuing war is now in its fourth week.  The conflict is having a devastating effect.  There have been estimated 1,500 Ukrainian civilian casualties, 3,000 Ukrainian and  7,000 Russian military casualties, 3 million refugees have fled Ukraine, cities such as Mariupol and Kharkiv lie in ruins while Kyiv is under assault, and anti-war protests have taken place around the world.  History professors Clifton Ganyard, Mark Karau. Eric Morgan, and Heidi Sherman, and moderated by David Coury discussed the war in Ukraine and its significance.




February 28-April 5, 2022
March Book Madness Tournament 
- March Book Madness at UWGB Libraries is back! Fill out your bracket to determine which book will reign supreme, then vote to get your favorites to the top. All students, faculty and staff are welcome and encouraged to play! The top 5 students brackets win Amazon gift cards. Top faculty and staff brackets earn bragging rights for the year! Brackets can be submitted starting February 28th through March 8th. Voting begins March 10th and goes through April 4th. Tournament champions will be announced April 5th. 

February 23, 2022 
Inclusive Reads & Conversations with the UWGB Libraries 
- The discussion leader was Cory Mathieu, who led a discussion on language and inclusion at UWGB.

November 30, 2021
Learning From History: Statues, Race, and the Value of History
 - The UWGB Libraries, in collaboration with UWGB History, participated in the Common CAHSS 2021 Conference. We held a panel discussion on the value of history with: . UWGB faculty Heidi Sherman, Mark Karau, David Voelker, and Jillian Jacklin. They discussed the impact of history and memory in contemporary culture.

November 11, 2021 
Learning From History - History has come to the forefront of cultural debates, recently, in everything from monuments and statues to the character of education. The UWGB Libraries are collaborating with the UWGB History faculty for a book discussion series on history and memory in contemporary culture.  The Hitler Conspiracies by Richard Evans (e-book available with UWGB login) discussion led by Clifton Ganyard, Associate Professor of History & Humanities.

October 21, 2021 
Talk and poster exhibit on Sophie Scholl and the White Rose Movement. Light refreshments will be available. Poster exhibit will be up October 18-30th on the 4th floor of the Cofrin Library.

October 21, 2021 
Learning From History - History has come to the forefront of cultural debates, recently, in everything from monuments and statues to the character of education. The UWGB Libraries are collaborating with the UWGB History faculty for a book discussion series on history and memory in contemporary culture.  Learning From the Germans by Susan Neiman (book available at the UWGB Libraries) discussion led by Mark Karau, Professor of History & Humanities

October 27, 2021 
Inclusive Reads & Conversations with the UWGB Libraries - This month's discussion leaders are Dinesh Yadav and Kristin Espinar.

September 29, 2021 
Inclusive Reads & Conversations with the UWGB Libraries 
- This month's discussion leader is Jillian Jacklin, Visiting Lecturer in Democracy & Justice Studies. This month's read is: "Queer Precarity and the Myth of Gay Affluence." 

September 29, 2021 
Stories From the Archives: The Great Peshtigo Fire presented by Katen Humiston. Stories from the Archives highlights a wide variety of research projects based upon historical materials held by the UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center Department. The focus for this event is the 150th anniversary of the Great Peshtigo Fire and its personal stories. 

September 23, 2021 
Learning From History - History has come to the forefront of cultural debates, recently, in everything from monuments and statues to the character of education. The UWGB Libraries are collaborating with the UWGB History faculty for a book discussion series on history and memory in contemporary culture.  The False Cause by Adam Domby (e-book available with UWGB login) discussion led by Dan Kallgren, Associate Professor of History & Humanities

September 7-17, 2021 
The Day that Changed the World - Poster Exhibit - The UW-Green Bay Libraries participated in Sept. 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the Worldan educational exhibition that presents the history of 9/11, its origins, and its ongoing implications through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks. Told across 14 posters, this exhibition includes archival photographs and images of artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection.