Thursday, January 28, 2010

Forever Free exhibit special events January 21-February 7

Forever Free Exhibit Special Events January 31-February 7:

Sunday, January 31 --Former Museum Director Bill Moore will speak on "The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln: The Greensboro Connection" at the Greensboro Historical Museum at 3:00 p.m. (In the event of inclement winter weather this weekend, as predicted, contact the Museum to see if the event is still on: 336-373-2043). The Museum, not UNCG, will make the call on whether the event goes on as scheduled.

Thursday, February 4: Lecture by Dr. Thomas J. Brown, University of South Carolina,  “The Civil War in Modern Eyes.” Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House, UNCG campus, 7 p.m.

Sunday, February 7: African American Music in the Time of Lincoln Greensboro councilwoman and “Song” Storyteller T. Dianne Bellamy-Small & friends will present an inspirational performance of black spirituals of the 19th century.  Central Library, Greensboro Public Library, 219 N. Church St., 3 p.m.

From January 25 through March 5, the University Libraries at UNCG play host to a very special exhibit: "Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation." The exhibit, which fills a long wall on one side of the Jackson Library Reading Room, explores Lincoln’s gradual transformation from an antislavery moderate into “The Great Emancipator." In conjunction with the exhibit, the University Libraries are bringing several speakers to campus, with more in February and early March.

Organized by the Huntington Library, San Marino, Calif., and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, New York City, in cooperation with the American Library Association (ALA), this traveling exhibition is made possible through major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, created by Congress and charged with planning the national celebration of Lincoln’s 200th birthday.

Locally, this project is made possible in part by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and through the support of the Friends of the UNCG Libraries, the N.C. Civil War Roundtable and the UNCG History Club.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation exhibit to open Monday, January 25


Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation exhibit is now installed in the Jackson Library Reading Room at UNC Greensboro. I hope you will enjoy it.

From January 25 through March 5, the University Libraries plays host to a very special exhibit: "Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation." The exhibit, which fills a wall of the Jackson Library Reading Room, explores Lincoln’s gradual transformation from an antislavery moderate into “The Great Emancipator." In conjunction with the exhibit, the University Libraries are bringing several speakers to campus, with more in February and early March, and our partners at the Greensboro Historical Museum and Greensboro Public Library also have events scheduled to coincide with the exhibit.

Next week's Forever Free program events:
Tuesday, January 26 - Dr. Loren Schweninger, UNCG History Department, "Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln and the End of Slavery." at 7:00 pm in the Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House, UNCG Campus. Free.

Wednesday, January 27 -Former Senator George McGovern will sign copies of his 2009 book, Abraham Lincoln, and discuss what drew him to the subject. Reception immediately following. 3:30 pm in Jackson Library Reading Room, UNCG Campus. Senator McGovern will also speak that evening at 7 pm at the premiere screening of UNCG Professor Matt Barr's film, Hungry for Green: Feeding the World Sustainably, which McGovern narrates. The screening will be held in the Elliott University Center Auditorium. Both events are free.

Sunday, January 31 --Former Museum Director Bill Moore will speak on "The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln: The Greensboro Connection" at the Greensboro Historical Museum at 3:00 p.m.

Organized by the Huntington Library, San Marino, Calif., and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, New York City, in cooperation with the American Library Association (ALA), this traveling exhibition is made possible through major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, created by Congress and charged with planning the national celebration of Lincoln’s 200th birthday.

Locally, this project is made possible in part by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and through the support of the Friends of the UNCG Libraries, the N.C. Civil War Roundtable and the UNCG History Club.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Upcoming Book and Author Events in the Triad


Happy new year from the University Libraries at UNCG.
Here are book and author events in the Triad that I know about during January 2010.

FREE Friends of the UNCG Libraries Events

Monday, January 25: Friends of the UNCG Libraries Book Discussion of This One and Magic Life, by Anne Carroll George, led by Bill Carroll of the UNCG School of Music. Free, but registration is suggested at http://library.uncg.edu/fol/register/

From January 25 through March 5, the University Libraries will play host to a very special exhibit: "Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation." The exhibit, which will fill the Jackson Library Reading Room, explores Lincoln’s gradual transformation from an antislavery moderate into “The Great Emancipator." In conjunction with the exhibit, the University Libraries are bringing several speakers to campus, with more in February and early March:

Tuesday, January 26 _-Dr. Loren Schweninger, UNCG History Department, "Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln and the End of Slavery." at 7:00 pm in the Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House, UNCG Campus.

Wednesday, January 27 --Former Senator George McGovern will sign copies of his 2009 book, Abraham Lincoln, and discuss what drew him to the subject. Reception immediately following. 3:30 pm in Jackson Library Reading Room, UNCG Campus.

Check out http://library.uncg.edu/depts/admin/lincoln/ for more information about these events and for a list of other events in connection with the exhibit which are being hosted by the Greensboro Public Library and the Greensboro Historical Museum. And, to register for the FOL Book Discussion on James McPherson's Lincoln, on Monday, February 22, please visit http://library.uncg.edu/fol/register/.

Other book and author events at UNCG during January:

Tuesday January 26, 2010: UNCG’s Center for Creative Writing in the Arts will host a bilingual reading [Spanish, English] and book signing by internationally acclaimed Costa Rican author Ana IstarĂº at 7:30 pm in the university’s Faculty Center on College Avenue. IstarĂº will be reading from Fever Season, a collection of her selected poetry, translated by Mark Smith-Soto. The event, co-sponsored by the UNCG department of Romance Languages and the Community Bookstore, will be free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday January 27, 2010: IstarĂº will also read poetry and perform scenes from her plays, in Spanish only, at 4:00 pm in the third floor faculty lounge of the MHRA building, located at the corner of Spring Garden and Forest Streets. The event is free and open to the public.
For further information on both events, contact Mark Smith-Soto at 336-334-4433.

Other book and author events in the Triad during January that may be of interest (in date order):

Friday January 08, 2010: Don Bolden signs Images of America: Burlington, North Carolina
Don Bolden, editor emeritus of the Burlington Times News, discusses his new pictorial.
6:00 PM
Barnes and Noble, Burlington
Alamance Crossing Shopping Center, 3125 Waltham Blvd, Burlington, NC 27215, 336-584-0869

Thursday, January 14, 2010: Discussion with local author David Noer in conjunction with his new book, Healing the Wounds: Overcoming the Trauma of Layoffs and Revitalizing Downsized Organization.
7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble, Greensboro
Friendly Center, 3102 Northline Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27408, 336-854-4200

Saturday, January 16, 2010: UNCG professor Jennifer Etnier, author of Bring Your "A" Game: A Young Athlete's Guide to Mental Toughness, signs copies of her book.
2:00 PM
Barnes & Noble, Burlington
Burlington, NC

Tuesday January 19, 2010: Fred Chappell Author Reading
Many people think of Fred Chappell as a southern writer, but all of his work is rooted in the Appalachian culture where he grew up. Ancestors and Others is a collection of stories that has something for everyone from ghosts to folk fables and family.
7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble, Greensboro
Friendly Center, 3102 Northline Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27408, 336-854-4200

Friday, January 22, 2010: Greensboro author, Nancy Gotter Gates reads from her new book, Sand Castles.
Brown Bag Author Lunch program at the Greensboro Public Library – Central Library
219 North Church Street
Contact Beth Sheffield 373-3617

Thursday January 28, 2010: Survivor contestant and Christian speaker Austin Carty talks about his memoir, High Points and Lows.
7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble, Greensboro
Friendly Center, 3102 Northline Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27408, 336-854-4200

Saturday January 30, 2010: Pulitzer-winning journalist Leonard Pitts, Jr. reads from his most recent book, Forward from This Moment: Selected Columns, 1994-2008. This book is a collection of his best newspaper columns along with some longer pieces.
3:00 PM
Barnes & Noble, Greensboro
Friendly Center, 3102 Northline Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27408, 336-854-4200

Upcoming events at UNCG:

Through March 5, 2010—The touring exhibit, Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation, housed in the Jackson Library Reading Room on the UNCG campus continues with the following events, plus others at the Greensboro Public Library and the Greensboro Historical Museum. See complete list at http://library.uncg.edu/depts/admin/lincoln/ .

Thursday, February 4 --Dr. Thomas J. Brown, University of South Carolina History Department, “The Civil War in Modern Eyes.” at 7:00 pm Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House, UNCG Campus.
Thursday, February 18 --Dr. Paul Finkelman, Albany School of Law, "Did Abe Lincoln Really Free the Slaves?" at 7:00 pm Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House, UNCG Campus.
Thursday, March 4 --Dr. Heather Williams, UNC Chapel Hill History Department, "Help Me to Find My People: Searching for Family After Slavery Ended." at 7:00 pm Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House, UNCG Campus.

Thursday, April 8, 2010: Jennifer Thompson Cannino, co-author of Picking Cotton. Sponsored by the Friends of the UNCG Libraries and the UNCG Sociology Department
Virginia Dare Room, UNCG

Monday, May 10, 2010: Friends of the UNCG Libraries Annual Dinner with Frank Stasio, host of The State of Things, on WUNC radio. (ticketed event, admission charged, details forthcoming)

Notable events elsewhere:

Wednesday, March 17, 2010. Famed children's book author Jan Brett will be at the Barnes & Noble in Winston Salem with her new book, The Easter Egg
5:00 PM
Barnes & Noble, Winston Salem
1925 Hampton Inn Court, Winston Salem, NC 27103, 336-774-0800.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Abraham Lincoln . . . coming soon to Jackson Library

From January 25 through March 5, the University Libraries will play host to a very special exhibit: "Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation." The exhibit, which will fill the Jackson Library Reading Room, explores Lincoln’s gradual transformation from an antislavery moderate into “The Great Emancipator."

In conjunction with the exhibit, the University Libraries are bringing several speakers to campus:

Tuesday, January 26 at 7:00 pm--Dr. Loren Schweninger, UNCG History Department, "Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln and the End of Slavery." Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House, UNCG Campus.

Wednesday, January 27 at 3:30 pm--Former Senator George McGovern will sign copies of his 2009 book, Lincoln, and discuss what drew him to the subject. Reception immediately following. Jackson Library Reading Room, UNCG Campus.

Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 pm--Dr. Thomas J. Brown, University of South Carolina History Department, “The Civil War in Modern Eyes.” Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House, UNCG Campus.

Thursday, February 18 at 7:00 pm--Dr. Paul Finkelman, Albany School of Law, "Did Abe Lincoln Really Free the Slaves?" Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House, UNCG Campus.


Thursday, March 4 at 7:00 pm--Dr. Heather Williams, UNC Chapel Hill History Department, "Help Me to Find My People: Searching for Family After Slavery Ended." Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House, UNCG Campus.

Check out http://library.uncg.edu/depts/admin/lincoln/ for more information about these events and for a list of events hosted by the Greensboro Public Library and the Greensboro Historical Museum. And, to register for the FOL Book Discussion on James McPherson's Lincoln, on Monday, February 22, please visit http://library.uncg.edu/fol/register/.

The "Forever Free" exhibit was organized by the Huntington Library and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in cooperation with the American Library Association, and made possible through major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, created by Congress and charged with planning the national celebration of Lincoln’s 200th birthday. Locally, this project is also made possible in part by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and through the support of the Friends of the UNCG Libraries, the NC Civil War Roundtable, and the UNCG History Club.