Friday, August 27, 2010

2010/2011 Book Discussion List Set--Register Now!


We're pleased to announce the new lineup for the FOL Book Discussion Group. Once again, we have asked some of our favorite faculty members to choose books they treasure. We hope you can join us for one or more of these discussions. Simply log on to http://library.uncg.edu/fol/register or call or email Kimberly Lutz (336.256.8598 or kdlutz2@uncg.edu) to register.

First up, on Monday, October 4, at 7 pm, is Zeitoun, a non-fiction account by Dave Eggers of one immigrant's experience during Hurricaine Katrina and its aftermath. Zeitoun was selected as UNCG's All-Campus Read this year, and we're very lucky to have Dr. Bill Hamilton leading the discussion. Dr. Hamilton, who teaches in the Masters of Liberal Studies program, spent a significant time in New Orleans and is primarily interested in the study of human rights. A student of world religion and a Latin American historian and Presbyterian minister by training, Dr. Hamilton will bring a unique perspective to our discussion of Zeitoun. To meet Dr. Hamilton virtually, please see this interview on YouTube.

Please note that all discussions will take place in the Hodges Reading Room on the second floor of Jackson Library. Check this blog periodically for more information about each book and faculty discussion leader. In the meantime, you can click on each book title for a fuller description.

Monday, October 4, 2010 at 7 pm: Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. Discussion Leader: Bill Hamilton, Liberal Studies

Monday, November 1, 2010 at 7 pm: My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor. Discussion Leader: Gwen Hunnicutt, Sociology Department

Monday, December 6, 2010 at 4 pm (note the earlier start): Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope. Discussion Leader: Hephzibah Roskelly, English Department

Monday, January 24, 2011 at 7 pm: The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson. Discussion Leaders: Janne Cannon, Microbiology and Immunology (UNC Chapel Hill) and Rob Cannon, Biology

Monday, February 28, 2011 at 7 pm: Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold by C.S. Lewis. Discussion Leader: Christopher Hodgkins, English Department

Monday, March 28, 2011 at 7 pm: Children of Dust by Ali Eteraz. Discussion Leader: Jeff Jones, History Department.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

September 9th Reception for New Art Exhibit in Jackson Library


The Friends of the UNCG Libraries are sponsoring a new art exhibit. "Accepting the Often Chaotic Appearance of Trees," created by Greensboro artist Karen Bjork Dischell, will be on display in the Jackson Library Reading Room during the Fall semester. We invite you to join us from 4-6 pm on September 9 for an opening reception.

Bjork Dischell, who works primarily as an oil painter, has a studio at the Lyndon Street Artworks in Greensboro. Originally from Massachusetts, she studied drawing and printmaking at the School of the Worcester Art Museum and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Bjork Dischell’s paintings have appeared in galleries across North Carolina, most recently in a juried show sponsored by the Elder Gallery in Charlotte, “Carolina’s Got Art.” Images of her paintings have appeared as cover art for The Musical Constellations (Unicorn Press, 2007), a book of poetry by UNCG English professor Tom Kirby-Smith, and in the journal Flyway (Iowa State University). She has also created murals and public art, including at the Jones Elementary School in Greensboro. She is a recipient of a 2009 United Arts Council Regional Artists Hub Program Grant.

For more information about the exhibit or reception, please contact Kimberly Lutz at (336) 256-8598 or at kimberly_lutz@uncg.edu.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Native American Storyteller Coming to Triad


Come walk the Choctaw Road! Listen to the stories and songs of Native American culture with one of the nation’s premier storytellers, children’s book author Tim Tingle. The University Libraries at UNC Greensboro are proud to present Mr. Tingle at two free public performances, one in Greensboro and one in Winston-Salem.

September 13, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Elliott University Center Auditorium on the UNCG Campus
September 11, 2010 at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the BOOKMARKS Festival in Winston-Salem

An Oklahoma Choctaw, Tim Tingle is a renowned concert performer, an accomplished author, and a popular keynote speaker. As a storyteller, he delivers lively historical and traditional stories, accompanying himself on the Native American flute and singing Choctaw songs to the rhythms of a whale skin drum.