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Upcoming events

Here's a list of our public events this fall semester.  If you don’t see a link to a blog entry, we will provide more information on this blog nearer to each event, but suggest you save the dates and times on your calendar for those you are interested in. 
Friends of the UNCG Libraries Book discussions   Fall discussions are September 17, October 29, and December 3.

Friday, September 7.  Author Tony Horwitz, Jackson Library Reading Room, 4-5 p.m.

Monday, September 10.  Author, storyteller and musical artist John McCutcheon, Elliott University Center Auditorium.  7 p.m.  See

Wednesday, September 12Author Doc Hendley, whose book Wine to Water: A Bartender's Quest to Bring Clean Water to the World was the campus read this summer.  Aycock Auditorium. 7 p.m.  For more about his appearance, click here.

Friday, October 5.  Dedication and naming ceremony of Harold Schiffman Music Library, Music Building.  4 p.m. See 

Monday, October 22. Free Screening of documentary film, Semper Fi: Always Faithful, Elliott University Center Auditorium, 7 p.m. 

The film chronicles the efforts of U.S. Marine Corps Master Sergeant Jerry  Ensminger on behalf of Marines and their families exposed to toxic drinking water at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in Jacksonville, NC. These efforts resulted in the introduction of the Janey Ensminger Act in the House and the Caring for Camp Lejeune Veterans Act in the Senate. The act is named after Mr. Ensminger's daughter who died of leukemia in 1985 at the age of nine.
We are delighted to announce that Mr. Ensminger will join us for the film screening to update us on the story since the film was made and lead a discussion of it. 

Thursday, October 25. Talk and book signing by Kelly Ritter, author of To Know Her Own History: Writing at the Woman's College 1943-1963. Hodges Reading Room, 4 p.m. In her recent book, Professor Ritter (English Department) chronicles the evolution of writing programs at Woman's College during the postwar period.

Thursday, November 8.  "Virginia Dare in Fact and Fancy," presented by author Marjorie Hudson in celebration of the birth of the first English child born in America 425 years ago.  Sponsored by the Friends of the UNCG Libraries as part of the Around the House series and in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Virginia Dare Room at the UNCG Alumni House.  Free and open to the public. 4 p.m.

Saturday, November 10.  "Women Veterans Historical Project Luncheon and Panel Discussion," featuring a panel discussion with activists who work on different military-related issues such as student veterans, homelessness, and sexual assault and trauma in the military. The program is open to everyone, with a special focus on veterans, their friends and families.  Tickets will be $12 for all military veterans and $16 for non-veterans.  Table sponsorship opportunities to sponsor students will be available for $300.  Invitations will be sent in late September. For more information contact Beth Ann Koelsch at or 336/334-5838. See