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The Friends of the UNCG Libraries: 2012 in Review

Among the programming and service highlights of 2012:


·         BOOKMARKS Presents a Conversation with Kim Edwards

·         “Learn: Space: Learn” presented by Patrick Lee Lucas, Interior Architecture. 


·         A Dickens of a Celebration (Bicentennial celebration of the birth of Charles Dickens)


·         Matthew Pearl, author of The Technologists, and The Last Dickens 

·         Saving the Hansen House” documentary film screening

·         The Friends of the UNCG Libraries Annual Dinner “A Celebration of the Blues” with William Ferris and Lorenzo (Logie) Meachum


·         The third of six faculty-led book discussions held throughout the year from February through December

·         A newly elected and fully engaged Friends of the UNCG Libraries Board of Directors

May, June, and July (as well as the rest of the year)

·         Access to a book collection of more than 1 million volumes

·         A DVD collection of more 5000 items

·         Current literature and paperback collections of popular titles for summertime and year-round reading

·         Air conditioned respite from the heat in beautifully furnished libraries full of comfortable seating

·         A helpful and professional group of library employees dedicated to helping patrons find the information they need when they need it


·         The opening of the Digital Media Commons


·         A Visit with Tony Horwitz, author of Confederates in the Attic and other histories

·         Storyteller, Author and Musical Artist John McCutcheon


·         Dedication of the Harold Schiffman Music Library in the Music Building

·         Screening of documentary film Semper Fi: Always Faithful with special guest Jerry Ensminger 

·         Kelly Ritter, author of To Know Her Own History: Writing at the Woman’s College, 1943-1963 talk and book signing


·         Virginia Dare in Fact and Fancy," presented by author Marjorie Hudson in celebration of the birth of the first English child born in America


·         Coffee and other hot beverages provided by the Friends of the UNCG Libraries for hard-studying students preparing for exams