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The University Libraries, a Community Resource: Programs & the Friends of the UNCG Libraries

The University Libraries at UNCG engage the community in a variety of ways and on a variety of levels.In a series of three posts over coming weeks, I am outlining some of them.This post will focus on programs.
One of the University Libraries’ longest-running engagements with the community is with the Friends of the UNCG Libraries.Since 1959, the Friends have supported the libraries and have held an annual dinner with a major speaker each year.This is historically one of the best attended community events of the year at UNCG.The 2013 dinner is scheduled for the evening of Monday, April 29, 2013 when the speaker will be John Shelton Reed.
For the past ten years, the Friends have also sponsored a book discussion group led by faculty members.This is a unique opportunity for community members to enjoy the fine teaching at UNCG without charge, and to read and discuss books chosen by those faculty members and a committee of the Friends board.
The Friends and the University Libraries also spons…