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Margaret Maron Honored

We are delighted to announce this honor for Margaret Maron, who attended UNCG and whose papers are on long-term loan to our University Libraries.  Mystery Writers of America Announces Ken Follett & Margaret Maron
as their 2013 Grand Masters
Plus Raven and Ellery Queen Awards

December 3, 2012 New York, NY – Ken Follett and Margaret Maron have been chosen as this year’s Grand Masters by Mystery Writers of America (MWA). MWA's Grand Master Award represents the pinnacle of achievement in mystery writing and was established to acknowledge important contributions to this genre, as well as a body of work that is both significant and of consistent high quality. Mr. Follett and Ms. Maron will be presented with their awards at the Edgar Awards Banquet, which will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on Thursday, May 2, 2013.

Margaret Maron is the author of twenty-six novels and two short story collections. Her first mystery, One Coffee With, was published in 1981, …

For Those Who Wish to Give

During this holiday season, we are especially thankful to our Friends of the UNCG Libraries and other donors for your membership and support, enabling us to offer a better library experience for students, faculty, staff and Friends than would be possible without you.
Click here if you’d like to make a year-end contribution to the Friends and here if you would just like to make a contribution to support the University Libraries.

2013: A Preview of Coming Programs

Monday, January 28 Book Discussion of When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God by T. M. Luhrmann, led by Dr. Ben Ramsey, Religious Studies. Hodges Reading Room, Jackson Library, 4 p.m. FREE
Wednesday, February 13 — UNCG alum Wiley Cash, author of A Land More Kind Than Home. Hodges Reading Room, Jackson Library, 7 p.m. FREE
Monday, February 25 — Book Discussion of Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence., led by Dr. Keith Cushman, English. Hodges Reading Room, Jackson Library, 7 p.m. FREE
Wednesday, March 6 — Christopher Hodgkins and Robert Whalen Present "The Digital Temple of George Herbert." Hodges Reading Room, Jackson Library, 4 p.m. FREE.
Monday, March 18 — Book Discussion of In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror & an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson, led Dr. Karl Schleunes, History. Hodges Reading Room, Jackson Library, 7 p.m. FREE
Wednesday, March 20 Joseph Bathanti, current North Carolina Poet Lau…

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