November 2017

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  • Thursday, November 9, noon, Horseshoe History Tour with Archivist Elizabeth Cassidy
    Author and journalist Kathleen Parker is this year’s Ex Libris Society dinner speaker.

    West, meet at South Caroliniana Library

  • Thursday, November 9, 6 p.m., Fall Literary Festival 2017 welcomes novelist and short story writer Lydia Millet. Hollings Library. Free and open to the public.

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  • Faculty and Graduate Students: The last chance this semester to attend the Data Management Planning and DMPTool workshop is 1 p.m., Monday, November 13.
  • Faculty, Staff, and Students: A full-service Starbucks is coming to Thomas Cooper Library. Get the buzz here.
  • All Students: “Up Close and Personal with the Parker Quartet,” an open rehearsal and discussion of rehearsal techniques, score study, and preparing a part for rehearsal. Friday, November 10, 3 – 4 p.m., in the Music Library, second floor, School of Music. Free. Please RSVP here.
  • The Libraries will be closed November 23 and 24 for Thanksgiving break. See the entire November schedule here.

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Catch “Weird Science: A History of Human Knowledge” before it closes December 20. This major exhibit traces the history of science with an emphasis on the odd, the unique, and the wonderful.

From the exhibit: “A Drop of London Water,” as imagined through the lens of a satirist’s microscope. The illustration appeared in Punch, or the London Charivari (1850)a British magazine of humor and satire that ran from 1841 to 2002.

“The accompanying article, titled ‘The Wonders of a London Water Drop,’ is making fun of both the poor sanitary conditions of London and of the general social malaise of the city,” said Michael Weisenburg, Reference and Instruction Librarian in the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections and a curator of the exhibit. “The water is full of pestilence and monstrous creatures, some of which resemble aldermen and magistrates.”


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