February 4th, 2013
August 27th, 2012
Beware the Dark Side! Become a Research Jedi!
August 28, 2012
11am – 1pm, Central Library
Become a Research Jedi! Defeat the Dark Side by gaining knowledge of the Force through the Library’s wide array of resources and services. Young Jedi will learn about Library services like the Digital Media Studio, the Research Desk, Special Collections, the Writing Center, and Geographic Information Systems. The event also highlights the Library’s noteworthy holdings, including electronic resources, and Texas history materials. Jedi Masters of the Library answer students’ questions and demonstrate available services.
Apprentice who successfully collect 5 of 11 tickets will get a FREE lunch and access to the Game Room. The Game Room includes XBOX, Wii, and PS3 gaming provided by the Library. Game room will stay open until 3pm. Have your picture taken in one of several theme based costumes provided by Costumes By Dusty.
For more information or if you need a special accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact Kevin Schuck, Central Library, Information Literacy at 817-272-3313 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find the event on facebook.
June 28th, 2012
Texas “Identity” Politics: 1900 – Present
Every person has multiple axes of identity: gender, sexual orientation, religion, race/ethnicity, political affiliation. As we go through life, we also have more changeable and/or ephemeral identities: student, parent, family member, professional, and so on. This exhibit focuses on political identities in Texas from 1900 to the present and the ways in which politics have become intertwined with our identities. The word politics, like propaganda, often has negative connotations, but it’s really just a descriptive term that can be fraught with complexity and emotion.
Texas “Identity” Politics: 1900 – Present shows different groups advocating for their civil rights in relation to various aspects of their identities, such as worker, mother, or citizen. When people advocate for or against any piece of legislation or policy that affects people’s lives in any way, then they are being political.
Texas “Identity” Politics: 1900 – Present is located in Special Collections, 6th floor, UT Arlington Central Library and runs through August 11, 2012. Hours are 9am – 5pm Monday through Saturday. This exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information call 817-272-3393 or contact email@example.com.
October 21st, 2011
National Public Radio correspondent John Burnett speaks about “The War Next Door” at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in the sixth floor atrium of the Central Library.
The event is part of “The War Next Door: Narco-Violence and the U.S.-Mexico Border” series tied to the “Life and Death in the Northern Pass” photography exhibit in the Central Library sixth floor parlor.
Burnett, who is based in Austin, has spent much of his career producing investigative reports from the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. His special reporting projects have included New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina, the U.S. invasion of Iraq and its aftermath, and many reports on the drug war in the Americas.
He has received the Scripps Howard National Journalism Award and an Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting. His reports are heard regularly on NPR’s award-winning newsmagazines Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.
For more information, contact Sam Haynes in the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies at 817-272-3997 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lifted directly and without editing from UTA TrailBlazer newsletter
May 2nd, 2011
Second Life Grand Opening and Exhibit
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm (CDT)
Link to teleport to the Alamo at UT Arlington: http://bit.ly/alamoexhibitatuta.
The Grand Opening celebration will include a live vocal performance from 5:00-6:00 pm by Jean Munro http://www.myspace.com/jeanmunrosl
February 28th, 2011
February 2nd, 2011
Uncle! The Weather Wins!
Feb. 4 Friends of Library meeting cancelled.
The Friends of the Library meeting scheduled for Friday, Feb. 4, at 7:30pm in Central Library has been cancelled.
The speaker, Joe G. Bax, would have had to drive to Arlington from near Huntsville, TX, and Friends members would have had to drive from their homes and navigate the icy campus from the parking garage to get into the library for the meeting. Neither sounded like a good prospect late on Wednesday afternoon when it was announced that the University of Texas at Arlington would be closed on Thursday, Feb. 3, for a third consecutive day due to the frigid temperatures and icy conditions.
Gerald Saxon, Dean of the UT Arlington Library, announced this afternoon that he plans to reschedule this speaker for later in the year.
Not all Friends members who receive our printed invitations are on our email list yet, so if you know someone who might regularly attends our meetings but might not receive this email, please pass on the word, to save them the trip on Friday. Thanks!
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December 6th, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Central Library 6th floor Parlor
Joyce Gibson Roach grew up in Jacksboro, Texas, graduating from Jacksboro High School. She holds Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Arts degrees from Texas Christian University and did post-graduate work in English at the University of North Texas.
Roach is a three-time Spur Award winner from Western Writers of America for The Cowgirls, revised reprint by the University of North Texas Press; short non-fiction, “A High Toned Woman,” from Hoein’ the Short Rows, Southern Methodist University Press; short fiction, “Just As I Am,” from Women of the West, Doubleday Company. She received the coveted Carr P. Collins prize for non-fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters for Eats: A Folk History of Texas Foods, Texas Christian University Press, and the William E. Jary Memorial Award from the Tarrant County Historical Commission for a book of local history, Wild Rose: A Folk History of a Cross Timbers Settlement, The Donning Company. She was a Spur finalist for short fiction, “In Broad Daylight” from Texas Short Stories, Browder Springs Publishing, and a finalist for the Teddy Children’s Book award from the Writers League of Texas for Horned Toad Canyon, Bright Sky Press. Roach is a 2010 Honoree in the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.
Currently, she divides her time between Keller and her ranch in Wise County in the Western Cross Timbers where she wages easement wars with oil, gas, and electric companies, deals with drought and feral pigs, tries to bring back native grasses, teaches her grandchildren the ways of the land and continues to write about it all.
Copies of the book will be for sale and signing after the meeting.
November 12th, 2010
Friends of the Library meet Nov. 12
Central Library sixth floor parlor
Also included in this meeting: presentation of the Friends McNair scholarship award winners
Don Graham was born in Collin County, north of Dallas, and attended high school in Carrolton, Texas. He graduated from North Texas State University with a B.A. and M.A. He took his doctorate at the University of Texas in Austin. After a stint at the University of Pennsylvania, Graham returned to UT-Austin where he holds the J. Frank Dobie Regents Professorship of American and English Literature. He regularly teaches the course made famous by Dobie, Life and Literature of the Southwest.
Graham’s publications include scores of articles and essays dealing with Texas culture. Among his works on Texas are No Name on the Bullet: A Biography of Audie Murphy, Giant Country: Essays on Texas, Kings of Texas: The 150-Year Saga of an American Ranching Empire, Lone Star Literature: From the Red River to the Rio Grande, and State Fare: An Irreverent Guide to Texas Movies. In 2008 Graham received the A.C. Greene Literary Award from the West Texas Book and Music Festival. His new book, State of Minds: Texas Culture and Its Discontents, will be published by the University of Texas Press in February 2011. Graham is also a Writer-at-Large for Texas Monthly.
October 19th, 2010
John Miller Morris is an associate professor of geography at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he has taught since 1992. He received his Ph.D. in geography from the University of Texas at Austin. He has authored four books, including From Coronado to Escalante (1992), El Llano Estacado (1997), A Private in the Texas Rangers (2001), and Taming the Land (2009).
Morris will be speaking to the Friends about his latest book, Taming the Land, a book that reflects the interest of Texans in the postcard graze that gripped the country from 1905-1920. During this time, hundreds of people took up cameras, and photographers of note chose some of their best works for photo postcards, which sold for a nickel and mailed for a penny to friends and relatives. Morris will show the Friends many of these revealing cards and discuss what they reveal about Texas and Texans in the early part of the 20th century.
Copies of the book will be sold during the reception following his presentation.