Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Through Saturday, February 28, 2015
Feb 25 2015
"Greensboro's Response to the Beginning of World War I" presented by Jim Schlosser
Sponsored by the Friends of the UNCG Libraries
Feb 26 2015
Presentation by Greg Grieve of the Religious Studies Department, "Playing with Religion and Digital Games in the Library"
Dr. Grieve is co-editor of Playing with Religion in Digital Games, published by Indiana University Press. The presentation will especially focus on his work with the University Libraries Gaming Lab in the Digital Media Commons.
Feb 9 2015
Friends of the UNCG Libraries Book Discussion – Regeneration by Pat Barker, led by Keith Gorman of the University Libraries
"Regeneration" by Pat Barker was published in 1991 and was a Booker Prize nominee. It was the first novel of a trilogy entitled the Regeneration Trilogy. The two other works in the trilogy are The Eye in the Door and The Ghost Road.
The novel set in WWI England explores the experience of British officers being treated for shell shock. Drawing on the experiences of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, the novel examines the issues of duty, masculinity, creative work, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Feb 5 2015
Charlie Lovett, author of First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen
Author Charlie Lovett is a former antiquarian bookseller, an avid book collector, and a member of The Grolier Club, the preeminent club for bibliophiles in North America. He and his wife split their time between Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Kingham, Oxfordshire, in England.
Lovett’s best-selling debut novel The Bookman’s Tale introduced scores of readers to the true meaning of the word bibliophile. In his second novel, FIRST IMPRESSIONS: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen, Lovett once again immerses readers in a world where books hold closely guarded secrets that threaten to turn the literary world upside down. Combining a very Austen-like love triangle; a portrait of one of our greatest literary legends; and a tribute to the typesetters and printing presses of the eighteenth century, FIRST IMPRESSIONS pulls readers into his world where true joy comes from a life lived in books.
Lovett's books will be for sale at the event and he will sign copies following the presentation.