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Upcoming Events

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For a listing of workshops on various topics for students, faculty, and staff, see http://wulibraries.doattend.com. Questions? Contact Joy Lowery, director of communications and special events, at 314-935-5418.
Exhibition - Enjoyment in Libraries with the Candid Pencil of David Friedman
On display Wednesday, April 9, through the end of July
Olin Library's Ginkgo Reading Room and Grand Staircase Lobby (Level 1)

The Modern Graphic History Library (MGHL) presents Enjoyment in Libraries with the Candid Pencil of David Friedman, an exhibition of portrait sketches by the Czechoslovakian artist. A survivor of the Holocaust, Friedman (1893-1980) spent his life recording the world around him. After settling in St. Louis in 1956, he began to work on a series of paintings that recreated what he had seen and experienced in the ghettos and camps. Meanwhile, it was his trips to the library that offered relief from the anguish of his memories. Between 1962 and 1967, he sketched more than 100 portraits in seven different libraries throughout St. Louis. Sixty-some of those are on display, drawn from the MGHL’s David Friedman Collection. For more information, contact Skye Lacerte.
Screening - Rawstock at MELT
8 p.m. Friday, April 25
2712 Cherokee Street, St. Louis 63118

View a selection of treasures unearthed from the Libraries’ film vault at this unique archival screening. Held at MELT, an eclectic, upcycled eatery in the heart of St. Louis, the event offers a rare look at everything from educational films to burlesque acts. Drink specials and MELT’s delectable waffles will be available for purchase. For more details and to RSVP, see the Facebook event page. Contact Nadia Ghasedi with any questions.
Open House – Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Studio for the Illustrated Book
5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29
Walker Hall, Level 2

Tour the book studio, meet students and faculty, and learn the winners of this year’s Nancy Award for outstanding achievement in book design. The studio promotes the study of fine bookmaking and is a collaboration of Washington University Libraries and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. To learn more, watch HEC-TV’s segment, filmed at last year’s open house event, featuring the studio in conjunction with the station’s “State of the Arts” series.