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Public Domain Review 21h
A dog playing cat bagpipes at the funeral of Reynard the Fox. The Reynard stories were so popular in medieval France that the old French word for fox ("goupil") gave way to “renard”, which is still used today. More musical animal funeral-goers here:
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Main Stacks Mar 21
Roses are red 🌹 There are violets galore 🏵️ Here at the Stacks we say 📚
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University Library Mar 21
Even though it's spring break, we'll still be here today for all your needs from 12-1pm CST.
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Main Stacks Mar 20
A tip for borrowing books: if you have any small, artsy humans in your life, pick up one of our fun coloring bookmarks for them! Otherwise they might be tempted to find their own artistic outlet 😲🖍️📚
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The British Library Mar 20
Smile everyone, for today is . Why not gather all of your dearest buddies to recreate this joyous image, taken from one of the friendship diaries on display in our exhibition?
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Main Stacks Mar 18
We have shorter hours this week for 🗓️🌴😎 the following hours would be great times to come and see us, ! More library hours here:
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Main Stacks Mar 16
Have a great , ! will miss you this week 🐟💛💙😎 We're closed today, 3/16 and tomorrow, 3/17. See you Monday!
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HPNL Mar 12
Pancakes have been a beloved dish around the world for much of human history. Over the years a wide variety of pancakes have sprung up. In honor of here a few recipes from the Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection.
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University Library Mar 10
Good morning, Illini! We're trying to focus on the fact that we're getting an extra hour of sunlight and not the fact that we lost an hour of sleep.
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UGL Illinois Mar 9
You only have a week left to submit your entry into the Re-Mix It Competition. Win up to $500 by incorporating public domain works into the artistic expression of your choosing! Check out today.
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U of Illinois RBML Mar 4
Gillen Wood (of and ) will give a talk on “The Volcano Lover: Sir William Hamilton’s Campi Phlegraei and the Craze for Vesuvius” on Friday. Join us to learn more about Hamilton's research on Mount Vesuvius and see "Campi Phlegraei" for yourself!
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Main Stacks Mar 8
Celebrate with a visit to the Stacks! We recommend the 920.7s for biographies, but there are a lot of places that you can find strong women in the library 😌❤️
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Public Domain Review Mar 7
It's ! The perfect time to explore our collection of more than 200 weird and wonderful titles from the past: (Pictured: Giuseppe Arcimboldo's The Librarian, 1566)
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Main Stacks Mar 7
Hey ! Grab a copy of today to see what our very own Stacks student worker has to say about balancing work and academics (and to catch a peek at what Campus Mail processing looks like!)
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Main Stacks Mar 5
As far as collection stewardship tactics go, we'd rate sassy like this at the top of our list 👏🤩🏆 Bonus points awarded for the bad !
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WGGP Mar 4
Reception in honor of Dr. Koji Taira, Emeritus in Economics of the University of Illinois... Main Library tomorrow from 3:30 – 4:30 PM.
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U of Illinois RBML Mar 2
Dr. Seuss was born on in 1904! He began his career in writing and drawing in ad campaigns before writing children’s books. Since 1998, has observed every year on March 2nd. Celebrate both occasions by reading your favorite Dr. Seuss book!
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UIUCWritersWorkshop Feb 28
Grad writers, we have a question for you! We're planning a grad writing retreat during spring break, and we want to know: where are your favorite places to write on campus? Stay tuned for more info!
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Main Stacks Feb 27
Some of the books in the Stacks were donated or purchased from personal collections, making it a great place to find neat ! 📚💯 warm our little library hearts ❤️
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University Library Feb 26
The library provides access to over 900 different databases! Check out the full list, or browse smaller, subject specific lists here:
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