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In this issue: Blind Date With Books, Library Book Sale, Weather and Climatology Guide & more!

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University of Chicago Library News

College Edition – February 2014

This Wednesday: Blind Date with Books

Looking for your literary love match? Come to the Special Collections Blind Date With Books event Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 2-4 pm. Learn about how early books were made, and try your hand at folding a folio to make a copy of Romeo and Juliet. Engage in the ultimate blind date, trying to identify books while blindfolded. And be sure to take a look at the rare books and manuscripts on display, all focusing on elements of love, romance, and heartbreak, from medieval through contemporary times. Registration is not required.

Library Book Sale

The Library is holding a sale of more than 10,000 duplicate and discarded volumes in Regenstein Library, Room A10, accessible via the staircase in the entryway of Regenstein. These include hardbacks, trade and scholarly paperbacks, multi-volume sets, maps and miscellaneous material. Prices start at $20/Hardbacks, $10/paperbacks/CDs, and $5/miscellaneous materials. Prices will be reduced each successive day with all remaining items free on the final day, Monday, Feb. 17 (no Saturday or Sunday hours).

Featured Research Guide: Weather and Climatology

Is this your first Winter Quarter in Chiberia? Find out how this season ranks among other years in Chicago. Access weather resources by visiting our Weather and Climatology Research Guide. Review climatological data, learn about severe weather events, and get the facts about climate change--all from the warmth of the Library or your residence hall.

Suggestions and Comments

Do you have a comment about a Library service or space? Or would you like to make a suggestion? Fill out our Suggestions and Comments form and let us know! Review past suggestions and comments, along with our response, by visiting the Maroon Opinions blog. Is there a book or DVD you'd like to see added to our collections? Suggest a Book for Purchase and your request will be sent for review to the appropriate bibliographer (a librarian who purchases items for the Library).

Image of Editions of Homer

Historic valentine in the Special Collections Research Center, Regenstein Library.


T. Kimball Brooker Prize
Submissions due Feb. 26
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Science Writing Prize for College Students
Submissions due Apr. 22
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