UNT Libraries' Events
Doc Spot Film Series: We Are Legion - The Story of Hacktivists
We Are Legion takes us inside the world of Anonymous, the radical 'hacktivist' collective that has redefined civil disobedience for the digital age. The film explores the historical roots of early hacktivist groups like Cult of the Dead Cow and Electronic Disturbance Theater and traces how they evolved and coalesced into Anonymous, a full-blown movement with global reach and extraordinary power ( 60 min)
The Doc Spot Film Series is presented by the UNT Media Library and is in its ninth season this year. The spring 2014 series includes three outstanding documentaries that explore a wide range of current event and social issues. Each screening is followed by a brief discussion led by a guest speaker.Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Game On! @ UNT Libraries - April 2014
Game On! is a monthly gaming event hosted by the Media Library. Compete in friendly tournaments and test drive the latest titles from your favorite developers once a month at our open gaming event. Spring events will be held on March 5, and April 2. All events run from 4pm – 9pm in the UNT Media Library, Chilton Hall Rm 111.
The UNT Libraries begins its fourth year of hosting Game On!@ UNT Libraries. In spring 2014, the libraries will host three gaming events.Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Edible Books Festival 2014
The UNT Libraries are excited to once again be hosting their Edible Books Festival this April 1st in the Willis Library Forum from 2-3:30pm.
The International Edible Book Festival is a yearly event held on April 1 throughout the world. This event is a celebration of art, food, libraries, and community. UNT students, faculty, and staff create edible books that are exhibited and then consumed.
All entries must be "bookish" through the integration of text, literary inspiration or, quite simply, the form and they must be completely edible. To view examples of past entries, see Edible Books Festival.
Prize categories include best tasting, best use of chocolate, best adult fiction book, best adult non-fiction book, best children's book, most unusual use of food, and best non-cake book. Entries will be judged on originality and creativity, skill and construction, visual appeal, and adherence to the book theme.
There is no fee to enter or attend. Advance registration for entrants is encouraged, but not required. For more details or to register, contact Kristin Boyett.
To learn more, see the article in UNT News: UNT Libraries to hold 11th annual Edible Book Festival.Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Fourth-generation Texas photographer to give UNT’s annual Paul R. Voertman Lecture
What: “Byrds of Texas: Four Generations of Photographers” — The Friends of the University of North Texas Libraries’ annual Paul R. Voertman Lecture, presented by Byrd Williams IV, professor of photography at Collin County College
When: 6 p.m. March 27 (Thursday)
Where: The Forum on the first floor of UNT’s Willis Library, 1506 W. Highland St.
Cost: $40 per person; $75 per couple. Includes a buffet dinner. Reservations must be made by 5 p.m. March 24 (Monday).
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Contact: Kristin Boyett at 940-565-2486 or Kristin.Boyett@unt.edu.
In 1905, Gainesville resident Byrd Moore Williams Jr. started a career in photography while he was still earning an engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He later documented many major engineering projects in the state with his camera, including the construction of San Antonio’s River Walk during the 1940s.
Williams’ grandson, Byrd Williams IV— the fourth generation in the Williams family with an interest and career in photography — will discuss his family’s collection of photos March 27 (Thursday) at the annual Paul R. Voertman Lecture sponsored by the University of North Texas’ Friends of the UNT Libraries.
The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Forum on the first floor of UNT’s Willis Library, 1506 W. Highland St. Following a buffet dinner, Williams will present his lecture, “Byrds of Texas: Four Generations of Photographers,” at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $40 per person and $75 per couple. To make reservations, contact Kristin Boyett at 940-565-2486 or Kristin.Boyett@unt.edu. Reservations must be made by 5 p.m. March 24 (Monday).
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All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the UNT Libraries, which was established in 1981 to improve and increase the physical resources of the libraries’ Special Collections, formerly the Rare Books and Archives collections.
The Friends regularly contribute funds for the purchase of materials for the collections and sponsor receptions, poetry and short story readings, workshops and other events to help to make the collections a recognized part of the cultural benefits of the Denton area. The Voertman Lecture was established by and named for a life member of the Friends.
In 2013, the UNT Libraries acquired the Byrd Williams Family Collection, which consists of more than 10,000 prints and more than 300,000 negatives of photos shot by Byrd Moore Williams Jr.; his father, Byrd Moore Williams, owner of a Gainesville hardware store who also operated a darkroom in his home; Byrd Williams III, the son to Williams Jr. and the owner of an artistic photo service in Fort Worth; and Williams IV, who developed the photography program at Collin County College and has taught there for 26 years.
The Byrd Williams Family Collection is part of the UNT Libraries’ Special Collections. The photos include Byrd Moore Williams’ depictions of Gainesville at the end of the 19th century; scenes of everyday life in Fort Worth during the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s, shot by Williams III, and his series of prints documenting women at work in the city during the 1930s; and Williams IV’s images of some of the same places in Fort Worth 40 years later. Williams IV also created portraits of some celebrities, including televangelist Jimmy Swaggart and author Larry McMurtry at his Archer City, Texas, bookstore.
The collection includes commercial and studio photography, western landscapes, documentary studies and fine art photography, as well as family correspondence, artifacts and cameras.Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys - Acts of Faith
Join us Thursday, March 27 for the next event in the Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys reading and discussion series - Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation by Eboo Patel.
Discussion led by Neilesh Bose (UNT Department of History)
Copies of the novel are available to check out from the Eagle Commons Library reference desk (Sycamore Hall). Please contact email@example.com if you have questions about the event, or are interested in leading a future discussion. More information on the reading series can be found at Let's talk About It: Muslim Journeys. The books from this semester’s reading series are on display in Sycamore 119.
This event is free and open to the public.Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm