This week, UNT Libraries joins libraries nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries lead their communities through the transformative services, programs and expertise they offer. April 8-14 is National Library Week, an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries aren’t just places to borrow books or study—they’re also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies and develop their skills and passions. We've created an exciting lineup of events to celebrate the many ways our libraries lead the UNT campus and local community.

Schedule of Events

Edible Books Festival | Monday, April 9th, 1–3 pm | Willis Library 250H

Help kick off National Library Week with us at the annual Edible Books Festival on Monday, April 9th in Willis Library! Members of the Denton community and UNT faculty, staff members, and students may enter their creations into the festival for free, and they are also invited to judge the entries and then eat them.

Civic Engagement Tabling | Tuesday, April 10th, 12–3 pm | Willis Library

Our Public Services division will have tables set out outside of Willis Library with resources about civic engagement, politics, and information literacy.

Eagle Commons Library Birthday Celebration | Tuesday, April 10th, All Day | Eagle Commons Library (Sycamore Hall)

Eagle Commons Library is turning 81 years old! Celebrate with the libraries at Eagle Commons all day long with cake and fun activities.

Doc Spot: Starving the Beast | Wednesday, April 11th, 12 pm | Willis Library Forum, 140

Media Library will host the finale of this semester's Doc Spot Film Series. As college tuition skyrockets and student debt explodes, a powerful new documentary reveals a nationwide fight for control of the heart, soul, and finances of America’s public universities.

Japanese Book Making Workshop | Wednesday, April 11th, 2–5 pm | Willis Library Forum, 140

UNT Special Collections wanted to show that libraries lead in creativity, by offering a hands-on workshop to learn Japanese bookmaking techniques. This workshop will focus on the art of Japanese stab binding, the suminagashi paper marbling technique, and block printing. Please join us for this wonderful workshop, and leave with your own custom handmade book!‚Äč

The Human Library | Thursday, April 12th, 1–6 pm | Willis Library Forum, 140

UNT's Human Library offers a safe and supportive space to help you learn from your fellow humans. Look through a catalog just as you would in a traditional library, select a 'book' that you are interested in, and sit down with the book to 'read' by having a conversation with the person representing the title.

University Day Student Portraits Exhibit | Friday, April 13th, 11 am–1:30 pm | Library Mall

UNT Special Collections curated this display of student portraits from the early 1900s through present day, showing the history of our student body, and the wonderful photography contained in the UNT Archives. This display should inspire students to look back at UNT history, as well as consider their own place within it.