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Library News and Events

The calendar below shows activities and events sponsored by the Henry Madden Library, both on and off campus. If you want to know about events taking place in the building, please visit the Library Building Meetings and Workshops calendar. For campus events, see the Campus Events calendar.


Current and Historical News

To Dam Or Not To Dam?

Temperance Flat Dam: April 27, 2018

Friends of the Madden Library present “To Dam Or Not To Dam?” where the question to be discussed is whether increased water storage is worth the costs.

The Madden Library brings together two experts with opposing views: In favor is Mario Santoyo, executive director of the San Joaquin Valley Water Infrastructure Authority; and opposed is Chris Acree, executive director of ...

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Safiya Noble: April 20, 2018

Fresno State’s Henry Madden Library presents Information Studies scholar and distinguished Fresno State alumna Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble, who will talk about her latest book, Algorithms of Oppression, which skewers Google and other search engines for reinforcing racism and sexism.The lecture is presented as part of the Womack Lecture Series, funded by the J. Printise Womack...

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Secret Garden Party

Secret Garden Party: April 8, 2018

The Arne Nixon Center Advocates and Secret Garden Party sponsors invite you to join them for a Secret Garden Party. Funds raised at this event will be used to support the creation of a community mural designed by the award winning children’s illustrator and muralist, Rafael López. Together we will add beauty to a Fresno neighborhood.

A Child’s Verse in...

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Alex Gino event and details

Alex Gino Visits: April 9-10, 2018

Alex Gino, the award-winning author, will visit Fresno on April 9 and 10th. Please join us in welcoming them!

The Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children's Literature and the Cross Cultural and Gender Center and Lesbian,Gay, Bisexual, Transgender + Allies Network at Fresno State and the community organization, Trans-E-Motion have partnered to bring Mx. Gino to Fresno to speak for...

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The 1st Annual Undergraduate Research and Writing Prizes

Undergraduate Research and Writing Prizes: Spring 2018​

The Henry Madden Library is pleased to help announce the first Undergraduate Research and Writing Prizes. For rules, eligibility and more information visit: Undergraduate Writing Conference

Awards

  • three awards for best research papers...
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Women's Herstory Editathon​: March 16, 2018

We invite people of all gender identities expressions transgender cisgender and gender nonconforming women.

Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming...

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Corky Normat  artwork

Places You Know Event: Reception February 9; Exhibition February 10 - May 10​, 2018

Our exhibition will feature Corky Normart’s cityscapes of Fresno and Jerusalem, landscapes of the region and a selection of dynamic new work.

This local artist received international recognition for designing the Dome of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Elements of this commission, along with Normart’s paintings, will be included in the exhibition.

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Alexis Rossi

Defeating the Digital Information Gap: January 19, 2018

Join the Friends of the Madden Library for the “Defeating the Digital Information Gap” event. Alexis Rossi, Librarian, speaker and Director of Media & Access at Internet Archive, will speak about the nonprofit online library, and the digitization of hard to find books as a way of providing more access to knowledge for all.

Defeating...

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Two native-american women posing in front of wares

Collecting Culture Exhibition: September 11 - December 1, 2017

The Henry Madden Library presents the Collecting Culture: Early Native American Collections From Central California exhibition taking place in the Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery (2nd floor, North Wing).

Objects are on loan from the collections of Table Mountain Rancheria and The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois.

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Business Wednesdays

Business Wednesdays: Fall 2017

The Henry Madden Library is pleased to offer business and economics research workshops to help students learn about valuable information resources. Each session includes a brief overview of the research process and tools, and ample time to do their own guided searching.

Advanced registration is strongly suggested due to the limited seating. Register today at:...

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Day of Giving, Support the Henry Madden Library! #FresnoStateDOG

Day of Giving: November 2, 2017

The Madden Library is a proud participant of the Day of Giving happening November 2nd! How can you help? Donate money and become an ambassador or get social!

What is Day of Giving? D.O.G. is a 24-hour fund drive with a focus on social media. Simply go to dayofgiving.fresnostate.edu and choose from these three Library funds or...

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Free Museum Day

Free Museum Day Events: October 28, 2017

The Madden Library is a proud participant for the first annual Free Museum Day happening October 28th!

This fun-filled day of exploration is presented by the Greater Fresno Alliance of Museums & Educational Sites. Select museums and educational sites in Fresno, Madera and Tulare counties will come together to celebrate. Participating sites will offer free admission to visitors...

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Fake News

Fake News Discussion: October 27, 2017

The Friends of the Madden Library present Fake News: Alternative Facts and Media Bias, a panel discussion with Fresno Bee Executive Editor and Senior Vice President Jim Boren, journalist and writer Lloyd Carter and PowerTalk radio host Trevor Carey. Moderated by Fresno State Professor Faith Sidlow.

Fake News: Alternative Facts and Media Bias

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Vischer, author and illustrator, and Fuddles

Fuddles Books Event: October 19, 2017

The Arne Nixon Center Advocates invite you to join Frans Vischer author, illustrator and animator for an ANCA annual meeting presentation on Thursday, October 19, in the Fresno State University Dining Hall.

Fuddles

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017 in Fresno State's University Dining Hall
    • 5:30 p.m....
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$ - Money Smart Week

Money Smart Week: Fall 2017

The Henry Madden Library is pleased to offer personal financial management workshops to help students learn about related skills and resources. Learn how to better manage your personal finances to maximize your college experience and beyond.

Advanced registration is strongly suggested due to the limited seating. Register today at:...

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Tigerfish

TigerFish Memoir Author Returns: October 6, 2017

Hoàng Chi Tru̕̕o̕ng returns to her Fresno home to talk about her newly published memoir, TigerFish: A Memoir of a South Vietnamese Colonel’s Daughter. The book chronicles the author’s childhood in Vietnam and her coming-of-age story as she and her family grapple with the loss of their national identity and the challenges of acculturation as refugees in America. It offers poignant...

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Poster for Fresno County Public Library event.

Fresno County Public Library at the Henry Madden: October 3, 2017

Interested in a public library card? Want to know more about the Fresno County Public Library (FCPL) or interested in volunteering opportunities for the summer?

Get Your Fresno County Public Library Cards!
Learn more and volunteer with FCPL

  • 12:00 -...
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Maya Christina Gonzalez

Artist-in-Residence, Maya Christina Gonzalez: Fall 2017

Please join the Arne Nixon Center in welcoming award-winning author, and the Arne Nixon Center’s second Artist-in-Residence, Maya Christina Gonzalez.

Maya Christina Gonzalez is an illustrator, author, progressive educator, activist and publisher who was awarded the second Arne Nixon Center’s Artist-in-Residence Fellowship prize. She will be in Fresno the week of September 25 - 29 and...

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Canvas and Cordials, Paint Party

"Canvas and Cordials" Paint Party: Summer 2017

A series of paint parties to support the Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Fresno State will be held on various Wednesday evenings, at various locations in Fresno and Clovis, during the summer. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to purchase food and drinks from the restaurant.

Funds from the Canvas and Cordials Paint Party, presented by the...

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Laureate Lab Visual Words Studio

Laureate Lab Visual Words Studio Opening: May 11, 2017

It's here, the grand hatching and open house for the Laureate Lab Visual Words Studio. Come join us for this wonderful and memorable event which is co-sponsored by the Madden Library, the Office of the Provost, the College of Arts and Humanities and the Division of Research and Graduate Studies.

There will be a special public presentation at 2:15 p.m. featuring: U.S. Poet Laureate...

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Portrait of Philip Levine.

Philip Levine Reading Room Opening

Join the College of Arts and Humanities, the Henry Madden Library and Provost Dr. Lynnette Zelezny for the opening and dedication of the new Philip Levine Reading Room.

Philip Levine, U.S. Poet Laureate and beloved Professor Emeritus of English, will be honored in this beautiful space overlooking the Fresno State Peace Garden.

Philip Levine Reading Room Opening...

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Spring 2007, Write-in, #Finals

Spring 2017 Write-in

Once again the Henry Madden Library is holding a “Write-In” event to assist you with completing your research paper.

Librarians and Writing Center tutors will be available to answer your questions and work with you.

Spring 2017 WRITE-IN
#FINALS

  • 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017
  • ...
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9066, Japanese American, Voices from the Inside

9066 Exhibition: Spring 2017

The Henry Madden Library presents a collaborative exhibition, and series of events, which examine the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans in “exclusion areas” authorized by Executive Order 9066 which was signed on February 19, 1942, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This action had deep and profound consequences for all the families affected and the communities they...

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Reading About Water Student Showcase

Reading About Water Student Showcase

You’re invited to the third annual “Reading About Water Student Showcase” to be held in the Henry Madden Library.

Join students from across Fresno State as they display and discuss their projects from the third Reading About Water initiative. Over 400 Fresno State students in more than a dozen classes are reading Blue Mind in their courses.

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Scott Miller

Gazebo Gardens Talk

The Friends of the Madden Library and the Central Valley Water Awareness Committee present Now What? Retaining Good Habits in a Wet Year with Gazebo Gardens CEO, Scott Miller.

Scott Miller has nearly 30 years of horticulture experience. He is a recognized industry leader and a former Fresno Chamber of Commerce chairman. In...

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Grant Funds

Finding Grant Funds Training

The Henry Madden Library, in cooperation with the Fresno County Public Library, is offering a training session for Finding Grant Funds Using the Foundation Directory Online instructed by our librarian, Britt Foster.

A hands-on introduction to the Foundation Directory Online, a resource for finding public and private foundations and granting organizations. There will be time...

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Karen Korematsu

Karen Korematsu Talk

The Friends of the Madden Library in partnership with the Henry Madden Library at Fresno State present a talk by Karen Korematsu.

Karen is the daughter of Fred Korematsu, who was a key figure in a landmark U. S. Supreme Court case that challenged the constitutionality of Executive Order 9066.

Congressman Jim Costa or his representative will be presenting a Congressional...

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Nikiko Masumoto

Nikiko Masumoto Performance

The Henry Madden Library at Fresno State in partnership with the College of Social Sciences and the Sociology Department present Nikiko Masumoto performing What We Could Carry.

This one-woman show is developed and performed by Nikiko Masumoto, a Del Rey peach farmer, public arts performer and a member of the College of Arts and Humanities Advisory Board. Masumoto performed an...

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Mario Sifuentez Brown Bag

Brown Bag Talks: Dr. Mario Sifuentez

The Henry Madden Library at Fresno State continues its Brown Bag Talks with a Food Justice @ Fresno State presentation with Dr. Mario Sifuentez, UC Merced historian and author of: Of Forests and Fields: Mexican Labor in the Pacific Northwest

The event is co-sponsored by the...

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Untenured Faculty Organization Workshop

Untenured Faculty Organization Workshop

Join us for this Untenured Faculty Organization workshop, sponsored by the Fresno State Digital Repository (FSDR). The FSDR is the open access repository for the intellectual and cultural capital of California State University, Fresno.

Attend this workshop with librarians Lucy Liu and Britt Foster and learn:

  • How...
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