What if there was more to our nation’s most revered historical figures? Who were the individuals behind American legends like Abraham Lincoln and Susan B. Anthony? These are the stories of two little known history makers who played a major role in forming our nation’s values and building the country that we know today.
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Behind the Scenes of the 19th Century
What happens after hours at the Henry Madden Library? Find out at this upcoming event which explores the local arts scene in Fresno.
Featuring: DJ Mr. Leonard, a pop-up art show, hands on creativity, and a panel chat with local art influencers. Learn about Fresno’s vibrant arts scene and immerse yourself in the all the sights and sounds that make up the local community’s unique...Read More on the event
Creativity, collaboration, exploration!
Interior Design students from the Design Studio 3 class are creating three pop-up makerspaces throughout the Henry Madden Library during Makerspace Week this October. Take a break, get hands-on, and let your imagination soar!
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- October 8, 10 and 12, 2018 in the Henry Madden...
The Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Fresno State will host award-winning Canadian author Uma Krishnaswami and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ Picture Book Boot Camp this fall.
The Picture Book Boot Camp, for authors and illustrators of all levels, will feature editor Ariel Richardson from...Read More on the Boot Camp
Join us to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Library’s expansion and renovation with cupcakes, prizes and other festivities!
The campus community is invited to celebrate the Library’s anniversary at this free event. Cupcakes and “spin the wheel” to win prizes.
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Anniversary Cupcake Celebration
Murales de mi tio translated means the murals of my uncle. The uncle and artist featured in this exhibition is Daniel “Chano” Gonzalez, a muralist during the Chicano movement in the 1970’s. These murals have been used in numerous Chicano Studies classes by Gonzalez’s nephew and Fresno State instructor, Phillip Gonzales.
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Murales De Mi Tio Exhibition...
The Armenian Studies Program and the Henry Madden Library, in cooperation with the Mémorial de la Shoah, presents the exhibition “Genocides of the 20th Century,” which was designed, created and distributed by the Mémorial de la Shoah in Paris, France. The exhibit...Read More on the Genocides Exhibition
Wish your organization was better at fundraising? Want to know which national foundations match your mission, and how to apply for that grant? Then come to the Henry Madden Library this July for an informative workshop on using the Foundation Directory Online to identify those funding agencies that match the work...Read More on the Fundraiser Workshop
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 ...Read More on the Dam Event
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...Read More on the Noble Event
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.
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A Child’s Verse in...
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...Read More on the Gino Visit
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
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...Read More on the Editathon
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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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.
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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.
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:...Read More on the Business Events
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...Read More on the DOG
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...Read More on the Museum Events
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.
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Fake News: Alternative Facts and Media Bias...
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.
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- Thursday, October 19, 2017 in Fresno State's University Dining Hall
- 5:30 p.m....
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:...Read More on the Money Smart Events
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...Read More on the Tigerfish Events
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
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- 12:00 -...
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...Read More on the Gonzalez Events
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...Read More on the Paint Party
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...Read More on the Studio 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.
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Philip Levine Reading Room Opening...