Upcoming Events

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Event Highlights

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble: Recipes to brew financial crises

March 26, 3PM – 4PM

Gould Auditorium

The Friends of the Marriott Library
Spring 2017 Sunday Books and Authors Series
Speaker: Cihan Bilginsoy

Why did the housing and mortgage-backed securities markets collapse in 2007? Did dot-com companies of the 1990s and English railway companies of the 1840s have anything in common that explains the boom and crash of their share prices? What menace scared the Bank of England in 1720, J.P. Morgan in 1907, and the Federal Reserve in 1929? Which was the better course of action for the government: saving Bear-Stearns or letting Lehman Brothers fail? How do supposedly rational investors so frequently succumb to euphoria and despair? Asset price bubbles and bank-runs have been an endemic feature of the capitalist system for centuries. The historical record offers a treasure trove of experience that may shed light on how and why financial crises happen.


Dr. Cihan Bilginsoy’s book, A History of Financial Crises: Dreams and Follies of Expectations (Routledge, 2015) documents asset price bubbles and banking crises, from tulip bulbs in the 17th century Netherlands to the subprime mortgages in the 21st century U.S., and explains competing views on why financial markets fail and the role of the government in stabilizing them.

Tooling Around: Intro to Gold Finishing | Samuel Feinstein

April 7 & 8 
Friday & Saturday, 10:00–5:00
$240, register here

Focusing on straight lines and using B.S. glaire to affix the gold, students learn the fundamentals of blind and gold tooling on leather. Line-work, prevalent in both traditional and contemporary designs, is a basic yet versatile skillset, allowing the practitioner to build custom designs from foundational elements. Both beginners and those with existing skills are welcome. With a goal of familiarization and preparation for further practice, this workshop provides the opportunity to gain additional knowledge and skills. Students work on practice and final plaquettes using the covered techniques. Additional decorative tools can be explored within a limited scope. Space is limited to 15 participants.

Samuel Feinstein trained formally at the North Bennet Street School program under Jeff Altepeter and Martha Kearsley. Since graduating in 2012 he has been in private practice specializing in fine bindings, luxury clamshell boxes, new bindings in period style, and gold finishing for other binders.

One Book, One University | Free Family Literacy Event

April 13, 9AM – 12PM

Library Plaza

This year we are so excited to announce that the book for our Literacy Event is “Snowmen at Night” by Caralyn and Mark Buehner, who are Utah authors! Come join us on April 13th for book reading, special visitors, children’s activities, snacks, literacy activities and more!

Read the blog post from last year’s. 

Free Film! Women Who Brew: Breaking the Glass Ceiling for the Love of Beer

March 30, 2017, 1:30 – 3pm

Room 1170

Presented by the Marriott Library Eclectic Film Committee

From both a marketing and a career-development perspective, the world of beer and brewing has long been male-dominated. Ads for major beer companies generally target men, and in the rapidly growing craft beer and ale industry, men own and operate the majority of breweries. But the latter situation is changing.


This program follows a large number of women who have found success and fulfillment as brewery owners, pub owners, hops farmers, home-based and large-scale beer artisans, and other positions in the industry. Focusing on the Pacific Northwest’s burgeoning craft beer market, the film introduces thriving entrepreneurs and highly valued employees who have defied the assumption that beer is just for men.


Award-winning brewmaster Tonya Cornett, celebrated publican Sarah Pederson, respected hops producer Gayle Goschie, and craft brewery pioneer and Pink Boots Society founder Teri Fahrendorf are among the many industry luminaries featured.

Spring Book Sale

April 3 – Friday, April 7 from 9am-5pm


You must show your UCard to get in. 

Prices drop every day:

  • Monday — $2 Hardback books $1 Paperback books
  • Tuesday — $1 Hardback books $.50 Paperback books
  • Wednesday — Fill a library bag for $6
  • Thursday — Fill a library bag for $4
  • Friday — All remaining books are FREE!

We accept credit cards, cash, and check.  We do not accept UCash.

“Utah Radio Retrospective” | Friends of the Library Annual Spring Banquet

Speaker: Doug Wright, The Doug Wright Show, KSL Radio

April 12, 6:00 PM Reception, 7:00 PM Dinner

Crimson View Room (Level 4), Student Union

$50 per person

Contact Judy Jarrow for tickets by April 5. 801-581-3421 or judy.jarrow@utah.edu

Parking is free in the Alumni House lot. There is a charge for parking in the Union pay lots.

Doug Wright of KSL Radio and Television, a broadcast veteran of nearly 50 years, will share a historic review of Utah radio, with anecdotes and insights along with historic photos, sound clips, and stories about the evolution of radio in Utah and the West. He will relate stories from his own personal experiences of interviewing many well-known celebrities, authors, politicians, and give insights into some of his most memorable broadcasting opportunities.


With a professional background distinguished by public service and community involvement, Doug Wright has long been recognized as a rational, dependable voice on a myriad of local and national topics. Most of his over 40 years in the broadcast industry have been spent at KSL Radio in Salt Lake City where listeners depend on his knowledge of worldwide political and current events to keep them informed. Each Friday morning Doug hosts the ever-popular KSL Movie Show, featuring movie reviews and entertainment topics.


Doug is a Utah native, proud of pioneer roots that go back to the 1840. Raised in the Sugarhouse area, Doug began his broadcast career while still in high school.   An avid reader, his natural curiosity and love of history propelled him toward his favorite hobbies of collecting books, coins, and historical memorabilia. Married for over 30 years to his wife D., they are the parents of three children. Doug is a huge REAL Salt Lake soccer fan and cheers for the University of Utah!

Source: KSL

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