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Latino Americans Program Series Schedule


The Latino Americans program series started Thursday, September 24 with a screening from the PBS documentary series, Latino Americans, and a lecture by guest speaker Dr. Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez at the Neville Public Museum of Brown County.

More programs are scheduled to take place across the Green Bay community. You can find more information by viewing the Cofrin Library’s Latino Americans: 500 Years of History guide which connects you to the schedule, outside resources, and a feedback form.

The programs are funded through a project grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

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Bash: Decades September 10th

Get Ready for a Decades Bash!

Join us on September 10th from 8pm-11pm in the Cofrin Library for the Decades Bash in the Stacks event! There will be food, games, crafts, prizes, music, Nerf Tag, mini golf, and more!



UWGB Awarded Grant for Latino Americans: 500 Years of History Project




UWGB was recently awarded a grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association to offer programs about Latino American history and culture through the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History project. The project is in connection with the PBS 6-part documentary series titled Latino Americans scheduled to premiere this fall. The grant will be used to showcase the documentary, guest speakers, book discussions, and other programs on campus and in the community.

Several faculty and staff at UWGB worked together to secure the grant and organize the programs: Co-investigator Marcelo Cruz, Urban and Regional Studies; Co-investigator Aurora Cortes, Education; Co-investigator Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz, Humanistic Studies; Paula Ganyard, Director of the Cofrin Library; and Mai Lo Lee, Multicultural Adviser for the UWGB American Intercultural Center.

According to a press release by the Office of Grants & Research, the following are sponsors and collaborators: UWGB Organizacion Latino America, UWGB American Intercultural Center, Casa Alba, Mayor Jim Schmitt (City of Green Bay Government), Neville Public Museum, and Scholarships, Inc.

The Cofrin Library will hold two book discussions this coming academic year in support of the program. Additional information will be posted closer to the time of the events. Keep up to date with Cofrin Library News by following us on social media: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.


Long Night Against Procrastination

Cofrin Library’s first Long Night Against Procrastination event will take place Tuesday, November 18th from 8pm-1am. Get help from writing center staff, tutors, and librarians to complete your projects and papers on time. Relax and enjoy coffee, food, prizes, and de-stressing activities throughout the night!

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9/11 – Walk the Stairs Event

The UWGB Wellness Committee and the UWGB Vets4Vets are sponsoring a 9/11 “Walk the Stairs” Remembrance Event at Cofrin Library on Wednesday, September 11 from 11:30am to 1:00pm. Join us!


Bash in the Stacks – September 12

It’s a rodeo … in the library … ’nuff said!

This year’s Bash in the Stacks welcome back party for students is sure to be a rootin’ tootin’ good time. Get out your cowboy hats and boots, because we’re having a rodeo!

Thursday, September 12 from 7-11pm at Cofrin Library

We’ll have Nerf Tag, an obstacle course, line dancing, and an old time photo booth! Test your knowledge at our trivia contest to win tickets to the General Store. Food and beverage for the night is provided by the Chancellor’s Office. So bring a friend and come on down to the Cofrin! This event is brought to you by FOCUS, Student Life, and Cofrin Library.

For more information check out our Facebook event:!/events/447074178724731/.

Faculty & Staff Open House

Faculty and staff are invited to Cofrin Library’s Open House on Thursday, August 29 from Noon to 1:30pm on the 4th floor of the library!

We have a new website, a powerful new search tool – Search@UW – and new services and resources to show off. Come and meet with library staff from different department areas to get tips and advice for using the library’s resources in your classes, or for your own research.

Snacks will be provided and attendees will be entered into a drawing for door prizes.

National Library Week

Upcycled crafts for National Library Week.  Stop by the library’s 4th floor and repurpose an old book into a bird, a puppy, or a poem!  And to celebrate National Poetry Month, check out the oversized magnetic poetry set on the library’s 5th floor.  Happy National Library Week!

Events will run all week, April 15th through April 20th.

Edible Book Fest

Cofrin Library’s Edible Book Fest winners announced! 

Check out our flickr set to see who won: 


Cofrin Library’s Edible Book Fest Monday April 15th 12-2 PM

Love books?  Handy in the kitchen?  Then register to bring an edible book to the Cofrin Library’s Edible Book Fest on Monday April 15th!  To register or to find out more about Edible Book Fest check out:

Enter our raffle for a chance to win an edible book! Stop by the Cofrin Library 3rd floor on Monday April 15th between 12-2 PM to view the entries in this year’s Edible Book Fest and enter for a chance to win a treat to take back to the office or home. Raffle tickets are 1 for $1 or 10 for $5. All proceeds go to a local food pantry. Raffle sponsored by Student Government Association.

Cofrin Library Zombie Mini Golf

The Golfing Dead
Thursday February 7th
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM 

5th floor, Cofrin Library

Parties of four will putt their way around a zombified mini golf course created by an array of UWGB offices and departments. Grab three friends and prepare to swing or come alone and we’ll add you to a foursome.  Zombie attire is welcome.


The Golfing Dead is a Snow Daze event sponsored by The Cofrin Library and The Office of Student Life.