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The University of Miami Libraries hosts a number of events throughout the year – some sponsored by the Libraries, while others are in collaboration with partners across campus. Currently, all Fall 2020 events at the University of Miami Libraries will be held online via Zoom due to the Coronavirus pandemic.


Fall 2020


  • Wednesdays: Mindfulness Online (4 p.m.)
  • September 24: Learning Forum Webinar Series – “Braving Our Blind Spots: Using a Virtual Book Discussion Group to Continue Conversations on Implicit Bias in Libraries” (2 p.m.)



  • Wednesdays: Mindfulness Online (4 p.m.)
  • October 8Deep Dives Into Special Collections – “The Liberation of Paris: The G.I. and the Amazon” (1 p.m.)
  • October 15: El efecto Mariel: Before, During, and After – “The Mariel Effect: Social and Racial Tensions in the Wake of the Boatlift in South Florida” (11 a.m.)
  • October 22Deep Dives Into Special Collections – “Diving Deep: An Artists’ Book Trip Through the Oceanic Zones” (1 p.m.)
  • October 26: Book Traces Lecture (3 p.m.)
  • October 29: Learning Forum Webinar Series – “A Passionate Collector: Voyaging Through the Kislak Collection” (2 p.m.)



  • Wednesdays: Mindfulness Online (4 p.m.)
  • November 5Deep Dives Into Special Collections – “Book of Fate Discussion” (1 p.m.)
  • November 12El efecto Mariel: Before, During, and After – “Pluma y Plumero: palabras y papeles de Reinaldo Arenas featuring René Cifuentes*” (11 a.m.)
    • *Please note this program will be in Spanish.


Past Events

  • September 17El efecto Mariel: Before, During, and After – “The Community Responds: Solidarity and Stigmatization” (11 a.m.)
  • September 10, 2020Deep Dives Into Special Collections – “Selling Some Sand” (1 p.m.)
  • August 13, 2020: The Boatlift Unfolds: Perspectives from Both Sides of the Florida Straits

Have a question?

Email us at library.events@miami.edu.


Suggest an Event

Do you have an idea for an event that would be perfect for the University of Miami Libraries? Please email us for consideration. Staff, resources, and/or logistical support will be considered on a case by case basis.



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