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Spring 2020 Henry Madden Library Sponsored Events:


[CANCELLED] Womack Lecture: Dr. Adrienne Keene

Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m.
Table Mountain Rancheria Room (3rd Floor North Wing)
Henry Madden Library at Fresno State.

“The Strange Case of the Hipster Headdress: Reclaiming Indigenous Representations”

From Hollywood portrayals to invisibility in national conversations on race and inequality, throughout the history of what is currently known as the United States Native peoples have been misrepresented, stereotyped, and erased. But now, through the internet and platforms like blogs, Twitter, and Facebook, Indigenous activism around issues of representation and identity have gained traction and visibility. This presentation explores the ways Native peoples have harnessed the power of storytelling through social media to change perceptions, make our communities visible, and tell our own modern, diverse stories in our own voices.

For special accommodations to any of our events, please call library administration at 559.278.2403.

Recent Events:

[Event] Video Studios Launch

Monday, January 27th. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Music and Media, 3rd Floor North

Join faculty and staff as we open our new Video Studio Rooms in Music and Media. Try out the new equipment and find out more for plans to add technology to the area. Then have cake and coffee with us!


[Exhibition] Grapevine Magazine: African-Americans in Central California, 1969-1982.

February 3 – 28, 2020. Pete P. Peters Balcony Gallery. 3rd Floor North.
Public Reception: Thursday, February 20, 2020. 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.  

Check out the important media of African-Americans in the Central Valley through the eyes of Grapevine Magazine, one of the first publications highlighting the accomplishments, style, and contributions of African-Americans in the Valley. Explore and be inspired!


[Exhibition] Art and War: Donbas, 2014 to the Present

February 3 – 28, 2020. Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery. 2nd Floor North. 
Public Reception: Thursday, February 6, 2020. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

An exhibit of paintings and drawings by Yulia Gasio, a Fresno State alumna and a faculty member at California State University, Long Beach. The exhibit reflects her family’s traumatic experiences of survival during the war in the Donbas in eastern Ukraine. The goal of the exhibit is to raise awareness among Fresno State students and Fresno community about the event rarely covered by the media. This event is free and open to the public. For special accommodations or questions, please call (559) 278-2153 or email Dr. Victoria A. Malko at


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