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Events, Exhibits, and Displays in the Leatherby Libraries


The Leatherby Libraries offers programming and exhibits throughout the year that complement and enhance the curriculum, study, and research interests at Chapman. The Art, Exhibits and Events Committee (AEEC) is a dedicated group of library staff who volunteer their time to bring programming to life. The following is a listing of upcoming events in the Leatherby Libraries. Also, see the Leatherby Libraries Permanent and Long-Term Exhibits and Displays


Current Exhibitions

“Sikh: Turban and Identity”
By Amit and Naroop in collaboration with the Sikh Coalition
Exhibit Dates: November 17, 2017 – January 15, 2018
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room
Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor

Season’s Greetings, Soldier!
Exhibition Dates: December 6, 2017 – January 31, 2018
Center for American War Letters
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

Reading Revamp
By Chapman University Graphic Design Students from Professor Rachelle W. Chuang’s Book Design Class
Exhibition Dates: December 7, 2017 – February 28, 2018
Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Fourth Floor

“A Million Voices…” Featured Collections of the Million Letters Campaign
Exhibit Dates: September 22 – December 22, 2017
Center for American War Letters (B03)
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

Spring 2018

Artiscopic Cellular Art Exhibition
By Dr. Mohammad Kamal (KIMO)
Exhibition Dates: January 30 – May 30, 2018
Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 • 6 – 8 p.m.
Health Sciences Study Commons
Chapman University Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus

The Positronic Man Book Club Meeting
In collaboration with Interstices 2018 - Beyond Human: Emotion and AI
Meeting #1 Thursday, February 1 • 12 p.m.
Meeting #2 Thursday, February 8 • 5 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

Golden Parks: Huell Howser
Exhibition Dates: March 4 – May 13, 2018
Exhibition Opening: Sunday, March 4 • 1 - 3 p.m.
Palm Court Arts Complex
Orange County Great Park

Leatherby Libraries 12th Annual Book Sale
April 5 - 6, 2018
Campus-Only Sale: Thursday, April 5, 2018
Campus Community Day: Friday, April 6, 2018
Leatherby Libraries, First Floor

Past Exhibitions

Selections from the Jonathan Silent Film Collection
Exhibit Dates: September 5 – December 1, 2017
Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Fourth Floor
Curated by Kristina Agopian

Selections from the Miniature Book Collections
Exhibit Dates: August 28 – December 1, 2017
Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Fourth Floor
Curated by Rand Boyd, Special Collections and Archives Librarian

“Two Artists and a Collector” Ex-libris Selections from the Audrey Arellanes Bookplate Collection
Exhibit Dates: August 28 – December 1, 2017
Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Fourth Floor
Curated by Rand Boyd, Special Collections and Archives Librarian

“Chapman and Freemasonry” Masonic Treasures from the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives
Exhibit Dates: September 5 – December 1, 2017
Leatherby Libraries, Fourth Floor Hallway
Curated by Brett Fisher, Chair of Library Systems and Technology Division

Past Events

“Stanton: Lincoln's War Secretary” featuring Author Walter Stahr
Thursday, September 7, 2017 • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

Celebrating Chapman’s Discover Research & Arts Week (DRAW)
In partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (OURCA)
  • Reception for Tabula Poetica: Poetry Reading by Ada Limón
    Monday, October 2, 2017, 7 p.m.
    Center for American War Letters (B03), Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

  • Breakfast in the Archives
    Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Center for American War Letters (B03), Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

The Chapman Family Homecoming Celebration
In Partnership with University Advancement
October 6 – 7, 2017
  • Center for American War Letters Archives
    Friday, October 6, 2017 and Saturday, October 7, 2017, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Center for American War Letters (B03) and the Huell Howser Archives (B11)
    Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

  • California’s Gold Exhibit and Huell Howser Archives
    Friday, October 6, 2017 and Saturday, October 7, 2017, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Huell Howser Archives (B11), Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

  • Faculty Master Class: Truth or Lies? A Reading & Discussion of Real and Unreal Characters
    Saturday, October 7, 2017, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
    Center for American War Letters (B03), Lower Level, Leatherby Libraries

  • Chapman Family Author Showcase & Book Sale
    College Tailgate Zone
    Saturday, October 7, 2017, 4 - 6 p.m.
    Aitken Arts Plaza, Musco Center for the Arts

  • Huell Howser Screening: “A Golden State of Mind”
    Saturday, October 7, 2017, 3 - 4 p.m.
    Huell Howser Archives (B11), Lower Level, Leatherby Libraries

  • Leatherby Libraries Open House
    Saturday, October 7, 2017 12:30 – 4 p.m.
    Leatherby Libraries, All Floors
“Beauty in the City: The Ashcan School” featuring Dr. Robert A. Slayton
In partnership with the Department of History and the Hilbert Museum of California Art
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 • 6 – 8 p.m.
The Hilbert Museum of California Art
167 N. Atchison Street, Orange, CA 92866
Located across the street from the Orange Metrolink Train Station
Video Link

J. Alfred Prufrock: One Hundred Years Later
A poetry lecture presented by Chapman University Presidential Fellow Dr. Marjorie Perloff
Monday, October 23 • 5 - 7 p.m.
Center for American War Letters
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

Music in the Malloy
Performers from Professor Jeff Cogan’s studio
Friday, November 10, 2017 • 12 p.m.
Malloy Performance Portico
Leatherby Libraries, Third Floor

Writing about War in America
The Experience of German Soldiers During the American War of Independence
Featuring Dr. Daniel Krebs from the University of Louisville in Kentucky
Monday, November 13, 2017 • 5 p.m.
Center for American War Letters
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

Leaving War on a Bridge of Words
Presented by Carolyn Forché
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 • 7 p.m.
Center for American War Letters
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

Archived Events

September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2013
September 1, 2013 - August 31, 2014
September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2015
September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2016
September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2017


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