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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 Exhibits


Tiki in Orange County
Open House: Thursday, February 23. 4 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 4, 2017 • 4:30 – 06:30 p.m.
Exhibit Dates: January 23 - August 25, 2017
Fourth Floor Portico and Fashionables Terrace, Leatherby Libraries, 4th Floor

The Last Hurrah II
Abe Ordover, Photography
Exhibit Dates: March 15 – September 30, 2017
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room and Thurmond and Athalie Clarke Gallery
Leatherby Libraries, 2nd Floor
Exhibit Catalog

Chapman Staff Art Exhibition
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 29 • 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Exhibit Dates: June 9 - August 25, 2017
Leatherby Libraries Hall of Art, Leatherby Libraries, First Floor

Summer 2017


Leatherby Libraries Community of Readers
Win prizes for your summer reading!
Dates: May 22, 2017 – August 17, 2017
First Brown Bag Lunch: Friday, June 23 • 12:00 p.m.
Second Brown Bag Lunch: Friday, July 21 • 12:00 p.m.
Last day to submit reviews: Thursday, August 17
End of the Program Party: Friday, August, 18 • 12:00 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level


Fall 2017


“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

Past Events

The Spirit of Our Leaders: Presidents of Chapman University
Exhibit Dates: August 15 – December 16, 2016
Curator: Chloe Van Stralendorff, SJSU iSchool Intern
The Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections & Archives, Leatherby Libraries, 4th floor
Flyer

“The Business of Dying”
Exhibit Dates: August 29 – December 21, 2016
Curator: Andrea Paquin
Center for American War Letters Archives, Leatherby Libraries, lower level

External Peace
Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 • 5 – 7 p.m.
Exhibit Dates: September 1 – November 1, 2016
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, 2nd floor
Flyer

Creating a Living Eternity: The art of Jayne Reich
Exhibit Date: September 21 – November 10, 2016
2nd and 3rd floors, Leatherby Libraries

Guest Lecture by Poetry Scholar and Critic Marjorie Perloff, Ph.D.
“Languages in Exile: Reflections on the Autobiography of Elias Canetti”
Monday, September 26, 2016 • 6 p.m.
The William and Willa Dean Conference Center, Argyros Forum 209
View the keynote lecture

Electrifying Dialogue on Creativity in Art and Science
Exhibition of Jayne Reich’s arts and dedication of one sculpture in the Aharonov Alcove followed by a champagne toast.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 • 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Malloy Performance Portico and Yakir Aharonov Alcove, Leatherby Libraries, 3rd floor
Flyer
View the keynote lecture

The Chapman Family Homecoming Celebration
In Partnership with University Advancement
September 30th – October 2nd, 2016

  • Center for American War Letters Archives
    Friday, September 30, 2016 and Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Center for American War Letters, Leatherby Libraries, lower level

  • California’s Gold Exhibit and Huell Howser Archives
    Friday, September 30, 2016 and Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Aitken Arts Plaza, Musco Center for the Arts

  • Dialogue with the Dean
    “Daniele C. Struppa: Our 13th President”
    Saturday, October 1, 2016, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Lobby, Leatherby Libraries, 1st floor

  • Leatherby Libraries Open House
    Saturday, October 1, 2016 12:30 – 4 p.m.
    Leatherby Libraries, All Floors

  • Faculty Master Class with Performing Arts Librarian, Taylor Greene
    "Concerts in the Library? Connecting the College of Performing Arts to the Leatherby Libraries in Unexpected Places"
    Saturday, October 1, 2016, 2 – 3 p.m.
    Malloy Performance Portico, Leatherby Libraries, 3rd floor
    Flyer


  • Screening: “A Golden State of Mind”
    Saturday, October 1, 2016 3 – 4 p.m.
    Huell Howser Archives, Leatherby Libraries, lower level

  • Book Sale
    Saturday, October 1, 2016 4 – 7 p.m.
    Aitken Arts Plaza, Musco Center for the Arts

  • 7th Annual Chapman Chili Cook-Off
    Leatherby Libraries and Town & Gown Team
    Saturday, October 1, 2016 4 – 6:30 p.m.
    Aitken Arts Plaza, Musco Center for the Arts

Dyslexia Awareness Month Display
Display Dates: October 1 – October 31, 2016
Lobby, Leatherby Libraries, 1st floor

Tabula Poetica Presents: 2016 Reading Series
Poetry reading by Alan Shapiro
Thursday, October 6, 2016 • 4 p.m.
Center for American War Letters, Leatherby Libraries, lower level

“All of our Colors”
Artist: Gabi Abrahamson
Opening Reception: Friday, October 7, 2016 • 4 – 5 p.m.
Exhibit Dates: September 12 – December 16, 2016
Leatherby Libraries Hall of Art, 1st floor

Civil War Books Display
Display Dates: October 21 – November 31, 2016
Lobby, Leatherby Libraries, 1st floor

Elephant on the Edge
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 • 5 – 7 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives, Leatherby Libraries, lower level
Flyer

Presidential Election Display
Display Dates: November 1 – November 9, 2016
Lobby, Leatherby Libraris, 1st floor

Get Square with the Rebs: The Charles M. Jenkins Civil War Diary
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 • 5 – 7 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives, Leatherby Libraries, lower level
Flyer

Music at the Malloy
Friday, November 11, 2016 • 12-1 p.m.
Malloy Performance Portico, Leatherby Libraries, 3rd floor
Flyer

An Electrifying Dialogue on Creativity in Art and Science
Monday, November 14, 2016 • 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Malloy Performance Portico, Leatherby Libraries, 3rd floor

Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind Archives Exhibition
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 17, 2016 • 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Exhibit Dates: November 17 – January 15, 2016
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, 2nd floor
Flyer

Tabula Poetica Presents: 2016 Reading Series
Poetry reading by Elline Lipkin
Thursday, December 1, 2016 • 4 p.m.
Center for American War Letters, Leatherby Libraries, lower level

Threads of Utopia
Exhibition Dates: January 30 - May 18, 2017
Reception: February 8, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Curator: Marc Voss Center for American War Letters Archives,
Leatherby Libraries, lower level

Reading Revamp Exhibit
Exhibit Dates: February 20 – March 10, 2017
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room
Leatherby Libraries, 2nd Floor

The Sikh Soldier in the first world war culture:
Image, Music, Words A lecture by Dr. Santanu Das, King’s College, London

A LECTURE BY DR. SANTANU DAS, KING’S COLLEGE, LONDON
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 • 5 – 7 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives, Leatherby Libraries, lower level

An Evening for Poetry
Featuring Dr. Marjorie Perloff and Dr. Douglas Messerli
Thursday, March 9, 2017 • 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives, Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

Film Screening: “Carbon Nation”
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 • 5 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

Max Brooks World War Z Book Club Meeting
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives, Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

The Dream of America, Panel Discussion
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 • 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, 2nd Floor

Max Brooks World War Z Book Club Meeting
Thursday, March 30, 2017 • 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives, Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

The United States in the First World War Exhibit
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 2017 • 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Exhibit Dates: April 1 – June 5, 2017
Allred Entrada, Leatherby Libraries, 1st Floor

Events in Washington, D.C.
April 3 - 5, 2017

Latinx Art Exhibit
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 2017 • 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Exhibit Dates: April 1 – May 22, 2017
Hall of Art, Leatherby Libraries, 1st Floor

An Evening of Literature
Featuring Richard Bausch, Anna Leahy, and Douglas R. Dechow
Friday, April 7, 2017 • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives, Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

A Two Cents' Worth P.A.L. Exhibit
Exhibit Dates: April 10 - May 21, 2017
Hall of Art, Leatherby Libraries, 1st Floor

Literary PUB(lishing) CRAWL
Lectures and book signings by current authors and publishers
Partnership with the Department of English
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 • 3:00 p.m.
Bush Conference Center (Beckman 404)

Leatherby Libraries 11th Annual Book Sale
April 12-13, 2017
Campus-Only Sale: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Campus Community Day: Thursday, April 13, 2017 • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Lobby, Leatherby Libraries, Ground Floor

Louie Take a Look at This! Book Launch at Chapman University
Saturday, April 15, 2017 • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Huell Howser Archives and Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

Leatherby Libraries Students Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 • 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections & Archives
Leatherby Libraries, 4th Floor

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


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