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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. View a printable PDF of the fall semester calendar of events.

Testudines of the World
A turtle art and paintings exhibit from the Collection of Walter B. Allen and Casa de Tortuga
On display beginning September 16th, 2013
1st floor

50 Year Club Display
May 22nd, 2014 through October 31st, 2014
Alumni Association Reading Alcove, 2nd floor

Leatherby Libraries—Past and Present: Display
September 1st, 2014 through September 30th, 2014
Display Case, Leatherby Libraries, First Floor

1984: Not Forgotten
Partnership with the Sikhlens Sikh Art and Film Festival and Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
For additional Sikhlens events, see the full schedule of events at
Exhibit dates: November 20th, 2014 – February 15th, 2015
Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor

Past Events

35,000 Years of Information Technology
Lecture by Charlene Baldwin, Dean of the Leatherby Libraries
Hosted by Chapman University Women in Science and Technology (WIST)
Wednesday, November 19th at 7:00 PM
Argyros Forum 211

Poetry Reading: Lorene Delany-Ullman
Partnership with the Department of English
November 11th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor
Read more about Delany-Ullman's poetry

What Is Buddhism? Display
Partnership with Fish Interfaith Center
November 1st, 2014 through November 30th, 2014
Leatherby Libraries, First Floor

Poetry Reading: Bin Ramke
Partnership with the Department of English
October 28th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor

Symposium: “Teaching Critically and Democratically: Politics and Pedagogy in Times of Crisis” featuring Dr. Nita Freire
Partnership with the College of Educational Studies
For events throughout the day, see the "Program at a Glance" at
Saturday, October 25th, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor

Halloween Display
Monday, October 13th, 2014 through October 31st
Leatherby Libraries, First Floor

"An Evening on the Rails" with Tom Zoellner and Richard Bausch
Partnership with Department of English
Monday, October 13th, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor

The Chapman Family Homecoming Celebration
Partnership with University Advancement
October 10th - October 11th, 2014
  • Faculty Master Class
    Jessica Bower, MLIS: “Fragments of History: The Mysterious Mayan Written Word”
    Friday, October 10, 2014, 2 – 3 PM
    Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor
  • Dialogue with the Dean
    “How Special Collections support student research and learning”
    Friday, October 10, 2014, 5 – 6 PM
    Donor Alcove, Leatherby Libraries, First Floor
  • Leatherby Libraries Open House
    Saturday, October 11, 2014, 1 – 4 PM
    Leatherby Libraries, First Floor
  • Book Sale
    Saturday, October 11, 2014, 10 AM – 6 PM
    Attallah Piazza
  • Book Signing: Damn Californians by Dick Immel ‘56
    Saturday, October 11, 2014, 11 AM – 1 PM, 3 PM – 5PM
    Attallah Piazza
Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence
Lecture & Book Signing by Dr. Laurence Steinberg
Partnership with Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Beckman 404
View Dr. Steinberg's lecture

Poetry Reading: Tess Taylor
Partnership with the Department of English
September 30th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor

10th Anniversary Cupcake Celebration
September 2nd, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Allred Entrada, Leatherby Libraries, First Floor

“Egypt: The Revolution Continues”
Partnership with The Center for Global Education, Egypt Cancer Network, & the Departments of English, History, & Political Science
Exhibit Dates: August 29–November 15, 2014
Keynote Speaker, Ahmed Younis: Wednesday, September 24th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor
View the keynote lecture

Second Annual Leatherby Libraries Student Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Malloy Performance Portico
3rd Floor, Leatherby Libraries

Vaisakhi: The Sikh New Year, co-sponsored by the Leatherby Libraries
Thursday, May 1st, 2014
6:00 - 9:00 PM in the Wallace All Faiths Chapel
Special Exhibition in conjunction with the event: Turbans and Books on Sikhs and Sikhism
First Floor, Leatherby Libraries

Intertwingled: The Work and Influence of Ted Nelson, co-sponsored by the Leatherby Libraries
April 24, 2014

"Extreme Leadership" book launch and reception, co-sponsored by the Argyros School of Business and Economics
April 23rd, 2014
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Malloy Performance Portico
3rd Floor, Leatherby Libraries

The Prisoner's Song: Movie Screening
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM in Beckman Hall, room 212

Pride Month Display
Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 through Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
1st floor

Surfaces: Artwork by Tessa Urbanovich
April 15th, 2014 through October 28th, 2014
Reception: Friday, April 25th, 2014, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
First Floor, South Hallway

The New Writer: An Author's Responsibility in the 21st Century
Monday, April 14th, 2014
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room
2nd Floor, Leatherby Libraries

8th Annual Book Sale
Thursday, April 10th, 2014: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (campus only)
Friday, April 11th, 2014: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (campus and public)
1st floor, Leatherby Libraries

Literary Pub(lishing) Crawl and Book Signing
Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
Pub Crawl from 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM in Argyros Forum 209 B/C
Book signing from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM in the Malloy Performance Portico, Leatherby Libraries, 3rd Floor

Bluestockings Book Club
Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
Friday, March 21, 2014
1:00 PM in room LL420

Founders Day Display
March 13-14, 2014

Dr. Federico Pacchioni, book signing and lecture, co-hosted with Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Doy and Dee Henley reading room, 2nd floor

Retirement Party for Claudia Horn
Beckman 404
February 20th, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Read more about Claudia Horn, the longest serving librarian in Chapman University's history

Next Step Social Justice Retreat, co-sponsored by the Leatherby Libraries
Mentone, CA
February 7th, 2014 - February 9th, 2014

The Butterflies of Iguazú Falls, Argentina - exhibit, lecture, and book signing, co-hosted with the Schmid College of Science and Technology
Reception: Friday, February 7th, 2014, 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Exhibit: Friday, February 7th, 2014 - Sunday, August 31st, 2014
Henley reading room, 2nd floor

Black History Month Display
February 6th, 2014 - February 28th, 2014
Library 1st floor
African American Music Bibliography

Bluestockings Book Club
Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
Friday, January 31, 2014
1:00 PM in room LL420

Chapman University Global Arts Festival “Decoding Shostakovich”: Russian Music, Art, Theater, Dance and Film 1930-1953
Collaboration with the Department of Art during the "Everyday Stalinism" week with Professor Wendy Salmod
Beginning January 30th, 2014 through May, 2014
  • "American Tourists in Stalin's Russia" Display
    Main Display Case, 1st Floor
    Memoirs by American visitors to Soviet Russia c. 1930-1953, from the collection of the Institute of Modern Russian Culture at USC, Stalinist Russia in American press coverage (Time, Life Magazine).
    Curated by Professor Wendy Salmond and team with consultation and help from Liz Aaron.

Do It Yourself Graphic Novel Demonstration
Thursday, January 16, 2014
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM, Artist Presentation
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Artist Demonstration
Moulton Center 168

Alumni Lifelong Learning Session - Spring Orientation, Registration, and Tour
Henley Reading Room
January 13th, 2014, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Palette of Perception: Artwork by Alexa Leigh Corbett
January 8th, 2014 through March 31st, 2014
Reception: Thursday, February 27th, 2014, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
First Floor, South Hallway

Researching Shostakovich in Leatherby Libraries
January 1, 2014 - March 31, 2014
Roving case, 1st floor
Sample of books, scores, sound recordings, and video recordings from the Leatherby Libraries related to Shostakovich’s life during the 1930s and 1940s. All materials are available for checkout.
Curated by Scott Stone

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