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 selected listing of upcoming events in the Leatherby Libraries.

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

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.

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

Surfaces: Artwork by Tessa Urbanovich
April 15th, 2014 through May 31st, 2014
Reception: Friday, April 25th, 2014, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
First Floor, South Hallway

50 Year Club Display
May, 2014

Past Events

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

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

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

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

Leatherby Libraries Open 24X7 during finals
Sunday, December 1st, 2013 – Friday, December 13th, 2013

Library Display in honor of American poet Wanda Coleman
Wanda Coleman Bibliography
On Display beginning November 22nd, 2013 through January 30th, 2014
1st floor

The Sikhs in the Great War
Exhibit: Beginning November 20, 2013 - January 30th, 2014
Opening reception and Lecture: Thursday, November 21, 2013. 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Closing reception will include the screening of the movie “The Prisoner's Song" (2008) by Michael Singh, A film about a First World War Sikh POW. January, 2014.
Leatherby Libraries. Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room (2nd Floor)

Holy Comics, Batman! Graphic Novels as History, Entertainment, & Area of Study: A Survey of Graphic Novels from Our Collection
Graphic Novel Exhibit Bibliography
On Display beginning November 15th, 2013 through January 29th, 2014
1st floor

Meet the author, Trustee Emeritus Jack Lindquist!
Trustee Emeritus Jack Lindquist will be at the Leatherby Libraries Big Orange Book Festival booth to sign his book: In Service to the Mouse: My Unexpected Journey to Becoming Disneyland's First President
October 12th, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
October 13th, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Meet the author, Professor Marilyn J. Harran!
Chapman University Professor Marilyn J. Harran will be at the Leatherby Libraries Big Orange Book Festival booth to sign the book authored by the late Leon Leyson of which she and Elisabeth Leyson are the co-authors “The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible ... on Schindler's List *
* the book will also be available for sale throughout the weekend at the Chapman University bookstore.
October 12th, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Leatherby Libraries booth at the Big Orange Book Festival
October 11th - October 13th, 2013

Leatherby Libraries Homecoming Events
October 4th - October 6th, 2013
  • Uphill and Upside-down: Thirty Years of the Space Shuttle Program: Douglas Dechow, Ph.D., MSLIS Sciences Librarian, Leatherby Libraries
    October 4th from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., in the Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room, 2nd Floor
    From 1981-2011, the Space Shuttle--NASA's Space Transportation System--launched 135 missions into low-earth orbit. Among those missions were stunning successes and catastrophic failures. Doug Dechow discusses his up-close experiences with the final three missions and The Roger and Roberta Boisjoly Challenger Disaster Memorial Collection, now housed in Leatherby Libraries.
  • Dialogue with the Dean: Charlene Baldwin, Leatherby Libraries How Special Collections Support Student Research and Learning
    October 4th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., in the Donors Alcove, 1st Floor
    See Leatherby Libraries unique treasures and learn how it supports student research and learning. Dean Baldwin will highlight the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections & Archives, which provides access to unique collections, rare books, manuscripts, maps, art, and artifacts as well as materials about the history of the university and the Chapman Family.
  • Open House / Passport Stop. Stop by and get your stamp! October 5th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.


Mexican American Women in Softball: A League of Their Own
October 4th - November 15th, 2013
Exhibit description
Special thanks to The John M. Pfau Library, California State University, San Bernardino

Banned Books Week display
Banned Books Bibliography
On display — September 22nd - September 28th, 2013
1st floor

The Cadence of Memory: Revolutionary Propaganda Art in Latin America Exhibit and Symposium
Exhibit — Beginning September 21st, 2013, continuing through November 13th, 2013
Symposium — Saturday, September 28th, 2013 3-5 p.m.
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room

Hoaxes, Lies & Plagiarism
August 28th, 2013 to September 26, 2013

Leatherby Libraries welcome table
August 26 to August 30 from 9 -5 p.m.
Allred Entrada (first floor of the library)

Leatherby Libraries Celebrates 9th Anniversary
August 26 to August 30

Bluestockings Book Club
Friday, July 26, 2013
1:00 PM in room LL420

The Second Annual Library Staff Art Exhibit
Beginning June 28th, 2013, continuing through January 10th, 2014
Read more about the artists

Bluestockings Book Club
Friday, June 14, 2013
1:00 PM in room LL420

The 2013 Community of Readers
May 20th, 2013 - August 19th, 2013

Mary Heebner - A Survey of Artist's Books from Simplemente Maria Press, and the Paintings that Inspired Them
On exhibit February 28th, 2013 - September 15th, 2013
See the installation

Leatherby Libraries Students Award Ceremony
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
3:00 PM

Leatherby Libraries Open 24X7 during finals
Monday, May 6th, 2013 – Friday, May 17th, 2013


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