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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

Women Authors Across Genres display
November 1, 2014 through March 31st, 2015
Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives

1984: Human Rights and Impunity in India
Lecture by Sukhman Dhami
Partnership with the Sikhlens Sikh Art & Film Festival
January 31st, 2015 at 4:00 PM
Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor
Read a recap of this event from the India Journal

To Arms: The Western Front, 1914 - 1918
Symposium celebrating a student-curated exhibit
Partnership with the Department of History
WW1 Opening Program: February 11th, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Exhibit Dates: February 2nd, 2015 - June 15th, 2015
Exhibit Location: Doy and Dee Henley Gallery, Argyros Forum

Fowles Lecture Series
Ajla Terzic
Partnership with the Department of English
February 16th, 2015, 7:00 PM
Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor

Fowles Lecture Series
Dacia Maraini
Partnership with the Department of English
February 19th, 2015, 7:00 PM
Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor

An Illuminating Look at Legumes
Botanical art exhibit by the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California
Partnership with The Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California and Schmid College of Science and Technology
Read more about legumes and botanical artists
Read more about the exhibit in the Home & Garden section of the OC Register
Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
Drawing Workshops: Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th
Exhibit Dates: February 19th, 2015 - March 25th, 2015
Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor

Miniature Book Society exhibition
Partnership with Miniature Book Society
March 1st, 2015 - April 30th, 2015
Allred Entrada, Leatherby Libraries, first floor

Fowles Lecture Series
Ismet Prcic
Partnership with the Department of English
March 2nd, 2015, 7:00 PM
Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor

Paper: A Defining Technology
Lecture and book signing with Nicholas Basbanes
Partnership with the Zamarano Club and the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America
March 4th, 2015, 1:00 PM
Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries, fourth floor

Music at the Malloy
Guitar performance by students of Professor Jeff Cogan
Partnership with Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music
March 13th, 2015, 12:00 PM
Malloy Performance Portico, Leatherby Libraries, third floor

Shadows for Peace
Exhibit and panel discussion honoring survivors of the Hiroshima bombing
Partnership with Department of Peace Studies and Fish Interfaith Center
March 19th, 2015, 5:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Fish Interfaith Center

Fowles Lecture Series
Tibor Fischer
Partnership with the Department of English
March 30th, 2015, 7:00 PM
Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor

Changing California
Selected paintings from the collection of Mark and Jan Hilbert
Partnership with Strategic Marketing and Communications
March 31st, 2015, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor
Exhibit Dates: April 1st, 2015 - August 31st, 2015

Fowles Lecture Series
Kenan Trebincevic
Partnership with the Department of English
April 6th, 2015, 7:00 PM
Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor

Leatherby Libraries 9th Annual Book Sale
VIP Reception: Wednesday, April 8th, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Campus-Only Sale: Thursday, April 9th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Campus & Community Sale: Friday, April 10th, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
April 8th, 2015 - April 10th, 2015

Fowles Lecture Series
Giorgio Pressburger
Partnership with the Department of English
April 13th, 2015, 7:00 PM
Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor

Literary Pub(lishing) Crawl and Book Signing
Lectures and book signings by current authors and publishers
Partnership with Department of English
April 15th, 2015, 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Beckman 404

Vaisakhi Celebration
Partnership with the Fish Interfaith Center
April 23rd, 2015, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fish Interfaith Center

Leatherby Libraries Student Awards Ceremony
Celebrating the winners of the John and Margaret Class Book Collection Contest
and the Kevin and Tam Ross Undergraduate Research Prize
Wednesday, May 6th, 2015, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Malloy Performance Portico, Leatherby Libraries, third floor

War Comes Home
Exhibit commemorating the experience of veterans returning from war
Partnership with the Department of History, Cal Humanities, and the Center for American War Letters
Opening Reception: May 7th, 2015, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Exhibit Dates: May 10th, 2015 - June 21st, 2015
Allred Entrada, Leatherby Libraries, first floor

Past Events


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 http://www.sikhlens.com/festival-schedule.php
Exhibit dates: November 20th, 2014 – February 15th, 2015
Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor

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, 2014 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 http://www.chapman.edu/ces/research/paulo-freire/critical-pedagogy.aspx
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

Archived Events

September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2013
September 1, 2013 - August 31, 2014


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