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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. Also, see the Leatherby Libraries Permanent and Long-Term Exhibits and Displays



The Legacy of Henri Temianka: Musician, Writer, Educator
Partnership with College of Performing Arts
Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives
Exhibit Dates: March 1 – June 30, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 23, 2016 • 5-7 p.m.
Malloy Performance Portico, Leatherby Libraries, third floor
View the exhibition catalog

¡Viva el Mariachi Femenil!
Exhibit of photos and artifacts depicting the history of women in mariachi from 1903-2016
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 29, 2016
Exhibit Dates: May 29 – June 30, 2016
Main Display Case (Leatherby Libraries, first floor)
and Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room (Leatherby Libraries, second floor)

Chapman Staff Art Exhibit
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 9, 2016 • 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Exhibit Dates: June 1 – August 25, 2016
Leatherby Libraries Hall of Art, first floor

Summer Writing Project – Marketing: Building Your Brand
Partnership with local literary nonprofit 1888.center
Saturday, July 16, 2016 | 2 – 4 p.m.
Center for American War Letters, Leatherby Libraries, lower level

Past Events

The Last King
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 19th, 2015, 6 - 8 p.m.
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, second floor
Exhibit Dates: November 16th, 2015 – May 20th, 2016
Partnership with the Sikhlens Sikh Art and Film Festival
and Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

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 4, 2016 • 4-6 p.m.
Malloy Performance Portico, Leatherby Libraries, third floor

Dr. Emily Carman: Book Talk & Signing, Independent Stardom
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 • 4-6 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives, Leatherby Libraries, lower level

400 Years of Mysticism: Selections from the Merle Bobzien Collection
Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries, fourth floor
Exhibit Dates: February 1 – May 13, 2016

“Diversity in the Second World War: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen”
Exhibit Dates: February 17 - May 1, 2016
Center for American War Letters, Leatherby Libraries, lower level

Student Art Exhibit: “Characters: The Artwork of Melanie Duke”
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 31, 2016 • 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit Dates: March 21 – May 19, 2016
Leatherby Libraries Hall of Art, first floor

Fowles Lecture Series
André Klotzel
Partnership with the Department of English
Monday, April 4, 2016, 5:00 PM
Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor

Leatherby Libraries 10th Annual Book Sale
April 7 - 8, 2016
Campus-Only Sale: Thursday, April 7, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Campus & Community Sale: Friday, April 8, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Literary Pub(lishing) Crawl and Book Signing
Lectures and book signings by current authors and publishers
Partnership with Department of English
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 • 3:30-8 p.m.
Bush Conference Center (Beckman 404)

Libraries Transform: A Conversation with Sylvia Cieply
2015 winner of ALA’s “I Love My Librarian” Award
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 • 5-7 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives, Leatherby Libraries, lower level

Fowles Lecture Series
Ángela Pradelli
Partnership with the Department of English
Monday, April 18, 2016, 5:00 PM
Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor

“Desegregation in California: Local Roots”
Partnership with Orange Public Library
Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 18, 2016 • 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Exhibit Dates: February – April 2016

Fowles Lecture Series
Andrés Neuman
Partnership with the Department of English
Monday, March 28, 2016, 5:00 PM
Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor

Fowles Lecture Series
Pedro Mairal
Partnership with the Department of English
Monday, March 7, 2016, 5:00 PM
Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor

Parent Summit 2016: Lunch ‘n the Library
Partnership with the Office of Parent Programs
Saturday, February 27, 2016 • 1:00-2:00 p.m.
RSVP at https://chapmanuniversity.regfox.com/pss2016

Howard Arthur Tibbs: Citizen, Musician, and Tuskegee Airman
Lecture by Philip Tibbs
Partnership with the Center for American War Letters
and the MA Program in War and Society
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 • 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Center for American War Letters, Leatherby Libraries, lower level

The Vienna Paradox: Jewish Identity and Austrian High Culture Between the World Wars
Partnership with The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 • 7:00 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel, Fish Interfaith Center

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

Poetry Reading: Jessica Piazza
Partnership with the Department of English
Thursday, November 12th, 2015 • 4:00PM
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor

Poetry Reading: Ilya Kaminsky
Partnership with the Department of English
Thursday, October 29th, 2015 • 4:00PM
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor

Milan Panic... Prime Minister for Peace
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015, 5 - 7 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel, Fish Interfaith Center

The Chapman Family Homecoming Celebration
Partnership with University Advancement
October 2nd - October 3rd, 2015

  • Faculty Master Class
    Dr. Doug Dechow & Dr. Jana Remy: “The Digital Humanities at Chapman University”
    Friday, October 2, 2015, 3 – 4 p.m.
    Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor
  • Dialogue with the Dean
    “Special Collections in a 21st-century library”
    Friday, October 2, 2015, 5 – 6 p.m.
    Donor Alcove, Leatherby Libraries, First Floor
  • Leatherby Libraries Open House
    Saturday, October 3, 2015, 1 – 4 p.m.
    Leatherby Libraries, First Floor
  • Screening: “A Golden State of Mind”
    Saturday, October 3, 2015, 2 - 3 p.m.
    Huell Howser Archive, Leatherby Libraries, lower level
  • Author Showcase and Book Sale
    Saturday, October 3, 2015, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Wells Fargo Stage, Attallah Piazza
    Featuring special guests:
    10 a.m. - noon: Rich Grimes ’68
    Noon - 2 p.m: Authors from Black Hill Press / 1888
    2 - 4 p.m.: Karyn Planett ’70 and Geoff Thompson
    4 - 6 p.m.: Seth Casteel ’03
Student Art Exhibit: Daniel Malikyar Visuals
Opening Reception: Monday, October 19, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
Exhibit Dates: October 19 – January 4, 2016
Leatherby Libraries Hall of Art, first floor

Poetry Reading: Helene Cardona
Partnership with the Department of English
Thursday, October 1st, 2015 • 4:00PM
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor

Poetry Reading: Carolyn Forché
Partnership with the Department of English
Thursday, September 10th, 2015 • 4:00PM
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor

Leatherby Libraries Services Fair
Wednesday, September 9th, 2015, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Allred Entrada and Information Commons, Leatherby Libraries, first floor

The War Is Over
Commemorating the battles of the Pacific Theater and the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two
Partnership with the Center for American War Letters
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015, 5 – 7 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archive, Leatherby Libraries, lower level
Exhibit Dates: September 2nd - November 12th, 2015

“A Country Called Syria”
Illustrating different foods, attires, trades, cities, and contributions of Syria
Partnership with Karam Foundation and Aleppo’s Kitchen
Fourth Floor Portico & Fashionables Terrace, Leatherby Libraries, fourth floor
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 30th, 2015, 5 – 7 p.m.
Exhibit Dates: August 31st – December 15th, 2015

“Angels”
Angels from the private collection of Donna Ford Attallah ’61 and the Angel Series of paintings by Isa D’Arleans
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, second floor
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015, 5 – 7 p.m.
Exhibit Dates: August 28–November 8, 2015
About the Exhibition

View the exhibition catalog

“Kids Giving Hope to Kids” exhibit
Drawings by children from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the USA in response to the refugee crisis in Syria and Iraq
Curated by Lynn Matthews
Main Display Case, Leatherby Libraries, first floor
Exhibit Dates: August 24th, 2015 - December 1st, 2015
Learn More



Archived Events

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


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