Happenings @ Hannon
A monthly e-newsletter from the William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University

October 2010 / Vol. 1 Iss. 2


Fall semester is in full swing at the William H. Hannon Library! Last month brought us a moving visit from Fr. Greg Boyle (with over 600 fans who showed up to see him!), a fantastic alumni weekend, the successful kick-off event for our Dark Angel, Los Angeles Noir in Fact & Fiction series, and the opening of the traveling United States Holocaust Memorial Museum exhibit Deadly Medicine.

We have plenty more in store for you in October, including our second Pub Night faculty speaker, the first Game Night of the semester, and three more Noir talks to satisfy your cravings for the dark and twisted in film & literature during this Halloween season.

We look forward to seeing you at the library!

Jamie Hazlitt
Outreach Librarian
Happenings @ Hannon editor
In This Issue
Pub Night
The Dark Angel: October Offerings
Game Night @ the Library
Pub Night

Ever wonder what LMU faculty do after class?

Join us for the library's ongoing Pub Night series, which celebrates the scholarly work or creative endeavors of your professors and colleagues in a casual environment (with pub refreshments and snacks!).

In September we kicked off the series with a thought-provoking talk by Political Science Professor Michael Genovese. Upcoming speakers who will be sharing their work with us throughout the semester include:

10/6 Fred Kiesner (Management & Entrepreneurship)
11/3 Glenn Gebhard (Film & Television)
12/8 Gail Wronksy (English), Gronk, & Alicia Partnoy (Modern Languages)

All events start at 5:30 p.m. in the Von der Ahe Family Suite. Pub Nights are open to everyone, and copies of the works (where applicable) will be available for sale and signing at each event.

Faculty with current or upcoming significant publications who are interested in participating in Pub Nights for the 2011-2012 academic year should contact Jamie Hazlitt, Outreach Librarian. 

The Dark Angel: October Offerings
LA Noir graphicOn September 28, Denise Hamilton provided a wonderful introduction to the genre of Noir in the first event of our Fall author series The Dark Angel: Los Angeles Noir in Fact and Fiction.

This month, we have three more speakers who are bringing their unique perspective on the genre to our community at LMU:

10/14 (Th) 5:30 p.m.: John Buntin, author of L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City, with guest photographers Mitch & Brittany.

10/19 (Tu) 6:30 p.m.: Alain Silver & James Ursini: authors and noted film historians who will take you through a guided commentary of film clips demonstrating the unique style of film noir, shown on the library's 103" screen.

10/21 (Th) 6:30 p.m.: Judith Freeman, author of the nonfiction work about noir legend Raymond Chandler, The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved.

These events will be of interest both to longtime noir fans and to those new to the genre. The Dark Angel series is open to all, and copies of the works will be available for sale and signing at each talk.

And don't miss Richard Rayner, who will wrap up the series on November 16!

Game Night @ the Library
LMU students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited. Bring your friends to take a break from studying, work, and commuting through play!

Games available include Rock Band 2, Beatles Rock Band, MarioKart, and Lego Star Wars for the Wii (on the legendary 103" monitor!), as well as board games like Sorry, Scrabble, Apples to Apples, and Yahtzee.

All Game Nights take place in the library's Von der Ahe Suite on Level 3, and run from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Snacks and drinks are also provided.

Fall Semester dates:

Thursday October 28
Thursday December 9

Hope to see you there!

October Events

All events take place in the Von der Ahe Family Suite on Level 3 of the library, unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday 10/6, 5:30 p.m.
Pub Night: Fred Kiesner

Wednesday 10/6, 6:30 p.m.
The Book Festival / The Fantastic Voyage
Location: Library Amphitheater

Sunday 10/10, 2 p.m.
Jewish Book & Discussion Group

Sunday 10/10, 7 p.m.
The Book Festival / Outdoor Movie Night / Ms. Evers' Boys
Location: Library Amphitheater

Thursday 10/14, 5:30 p.m.
L.A. Noir: John Buntin, with special guest photographers Mitch & Brittany.

Tuesday 10/19, 6:30 p.m.
L.A. Noir: Alain Silver & James Ursini (film noir movie clips & discussion)

Thursday 10/21, 6:30 p.m.
L.A. Noir: Judith Freeman

Saturday 10/23, 10 a.m. -
5 p.m.
L.A. As Subject: Archives Bazaar
Location: University of Southern California Doheney Library

Thursday 10/28, 7 p.m. -
11 p.m.
Game Night (LMU only)

All month, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Celebrating the Liturgy Exhibit
Location: Archives & Special Collections Gallery (L3)

All month
Deadly Medicine Exhibit
Location: Level 1 & 3 atrium (click link for hours)

For additional information about these events and more, visit the Hannon Library Event Calendar.
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