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

January 2012 / Vol. 2 Iss. 5       
Special Centennial Issue
Alumni Authors: Kelly Younger
New Exhibit: Sustaining Scholarship
Reading 1911
Image of the Month: Immortalized in Purple Statice
Alumni Authors: Kelly Younger

When asked to consider ways that the library could contribute to LMU's Centennial celebration, we jumped at the opportunity to put together an author series highlighting the creative talents of some of our notable literary LMU alumni. 

The special series, Alumni Authors, starts on Wednesday January 18 with what is sure to be an entertaining evening of conversation and comedy with playwright and LMU Professor Kelly Younger, featuring the acting talents of LMU undergraduate performers. (Click here to read more about Kelly and his work.)

Kelly YoungerAlumni Authors: Kelly Younger
Wednesday, January 18
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Von der Ahe Family Suite (Library Level 3)

Although all Alumni Authors events are free and open to the public, we do ask for the courtesy of an RSVP. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

New Exhibit: Sustaining Scholarship

Archives and Special Collections continues to celebrate LMU's Centennial with its series of exhibitions displaying the department's treasures.


This third installment, Sustaining Scholarship: Archival Collections at the William H. Hannon Library highlights the historical and teaching value of our archival collections for the university and for the academic community and broader public. As true of our other holdings, many of the collections came to LMU through the donation of benefactors, many with a long history of support for the University. We are grateful for their generosity that has enriched the academic and intellectual life of the library and consequently the university as a whole.


The collections range from the personal papers of major Los Angeles families like the Dockweilers and the Workmans, to the literary materials and records of authors and playwrights, to sources documenting the history of the entertainment industry in Southern California. The materials include photographs, financial records, printed ephemera, author's rough drafts, diaries, maps, videotapes, newspapers, and more. 


The Archives & Special Collections gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Sustaining Scholarship will be on display through March 30, 2012.

Reading 1911... The Series Continues

It should come as no surprise that the William H. Hannon Library is celebrating the LMU Centennial through books!


Reading 1911 covers 

Back in November we introduced you to the Reading 1911 project, and we thought you'd like an update of what's been posted since. 


Ethan Frome / Edith Wharton / Review by Meghan Weeks


The Sea Fairies / L. Frank Baum / Review by Joseph Hellige


Over the next few months, you'll be seeing reviews of Peter Pan, The Devil's Dictionary, My First Summer in the Sierra, and more.


You are welcome to read along with us, too. If you'd like to select a 1911 book and submit a review to the series, which we hope to publish in some form at the end of the year, please contact Rhonda Rosen.

Image of the Month: Purple Statice

We here at Hannon Library know that we're incredibly lucky to work in such a beautiful building. And it's certainly not every day that one gets to see their workplace immortalized in the Tournament of Roses Parade. 
LMU Rose Parade Float Detail 
This month's image was taken by our very own Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian Marie Kennedy, who took this detail of the library's windows (which she helped cover with purple statice blossoms) during her stint decorating the float, which made its way down the historic Colorado Boulevard parade route on January 2. 
And speaking of the Rose Parade... don't miss out on our exhibit Lions & Roses, featuring historic imagery of the parade from the library's Special Collections, on display in the level 3 atrium through January 19!
LMU Rose Parade Float rendering
January Events
All events take place in the Von der Ahe Family Suite on Level 3 of the library, unless otherwise noted.

Monday 1/16: MLK Holiday. Library closes at 2 a.m. (no after-hours), and opens at 12 p.m.

Wednesday 1/18, 6-7:30 p.m. Alumni Authors: Kelly Younger (RSVP here)

Thursday 1/19: 12:15-1:15 p.m. Workshop: Research Skills for RAs and TAs Location: WHH 118 (RSVP here)

Sunday 1/22: 2-3:30 p.m.
Jewish Book Group: Lost in Translation by Eva Hoffman

Through January 18: Exhibit: Lions & Roses (Level 3 Atrium)

Through March 30:
Exhibit: Sustaining Scholarship (A&SC Gallery, Level 3)

For additional information about these events and to see what's coming up in the rest of the semester, visit the Hannon Library Event Calendar.

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