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

April 2012 / Vol. 2 Iss. 8       
In This Issue...
The Heart, the Gift, and the Book
Alumni Authors Wraps Up with Kristen Tracy
Exhibition Opening: The Saraval Collection
Faculty Pub Night: Sarah Maclay
The Heart, the Gift, and the Book

Shakespeare First FolioThis month our Department of Archives & Special Collections is hosting its final Centennial Exhibition, The Heart, the Gift, and the Book, showcasing special first editions, exceptionally beautiful specimens, and historically noteworthy volumes from our rare book collections. The centerpiece of this exhibition is our copy of Shakespeare's First Folio (1623), donated by T. Marie Chilton.

On April 23 at 7:30 p.m., the William H. Hannon Library and the Marymount Institute for Faith, Culture, and Arts are hosting what is certain to be an unforgettable evening of music, performance, and celebration featuring the talents of Jeff Dietrich, Lewis Hyde, Arnal Kennedy, Logan Metz, Lincoln Mendel, Wole Soyinka, Theresia de Vroom, Elias Wondimu, and Gail Wronsky. This event will take place in the library's Von der Ahe Suite, with an opportunity to view the exhibition and a reception to follow. 
This special event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Click here to RSVP by April 19, or call 310.338.4593. 

Alumni Authors: Kristen Tracy '94

More than 350 readers have come to the library over the past few months to participate in our Centennial Alumni Authors series. If you weren't one of them, you have one final chance on April 11 at 6 p.m.


Kristen Tracy's first children's book, Camille McPhee Fell Under the Bus, was chosen by School Library Journal as one of the best children's books of 2009. And her second middle-grade novel, The Reinvention of Bessica Lefter was recently honored with a Parents' Choice Award. She has published several critically acclaimed teen novels as well, including Lost ItCrimes of the SarahsA Field Guide for Heartbreakers, and Sharks & Boys


Young adult literature is hot right now. Kristen's talented voice and unique perspective will make for an evening you won't want to miss. Snacks and refreshments will be served, and copies of Kristen's books will be available for sale and signing. All ages are welcome! 


Please RSVP here. 


The Saraval Collection

Saraval Collection 

In partnership with the Jewish Studies Program, we are delighted to host The Saraval Collection, an exhibition of facsimiles of medieval manuscripts, on display in the William H. Hannon Library from April 16 through June 30, 2012. These facsimiles are on display for the first time in North America. The exhibition is significant for a number of reasons. It demonstrates the unique cultural heritage of the Jewish community and tells the story of the important role that Poland and the Czech Republic played in preserving that heritage through turbulent times. 


All are invited to join us for the opening of The Saraval Collection as a part of the Jewish Studies Interfaith Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 18 at 6 p.m. For more information, and to RSVP, please click here or call


Faculty Pub Night: Sarah Maclay

Music for the Black Room
April is National Poetry Month, so it's only fitting that our final Pub Night of the year features the talents of LMU Clinical Professor of English and critically acclaimed poet Sarah Maclay. She will be reading from and discussing her most recently published collection of poems, Music from the Black Room

This event is free and open to the public, but please note that some themes in her work may not be appropriate for children. Pub snacks and refreshments will be served, and copies of her books will be available for sale and signing. 

April 17, 5:30 p.m.
Von der Ahe Family Suite

April Events
All events take place in the Von der Ahe Family Suite on Level 3 of the library, unless otherwise noted.
Library closed for Easter holiday. Regular hours resume Monday 4/9 at 8 a.m.


Monday 4/6, 9 a.m. 


Wednesday 4/11, 6-7:30 p.m. Alumni Authors: Kristen Tracy (RSVP)


Tuesday 4/17, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Faculty Pub Night: Sarah Maclay 

Sunday 4/22, 2-3:30 p.m.
Jewish Book Group: Displaced Persons by Ghita Schwarz (RSVP)


Monday 4/23, 7:30-9:30 p.m. The Heart, the Gift, and the Book (RSVP)


Tuesday 4/24, 5-6 p.m. Undergraduate Library Research Award Reception


Thursday 5/3, 6-8 p.m.

First Generation Writing Community Workshop Pub Night (For more info call 310.338.6038)



Exhibition: The Saraval Collection (Level 3 Atrium)

Exhibit: ART 453 Student Show (Levels 1 & 2)

Through 6/30:
Exhibition: The Heart, The Gift, and the Book (A&SC Gallery, Level 3)

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

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