Happenings @ Hannon
Volume 3, Issue 2
September 2012
Banned Books Week 2012
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Unless otherwise noted, all library events take place in the Von der Ahe Family Suite on level 3.

Click event title for more information and to RSVP. 

Thursday 9/27 / 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. / WHH 117

Tuesday 10/2 / 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday 10/3 / 6 - 7:30 p.m. / WHH 347
Wednesday 10/3 / 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Sunday Jewish Book Group: Golems of Gotham
Sunday 10/7 / 2 - 3:30 p.m. 
Tuesday 10/9 / 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. WHH 118
Tuesday 10/16 / 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Level 1 & level 3 atrium / through 10/12

Archives & Special Collections Gallery / level 3 / through 12/19.
Scroll on display in central staircase through 12/8

Level 2 & level 3 / 10/22 - 12/14
Featured Resource
Banned Books Resource Guide


What classic and contemporary titles have been challenged or banned? What is happening in Tuscon, AZ? How can you be a part of a national movement to celebrate your right to read? 

Answer all of these questions, and more, by visiting this guide.
Contact Us
William H. Hannon Library
1 LMU Drive MS 8200
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Banned Book Week is upon us!
As an academic library, we are fortunate to serve in an environment that values and celebrates intellectual freedom. All members of our community are able to access any book that suits their curiosity, no matter how unpopular or unorthodox the subject at hand. Do you take this for granted?

Our colleagues in public and school libraries are not always so lucky, and as such are front-line champions and advocates for the rights of their users to read books that have been challenged for a myriad of reasons, from violence to sexuality, and a wide range of "dangerous ideas" in between.

From September 30 through October 6, librarians and staff at the Hannon Library will be joining our colleagues nationwide in celebrating our right to read. We have published a Banned Books resource guide, where you can learn more about the special programming taking place next week, and how you can join us in our outreach and advocacy efforts (and get some Banned Books Week swag in return!). 

Jamie Hazlitt
Outreach Librarian and Editor, Happenings @ Hannon

An Evening with Héctor Tobar

All are invited to a special book event at the William H. Hannon Library on Tuesday October 2, at 6 p.m. in the library's Von der Ahe Family Suite. 


Barbarian Nurseries  

Award-winning journalist and novelist Héctor Tobar will be speaking and signing copies of his most recent novel, The Barbarian Nurseries. This event is a part of Latino Heritage Month, and is co-sponsored by Ethnic & Intercultural Services and Chicana/o Studies.


This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.


Please RSVP here, or call 310.338.5234.


Swirling: How to Date, Mate, & Relate

Swirling cover 

On October 3 at 7 p.m., LMU alumnae Christelyn Karazin and Janice Littlejohn will share advice and anecdotes from their recent book Swirling: How to Date, Mate, and Relate. Mixing Race, Culture, and Creed.


Sweets and refreshments will be served, and copies of Swirling will be available for sale and signing.


Click here to read more about the event, and to RSVP.


Pub Night: The Ethics of Abortion
Ethics of Abortion
Hannon Library's Faculty Pub Night series continues on October 16, with a talk by Professor of Philosophy Christopher Kaczor

At 5:30 p.m., Kaczor will be discussing his recent work, The Ethics of Abortion: Women's Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice (Routledge 2010). 
This event is free and open to the public, and pub snacks and refreshments will be served. Copies of Kaczor's work will be available for sale and signing. 
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