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Happenings @ Hannon
Volume 5, Issue 6
March 2015

In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Unless otherwise noted, all library events are free, and take place in the Von der Ahe Family Suite on level 3.

Click event title for more information, and to RSVP.

Wed 3/4 / 5 - 6:30 p.m. / RSVP

Thu 3/12 / 7 - 8:30 p.m. / RSVP

Sun 3/15 / 2 - 3:30 p.m. / RSVP

3/19 - 3/21 / Hours vary

Sat 3/21 / 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. / University Hall

Sat 3/28 - Sun 3/29: closed
Mon 3/30 - Wed 4/1: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thu 4/2 - Sun 4/5: closed

Wed 4/8

Wed 4/8 / 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. / RSVP

Every Wed / 5 - 8 p.m. / call 310.338.3049 to RSVP

Archives & Special Collections gallery (level 3) through 5/9 

Level 1 Info Commons & hallway
through 5/9
Tomodachi Inouye Scholars Program - Hiroshima, The Experience
Level 3 atrium through April 3

Book Spine Poetry
Level 1 lobby
April 1 - 20

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Level 1 lobby
April 6 - 17

LMUCC Week of the Young Child
Level 2 - adjacent to Curriculum Materials Collection
April 13 - 24
Photo of the Month

Have you been following our "Artifact of the Week" series on Instagram


Each week we're highlighting a different object from our Civil War special collections. 


Pictured above, a plate from The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion: a monumental 6-volume record of the Civil War from the medical perspective.

Support the Library


The generous support of our donors helps us continue to offer and enhance outstanding collections, services, exhibitions, and programs to our community.

Contact Us
William H. Hannon Library
1 LMU Drive MS 8200
Los Angeles, CA 90045

The Book Sale is Back! 

It's time for another book sale! The sale is open to all, and proceeds go towards library collections and programs. Most books are priced $5 and under.

  • Thursday March 19, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Friday March 20, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Saturday March 21, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Hannon Library, Von der Ahe Suite  



3/4 Women's Voices of the Civil War

At the fourth program in the semester-long series commemorating the sesquicentennial of the ending of the Civil War, Professor Carla Bittel will discuss how historians have studied women of the Civil War era, and will set the stage for the audience to hear diverse women's voices from the time, interpreted by LMU Theatre Arts students.

Voices will include...
  • A Union nurse (Louisa May Alcott, above center)
  • A former slave (Harriet Ann Jacobs, above left)
  • A Southern woman (Sarah Morgan Dawson, above right)
Dramatic readings to be performed by Wendolyn Sims-Rucker, Tori DiGeronimo, and Alex Perroots.

Program is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served. 

Wednesday March 4 / 5 p.m. / Von der Ahe Suite

3/12: An evening with poet Tracie Morris

Tracie Morris is a poet who works in various media including performance, the page and installation. Her presentation will include page text, sound poetry, improvised collaboration with recorded visual and audio media, and work inspired by other avant-garde poets such as Gertrude Stein and Kurt Schwitters.  


Thursday March 12 / 7 - 8:30 p.m. / Von der Ahe Suite / RSVP


This program is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served.

Performance is presented by the LMU English Department, the Creative Writing/SynText Program, the BCLA Working Scholars Grant, Women's Studies, and the William H. Hannon Library. 

Undergraduate Library Research Award
You've already done the work... now show us what you've got! 

April 8 is the application deadline for the 9th annual Undergraduate Library Research Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward LMU undergraduate students whose research makes expert and creative use of the services, resources, and collections of the William H. Hannon Library to produce a scholarly or creative work. 

For 2015, a prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the first place undergraduate project, $1,000 to the best group project, and $450 to two honorable mentions.

The 2015 Common Book is...

Southland, by Nina Revoyr

"[A]n absolutely compelling story of family and racial tragedy. Revoyr's novel is honest in detailing southern California's brutal history, and honorable in showing how families survived with love and tenacity and dignity."

-Susan Straight, author of Highwire Moon

If you have an idea for how to engage your community (whether it be your department, a class you're teaching, or your friends in your res hall!) with the LMU Common Book this summer and into the next academic year, please email commonbook@lmu.edu. We'll be doing outreach across campus this spring, and we want to hear from you!