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Focus on the Book: The Ames Almanack (photos)

Jan 12th, 2016 | By | Category: Past Speakers, Photos From Past Events, Recent Events, Recent Posts

On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, the Loyola University Libraries and the Newbery Library welcomed Susan M. Allen, PhD, Director, California Rare Book School, who presented The Other Book: The Ames Almanack Opens a Window on Colonial America at the Third Annual Focus on the Book. Read full details of the event here. To view photos […]



Speaker Series: March 16, 2016

Dec 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Speaker, Past Speakers, Recent Events

Influencing Hemingway cover

Nancy W. Sindelar, PhD

The People and Places That Influenced
Ernest Hemingway

The Friends of the Loyola Libraries Speaker Series welcomes educator, Hemingway scholar, and Loyola alumna Nancy W. Sindelar (PhD ’87). Dr. Sindelar will present a talk titled “The People and Places That Influenced Ernest Hemingway.” Her program focuses on the people, places, and activities that shaped the legendary author who courted life-threatening adventures and glamorous friends while writing articles, novels, and short stories that captivated the world.



Focus on the Book: December 8, 2015

Oct 28th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Speaker, Past Speakers, Recent Events, Uncategorized

Susan Allen - FOTB 2015

The Other Book: The Ames Almanack
Opens a Window on Colonial America

Featuring Susan M. Allen, PhD
Director, California Rare Book School
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
5 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. program

In this age of e-books and e-readers, the word “book” has taken on new meanings. Yet the book in its printed form endures and is highly sought after by the general public, libraries, and book collectors. This lecture series has been created to celebrate the book in print, its form, function, and beauty, its historical importance and lasting nature. Come celebrate with us a “technology” that has been around since Johannes Gutenberg.



Book Discussion: The Third Coast

Oct 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Past Speakers, Recent Posts

Book Discussion: The Third Coast by Thomas Dyja Moderator: Janette Kopacz from the Chicago Public Library Location: Room 727, Corboy Law Center 25 East Pearson Water Tower Campus Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. In conjunction with the Chicago Public Library’s One Book, One Chicago Come join the Discussion! For more […]



Civil War Chicago: Eyewitness to History

Jun 12th, 2015 | By | Category: Past Speakers, Recent Events, Uncategorized

Loyola SS Civil War postcard

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 6 p.m.
Klarchek Information Commons, Fourth Floor

Theodore J. Karamanski, PhD and Eileen M. McMahon, PhD, editors of Civil War Chicago: Eyewitness to History will discuss the Civil War’s transformative role in our city’s development as the heartland metropolis and the integral part that Chicagoans played in shaping the course of American history.



Watch John Donoghue’s Talk: Rough Justice under the Jolly Roger

Mar 6th, 2015 | By | Category: Past Speakers, Recent Events

John Donoghue, PhD, Associate Professor of History at Loyola University Chicago, presented his talk, Rough Justice under the Jolly Roger: Pirates of the Caribbean and the Court of “King Death”, at the Friends of the Loyola Libraries Speaker Series on Thursday, February 12, 2015. For more information about John Donoghue and his lecture, please visit […]



Watch Mark Dimunation’s “Focus on the Book” Lecture

Feb 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Past Speakers, Recent Events, Uncategorized

Mark Dimunation, Chief of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress since 1998, presented his lecture, Jefferson’s Enlightenment: Reconstructing Thomas Jefferson’s Library at the Library of Congress, at the second annual Focus on the Book (a lecture by and for bibliophiles) on December 3, 2014. For more information about Mark […]



Rough Justice under the Jolly Roger

Dec 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Past Speakers, Recent Events, Uncategorized

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Friends of the Loyola Libraries Speaker Series • 2014-2015

John Donoghue presents
Rough Justice under the Jolly Roger:
Pirates of the Caribbean and the Court of “King Death”

Thursday, February 12, 2015 • 6 PM
Klarchek Information Commons, 4th floor



The Great Cartoon Debate: April 15, 2015

Dec 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Past Speakers, Recent Events, Uncategorized

Fitzsimmons & Stantis - COLOR

Artists at odds:
Left, right and completely off-center

Featuring political cartoonists

Scott Stantis
of the Chicago Tribune and

David Fitzsimmons
of the Arizona Daily Star



Focus on the Book featuring Mark Dimunation

Oct 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Past Speakers, Recent Events, Uncategorized

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Second Annual Focus on the Book
a lecture by and for bibliophiles, featuring

Mark Dimunation
Chief, Rare Book and Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress

Jefferson’s Enlightenment:
Reconstructing Thomas Jefferson’s Library at the Library of Congress

Wednesday, December 3, 2014