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The Leatherby Libraries offers programming and exhibits throughout the year that complement and enhance the curriculum, study, and research interests at Chapman. The Art, Exhibits and Events Committee (AEEC) is a dedicated group of library staff who volunteer their time to bring programming to life. The following is a listing of upcoming events in the Leatherby Libraries.


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Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for an exciting slate of 2020 events!


Current Exhibitions and Displays

Sikhlens Exhibit - Lost Heritage: The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan - A Glimpse of Guru Nanak's Travels
November 21, 2019 - January 15, 2020
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room
Leatherby Libraries, second floor -- View exhibit flyer

Blueprints of History: Chapman College's Move from Los Angeles to Orange
An exhibition of materials from the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections & Archives
September 18, 2019 – December 18, 2019
Leatherby Library Hall of Art: Celebrating Art from the Chapman Community
Leatherby Libraries, First Floor -- Read blog

The 19th Amendment: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote in the United States
An exhibition curated by, and with materials from, the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections & Archives
August 18, 2019 – December 18, 2019
Lobby
Leatherby Libraries, First Floor -- View exhibit flyer

Kids of the Black Hole: The First Two Decades of Punk in Orange County
An exhibition curated by the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections & Archives, with material on loan from Jay Bauman
August 18, 2019 – December 18, 2019
Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections & Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Fourth Floor -- View exhibit flyer


Permanent and Long-term Exhibits and Displays in the Leatherby Libraries

California's Gold Exhibit

The joy that the late TV legend Huell Howser shared with generations of Californians infuses a new permanent exhibit, sponsored by the Automobile Club of Southern California.

Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level 

Center for American War Letters Archives

The Center for American War Letters Archives actively preserves and promotes the research of original correspondence and other materials from all American conflicts; from the American War for Independence through the present day.

Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level  

Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library

The library's permanent and rotating exhibits tell of the individual lives affected, and all too often ended, by the Holocaust. 

Leatherby Libraries, 4th Floor


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+ - 2019-20 Events, Exhibits and Displays

Book Talk and Signing with Chapman University President Emeritus Jim Doti
Co-sponsored with Town & Gown
Monday, December 2, 2019
6:30 - 8:30 P.M.
Malloy Performance Portico
Leatherby Libraries, third floor -- View event flyer

Growing Up Punk Rock: A Panel
Featuring Stacy Russo, Angelita Figueroa Salas, Laura Beth Bachman, Kathy Rodgers, Kirsten (Bruce) Meekins, and Monica Carapello
Includes Bonus Film Screening
Thursday, December 5, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 P.M.
Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries, lower level -- View event flyer

Sikhlens Exhibit Opening Reception - Lost Heritage: The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan - A Glimpse of Guru Nanak's Travels
Thursday, November 21, 2019
6:30 - 10:00 P.M.
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room
Leatherby Libraries, second floor -- View event flyer

The Border: Art from the Phyllis and Ross Escalette Permanent Collection of Art
An exhibition in partnership with the Chapman University Art Collections and the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Department of Peace Studies
May 2, 2019 – November 18, 2019
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room
Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor -- View exhibit flyer

Music at the Malloy - A Guitar Concert
Featuring Chapman University guitar students from Professor Daniel De Arakal's Studio
Friday, November 8, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
Malloy Performance Portico
Leatherby Libraries, third floor -- View event flyer

Chapman Community Book Club and Lunch - The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantu
In collaboration with the series La Frontera - The Border: An Interdisciplinary Examination, co-sponsored by the Wilkinson College, Office of the Provost, and Chapman University Art Collections
Thursday, October 31, 2019
12:00 - 1:30 P.M.
Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries, lower level -- View event flyer

Winning the Vote: World War I and the American Suffrage Movement - A Talk by Lynn Dumenil, Ph.D.
Co-sponsored with the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Department of History
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries, lower level -- View event flyer

Lecture: Guru Nanak's Interfaith Message
A lecture by Anjum Javaid, Curator, Lahore Fort, Pakistan
Part of the SIKHlens Speaker Series
Monday, September 30, 2019
6:30 - 8:00 P.M.
Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries, lower level -- View event flyer

Discussion: The American War Experience through California Voices
An event in partnership with the Cal Poly Pomona Veterans Resource Center and the Cal Poly Pomona California Center for Ethics and Policy
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
4:00 - 7:00 P.M.
Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries, lower level -- View event flyer

+ - 2018-19 Events, Exhibits and Displays

“3D Printing & Design: Introducing New Library Materials on 3D Technology and Makerspaces”
Curated by Catalina Lopez
Exhibit Dates: January 21, 2019 – May 24, 2019
Leatherby Libraries, First Floor Lobby

“Paws, Claws, and Praha: Photography from the Prague Zoo”
An exhibition of artwork by Livi Dom ‘20
Exhibit Dates: February 1, 2019 – May 24, 2019
Reception Date: Friday, February 22, 2019, 4 – 5 p.m.
Hall of Art
Leatherby Libraries, First Floor

Meet the Author: Richard Bausch
A Reception for Book Club Members
Monday, October 1, 2018 • 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives (B03) 
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level 

Let’s Chat: Cultivating Community University Dialogue
A Panel Discussion Moderated by President Daniele C. Struppa 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives (B03) 
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level 

America's Great War Romance: Love and Death, 1917-1919
A Lecture by Andrew J. Huebner
Thursday, October 18, 2018 • 6 – 8 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives (B03) 
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level 

The Chapman Family Homecoming Celebration
In Partnership with University Advancement
October 12 - 13, 2018

  • Center for American War Letters Archives
    Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13 • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Center for American War Letters (B03)
    Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level
  • California’s Gold Exhibit and Huell Howser Archives 
    Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13 • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Huell Howser Archives (B11)
    Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level
  • Leatherby Libraries Booth
    College Tailgate Zone
    Saturday, October 13 • 4 – 6:30 p.m.
    Aitken Arts Plaza, Musco Center for the Arts
  • Huell Howser Screening: “A Golden State of Mind”
    Saturday, October 13 • 3 - 4 p.m.
    Huell Howser Archives (B11)
    Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level
  • Leatherby Libraries Open House 
    Saturday, October 13 • 12:30 – 4 p.m.
    Leatherby Libraries, All Floors

First Annual Orange County Archives in Action: A Regional Archives Bazaar
November 3, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Bowers Museum 
2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Flyer

Sikhlens Exhibition: Opening Reception
Thursday, November 15, 2018 • 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room
Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor 

The Mentoris Project: The Lives of Filippo Mazzei and Maria Montessori
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 • 7 – 9 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives (B03) 
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level 

“Character References: The Art of the Animation Drawing” and “A New Hope: The Star Wars Art of Robert Bailey”
An exhibition in partnership with the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University
Exhibit Dates: January 9, 2019 – April 5, 2019
Reception Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019, 5 – 7 p.m.
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room
Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor

A Conversation with Kishi Bashi and Dr. Stephanie Takaragawa 
In partnership with the Musco Center for the Arts 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 • 7 p.m. 
Center for American War Letters Archives (B03) 
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level
For video of the event, click here

“FROM INSPIRATION TO ILLUMINATION: A Brief Introduction to The Saint John’s Bible” 
Featured Speaker: Tim Ternes, Director of The Saint John’s Bible at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, MN 
In partnership with the Office of Church Relations 
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 7:00 p.m. 
Wilkinson Founders Chapel 
Fish Interfaith Center

“Trouble at Home: War Weariness, American Strategy, and the Meaning of Victory in the Pacific War
A Conversation with Bancroft Prize-Winning Historian Marc Galliccio
In partnership with the MA Program in War and Society Studies and Wilkinson College
Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 5:00 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives (B03)
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

13th Annual Leatherby Libraries Book Sale
Thursday, April 4, 2019, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Joyce Marion Chapman Rotunda
Leatherby Libraries, First Floor

Literary Pub(lishing) Crawl
In partnership with the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Department of English
Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives (B03)
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

John and Margaret Class Lecture Series Second Annual Lecture: “Shakespeare in Virginia,” Kenneth Karmiole
Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives (B03)
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

Bovey Lee – Climbing Mountains, Crossing Oceans: Creating Contemporary Narratives from Lineage and Memories
Soft opening of art exhibition The Border: Art from the Phyllis and Ross Escalette Permanent Collection of Art
In partnership with the Chapman University Art Collections, the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Department of Peace Studies, and the Delp Wilkinson Peace Lecture Series
Thursday, May 2, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives (B03)
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level -- Flyer

+ - 2017-18 Events, Exhibits and Displays

Artiscopic Cellular Art Exhibition
By Dr. Mohammad Kamal (KIMO)
Exhibition Dates: September 3 – December 17, 2018

Thurmond and Athalie Clarke Gallery Wall
Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor

Orange Dream: California’s Citriculture Through Advertising
Exhibit Dates: August 16 – December 14, 2018

Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Fourth Floor
Curated by Rand Boyd, Special Collections and Archives Librarian

The World Remembers: Honoring Victory and Loss at the End of the First World War
Exhibit Dates: September 12 – December 14, 2018

Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

International “The World Remembers”
Display Dates: September 12 – November 11, 2018
Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

In Honor of Vernon Adams Free Font Designer
Exhibit Dates: October 1 – December 1, 2018
Leatherby Libraries, First Floor
Curated by Professor Rachelle W. Chuang and her students

Duo Exhibition: Color Scape and River of Ashes
An exhibition featuring photographs from Alumni Frederick Bourbon ‘12 and Dani Sanchez-Lopez ‘09
Exhibit Dates: October 1, 2018 - November 10, 2018
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room
Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor

Sikhlens Exhibition
Exhibit Dates: November 15, 2018 – January 15, 2019
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room
Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor

Reading Revamp
Exhibit Dates: December 5, 2018 – January 15, 2019
Leatherby Libraries, Hall of Art, First Floor
Created by Professor Rachelle W. Chuang’s students

+ - 2016-17 Events, Exhibits and Displays

The Spirit of Our Leaders: Presidents of Chapman University”
Exhibit Dates: August 15 – December 16, 2016
Curator: Chloe Van Stralendorff, SJSU iSchool Intern
The Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections & Archives, Leatherby Libraries, 4th floor

“The Business of Dying”
Exhibit Dates: August 29 – December 21, 2016
Curator: Andrea Paquin
Center for American War Letters Archives, Leatherby Libraries, lower level

“External Peace”
Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 • 5 – 7 p.m.
Exhibit Dates: September 1 – November 1, 2016
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, 2nd floor

“External Peace”
Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 • 5 – 7 p.m.
Exhibit Dates: September 1 – November 1, 2016
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, 2nd floor

Creating a Living Eternity: The art of Jayne Reich
Exhibit Date: September 21 – November 10, 2016
2nd and 3rd floors, Leatherby Libraries
Guest Lecture by Poetry Scholar and Critic Marjorie Perloff, Ph.D.

“Languages in Exile: Reflections on the Autobiography of Elias Canetti”
Monday, September 26, 2016 • 6 p.m.
The William and Willa Dean Conference Center, Argyros Forum 209

Electrifying Dialogue on Creativity in Art and Science
Exhibition of Jayne Reich’s arts and dedication of one sculpture in the Aharonov Alcove followed by a champagne toast.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 • 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Malloy Performance Portico and Yakir Aharonov Alcove, Leatherby Libraries, 3rd floor

The Chapman Family Homecoming Celebration
In Partnership with University Advancement
September 30th – October 2nd, 2016
Center for American War Letters Archives
Friday, September 30, 2016 and Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Center for American War Letters, Leatherby Libraries, lower level

California’s Gold Exhibit and Huell Howser Archives
Friday, September 30, 2016 and Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Aitken Arts Plaza, Musco Center for the Arts

Dialogue with the Dean
“Daniele C. Struppa: Our 13th President”
Saturday, October 1, 2016, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lobby, Leatherby Libraries, 1st floor

Leatherby Libraries Open House
Saturday, October 1, 2016 12:30 – 4 p.m.
Leatherby Libraries, All Floors

Faculty Master Class with Performing Arts Librarian, Taylor Greene
"Concerts in the Library? Connecting the College of Performing Arts to the Leatherby Libraries in Unexpected Places"
Saturday, October 1, 2016, 2 – 3 p.m.
Malloy Performance Portico, Leatherby Libraries, 3rd floor

Screening: “A Golden State of Mind”
Saturday, October 1, 2016 3 – 4 p.m.
Huell Howser Archives, Leatherby Libraries, lower level

Book Sale
Saturday, October 1, 2016 4 – 7 p.m.
Aitken Arts Plaza, Musco Center for the Arts
7th Annual Chapman Chili Cook-Off

Leatherby Libraries and Town & Gown Team
Saturday, October 1, 2016 4 – 6:30 p.m.
Aitken Arts Plaza, Musco Center for the Arts

Dyslexia Awareness Month Display
Display Dates: October 1 – October 31, 2016
Lobby, Leatherby Libraries, 1st floor

Tabula Poetica Presents: 2016 Reading Series
Poetry reading by Alan Shapiro
Thursday, October 6, 2016 • 4 p.m.
Center for American War Letters, Leatherby Libraries, lower level

“All of our Colors”
Artist: Gabi Abrahamson
Opening Reception: Friday, October 7, 2016 • 4 – 5 p.m.
Exhibit Dates: September 12 – December 16, 2016
Leatherby Libraries Hall of Art, 1st floor

Civil War Books Display
Display Dates: October 21 – November 31, 2016
Lobby, Leatherby Libraries, 1st floor

Elephant on the Edge
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 • 5 – 7 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives, Leatherby Libraries, lower level

Presidential Election Display
Display Dates: November 1 – November 9, 2016
Lobby, Leatherby Libraries, 1st floor

Get Square with the Rebs: The Charles M. Jenkins Civil War Diary
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 • 5 – 7 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives, Leatherby Libraries, lower level

Music at the Malloy
Friday, November 11, 2016 • 12-1 p.m.
Malloy Performance Portico, Leatherby Libraries, 3rd floor

An Electrifying Dialogue on Creativity in Art and Science
Monday, November 14, 2016 • 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Malloy Performance Portico, Leatherby Libraries, 3rd floor

Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind Archives Exhibition
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 17, 2016 • 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Exhibit Dates: November 17 – January 15, 2016
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, 2nd floo

Tabula Poetica Presents: 2016 Reading Series
Poetry reading by Elline Lipkin
Thursday, December 1, 2016 • 4 p.m.
Center for American War Letters, Leatherby Libraries, lower level

Threads of Utopia
Exhibition Dates: January 30 - May 18, 2017
Reception: February 8, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Curator: Marc Voss Center for American War Letters Archives,
Leatherby Libraries, lower level

Tiki in Orange County
Open House: Thursday, February 23. 4 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 4, 2017 • 4:30 – 06:30 p.m.
Exhibit Dates: January 23 - August 25, 2017
Fourth Floor Portico and Fashionables Terrace, Leatherby Libraries, 4th Floor

Reading Revamp Exhibit
Exhibit Dates: February 20 – March 10, 2017
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room
Leatherby Libraries, 2nd Floor

The Sikh Soldier in the first world war culture:
Image, Music, Words A lecture by Dr. Santanu Das, King’s College, London
A LECTURE BY DR. SANTANU DAS, KING’S COLLEGE, LONDON
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 • 5 – 7 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives, Leatherby Libraries, lower level

An Evening for Poetry
Featuring Dr. Marjorie Perloff and Dr. Douglas Messerli
Thursday, March 9, 2017 • 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives, Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

Film Screening: “Carbon Nation”
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 • 5 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

The Last Hurrah II
Abe Ordover, Photography
Exhibit Dates: March 15 – September 30, 2017
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room and Thurmond and Athalie Clarke Gallery
Leatherby Libraries, 2nd Floor
Exhibit Catalog

Max Brooks World War Z Book Club Meeting
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives, Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

The Dream of America, Panel Discussion
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 • 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, 2nd Floor

Max Brooks World War Z Book Club Meeting
Thursday, March 30, 2017 • 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives, Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

The United States in the First World War Exhibit
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 2017 • 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Exhibit Dates: April 1 – June 5, 2017
Allred Entrada, Leatherby Libraries, 1st Floor
Events in Washington, D.C.
April 3 - 5, 2017

Latinx Art Exhibit
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 2017 • 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Exhibit Dates: April 1 – May 22, 2017
Hall of Art, Leatherby Libraries, 1st Floor

An Evening of Literature
Featuring Richard Bausch, Anna Leahy, and Douglas R. Dechow
Friday, April 7, 2017 • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives, Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

A Two Cents' Worth P.A.L. Exhibit
Exhibit Dates: April 10 - May 21, 2017
Hall of Art, Leatherby Libraries, 1st Floor

Literary PUB(lishing) CRAWL
Lectures and book signings by current authors and publishers
Partnership with the Department of English
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 • 3:00 p.m.
Bush Conference Center (Beckman 404)

Leatherby Libraries 11th Annual Book Sale
April 12-13, 2017
Campus-Only Sale: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Campus Community Day: Thursday, April 13, 2017 • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Lobby, Leatherby Libraries, Ground Floor

Louie Take a Look at This! Book Launch at Chapman University
Saturday, April 15, 2017 • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Huell Howser Archives and Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

Leatherby Libraries Students Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 • 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections & Archives
Leatherby Libraries, 4th Floor

Leatherby Libraries Community of Readers
Win prizes for your summer reading!
Dates: May 22, 2017 – August 17, 2017
First Brown Bag Lunch: Friday, June 23 • 12:00 p.m.
Second Brown Bag Lunch: Friday, July 21 • 12:00 p.m.

Last day to submit reviews: Thursday, August 17

End of the Program Party: Friday, August, 18 • 12:00 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

Chapman Staff Art Exhibition
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 29 • 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Exhibit Dates: June 9 - August 25, 2017
Leatherby Libraries Hall of Art, Leatherby Libraries, First Floor

50 Year Club Display: Class of 1965
May 22nd, 2015 through May 15th, 2016
Alumni Association Reading Alcove, 2nd floor

Testudines of the World
A turtle art and paintings exhibit from the Collection of Walter B. Allen and Casa de Tortuga
On display beginning September 16th, 2013
1st floor