» News, Events and Exhibits

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 & Exhibitions

Groundbreaking Girls: Portraits of Influential Women by Allison Adams Opening Reception
Featuring book talk by Professor Lilia Monzo and a conversation with artist Allison Adams and Development Librarian Essraa Nawar
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
5:00 - 7:00 P.M.
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room
Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor -- View event flyer

Chapman Community Book Club and Lunch - The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State by Nadia Murad
In celebration of our Chapman University 2020 commencement speaker, co-sponsored by Wilkinson College and the Chapman University Department of Peace Studies
Thursday, April 16, 2020
12:00 - 1:30 P.M.
Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level -- View event flyer

Aloha! Hawaiian Shirts, Tommy Bahama, and the American Tropical Dream Exhibit Opening Reception and Panel Discussion
Featuring speakers from Chapman University, FIDM, and Tommy Bahama
Thursday, April 30, 2020
5:00 - 7:00 P.M.
California's Gold Exhibit and Huell Howser Archives & Center for American War Letters Archive
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level -- View event flyer


Current Exhibitions and Displays

Documenting History Through Art: The Work of David Labkovski (1906-1991)
March 6, 2020 - March 26, 2020
Leatherby Libraries Hall of Art: Exhibiting Art from the Chapman Community
Leatherby Libraries, First Floor -- View exhibit flyer
This exhibit is in partnership with the 21st Annual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest, organized by the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education and the Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library.

Groundbreaking Girls: Portraits of Influential Women by Allison Adams
February 3, 2020 - May 29, 2020
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room
Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor -- View exhibit flyer

John Steinbeck’s California: Tales of Central California
February 3, 2020 - February 29, 2020
Lobby
Leatherby Libraries, First Floor

Can You Judge a Book by Its Cover?: Examples of the Bookbinder’s Art from the 19th and 20th Centuries
February 3, 2020 - May 29, 2020
Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections & Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Fourth Floor


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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