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Speaker Series: Let the People See, The Story of Emmett Till

Jan 3rd, 2019 | By | Category: Uncategorized

The Loyola University Chicago Libraries is pleased to welcome Loyola Professor Elliott J. Gorn as he discusses his latest book, Let the People See: The Story of Emmett Till.  The event is on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 6:00 PM Refreshments • 6:30 PM Author Talk.  The location is at the Information Commons, Fourth Floor, 6501 N. Kenmore Ave., Chicago, […]



Save the dates: April 7 – 13

Apr 24th, 2018 | By | Category: Uncategorized



Welcome From Friends Past President

Oct 6th, 2016 | By | Category: Uncategorized

WELCOME! For thousands of years, libraries have been at the heart of the academic enterprise. When you become a member of the Friends of the Loyola University Chicago Libraries you sustain that age-old tradition and propel it into the modern age. As Past President of the Friends and a member of the faculty, I know […]



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.



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 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

Mark Dimunation1

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



Speaker Series: Stuart Dybek

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

Portrait Stuart Dybek

STUART DYBEK Presents Ecstatic Cahoots and Paper Lantern

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 6 PM

Please join us as we welcome back acclaimed writer and Loyola alumnus Stuart Dybek (BS ’64, MA ’68). 2014 marks the publication of both Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories and Paper Lantern: Love Stories, on which Mr. Dybek will speak and which will be available for purchasing and signing by the author.