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It’s National Library Week

Even though the current global health crisis has forced campus buildings like Loyola University Chicago Libraries to temporarily close its physical spaces, we continue to provide virtual services, resources, and digital content. We’re here to help. Learn more at libraries.luc.edu/continuity. This week is National Library Week. First sponsored in 1958 by the American Library Association and libraries […]

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Focus on the Book: December 8, 2015

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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.

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Civil War Chicago: Eyewitness to History

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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.

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

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 […]

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Speaker Series: Stuart Dybek

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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.

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Ascending Peculiarity: Edward Gorey and His Sources (an exercise in presumption)

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THIRD ANNUAL GREGORY AND ROSALIND TERRY LECTURE

Featuring
Karen Wilkin
, author of
Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey

Wednesday, April 9
7 PM
Crown Center Auditorium
Lake Shore Campus
Loyola University Chicago
1001-25 W. Loyola Avenue

Please join the Loyola University Chicago Libraries for one of the highlight events of the Edward Gorey exhibition season as we welcome writer, independent curator, and critic specializing in 20th century modernism, Karen Wilkin.

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