National Library Week events: April 24-28

National Library Week 2023

This year’s theme for National Library Week is “There’s More to the Story,” which promotes the library’s multi-faceted role in the community from housing and lending books and materials in a variety of formats, organizing educational and social programming, providing infrastructure like spaces and technology, and providing research, teaching, and educational support from the library staff and faculty. To celebrate all things libraries, our staff and faculty are looking forward to hosting a variety of free programs for the Loyola community and our neighbors the week of April 24.

We will be offering fun and educational activities to help everyone explore resources and information, build community, and foster appreciation and understanding for one another. Take a look at the schedule below and we hope you can join us! And, even if you are not able to participate, please remember to follow us on social @LUClibraries or @LibrariesLUC and tell us why you love Loyola University Chicago Libraries! #LoyolaChicago

Monday, April 24: Celebration of Faculty Scholarship: Recognize the published works of Loyola faculty through a display of books, journal articles, and digital presentations while enjoying free appetizers and drinks. Come hear remarks from Loyola President Mark C. Reed, Provost Margaret Callahan, and Dean of Libraries, Marianne Ryan.
Lake Shore Campus (LSC), IC, 4th Floor | 4 to 6 PM
Register here

Tuesday, April 25: Human Library Chicago: Meet and converse with a “human book.” Books are community members who have volunteered to share their experiences of prejudice and/or discrimination based on race, religion, sexual preference, class, gender identity, disability, or another aspect of their lives. Readers and books engage in a dialogue designed to expose people to experiences that are different from their own and to encourage a deeper understanding among members of a community.
Water Tower Campus (WTC), Corboy, Kasbeer Hall, 15th Floor | 5 to 7 PM

Wednesday, April 26 & Thursday, April 27: (hot) Dogs with the Dean: Students are invited to meet Dean of Libraries, Marianne Ryan, while enjoying free hot dogs.
April 26 | LSC: IC, 1st Floor | 11:30 AM to 1 PM
April 27 | WTC: Corboy, Lewis Library, 6th Floor | 11:30 AM to 1 PM

Wednesday, April 26: Pop-up Library: Faculty and staff will bring the library to you through carts full of books from various genres. Everyone is invited to check out materials and ask questions about library services.
LSC: Damen Student Center, 1st Floor | 11 AM to 2 PM
WTC: Schreiber, Gorman Great Stairs, 1st Floor | 12 to 2 PM

Wednesday, April 26: Alumni Author Speaker: Stuart Dybek: You’re invited to an evening with acclaimed writer and Loyola alum, Stuart Dybek (BS ’64, MA ’68), our inaugural speaker for the Alumni Authors Collection. Free refreshments.
LSC: IC 4th Floor | 5:30 to 7:00 PM
Register here

Thursday, April 27: Women and Leadership Archives: Celebration of Mundelein College History: Join us for a celebration of Mundelein College’s history at a reception with refreshments, photo displays, Mundelein trivia, and prizes!
LSC: Mundelein, Palm Court, 4th Floor | 4 to 6 PM
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Friday, April 28: Craft with the Library: Learn how to create macrame friendship bracelets from one of our library student employees. Materials and snacks will be provided.
LSC: IC 4th Floor | 1 to 3 PM
WTC: Corboy, Lewis Library, 6th Floor | 1 to 3 PM

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