Year: 2015

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Speaker Series: March 16, 2016

Influencing Hemingway cover

Nancy W. Sindelar, PhD

The People and Places That Influenced
Ernest Hemingway

The Friends of the Loyola Libraries Speaker Series welcomes educator, Hemingway scholar, and Loyola alumna Nancy W. Sindelar (PhD ’87). Dr. Sindelar will present a talk titled “The People and Places That Influenced Ernest Hemingway.” Her program focuses on the people, places, and activities that shaped the legendary author who courted life-threatening adventures and glamorous friends while writing articles, novels, and short stories that captivated the world.

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Focus on the Book: December 8, 2015

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.


Watch “The Great Cartoon Debate”

The Great Cartoon Debate (Artists at odds: Left, right and completely off-center) was held on April 15, 2015 at the Water Tower Campus of Loyola University Chicago. The event featured political cartoonists Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune and David Fitzsimmons of the Arizona Daily Star and was moderated by Don Wycliff, former Chicago Tribune […]

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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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