Category Archives: Events

Lecture and Book Signing with Bestselling Author Jamie Ford, September 19

Jamie Ford Presents “Songs of Willow Frost” Date: Thursday, September 19, 2013 Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall This event is free and open to the public.  Books will be available for purchase at

Abraham Lincoln: An Evolving Commander in Chief Lecture, September 12

You are cordially invited to attend a lecture by Frank J. Williams. Abraham Lincoln: An Evolving Commander in Chief Date: September 12, 2013, 6:00 pm Location: SMU, Dallas Hall, McCord Auditorium During his presidency, Abraham Lincoln refused to maintain a

Open House at Fondren Library Center, September 10

Join us to learn how the library can help you! Drop-in tours will be on the half hour from 4:30 – 6:30 pm.  Go on a tour to enter a drawing for fabulous door prizes, including a Kindle Fire! See

James Reston Jr. Lecture & Book Signing, September 10

The Friends of the SMU Libraries invite you to a lecture and book signing with James Reston Jr., author of The Accidental Victim: JFK, Lee Harvey Oswald, and the Real Target in Dallas. Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Time: 6

Fondren Library Welcome Tent: August 26 – 27

SMU’s Central University Libraries will greet new and returning students with much needed cold water and campus maps, 10am-2pm, during the first two days of school.  Stop by our tent in front of Fondren Library and let us introduce you

Film Screening: Gadgets, Gags, and Gumption: Modernity in the Silent Film Comedy, August 30th

Gadgets, Gags, and Gumption: Modernity in the Silent Film Comedy Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Date: Friday, August 30th, 2013 Location: Dallas Hall 306 (McCord Auditorium) Guest Speaker: Pam Pagels, Hamon Arts Library Music Librarian ** Attendance is Free

SMU Common Reading Event: Wes Moore Lecture (August 29)

Date: Thursday, August 29 Time: 5:00 pm Location: Umphrey Lee, Martha Proctor Mack Grand Ballroom (view campus map) * Seating is first come, first serve. We highly suggest that you arrive early.  More about the event: Common Reading Program is

Central University Libraries Dean to speak at SMU’s 99th Annual Opening Convocation

McFarlin Auditorium 5:30 p.m. Sunday, August 25, 2013 During this monumental Year of the Library, Gillian M. McCombs, dean and director of the Central University Libraries, has been invited to give the 2013 convocation speech on Sunday, August 25. Opening Convocation is a tradition

Join us for SMU Community Day, Hail to the Chief Presidential Exhibit on July 20

Colonial America will come alive on the SMU campus July 20 at SMU Community Day, inspired by the on-campus exhibit of George Washington’s copy of the U.S. Constitution. Kids can write with a quill pen, make a yarn toy or play

Friends of the SMU Libraries co-sponsor Dallas Mayor’s Summer Reading Club

The Friends of the SMU Libraries and SMU Meadows Museum are co-sponsoring the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club at the Dallas Public Library.  The program is open to adult and children of all ages, and participating members will be eligible for prizes. More