Category Archives: Events

Elizabeth Gilbert Lecture and Book Signing, November 4

Elizabeth Gilbert presents “The Signature of All Things” Please join us for a lecture and book signing with author Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love.  Gilbert will present her new book, The Signature of All Things. Date: November

Animated Fun with William Joyce, October 25

Read books, eat cookies, watch movies with Oscar-winner William Joyce Friends of the SMU Libraries President Samuel H. Childers, Jr. ’97 and Centennial Special Events Chair Linda Pitts Custard ’60, ’99 invite you to a Year of the Library special

SMU Family Weekend Libraries Open House, October 4

On Friday, October 4 from 2:00-4:00 pm SMU’s libraries will be open to all Family Weekend visitors in celebration of The Year of the Library. One hundred years after the hiring of the first librarian in 1913, this year marks a

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