Category Archives: Events

7th Annual CUL Cookout, April 15 and 16 – Free hot dogs!

Question: How many librarians does it take to grill a hot dog? Answer: We’re not sure yet, but we always hit it out of the ballpark. Join us for the 7th Annual CUL Cookout and learn more about how Central

DeGolyer exhibit opening March 27: Parables of Promise: American Advertising Fiction, 1856-2014

Parables of Promise: American Advertising Fiction, 1856-2014 Opening Event: Reception and talk by guest curator Marc Selvaggio Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014 Time: 6:00 reception, 6:30 lecture Place: DeGolyer Library About the exhibit One could say that a piece of

Paws and Take a Break: Therapy Dogs at the library – December 10th

Reduce the stress of studying for finals! Spend some time with a therapy dog at the library! Location: Fondren Library Center, Touch Learning Center (1st floor, Fondren Library East) Date: Tuesday, December 10th Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm About

Screening and panel discussion of Swingman, November 1

Join us for a free movie screening and panel discussion of Swingman, an award-winning film. About the film: Captain Marshall Allen was a fireman’s fireman.  An accident put him in a wheelchair for the rest of his life.  He’s still

Sharknado outdoor movie screening, October 31

Join us for a FREE outdoor Halloween screening of Sharknado. Super tornadoes suck sharks up from the ocean, hurling them at LA. We’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto! Date: Halloween (Thursday, October 31st) Time: 8:30 pm Location: The Laura Bush

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