A.O. Scott Book Signing, March 14

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Monday, March 14

A. O. Scott presents Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think about Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth

6 p.m. Author’s Reception. Cost, $30 (includes signed book). RSVP Required
Cash or check accepted at the door. Signed book included.
7 p.m. FREE Lecture and book signing. No RSVP required.

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall (3300 Mockingbird Lane)

About the book: The New York Times film critic shows why we need criticism now more than ever.

Few could explain, let alone seek out, a career in criticism. Yet what A.O. Scott shows in Better Living Through Criticism is that we are, in fact, all critics: because critical thinking informs almost every aspect of artistic creation, of civil action, of interpersonal life. With penetrating insight and warm humor, Scott shows that while individual critics–himself included–can make mistakes and find flaws where they shouldn’t, criticism as a discipline is one of the noblest, most creative, and urgent activities of modern existence. Read more about A. O. Scott.

Books will be available for purchase at this event.


Love Your LibraryThis program is part of the Authors LIVE! series co-sponsored by Friends of the SMU Libraries, Highland Park United Methodist Church and the Friends of the Highland Park Library.

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Dawn Tripp Book Signing, Feb. 10

Georgia: A Novel

Wednesday, February 10 2016

Dawn Tripp presents Georgia: A Novel

7:30 p.m. (please note time change): Free lecture and book signing.  No RSVP required.

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall (3300 Mockingbird Lane)

About the book: Georgia O’Keeffe, her love affair with photographer Alfred Stieglitz, and her quest to become an independent artist come to life in this sensuous and wonderfully written novel, a dazzling departure into historical fiction by the acclaimed novelist Dawn Tripp. Read more.

Books will be available for purchase at this event.


Love Your LibraryThis program is part of the Authors LIVE! series co-sponsored by Friends of the SMU Libraries, Highland Park United Methodist Church and the Friends of the Highland Park Library.

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Stephen Harrigan Book Signing, Feb. 4

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Stephen Harrigan presents A Friend of Mr. Lincoln

6 p.m. Author’s Reception. Cost, $30 (includes signed book). RSVP Required
Cash or check accepted at the door. Signed book included.
7 p.m. FREE Lecture and book signing. No RSVP required.

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall (3300 Mockingbird Lane)

About the book: The author of The Gates of the Alamo now gives us a galvanizing portrait of Abraham Lincoln during his Springfield years, when he risked both his sanity and his ethical bearings as he searched for the great destiny he believed to be his. Read more.

Books will be available for purchase at this event.


Love Your LibraryThis program is part of the Authors LIVE! series co-sponsored by Friends of the SMU Libraries, Highland Park United Methodist Church and the Friends of the Highland Park Library.

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Paws and Take a Break: Therapy Dogs at the Libraries, Dec. 9; Dec. 14

Therapy Dogs at Fondren Library Center

Reduce the stress of studying for finals!Therapy Dogs at Fondren

Spend some time with a therapy dog at the library!

Wednesday December 9

Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Taubman Atrium @ Owen Arts Ctr

Monday, December 14

Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Fondren Library Center

 


 

About the Event:  Two teams of therapy dogs will visit SMU; one on Wednesday December 9 from A New Leash on Life and another on Monday December 14 from Paws Across Texas. Research has shown that spending 5-24 minutes with a calm dog reduces blood pressure and the levels of stress hormones in the body**.

Students are welcome to stop by and visit with our four-legged friends as they are getting ready for finals. We are proud to partner with A New Leash on Life, Paws Across Texas, SMU Counseling and Psychiatric Services and the A-LEC (Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center) to make this event paws-sible.

** Health-related information source: The Health and Psychological Benefits of Bonding with a Pet Dog, Psychology Today.

Laura Wilson presents That Day: Pictures in the American West, Dec. 2

That Day

Wednesday, December 2

Laura Wilson presents That Day: Pictures in the American West

Time: 5:30 reception followed by 6 pm lecture and book signing. View registration information.
Location: McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall, 3225 University (SMU Campus)

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About the book: That Day: Pictures in the American West is an arresting series of visual narratives about the late-twentieth- and early-twenty-first-century West, capturing the region’s sharp incongruities, conditions that make the region fascinating but also deeply confounding. Read more.

Books will be available for purchase at this event.


This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the SMU Libraries and the Clements Center for Southwest Studies.

 

Research Workshops for November

Preventing Plagiarism

Preventing Plagiarism

An overview of what is plagiarism and how to avoid it.
Presented by Hollie Gardner, User Experience Librarian
RSVP required.

Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Fondren Library East, Room 323

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Become a Document Delivery Power User

Become a Document Delivery Power User

Demystifying the Document Delivery service for you to request copies of journal articles, book chapters, historical documents, or many other documents housed at CUL.
Presented by Salomeh Sheridan, Interlibrary Loan Librarian
RSVP Required

Date: Friday, November 6, 2015
Time: 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Location: Hamon Arts Library, Hawn Conference Room (1st floor)

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Finding Scholarly Articles in History

Finding Scholarly Articles in History

Lean how to find scholarly articles in history.
Presented by James Kessenides, Scholarly Communication and Humanities Research Librarian

Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Time: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Fondren Library East, Room 323

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Making the Write Moves: Grant Writing for the Arts

Making the Write Moves: Grant Writing for the Arts

This workshop presents organizational steps to help you begin your research for funding sources and craft clear and compelling proposals.
Presented by Beverly Mitchell, Art and Dance Librarian

Date: Monday, November 16, 2015
Time: 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Location: Hamon Arts Library, Hawn Conference Room (1st floor)

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Making the Write Moves: Grant Writing for the Arts

Making the Write Moves: Grant Writing for the Arts

This workshop presents organizational steps to help you begin your research for funding sources and craft clear and compelling proposals.
Presented by Beverly Mitchell, Art and Dance Librarian

Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Location: Hamon Arts Library, Hawn Conference Room (1st floor)

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Tips & Tricks for Searching IEEE Xplore, November 12

Tips & Tricks for Searching IEEE Xplore: Training Session

IEEE Xplore

Event Details

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Caruth Hall, Palmer Conference Room

A representative from IEEE will be onsite during the training session.

This event is co-sponsored by Central University Libraries and the Computer Science Engineering Department.


About IEEE Xplore® Digital Library

The IEEE Xplore digital library is a powerful resource for discovery of and access to scientific and technical content published by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and its publishing partners.

IEEE Xplore provides web access to more than three-million full-text documents from some of the world’s most highly cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics. More than two-million documents are in robust, dynamic HTML format.

The content in IEEE Xplore comprises:

  • 170+ journals
  • 1,400+ conference proceedings
  • 5,100+ technical standards
  • Approximately 2,000 eBooks
  • 400+ educational courses

Approximately 20,000 new documents are added to IEEE Xplore each month.

Access IEEE Xplore

 

 

Jami Attenberg Book Signing, November 2

Jami Attenberg Book Signing at SMU

Jami Attenberg presents Saint Mazie

11 – 11:30 a.m. Author’s Reception. Cost, $30 (includes signed book and lunch). RSVP required.
11:30 a.m. Complimentary light buffet. RSVP required.
12 p.m. FREE Lecture and book signing. RSVP not required.

LOCATION AND PARKING:
Hughes-Trigg Student Center (3140 Dyer Street, SMU Campus)
Parking is available for this event on Bishop Blvd.
Please park on the left side of the street. View parking map.

RSVP required for paid reception and complimentary lunch.
RSVP deadline: Friday, October 30.
If you wish to attend the lecture only, seating will begin at 11:55 am.

Books will be available for purchase at this event.

About the book: Meet Mazie Phillips: big-hearted and bawdy, she’s the truth-telling proprietress of The Venice, the famed New York City movie theater. It’s the Jazz Age, with romance and booze aplenty–even when Prohibition kicks in–and Mazie never turns down a night on the town. But her high spirits mask a childhood rooted in poverty, and her diary, always close at hand, holds her dearest secrets.

When the Great Depression hits, Mazie’s life is on the brink of transformation. Addicts and bums roam the Bowery; homelessness is rampant. If Mazie won’t help them, then who? When she opens the doors of The Venice to those in need, this ticket taking, fun-time girl becomes the beating heart of the Lower East Side, and in defining one neighborhood helps define the city.

Then, more than ninety years after Mazie began her diary, it’s discovered by a documentarian in search of a good story. Who was Mazie Phillips, really? A chorus of voices from the past and present fill in some of the mysterious blanks of her adventurous life.

Inspired by the life of a woman who was profiled in Joseph Mitchell’s classic Up in the Old Hotel, SAINT MAZIE is infused with Jami Attenberg’s signature wit, bravery, and heart. Mazie’s rise to “sainthood”–and her irrepressible spirit–is unforgettable.

Books will be available for purchase at this event.


Love Your LibraryThis program is part of the Authors LIVE! series co-sponsored by Friends of the SMU Libraries, Highland Park United Methodist Church and the Friends of the Highland Park Library.

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James Kaplan Book Signing, October 29

James Kaplan Book Signing

Thursday, October 29

James Kaplan presents Sinatra: The Chairman

6 p.m. Author’s Reception. Cost, $30 (includes signed book). RSVP Required
Cash or check accepted at the door. Signed book included.
7 p.m. FREE Lecture and book signing. No RSVP required.

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall (3300 Mockingbird Lane)

About the book: Just in time for the centennial of his birth comes the definitive biography of the mature Frank Sinatra, beginning with his 1954 Oscar. Singer, actor, mogul, lover, and associate of the powerful and infamous, Kaplan goes behind the legend to give us the man himself in all his complexity. Frank’s life post-Oscar was incredibly dense: in between recording albums and singles, he often shot four or five movies a year; did TV show and nightclub appearances; started his own label, Reprise; and juggled his considerable commercial ventures (movie production, the restaurant business, even prizefighter management) alongside his famous and sometimes notorious social activities and commitments. You won’t want to miss this one!

Books will be available for purchase at this event.


Love Your LibraryThis program is part of the Authors LIVE! series co-sponsored by Friends of the SMU Libraries, Highland Park United Methodist Church and the Friends of the Highland Park Library.

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Betty Boyd Caroli Book Signing, October 19

Betty Caroli Book Signing

Monday, October 19

Betty Caroli presents Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of the Marriage that Made a President

6 p.m. Author’s Reception. Cost, $30 (includes signed book). RSVP Required
Cash or check accepted at the door. Signed book included.
7 p.m. FREE Lecture and book signing. No RSVP required.

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall (3300 Mockingbird Lane)

About the book: A fresh look at Lady Bird Johnson that upends her image as a plain Jane who was married for her money and mistreated by Lyndon. This Lady Bird worked quietly behind the scenes through every campaign, every illness, and a trying presidency as a key strategist, fundraiser, barnstormer, peacemaker, and indispensable therapist. Lady Bird grew up the daughter of a domineering father and a cultured but fragile mother. When a tall, pushy Texan named Lyndon showed up in her life, she knew what she wanted: to leave the rural Texas of her childhood and experience the world.  This highly gifted politician would take her away, and she would save him from his weaknesses.

Books will be available for purchase at this event.


Love Your LibraryThis program is part of the Authors LIVE! series co-sponsored by Friends of the SMU Libraries, Highland Park United Methodist Church and the Friends of the Highland Park Library.

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