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Figures in Action and their Latter-day Saint Influence

Figurines date back to the Stone Age, but in the Twentieth Century the entertainment industry turned figures into big business.

Today multiple companies produce a vast number of action figures and curios related to film and print.

Latter-day culture has permeated the edges of popular culture for generations with member-driven creators in all aspects of the media.

The new exhibition in Special Collections on level 1 of the library features items from television, K.I.T.T., and Cylons, as well as film, like the N.S.E.A. Protector. There are also items from comic books and graphic novels such as Dendo.

There are even church related items such as Nephi and missionaries.

 

 

It will run through the month of May.

The exhibit is open to the public and is viewable during regular Special Collections hours.

Monday through Thursday 8:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Friday 8:00 ma to 6:00 pm.

Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Admission is free.

 

 

May 13: Classic film, Rear Window

The library is celebrating James Stewart’s birthday with free screenings of Rear Window.

The BYU Library’s Special Collections are the home of James Stewart’s papers.

 

 

Considered to be one of Alfred Hitchcock’s best films and nominated for four Academy Awards.

Starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly.

A photographer, confined to a wheelchair while his broken leg heals, takes an interest in the lives of his neighbors and tries to solve a mystery.

Showtimes: 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm in The Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1 of the library.

1954, 112 minutes

April 1 Film: Restoration Showcase

Curator Ben Harry has taught BYU students how to restore films and Friday night is the world premier for three restored films from very different eras.

The Deal

As The Twig Is Bent

Time Bomb Music Video
Enjoy the films and the discussion and reminiscing afterwards.

7:00 pm
in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1 of the library.

March 24 Life Sciences Undergraduate Poster Competition

 

The Life Sciences Undergraduate Poster Competition is currently underway and the printed posters are on display in the library’s North Gallery (on level 2) through April 15th.

Digital posters and video presentations are also available on the competition website.

This year, we have 65 submitted posters, representing our largest competition to date.

Everyone is invited to the open house on Thursday, March 24 from 2:00 until 4:00 pm.

Meet the students, learn about their work, and enjoy some refreshments.

 

 

“With Gentile Eyes”

In today’s popular culture many people readily identify with comics and illustrations.  The new exhibition on level 3 of the library features works by living artists, most of whom are not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The artist’s images reflect their perceptions of the church or its culture.

 

 

The illustrations were gathered as a joint research and collection development project undertake between 2015 and 2019.

The exhibit is open during all library hours.

Admission is free.

 

Winter Film Schedule

The Library Film Series returns this winter with a lineup of classics.

All films will be shown in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1.

Showtime: 7:00 pm.

 

 

No Film in February        

Due to circumstances there will not be a film in February.

We hope to see the films resume in March.

 

March 11            

The Adventures of Robin Hood

1938, 102 minutes

A Technicolor swashbuckler starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, and Claude Rains.

This film will be our first film using a new custom sound setting created for us by BYU’s OIT team.

 

April 8

The Maltese Falcon

1941, 101 minutes

Written and directed by John Huston and based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett.

Humphrey Bogart stared as investigator Sam Spade whose was drawn into a case surrounded by unscrupulous adventurers. Everyone is looking for a small statue.

 

May 13

Rear Window

1954, 112 minutes

Considered to be one of Alfred Hitchcock’s best films and nominated for four Academy Awards.

Starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly.

A photographer, confined to a wheelchair while his broken leg heals, takes an interest in the lives of his neighbors and tries to solve a mystery.

Thanksgiving Table

After a two year hiatus a library tradition returns.

The popular giant study table located at the south end of level 1 of the library has once again been turned into a “Thanksgiving Table.”

Patrons are invited to take a moment and share things they are thankful for.

The space is still available for use by individuals or groups looking for a place to study.

 

October 28: Hold a First Edition Book of Mormon

Celebrate American Archives Month by holding a first edition Book of Mormon.

From 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm on level 3 of the library, the main floor, you can hold one of the books from our vaults.

Curators and conservation experts will be on hand to answers you questions and give you advice on handling rare books.

 

October 28 & November 18-S. Lyman Tyler Faculty Professionalism Award Lectures

Delayed due to COVID, the library is now presenting two S. Lyman Tyler Faculty Professionalism Award lectures.

Leanna Balci, Instructional Design Librarian, will present

Taking a Second Look: Why Information Literacy Matter in a Turkish and American Context

October 28 at 2:00 pm in the library’s Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium, level 1.

 

Ryan Lee, Curator of 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts will present

They Built it, and the People Came: Union Pacific’s Impact on Tourism in the Intermountain West

November 18 at 10:00 am in the library’s Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium, level 1.

October 15: Niko Pfund, President and Publisher of Oxford University Press, USA, Lectures

 

Friday, October 15

The BYU Library welcomes Niko Pfund, President and Publisher of Oxford University Press, USA, to campus where he will present two lectures—one for students and one for faculty—on publishing.

 

At 10:00 am in the Special Collections classroom on level 1 of the library he will speak to students.

 

21 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was 21

“What are the things you don’t learn in college that are key to later success in professional life?”

His presentation will be followed by an open Q&A and discussion.

 

At 2:00 pm in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1 of the library he will speak to campus faculty and library employees.

Getting Published: What Every Scholar, Librarian, and Student Needs to Know

This is a great opportunity for campus to get first hand insights from the president of the largest university press in the world.