Archive: 2018

Holiday Welcome

Between the last final exam in December and the start of class in January, campus is quiet. The library is doubly so, but we are still helping patrons. For many people it is the best time to do research or just relax and enjoy a book. We hope you will join us. Please note our …

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Free Film: It’s a Wonderful Life

Celebrate Christmas with the library on December 7 with It’s a Wonderful Life. One of the greatest holiday films of all time, this is the last show in the Library Film Series fall line up. Curator Ben Harry of the Library’s L. Tom Perry Special Collections will pull James Stewart’s personal 16mm copy of the film …

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Winter Film Series

The Library Film Series winter schedule is out. All films start at 7:00 pm in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1 of the library. (Bring friends, not food.) Admission is free. January 25 The Great Race Don’t let the title fool you, this film has almost nothing in common with the reality TV …

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Upcoming Films

The Library Film Series has three more films this semester. October 26, Frankenstein One of the greatest monster movies of all time, the 1931 version of Frankenstein is the source of countless tributes and parodies. Starring Boris Karloff, this is the film that made him a star. 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication …

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American Archives Month Activities

October is American Archives Month and the BYU Library has lined up a series of events for people who enjoy touching a piece of history. Archives Month activities kick off on Tuesday, October 2, when the library’s Head Conservator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, Chris McAfee, hosts a “Conservation Roadshow” where the public is invited …

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Calvin S. Smith—Utah’s “Fighting Chaplain” in The Great War

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 4:00 PM 1060 HBLL—The Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium   Dr. Kenneth L. Alford, Professor of Church History and Doctrine, will present a lecture, Calvin S. Smith—Utah “Fighting Chaplain” in the Great War as part of the L. Tom Perry Special colletions’ Archives Month activities. Calvin S. Smith, a son of Church president Joseph F. Smith, served as …

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New L. Tom Perry Exhibit

The L. Tom Perry Special Collections in the Harold B. Lee Library is pleased to announce the opening of a new permanent exhibition celebrating the life of its namesake—Elder L. Tom Perry. L. Tom Perry served as an apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1974 until 2015.  Prior to his extensive church service, L. Tom Perry was …

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Free Film—2001: A Space Odyssey

The library is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Astronauts travel to the moon to study a black monolith before another mission to Jupiter goes awry due to a malfunctioning computer system. Later regaining control of his spaceship, the surviving astronaut travels through a dazzling star-gate. Join us on September …

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Secrets of the HBLL Activity Night

New BYU students are invited to enjoy escape rooms, virtual reality, live music and lots more as they explore the library. Freshmen can meet their peer mentors, get a snack, test out a green screen room, learn where they can watch movies with their friends, etc. September 19 from 6:00 until 9:00 pm. Free

The Life of Books

September 6, at 3:00 pm in the Alice Louise Auditorium. Tom Mole, Professor of English Literature and Director of the Centre for the History of the Book, University of Edinburgh, will present a lecture titled, The Life of Books. How do we live with books? In the lecture, Tom Mole considers how books as objects become …

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