Temple University Libraries Announce Spring Season of Events and Programs Temple University Libraries Spring 2009 programs and events will begin on January 29 with the Temple Book Club’s annual discussion of the One Book, One Philadelphia selection; this year’s is The Soloist by Steve Lopez. Author and journalist Lopez will also be making a stop at the Libraries later this spring. Don’t miss this acclaimed Los Angeles Times writer, formerly of The Philadelphia Inquirer, on March 19 as he discusses his best-selling book: a story of second chances, human connections and the power of art and music.
The season continues on February 5 with the spring’s first installment of Chat in the Stacks. This ongoing series highlighting and promoting excellence in faculty research, creativity and scholarship will highlight Race in the Stage with a performance from The Seven, based on Aeschylus’ Seven Against Thebes. Director Lee Richardson, along with English professor Roland Williams and Theater professor Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon, will complete the panel.
On February 18 we welcome local scholar David Eng. A multi-disciplinary scholar, Eng is a professor in the University of Pennsylvania’s English Department, but his specialties lie within and beyond the written word. Eng is a cutting-edge scholar exploring the inter-connectedness of literature, cinema, ethnic studies, sexuality and theory. He will present his new research on “Queer Space in China” through a discussion of the film Lan Yu. Please join us in welcoming one of our city’s most engaging academics. This event is co-sponsored by Center for the Humanities at Temple.
Other season highlights include:
- A visit by local popular author Leslie Banks on March 4.
- The Blockson Collection’s second annual celebration of Women’s History Month on March 5.
- A Conversation with Dom Nozzi, a city planner and sustainability expert on March 31.
- Secret Cinema, featuring unearthed films from the Urban Archives April 16.
- The 5th Annual Library Prize for Undergraduate Research awards April 30.
Check out all our events and programs, and we hope to see you at the Libraries soon.
-Nicole Restaino, Library Communications Manager