textile art depicting ships on an ocean

Join the Friends of Hannon Library and the Studio Art Quilt Associates as they present “Blending Poetry & Cloth.”

April 12, 2018
4-5 pm
Hannon Library, Meese Room
SOU Campus

This event features an exhibit of textile art, created by Oregon artists, accompanied by inspiring poetry readings recited by SOU students. Exhibiting artists will also be available to discuss their art and creative methods.

As part of the Friends of Hannon Library Speaker Series, this event is free and open to the public. Attendees can get free campus parking for the event by using the following code with SOU’s parking system: FHL0412.

Art Quilt Exhibit

Poetry and art have been inextricably linked for as long as they have both been in existence—one illuminating the other and requiring the use of multiple senses, each breathing life into each other. Powerful combinations are created when the two art forms come together in thought-provoking ways.

To create the Blending Poetry & Cloth exhibit, artists were required to reference a piece of poetry, song, or quotation in creating their composition. Seventy SAQA Oregon members entered the competition, jurored by Patricia Clark, founder of Atelier 6000 Print Workshop in Bend, Oregon.

The resulting exhibit demonstrates not only the scope of artistic vision among Oregon SAQA members but also the consistent level of high achievement in the use of quilting as an art medium. The exhibit will be on display in Hannon Library’s Meese Room (LIB305) beginning April 4 through April 12.


About SAQA

The Studio Art Quilt Associates is an international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting art quilting and the artists that create these unique artworks. SAQA is an information resource on all things art quilt related for association members as well as the public.

Founded in 1989 by an initial group of 50 artists, SAQA members now number more than 3,400 artists, teachers, collectors, gallery owners, museum curators, and corporate sponsers.

More Info

For more information about this event, contact Library Administration at libraryevents@sou.edu or 541-552-6816. If you need disability accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Disability Resources at 541-552-6213 or dss@sou.edu.

front of library building during a winter day

Quiet and finals weeks are coming up quick and, with them, the tantalizing promise of spring break.  All students (including RCC, HEC, and local high school students) can access the building past normal closing hours—see below. Remember to bring your student ID to get in after midnight.

Quiet Week Hours

Sunday, March 11 — 11 am – 11 pm
Monday, March 12 —  8 am – 2 am*
Tuesday, March 13 —  8 am – 2 am*
Wednesday, March 14 —  8 am – 2 am*
Thursday, March 15 —  8 am – 2 am*
Friday, March 16 —  8 am – 11 pm
Saturday, March 17 —  11 am – 11 pm

*Building closed to non-students after midnight

Finals Week Hours

Sunday, March 18 — 11 am to 24 hours*
Monday, March 19 —  open 24 hours*
Tuesday, March 20 —  open 24 hours*
Wednesday, March 21 —  closed at 2 am*
Thursday, March 22 —  8 am to 2 am*
Friday, March 23 —  8 am to 5 pm
Saturday, March 24 —  closed all day

*Building closed to non-students after midnight

Epics Nights

UPDATE! Join the Event Planning Involvement Committee for EPIC Library Nights on March 16, 17, and 18. EPIC will be serving free food in the library rotunda from 5 pm to 8 pm (or until supplies are gone).

24-Hours at the Library

Late nights are a common occurrence in college. Sunday through Tuesday of finals week, the library is open 24-hours to all students. While you’re here, enjoy some free refreshments, courtesy of the Friends of Hannon Library. Coffee, hot tea, and snacks will be available at midnight in the Rotunda during each of the 24-hour nights.

More Info

The library will switch to its spring break schedules starting Saturday, March 24. Remember that you can always view the complete schedule of library hours on our website.

loggers from early 1900s

Jeff LaLande presents “When Timber Was King: The Rise and Decline of Southern Oregon’s Timber Industry” on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 4 pm at Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library (Meese Room). This event is free and open to the public.

In the early days, men felled the big trees with just an axe and dragged timber out of the forest with mules and oxen. Steam donkeys, two-handled saws, railroad lines and trucks changed the landscape and Rogue Valley mills ran 24×7. Today, most of Southern Oregon’s mills are silent, and a truck with a three-log load is rare indeed.

In this unusual presentation, LaLande describes the legislation, corporate powers and political changes that have altered the Oregon landscape forever.

About Jeff LaLande

Forest historian and archaeologist Dr. Jeffrey LaLande, now retired, worked with the U.S. Forest Service for nearly 50 years. He has traipsed the land, seeking out the equipment and traces of the timber industry’s history from long ago to more contemporary times. He photographed his findings for the Forest Service, cataloging places that few know of and fewer even have seen. LaLande also wrote narrative and scientific histories of the region’s great timber industry that drove Southern Oregon’s economy for a hundred years.

LaLande’s wide-ranging research interests include Southern Oregon’s Good Government movement, early Oregon political history, the Oregon Trail migration and the Rogue Valley’s donation land claims among other topics.

Thanks to a 2017 Library Services and Technology Act grant to Hannon Library, LaLande’s collection of historic timber industry photos are being digitized and will made available through the Southern Oregon Digital Archives (SODA) in the Stories of Southern Oregon Collection. LaLande’s earlier SODA contribution, a set of 647 images in the Rogue River National Forest Historic Images Collection, is available now.

Southern Oregon Digital Archives

Hannon Library’s Southern Oregon Digital Archives display eighteen collections that present a rich set of images, text and video on topics that range from locally discovered Chinese material culture, butterflies, First Nations, musical instruments, wine, agriculture and more. The Southern Oregon Digital Archives can be accessed at https://soda.sou.edu.

More Info

For more information on the March 7, 2018 program or the Southern Oregon Digital Archives, call 541-552-6442. If you need disability accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Disability Resources at 541-552-6213 or dss@sou.edu.