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The Spring 2018 issue of the library’s BookMarks newsletter is available! Read it here, and don’t forget to subscribe for updates about future issues: Spring 2018 Newsletter

In This Issue

65th Anniversary — This spring we celebrated our 65th anniversary as a Federal Depository Library with a day full of guest presentations, art, displays, and, of course, cake.

A Fond Farewell — Hannon Library is saying farewell to a dear colleague and friend, Bill Herman, who retires this term. Bill has served as the library’s Reserves & Video Collections Coordinator for many years, and we’ll remember him fondly.

Upcoming Event — Miriam Reed presents “Susan B. Anthony Says a Word,” a solo play focused on a young Anthony’s pursuit of Woman Suffrage.

Summer Hours — With the school year coming to a close, the library will soon be switching to our summer operating hours. Remember to plan your library visits accordingly.

Read the Spring 2018 Newsletter today to get more information about these updates and events.

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Hannon Library presents Susan B. Anthony Says a Word, a 45-minute solo play written and performed by Miriam Reed and directed by Terri McMahon (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). Costumes by Sylvia Moss and Krista Johnson.

Thursday, May 31
4 PM
Hannon Library, Meese Room

This one-woman performance by Miriam Reed Productions explores the life of a young Susan B. Anthony as she discovers why women must have the vote and so begins her lifework for Woman Suffrage.

The event is free and open to the public.

“Miriam brings to life this historically important woman in a way that inspires passion for social activism, an important reminder that there are causes worth giving ones life to.”

—Nancy Kilham, Ashland, OR 

About Miriam Reed

Miriam Reed proudly earned her doctorate in Comparative Literature (UCLA 1980) and discovered how little she knew. Specifically, she had no idea who Elizabeth Cady Stanton was. Galvanized by her own ignorance, Miriam determined to save other women from such ignominy and launched her one-woman performances to educate and entertain, calling her solo plays “Women’s History 101“ and presenting such powerhouse women as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Louisa May Alcott, Margaret Sanger, later looking at the women in the life of Oscar Wilde and examining differing views on abortion. With her savings, she wrote Margaret Sanger: Her Life in Her Words (Barricade Books, 2003) and was then asked to write and narrate “Clarence James Gamble: An Extraordinary Life” (DVD 2007). Later work: Japan 1908: The Adventure of Fourteen-Year-Old Clarence James Gamble (2013) and China 1908: Sidney D. Gamble & Brother Clarence Discover China (2017). Miriam lives with her Border Collie, Marnie, in Ashland, Oregon.

More Info

For more information about the event, contact Hannon 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. For more information about Miriam Reed Productions, contact miriam@miriamreed.com or (917) 710-2354.

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Long Night Against Procrastination

Feeling the pressure? Don’t worry—the library is here to help you finish off this year right. Come to the Long Night Against Procrastination!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
8 pm to midnight
Hannon Library, First Floor

Spring Features

We know many of you are struggling to get those capstone projects under control. Let us help with a Capstone Crisis Intervention. Get assistance with research and citations for capstones (and FUSE papers) from library research specialists and citation gurus.

And for those much-needed study breaks, relax with some origami provided by BitchCraft.

In addition, this event will include:

  • Free pizza, popcorn and soda
  • Academic advising with Student Success Coordinators
  • Career advising
  • Math, science, and writing tutoring
  • Research assistance
  • A chance to win Dining gift cards

About BitchCraft

BitchCraft is an all skills level feminist crafting group that hosts various craft events and gatherings. Find more BitchCraft events through the Women’s Resource Center.

More Information

If you would like more information about the Long Night Against Procrastination, email Hannon Library at libraryevents@sou.edu. If you need disability accommodations to participate in these events, please contact Disability Resources at 541-552-6213 or dss@sou.edu.

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started.” —David Allen, author of Getting Things Done

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Monster Hit: 200 Years of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Art by Raymond Jackson

The Friends of Hannon Library present local author Tod Davies as she discusses the impact of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein after 200 years.

Thursday, May 10
4-5 pm
Hannon Library, Meese Room

Published two centuries ago, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is the iconic fantasy horror story. Even now the story keeps its hold on enthralled and terrified audiences everywhere.

“Frankenstein’s Monster is one of the most compelling and influential images in just about all aspects of our culture: scientific, literary, popular and more. Why is that? How did it happen that a nineteen year old girl suddenly found her voice, and in telling that voice’s story, wove an unforgettable tale retold countless times the world over? I’ll delve into this mystery, maybe coming up with an answer or two, as we look at the history of the story itself, its ensuing popularity, and the many different versions spawned by Mary Shelley’s original monstrous hit.” —Tod Davies

Tod Davies

Davies is the author of The History of Arcadia visionary fiction series: Snotty Saves the Day, Lily the Silent, The Lizard Princess, and the upcoming Report to Megalopolis or The Post-modern Prometheus (August 2018). She has long been fascinated by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and looks forward to sharing thoughts (and maybe a few surprises) about it in this event.

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Tod Davies presents on May 10

More Info

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 visiting any campus parking meter and using this code: FHL0510.

For more information, contact Hannon 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.

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It’s National Library Week! Celebrated this year from April 8 through 14, this is the 60th anniversary of the national event. So how can you show appreciation for the libraries in your life? We have a few suggestions below.

Learn more about National Library Week.

Ways to Celebrate

Say hello!

Nothing shows your appreciation better than a good, old-fashioned library visit. Hannon Library is open to everyone, so come on by. Check out our collections and services. Thank a librarian for their work and wish them a happy Library Week. Can’t get here in person? Visit is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Give recognition!

Tuesday, April 10 is National Library Workers Day, which was established in 2003 to give librarians and library staff recognition for their hard work and dedication. Nominate a library worker of your choice to the ALA Galaxy of Stars.

Buy books!

Because what would libraries be without books? In fact, Hannon Library is holding its Spring Book Sale this week, beginning Wednesday, April 11 and continuing through the weekend, while supplies last.

Attend an event!

Libraries are far more than just warehouses for books—they also serve as community hubs where people can gather to learn, work, and recreate. The Friends of Hannon Library will be hosting a special event, Blending Poetry and Cloth, on Thursday, April 12, at 4 pm. This art exhibit and presentation, featuring artists from the Studio Art Quilt Associates as well as SOU students, is free and open to the public.

Become a Friend!

In addition to organizing speaker events, the Friends of Hannon Library work to support the library with book and material purchases that the library otherwise would be unable to afford. Become a Friend today and help enrich our collections.