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Quiet and finals weeks mean extended hours at the library! All students (including RCC, HEC, and local high school students) can access the building beyond normal closing hours—see below. Remember to bring your student ID to get in after midnight.

Quiet Week Hours

Sunday, June 3 — 11 am – 11 pm
Monday, June 4 —  8 am – 2 am*
Tuesday, June 5 —  8 am – 2 am*
Wednesday, June 6 —  8 am – 2 am*
Thursday, June 7 —  8 am – 2 am*
Friday, June 8 —  8 am – 11 pm
Saturday, June 9 —  11 am – 11 pm

*Building closed to non-students after midnight

Finals Week Hours

Sunday, June 10 — 11 am to 24 hours*
Monday, June 11 —  open 24 hours*
Tuesday, June 12 —  open 24 hours*
Wednesday, June 13 —  closed at 2 am*
Thursday, June 14 —  8 am to 2 am*
Friday, June 15 —  8 am to 5 pm
Saturday, June 16 —  closed all day

*Building closed to non-students after midnight

24-Hours at the Library

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 summer schedule starting Saturday, June 16. Please plan your library trips accordingly, and remember that you can always view the complete schedule of building hours on our website.

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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.

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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.

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Join writer and naturalist Pepper Trail for his talk “Voyage to the Origin of Species: Reminiscences of Charles Darwin.”

February 8, 2018, 4 pm
Hannon Library, Meese Room
Southern Oregon University

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Pepper Trail as Charles Darwin, February 8

Celebrating Charles Darwin

This event celebrates International Darwin Day, commemorating the birthday of Charles Darwin and his contributions to the sciences of biology and evolution. Learn about Darwin’s life “first hand” through this talk presented by Pepper Trail, as he assumes to the persona of Charles Darwin looking back on his childhood and youth, his famous voyage on the Beagle, and the events leading up to the publication of The Origin of Species.

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: FHL0208.

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.

About Pepper Trail

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Pepper Trail, Writer and Naturalist

Pepper Trail is an ornithologist at the National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory and has a long-time interest in the life, ideas and writings of Charles Darwin. His portrayal of Darwin has entertained audiences from the Seattle Public Library to the Galapagos Islands. Trail is also a regular contributor to High Country News and the Jefferson Journal. As a writer, his poetry has appeared in Rattle, Cascadia Review and other publications. His collection Cascade-Siskiyou: Poems was a finalist for the 2016 Oregon Book Award in Poetry.