Archive for May, 2010

Construction in DML

May 25, 2010

Construction is currently underway on the Tracy Listening Center on the second floor of the Dayton Memorial Library. Construction began Monday, May 24th, and is expected to be finished by the end of June, with major work being completed by June 18th. Users should expect some noise during this process. If you are looking for quiet study space, there are some relatively quiet areas on the fourth floor. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Library closed for Memorial Day

May 25, 2010

The Dayton Memorial Library will be closed on Monday, May 31st in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The Ask Us! chat with a librarian service will also be closed on May 31st.

Archives closed May 20th – May 26th

May 21, 2010

Archives and Special Collections will be closed May 20th through May 26th and will reopen at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 27th.

New exhibit – Creative Spirit: Abstract God

May 12, 2010

Creative Spirit: Abstract God opens on Thursday, May 13th with a reception from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The show includes textile constructions and metaphysical poetry by J.B. Wilcox. The exhibit runs from May 13th – June 27th in the library’s Doyle and Margaret Hartman Exhibit Gallery.

Library hours, Summer 2010

May 7, 2010

Dayton Memorial Library summer hours:

Sunday 12:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Summer hours are in effect from Saturday, May 8th through Sunday, September 5th.

Exhibit honoring Yohannes Gebregeorgis, founder of Ethiopia Reads and recipient of Honorary Doctorate at Regis University

May 3, 2010

To celebrate the conferring of an honorary doctorate on Yohannes Gebregeorgis, founder of Ethiopia Reads, Regis University’s Dayton Memorial Library will exhibit photos and artifacts showcasing the children of Ethiopia and the impact of Gebregeorgis’ work in their lives. The exhibit is May 1-10 in the library’s Doyle and Margaret Hartman Exhibit Gallery.

Gebregeorgis will receive an honorary degree in public service during the 10 a.m. May 9 spring commencement ceremony. On rare occasions, the Regis University Board of Trustees authorizes the awarding of honorary degrees to individuals who have led lives of distinguished service and professional achievement.

In addition to the photos, the exhibit includes three Ethiopian processional crosses donated to the St. John Francis Regis Chapel, traditional Ethiopian dresses, wooden triptychs, dolls, baskets, pottery, and an Ethiopian toothbrush.

Various books in Amharic, English, Tigrigna, and Afaan Oromoo published by Ethiopia Reads will also be on display. Of special note is the inclusion of Gebregeorgis’ book, “Silly Mammo.” This bilingual story is the adaptation of a classical Ethiopian folktale about a silly boy who does silly things.

Gebregeorgis was one of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes of the Year for 2008 and is a recipient of the 2008 Presidential Citation for International Innovation from the American Library Association.