Upcoming Events


CLOSED, SATURDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER 2015

GAME DAY REGULATIONS CONTROL ACTIVITIES ON CAMPUS. BECAUSE BAYLOR'S GAME WITH RICE UNIVERSITY STARTS AT 2:00 P.M., THE ARMSTRONG BROWNING LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER.

THIS RULE MAY AFFECT OTHER GAME DAY SATURDAYS, BUT SCHEDULES ARE NOT KNOWN AT THIS TIME. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.



AN UPDATE: VICTORIAN LIVES AND LETTERS CONSORTIUM



Thursday afternoon, 1 October 2015

Cox Lecture Hall
3:30 p.m.



Dr. David Sorensen and Dr. Brent Kinser, board members of the VLLC, will conduct a question and answer exchange as they present an update on the Victorian Lives and Letters Consortium (tundra.csd.sc.edu/vllc) which is expanding on a daily basis.

The VLLC is a group of scholars, teachers, programmers, librarians, students, and enthusiasts who are devoted to the challenge of creating interactive digital archives of life writing, extending from the coronation of Queen Victoria to the outbreak of World War I. Join us to learn more.

Refreshments afterwards in the Mary Armstrong Seminar Room.


TEA AND EXHIBITION OPENING


Don't be late for a very important date!

Alice in Wonderland Thursday afternoon,
8 October 2015


Cox Reception Hall
4:00 p.m.



The Armstrong Browning Library will host a tea in conjunction with the 2015 Baylor Libraries Symposium, recognizing the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Guests at the tea will be treated to the opening of a new exhibition in the Hankamer Treasure Room, which will feature children's literature at the ABL.

Immediately following these activities, Dr. Robin J. Wilson, Emeritus Professor of Pure Mathematics, The Open University, will present the symposium's keynote lecture "Lewis Carroll in Numberland," beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium.

The tea, exhibition opening, and lecture are free and open to the public.

For more information about the 2015 Baylor Libraries Symposium, visit the symposium website: http://www.baylor.edu/lib/index.php?id=97082.


SPECIAL PRESENTATION BY NICHOLAS A. BASBANES

Investigative journalist and well-known author on the world of book collecting




Thursday afternoon, 15 October 2015

Cox Lecture Hall
3:30 p.m.



Nicholas A. Basbanes received an NEH research fellowship in 2008, and was recently awarded a Public Scholar Fellowship for his forthcoming dual biography of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and his wife Fanny, to be titled Cross of Snow.

Basbanes' illustrated discussion will center on the history of paper, the topic of his ninth book On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand Year History (Alfred A. Knopf, 2013).

Refreshments afterwards in the Cox Reception Hall.


BENEFACTORS DAY



N. Basbanes Friday afternoon, 16 October 2015

Hankamer Treasure Room
3:45 p.m.


"Adventures among the Gently Mad"

Nicholas A. Basbanes, author of A Gentle Madness, a timeless classic on book collecting, will share adventurous tales about his conversations with the sometimes maniacal collectors who make the book collecting world go round.

Please note that refreshments will be served beforehand in the Garden of Contentment on the grounds of the Library, 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.


ABL HOMECOMING OPEN HOUSE



Friday, 23 October 2015

Join us for a nostalgic visit and light refreshments!

Cox Reception Hall
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.




TEACHING WITH SPECIAL COLLECTIONS FROM THE ARMSTRONG

BROWNING LIBRARY -- ABL TEACHING FELLOW PANELISTS



Wednesday afternoon, 4 November 2015

Marrs McLean 250
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.



The Armstrong Browning Library piloted a teaching fellows program in summer 2015 to increase the use of the Library's collections in Baylor graduate and undergraduate curriculum. Hear two faculty members and one graduate teacher of record discuss their time as an ABL Teaching Fellow and how the use of special collections materials enhanced teaching and learning in one or more of their courses. Get ideas for incorporating special collections into your own courses and get advice for applying for a teaching fellowship in 2016 from Matthew Fendt (Computer Science); Kristen Pond (English); and Karl Aho (Philosophy).

To register for this free session, visit the Academy for Teaching and Learning web site: http://www.baylor.edu/atl/index.php?id=873859.


VESPER'S SERVICE



Saturday afternoon, 7 November 2015

McLean Foyer of Meditation
5:00 p.m.


Led by the Institute for Faith and Learning


BAYLOR SINGING SENIORS



Wednesday afternoon, 18 November 2015

McLean Foyer of Meditation
4:00 p.m.


Led by Rev. Phillip Sitton.


CHAMBER SINGERS PRESENT "CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS"


new xmas McLean Foyer of Meditation

Sunday afternoon, 6 December 2015
3:00 p.m.

Monday and Tuesday evening,
7 and 8 December 2015
7:30 p.m.


The director of Baylor University's Chamber Singers is Alan Raines. For ticket information on these concerts, please call the Baylor University School of Music box office at 254-710-3571, or visit the School of Music website to purchase tickets online.