Blakley Library Displays 3 Special Exhibits

UD faculty and staff are invited to visit the Blakley Library's three ongoing special exhibits.

The G. K. Chesterton exhibit is on the lower level along the southeast corner. This display features books about the life of the great Catholic apologist, G. K. Chesterton. The display includes many of his famous quotes as well as information about his life and beliefs.

G. K. Chesterton was the major influence in the conversion of C.S. Lewis and was a contemporary of Hilaire Belloc, Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw, to name just a few.

The Chesterton exhibit will be displayed through October.

The "Celebration of Your Freedom to Read", Banned Book Week display, is on the main floor opposite the entrance and the Warren Pulich Ornithology Collection display. This display features books that were at one time banned and targeted for removal or restricted from libraries and schools.

Banned Book Week is an annual event sponsored by the ALA (American Library Association) typically held in the last week of September. This event highlights the value of free and open access to information in shared support to seek and express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

The "Celebration of Your Freedom to Read" display will be exhibited through October.

The Warren Pulich Ornithology Collection exhibit is on the main floor opposite the entrance and features books from the Warren Pulich Ornithology Collection.

Warren Pulich was a founding member of the University of Dallas Biology Department and a renowned ornithologist. The books were donated by Pulich to Blakley Library. The exhibit also includes birds that are on loan from the Biology Department, as well as archive photographs provided by Sybil Novinski, university historian. The exhibit will be up through November.

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