We currently exhibit features that focus on children’s books, music Americana, and books that focus on the United States Presidents. Our upcoming exhibits will focus on Mother Teresa in honor of her becoming a Catholic Saint in 2016 and later we will host the Annual Czech exhibit to honor the Czech cultural contributions to the territories of The United States of America and Mexico.
DECEMBER 2015 — HAPPY NEW YEAR!
The Doherty library is currently celebrating Christmas in our lobby exhibit centers. Celtic Christmas and stockings for our staff are decorating the area to remind us of our thankfulness in life, peace, and our faith in Jesus Christ. Share a warm Christmas with family and friends and share in warm moments during the holiday season. Be safe and return refreshed to the Doherty library in 2016.
SEPTEMBER — NOVEMBER 2015
Czech Heritage Month Special Thanks to Rev. Paul Chovanec
October is Czech Heritage Month, and celebrations of Czech culture are taking place throughout Texas. This year also marks the 600th anniversary of the death of Jan Hus (1369? – 6 July 1415). Jan Hus was ordained as a priest in 1400, he was an early Christian reformer, and he was the Rector at Charles University in Prague.
To learn more about Jan Hus and about Czech culture in Texas, visit the new display in the Doherty Lobby. Special thanks to Rev. Paul Chovanec for coordinating the exhibit. Visit the Czech Heritage Society of Texas’ website for more resources.
JULY — AUGUST 2015
Vincent D’Amico’s “Robert Frost, Poet.”
The Doherty library is proud to present University of St. Thomas alumnus Vincent D’Amico’s “Robert Frost, Poet.” The exhibit runs during the summer of 2015. Mr. D’Amico visits the Doherty library regularly with wonderful histories that are “slices of life.” Here are some UST students with Mr. D’Amico, discussing some of the artifacts that are on display.
MAY — JUNE 2015
Man – Booker Prize Winners
The Doherty library is promoting the Man-Booker prize winners this year for summertime reads. The Man-Booker prize began in 1969, it is issued annually, and the prize aims to promote fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written in English and published in the United Kingdom. There is an international prize that began in 2005, and it is awarded every two years to a living author who has published fiction either originally in English or whose work is generally available in translation in the English language. The winners are chosen solely at the discretion of the judging panel and there are no submissions from publishers. Ask a librarian about checking out a book and use the fiction to edify your life and entertainment.
MARCH — APRIL 2015
Take a moment to see the current exhibits at the Doherty library. February through April 2015 we will highlight books from and about Irish and Irish American authors in honor of Irish-American Heritage month. The University of St. Thomas offers excellent Irish study programs and Lori Gallagher, J.D., director of the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies, was recognized among the 2014 Irish Education 100 by Irish Voice, an Irish American newspaper and Irish America magazine.
We will also exhibit Doherty library’s poetry books to honor the many writers that inspire us to see the World through a lyrical lens. At any time during exhibits, the books are available for check out; please ask staff members at the circulation desk for assistance.
THE RED WHEELBARROW by William Carlos Williams
so much depends
a red wheel
glazed with rain
beside the white
JANUARY – FEBRUARY 2015
Take a moment to see the current exhibits at the Doherty library. Now through February we will point out books about prominent African Americans that shaped the history of the United States of America. Carter Godwin Woodson, Ph.D. (1875 – 1950) is a focus for this exhibit.
Dr. Woodson is an author, journalist, artist, and founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.
Dr. Woodson’s academic pursuits include earning a M.A. from the University of Chicago in 1908 and a Ph. D. from Harvard University in 1912. He founded the Journal of Negro History in 1916.
We also want to take a moment to point out carnival season and celebrate Mardi Gras. Congratulations to our Mardi Gras Royals. The University of St. Thomas Mardi Gras Chairs selected Alfonso Moreno and Adrienne Copeland to represent the student body during the 65th annual Mardi Gras Gala at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 17th at the Hilton Americas – Houston Hotel. Moreno and Copeland, who will graduate this May, said they are both honored and humbled to be crowned King and Queen.