Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Loyola
Notre Dame Library strengthen
the library through vital support of its collections and special events. The Friends are:
Strong community support is crucial to the library's ability to evolve, thrive, and meet the wide-ranging needs of
the people it serves - and the Friends of the Library program is an important mechanism for becoming part of that community
and enjoying everything the library has to offer while providing much-needed support.
to See the Membership Form and here
to see an outline of Friends' borrowing privileges.
Friends of the Library receive exclusive invitations to library events and exhibits. Past occasions include:
- Annual Catholic Contemporary Writers Series (Ongoing)
Our annual Catholic Contemporary Writers series commemorates Evelyn Waugh's visit to Loyola College in 1949,
as well as Flannery O'Connor's visit to the College of Notre Dame in 1963.
- Alice McDermott (2009)
- Colm Toibin (2010)
- Paul Mariani (2011)
- Alexander Waugh (Spring 2012)
- Anne Maroney Butler (Fall 2012)
- Launch of the St. John's Bible Permanent Exhibit (Spring 2012)
In Spring 2012 LNDL launched its permanent Saint John's Bible exhibit.
The Saint John's Bible is a beautifully handwritten, hand-illuminated work crafted by renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson.
Our copy of the St. John's Bible is dedicated in memory of Loyola trustee and parent Nicholas B. Mangione, and the exhibit
space in memory of Notre Dame alumna Julie Kline Rybczynski, '99. We are deeply grateful to the Mangione and
Rybczynski families for their extraordinary generosity. The Bible, located on the library's main level, will be an invaluable
resource for students and scholars and will provide an important outreach opportunity for the library as we offer this
as a resource for local area schools.
- Evelyn Waugh Conference and Exhibit (Spring 2012)
In March 2012, the library mounted an exhibit to commemorate the historic visit of Evelyn Waugh to Loyola College in 1949.
We hosted a series of related readings and lectures featuring Alexander Waugh, Evelyn's grandson, as well as renowned
scholars from around the world. Friends of the Library were given advance notice of these events.
- Flannery O'Connor Conference and Exhibit (Spring 2011)
"Flannery O'Connor: Letters from Andalusia" exhibit and conference celebrated Flannery O'Connor's ties to Notre Dame and
the Baltimore area. Conference events included discussions of O'Connor's writings, moderated by Loyola and Notre Dame
professors, and a screening of the film adaptation of "Wise Blood."
- "Book Clubs: Then and Now" Exhibit (Fall 2011)
"Book Clubs: Then and Now" was mounted in the gallery in October 2011. This exhibit celebrated two long-time book
clubs organized by Notre Dame of Maryland University community members, and provided historical information about the
origins of the book club tradition.
- Wine Tasting (Spring 2010)
Wine Tasting with Loyola Professor Paul Lukacs, Former Wine Editor of Saveur and Director of Loyola's Center for the
- Art Exhibit Receptions
The library has been pleased to showcase the work of many talented Fine Arts faculty and students in the lobby area.
Two recent exhibits and receptions have included:
- "People in the Land of Light and Shadow" by Carol Manfredi, Notre Dame alumna and former faculty member (Winter 2012)
- "Framed" (Fall 2012)
- ... And other Guest Speakers and Cultural Events
Please contact Jennie Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
We hope to see you at an upcoming event!