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The Post Library Association is devoted to planning many cultural and educational functions for the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library. In the quarter century that the Post Library Association has been in existence it has contributed greatly to the cultural life on the LIU Post campus in general and in the Library specifically. The Hutchins Gallery has become a showcase of fine art with its wide variety of beautiful art exhibits that have been uniformly praised for their high quality. The PLA "Friday Night Programs", a dinner and lecture series, have attracted a wide array of nationally and internationally renowned scholars. Other events sponsored by the PLA include the annual book sale, various booktalks, poetry readings and special events, such as museum and opera trips.

Friday Night Programs

October 23, 2015 - New York Heroes: Lincoln's Cooper Union Speech
Dr. Daniel Marrone, lecture.
Local author Dr. Daniel Marrone will be here to discuss his recently published book, New York Heroes: Herkimer, Lincoln, TR & LaGuardia. New York Heroes consists of four in-depth biographical essays on Nicholas Herkimer, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Fiorello La Guardia as well as others. These individuals faced formidable obstacles and while their accomplishments differ, they all made an indelible mark of New York State history. His presentation will cover the chapter leading up to the Civil War, Lincoln's election of 1860, and Lincoln's Cooper Union Speech.

November 13, 2015 - Lost in Laughter with Laurel & Hardy
Keith J. Crocker, lecture and screening.
Keith J. Crocker returns to talk about this classic comedy team, who made the transition from silent to sound films. Long before Abbott & Costello, Laurel & Hardy left audiences laughing in the aisles with their subtle yet sure brand of slapstick and tom foolery. In this loving tribute, we will see one of their classic comedy shorts, either The Music Box or a condensed version of Sons of the Desert. And, as always, a biographical overview and memorabilia show will round out the proceedings.

Programs in the library are free and open to the public. Programs begin at 8:00 p.m. in the Instructional Media Center (IMC) Computer Lab on the lower level of the library. Please call (516) 299-3572 or e-mail Alexandra.Janvey@liu.edu.

Social hour and dinner before programs begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Hutchins Gallery and cost $42. Reservations are required for the dinner by the preceeding Monday. Call (516) 299-3572 or e-mail Alexandra.Janvey@liu.edu.

Explanation of Charges:
  • Our charges per person cover only our out-of-pocket costs.
  • The PLA makes no profit but tries to avoid losses.
  • Members who cancel within 48 hours of the event remain responsible for payment as we must pay their costs.

Art Exhibits
Hutchins Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

February 9 - February 28, 2016 : Highlighting Theodore Roosevelt: Selections from the Theodore Roosevelt Collection
Donated to the library's Archives and Special Collections department on October 26, 1974 by the Theodore Roosevelt Association in nearby Oyster Bay, this is a comprehensive collection of over 3,000 books, pamphlets and documents concerning the life, times and interests of our 26th President as well as T.R.'s rich and prolific writings. This was our Long Island President whose summer White House was Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay. The Collection boasts such treasures as the limited first edition (one of 200) of Roosevelt's The Wilderness Hunter which is signed by him; pre-publication issuance of some of President Roosevelt's addresses "to be held in confidence" until the speech is delivered; and such a great primary resource as the Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps from 1830 to 1925. In addition, the collection contains the important, informative Theodore Roosevelt Association Journal from the Winter/Spring 1976 issue (volume 1, issue 1) to the present. Founded by John A. Gable, Executive Director of the Association, this periodical is regularly sought after by researchers. As Theodore Roosevelt was our only Long Island President, this collection becomes an important link to our other two North Shore Long Island collections: The Cedar Swamp Historical Society Collection and the Underhill Collection of Quaker literature.
       Hutchins Gallery, Lower Level

February 9 - February 20, 2016 : Hua : Yuan.Yin
Instagram: Rylynnyin
Performance art presentation: Wednesday, February 10, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Artist's reception: Wednesday, February 17, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
       Student Art League Gallery, Main Level

February 23 - March 5, 2016 : Suzi Pastorelli
Artist's reception: Wednesday, February 24, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
       Student Art League Gallery, Main Level

March 7 - March 19, 2016 : Jacqueline Scaccia
Artist's reception: Wednesday, March 16 , 5:00-8:00 p.m.
       Student Art League Gallery, Main Level

March 22 - March 26, 2016 : Isabelle Podrasky
Artist's reception: Wednesday, March 23, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
       Student Art League Gallery, Main Level

March 29 - April 2, 2016 : Jessica Peace
Artist's reception: Wednesday, March 30, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
       Student Art League Gallery, Main Level

April 5 - April 9, 2016 : Camila Merchan
Artist's reception: Wednesday, April 6, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
       Student Art League Gallery, Main Level

April 12 - April 16, 2016 : Hyon Hartberger
Artist's reception: Wednesday, April 13, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
       Student Art League Gallery, Main Level

April 19 - April 23, 2016 : Natalie Marciano
Artist's reception: Wednesday, April 20, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
       Student Art League Gallery, Main Level

April 26 - April 30, 2016 : Khadijah Swann
Artist's reception: Wednesday, April 27, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
       Student Art League Gallery, Main Level

May 10 - May 14, 2016 : 12th Annual 12x12 High School Art Exhibition
Artist's reception: Thursday, May 12, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
       Student Art League Gallery, Main Level

Past Exhibits:

January 16 - January 30, 2016 : Kim, Hyun Joo Solo Exhibition
Co-sponsored by the Korea Culture and Heritage Society of New York
Artists' reception: T.B.A.
       Hutchins Gallery, Lower Level

December 15, 2015 - January 27, 2016 : Advanced Visions
High School Artists of Excellence
Artists' reception: Wednesday, January 27, 5:00 p.m.
       Student Art League Gallery, Main Level

December 28, 2015 - January 15, 2016 : An, Maran Solo Exhibition
Blog: http://blog.daum.net/monaahn
Co-sponsored by the Korea Culture and Heritage Society of New York
Artists' reception: T.B.A.
       Hutchins Gallery, Lower Level

Special Events

October 11, 2015 - Long Island, the Gold Coast, and Hollywood Lecture
Keith J. Crocker, lecture and screening.
As part of a special event for LIU's Homecoming Weekend, Keith J. Crocker will give a detailed account of the West Coast's view of the East Coast by utilizing clips from vintage Hollywood films. A Gold Coast mansion could either be the scene of a storm swept murder mystery or provide the perfect setting for a Marx Brothers comedy, but the beauty and wonder of Long Island will forever be captured by the heyday of tinsel town and the representations vary in interesting ways. This event is sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations.
     Sunday, October 11, at 11:00 a.m. in the Gold Coast Cinema, Hillwood Commons
     RSVPs are appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome!
     Contact Alexandra.Janvey@liu.edu to RSVP or for more info.
Check out all the other events happening during LIU's 2015 Homecoming Weekend

December 4, 2015 - PLA Annual Holiday Dinner
Details to be announced.

Contact: Alexandra.Janvey@liu.edu or (516) 299-3572 to reserve your place or for more information.


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