We are currently updating our events for the 2014-2015 year.
Upcoming events will be announced soon.
Date: Thursday, August 29
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Umphrey Lee, Martha Proctor Mack Grand Ballroom (view campus map)
* Seating is first come, first serve. We highly suggest that you arrive early.
More about the event:
Common Reading Program is an established start-of-school tradition at SMU. Every year the incoming class is assigned a book to read before the start of the fall semester. Faculty, staff and student leaders host small group conversations about issues and themes found in the book. This year’s book is The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore.
The book is about two kids with the same name living in the same decaying city. One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison for felony murder. Here is the story of two boys and the journey of a generation.
The Friends of the SMU Libraries are proud to co-sponsor this program. Please join us on Thursday, August 29, 2013 as New York Times Bestselling author Wes Moore talks to the class of 2017 and the SMU community about The Other Wes Moore.
The book is available at SMU Barnes and Noble. Make sure to mention that you are a Friends' member in order to receive a 10% discount.
Date: Tuesday, September 10
Time: 6:00 pm reception; 6:30 pm lecture and book signing
Location: Hughes-Trigg Ballroom (view campus map )
Learn more about James Reston, Jr. and his book The Accidental Victim.
RSVP to email@example.com or call 214.768.3225
This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase.
Eve LaPlante, author and guest speaker
Date: Thursday, December 5, 11:30 am
Location: Royal Oaks Country Club (more information)
Cost: $40, includes a signed copy of the book
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall (3300 Mockingbird Lane)
Lecture and book signing: 7:00 pm, FREE. No RSVP required.
Author reception: 6:00 pm, $30 per person. RSVP required. Cash or check accepted at the door. Signed book included.
This program is part of the Authors LIVE! series co-sponsored by Friends of the SMU Libraries, Highland Park United Methodist Church and the Friends of the Highland Park Library.
Books will be available for purchase at this event.
About the book: From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd gives us a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Ms. Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world.
Date: Saturday, April 5th
Location: Collins Executive Education Center
Date: Monday, May 5, 6:00 pm
Location: The Mercury (11909 Preston Road)
Mark Doty, Historic Preservation Officer for the city of Dallas, will present Lost Dallas.
Doty’s book, Lost Dallas, explores and documents over 200 buildings, neighborhoods and sites that have been lost and even forgotten since the City of Dallas' modest beginning in 1841. Read more about Mark Doty.