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Friends of the Marriott Library Benefits and Events

J. Willard Marriott Library newsletter: Published in fall and spring, the newsletter, Inspirations, includes articles about library collections, donors, events, Friends activities, and other news.

Notices of Friends lectures: Speakers for the 2016 Sunday Afternoon Books & Authors Series and Wednesday Film series will be announced soon.

Invitations to A Book Collector's Evening: The Book Collector’s Evening, established in 2011, is a way to bring together book collectors and book lovers in support of the Marriott Library and the book collecting community. This year’s event will be held again at the Alta Club in downtown Salt Lake City in March and will feature a silent auction of rare and out-of-print books, a social hour, dinner and speakers.

Invitations to the Friends Spring Banquet: The Friends Spring Banquet is held every April.



JANUARY 29, 2017 at 3:00 p.m., Friends Sunday Books & Authors Lecture, Gould Auditorium. Dr. Larry Gerlach, speaker, "Alma Richards: Olympian." Free lecture, open to the public.
FEBRUARY 15, 2017 at 6:00 P.M., Alta Club. Book Collector's Evening. Michael Dirda, speaker. "Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books." $50 per person, reservations required by February 10th. Contact Judy Jarrow at or 801-581-3421. 

MARCH 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., Clyde 20th Century Women's Legacy Archive Lecture. Gould Auditorium.  Dianne Harris, speaker, Dean of the College of Humanities, University of Utah. "Reflections on the Utah War after Sixty Years: Conclusions and Surprises." Free lecture, open to the public.

MARCH 26, 2017 at 3:00 p.m., Friends Sunday Books & Authors Lecture, Gould Auditorium. Cihan Bilginsoy, speaker, "Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble: Recipes to Brew Financial Crises." Free lecture, open to the public.
APRIL 12, 2017 AT 6:00 p.m. Reception, 7:00 p.m. dinner, Friends of the Library Annual Spring Banquet, Crimson View Room, (4th Floor), Student Union. Doug Wright, speaker, "Utah Radio Retrospective." $50 per person, contact Judy Jarrow at or (801)581-3421 by April 5 for tickets. Parking is free in the Alumni House lot, there is a charge for parking in the Union pay lots

OCTOBER 22, 2017 AT 3:00 P.M. Friends Sunday Books & Authors Lecture, Gould Auditorium. Carol Cornwall Madsen, speaker, "Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History."

DECEMBER 3, 2017 AT 3:00 P.M. Friends Sunday Books & Authors Lecture, Gould Auditorium. Jennifer Napier-Pearce, editor of the Salt Lake Tribune, speaker.



Greg Thompson

Associate Dean, Special Collections


Judy Jarrow
Program Manager, Special Collections

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