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It's All About Mary: Celebrating 70 Years of the Marian Library

University Libraries will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Marian Library with three exhibits celebrating the library's past, present and future. "It's All about Mary" will be on display Friday, Oct. 18, through Friday, Nov. 15.  View The Saint John’s Bible exhibit on the 1st floor and Beauty Given by Grace: The Biblical Prints of Sadao Watanabe in the Marian Library Gallery on the 7th floor. Engaging photographs, artwork and memorabilia illustrate the history of the Marian Library, established in 1943 by Marianists at University of Dayton, on 2nd floor of Roesch Library.


Save the date for the 70th anniversary celebration of the Marian Library!

Please join us on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 4:30 – 6 p.m., second floor of Roesch Library.

Father Thomas Thompson, director of the Marian Library since 1987, will highlight 70 years of Marian Library history as guests enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres. RSVP is appreciated, but not required. Call 937-229-4214.

A timeline of history

The Marian Library opened its doors on Oct. 20, 1943. View the history of the Marian Library through this interactive timeline.

>>Click here to view the timeline