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Events and Exhibits

Upcoming Exhibits and Events
Undesign the redline exhibit
UnDesign the Redline: October 2021

This interactive exhibit explores the history and legacy of racial segregation in Dayton, and the impact on employment, education, policing, health care, wealth, etc. The traveling exhibit will be at the Dayton Metro Library August 6 through September 25. Student-led events are planned for October; please consider incorporating a class activity or assignment for your fall classes as virtual docent tours will be available.

Journeys of Faith: Shrines, Souvenirs and Catholic Tourism

AUG. 17, 2021 – JAN. 31, 2022

Marian Library Gallery, seventh floor of Roesch Library

Catholic shrines and festivals attract millions of visitors each year, ranging from pilgrims on spiritual journeys to casual tourists. This exhibit, featuring items from the Marian Library and the U.S. Catholic Special Collection, explores the motivations for Catholic travel; what visitors do at these sites; and the souvenirs they bring back — from handcrafted devotional objects to quirky mementos. 

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Virtual Events and Exhibits
LGBTQ+ Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination
Let's learn together for Pride Month and beyond. All are welcome to complete this interactive online module developed by the Libraries diversity and inclusion team about LGBTQ+ human rights. You will better understand how differences in laws and policies affect those in our community who identify as LGBTQ+. 
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Information Neighborhoods: Interacting with Online News Like a Good Neighbor
The variety of news you can find online is immense and can be intense! This self-guided activity will describe how you can better understand the type and purpose of online news by employing a simple sorting method called information neighborhoods. 
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Refuge: Borderlands and the Blessed Virgin
This online exhibit curated by students at at the University of Dayton and St. Mary’s University in San Antonio is challenging its visitors to see a timeless and often controversial topic — borderlands — through social, spiritual, historical and artistic lenses. 
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Mary in Miniature: Books of Hours in the Marian Library Collection
Books of Hours are a window into medieval society, Marian devotion, and book history in the later Middle Ages. This online exhibit features digitized medieval Books of Hours and individual leaves, dating from circa 1440 through the early 16th century.
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Virtual Escape Room: A Fun Way to Learn about the Libraries
Codes and puzzles reveal the "secrets" everyone knows: The University Libraries have the tools students need to succeed in college.
Experience the Escape Room
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