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Exhibits: Exhibits 2019

The Peter Peacock Christmas Tree

December 3, 2019 - January 6, 2020

The Theresa and Edward O'Toole Library's Christmas tree consisted of peacock images dating from the 1940s to 2010, published in various Saint Peter's publications. Though not an exhibit per se, it featured historical renderings of the University's mascot and symbol. 

Christmas in the Movies

December 1 - 31, 2019

The Library celebrates Christmas with an exhibit focusing on the following films: “Christmas in Connecticut” (1945); “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946); “A Christmas Carol” (1951); “White Christmas” (1954); “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” (1992); and “Love Actually” (2003).

Ninth Annual Exhibit of Faculty Publications

October 10, 2019 - November 28, 2019

The exhibit was accompanied by a reception organized by the Office of Faculty Research and Sponsored Programs, held on October 30, 2019 in the library's Center for Digital Humanities. The pictures of the event were taken by Daisy DeCoster.

Hon. Frank J. Guarini H '94: Friend to Saint Peter's University

September 18, 2019 - October 31, 2019

A photographic exhibit focuses on the philanthropy of Hon. Frank J. Guarini H ’94. Pictures dating from the past six decades highlighting his association with Saint Peter’s University are on view. Images courtesy of the University Archives.


The slideshow includes photos taken in the Library prior to the historic announcement on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.

Walt Whitman: A Bicentennial Tribute

September 1 - 30, 2019

The Library honors the legacy of Walt Whitman with an exhibit featuring biographical information, books, images, poetry excerpts, and quotes.

Nature's Golden Hour

May 3 - August 31, 2019

The images on exhibit are selections from a contest sponsored by S.A.V.E., the Saint Peter's University student environmental club, and the Sustainability Council. Awards were given in two categories: one for faculty and staff, and one for students. The photography will be on view through August 31, 2019.

The slideshow photos were taken by AnnMarie Gervasio during the Sustainability Competition Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 6, 2019. The owl poster is courtesy of Dr. Laura Twersky.

The Saint John's Bible

March 1 - 21, 2019

The Saint John's Bible is the first handwritten, illuminated manuscript, commissioned by a Benedictine monastery in over 500 years. The O'Toole Library's Rare Books and Special Collections has a fine arts, museum quality, Heritage Edition (limited to 299 editions) of the Bible, which was anonymously donated to the University. The exhibit includes facsimiles of illuminations.

Acclaimed African American Writers

February 1-28, 2019

In celebration of Black History Month, the Theresa and Edward O’Toole Library is featuring an exhibit on Acclaimed African American Writers. Photographic portraits, biographies, and books are highlighted. The exhibit, curated by librarian Ilona MacNamara will be on display throughout the month of February.