The library hosts special events and exhibits from time to time. Some examples:

  • We have exhibited some of our older and rare books both in the library and down on the main floor of the building, during special events
  • A private collection of over 200 crosses from all over the world has been on loan for exhibit in the library, twice in recent years
  • Every April during Poetry Month, the library is festooned with poems, everywhere you look
  • We host book signings, as well as book talks. Faculty as well as local experts have shared their knowledge with us 



Talks are presented in the 4th floor library on Sundays,

from 2- 4 pm

Free admission. No reservations required.

Refreshments served.

Note: Audio recordings of many of our talks are available in the PODCAST area of our website: PODCAST LIST


Spring 2020 Talks:

Feb. 2: Dan Searby on the Holy Land

March 29th: Paul Montenero on Carravaggio's painting "The Calling of Matthew?"

April 26th: Joseph Jordan on the fiction of J. F. Powers

May 31st: Fr. John Morrison on C. S. Lewis

Autumn 2019 Talks:


 Spring 2019 Talks:

Jan. 6th: Joseph Jordan on C.S. Lewis's Space Trilogy

Feb. 17th:  Tom Petriano on "Alice McDermott's The Ninth Hour and the Middle Class of Holiness"

March 31st: Beverly Lawn on "Emily Dickinson: Called Back"

April 28th: Dianne Traflet on Edith Stein

May 19th  Fr. Don Guglielmi on: Catherine de Heuck Doherty

Autumn 2018 Talks:

Oct. 21st      Msgr. Robert Batule 

 "Humanae Vitae at 50: Looking Back and Looking Ahead" 


Nov. 18th     Dr. Robert A. Delfino

 "The Five Ways of Aquinas for a New Generation"

Sept. 16th   Robert Trexler

"George MacDonal, the Grandfather of Christian Fantasy"


Jan. 28          Dr. Tom Petriano

 "Everything that is Holy: An Afternoon with Thomas Merton's New Seeds of Contemplation

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Feb. 25         Fr. Thomas Berg (book signing and talk)

                     Hurting in the Church: A Way Forward for Wounded Catholics

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March 18     Dr. Michael Hoonhout

                    “Flannery O’Connor and the Shocking Violence of Grace ”


May 20        Msgr. John Alessandro

                  “Amoris laetitia (The Joy of Love) and the Sacrament of Marriage”


Autumn 2017 Talks:


Spring 2017 Talks:

Autumn 2016 Lectures in the Library:

Sept. 11th: Fr. Joseph Koterski on Dante's Divine Comedy


Oct. 23rd: Anthony Marinelli on

Teens and Faith: A View from the Classroom  Flyer


Nov. 13th: Clara Sarrocco on

Sigrid Undset: Tales of Saints and Sinners Flyer


Book Talks 2015-2016:

September 13, 2015

Elizabeth Scalia speaking about and signing her book Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life

(published by Ave Maria Press 2013)

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Oct. 25, 2015

Lisa Mladinich, speaking and signing her book True Radiance: Finding Grace in the Second Half of Life

(coming out in October from Servant Books)

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Nov. 15, 2015

Dr. Alexander Burke, speaking on “John the Theologian in the Gospel of John”

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March 13, 2016

Msgr. James Swiader, on “Graham Greene's The End of the Affair: Sin, Sacrifice, and Salvation.”

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April 10, 2016

Dr. Marc Ricciardi speaking on “Milton’s Trinitarian Triumvirate: God For, As and In Man”

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April 24, 2016

Elizabeth Scalia on her new book: Little Sins Mean a Lot (from Our Sunday Visitor in the spring)

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May 22, 2016

Fr. John Morrison on " C. S. Lewis and the Moral Imagination: of Marshwiggles and Dragons, Apostate Clerics and Lizards. 

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Spring 2015 Book Talks:

Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop (March) 

Book signing with poet Annabelle Moseley (April) 

The novels of Michael O’Brien (May) PODCAST AVAILABLE! CLICK HERE: O'BRIEN