Library News & Events

November, 2012

Floral Watercolors by Marsha Matschek

Through the month of November, the Mount Angel Abbey Library is pleased to present a showing of floral watercolors by local artist and gardener, Marsha Matschek. Marsha also volunteers in the library as a rare book conservator.

October, 2012

Brother Against Brother

On Sunday, November 4, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., Mount Angel Abbey Library will be hosting Oregon Humanities’ The Conversation Project. Dr. David Sumner, associate professor at Linfield College, will present the talk, Brother Against Brother: Pragmatism, Civility and the Civil War. Dr. Sumner will then facilitate a discussion aftwards.

October, 2011

The Wave and the Mountain

At 2:00 PM on October 22nd, David Fixler will give a presentation at the library on Alvar Aalto's architectural legacy in the United States.  A frequent teacher, writer and lecturer on architectural history, preservation and design, David Fixler has been published internationally and has helped to organize numerous conferences on a wide-range of architecture and preservation topics.

June, 2011

Medieval Gregorian Chant Illuminated Manuscripts

The Library is pleased to present an exhibit of pages from medieval illuminated manuscripts of Gregorian chant. The exhibit will be on display from now until July 31, 2011.  The manuscript pages are from the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries and are accompanied by a modern transcription of the words and music.

June, 2011

Library Employee Wins Award


Our Interlibrary Loans Manager, Sandi Ritchey, was presented with the 2011 Oregon Library Association Employee of the Year award at the OLA conference in Salem.  Congratulations to Sandi who has worked very hard to share the wealth of the library's collections with other libraries around the world and to help our users gain access to the books and journal articles from other libraries.

May, 2011

Calligraphy Exhibit

The Valley Calligraphy Guild presents "Letters of Reflection ", a display of calligraphic works at the Library through the end of May.

The image above is of "The Soul of a Word" by Donay Wyffels, one of the may pieces which are on display.

February 11, 2011

Rare Book Room Display Schedule for 2011

Displays in the Rare Book Room are chosen to emphasize a particular part of the Abbey Library collection.

January and February
Latin America, with an emphasis on Peru

April and March
Art of Lent and Easter

This display is scheduled to correspond with the Valley Calligraphy Guild display in the Library foyer.

The History of the Book

July and August
Oregon History

September and October
Angels in Art
This topic was chosen due to the name "Mount Angel" and because September 29 is the Solemnity of St. Michael and All the Angels and October 2 is the Feast of the Guardian Angels.

November and December
The Meaning of Christmas


February 11, 2011

Crowned in Song: Musical Settings on Themes of Royalty in the Poetry of Emily Dickinson

On Sunday, March 27th, the Library will host a a benefit recital of vocal settings of the poetry of Emily Dickinson featuring a variety of works by contemporary composers. Donations will benefit the Library.

May 5, 2010

Calligraphy Exhibit

The Valley Calligraphy Guild presents "Celebrate Life with Words", a display of calligraphic works at the Library through the end of May.

The photo above is of one of the pieces by Matsue Richter which are on display.

February 3, 2010

Updated Subject Guides

Two of our subject guides have been updated: American Civil War and Papal and Vatican Documents.

September 16, 2009

Trinity Iconography Institute Exhibit

From October 1st to November 8th, the Library will host an exhibit by the Iconography Institute (Trinity Episcopal Cathedral).

On Saturday, October 10th, at 1pm, Chris Armstrong-Stevenson, director of the Iconography Institute, will give a presentation at the Library.

May, 2009

Calligraphy Exhibit

Calligraphic Piece

"Celebration of Letters", a collection of works by the Valley Calligraphy Guild, will be on display in the Library the entire month of May.

The photo above is of one of the calligraphic works by Matsue Richter which are on display .

March 20, 2009

Architecture Exhibit

The Library is pleased to house an exhibit of the work of regional architect Robert Oshatz whose work includes the design of several church buildings.  The exhibit will run through the end of April.  You can find out more about Mr. Oshatz at his website.

March 16, 2009

Library Material Digitization Project

Please take a look at our new page describing the Library Material Digitization Project.  The page has links to the digital images of a dozen rare manuscripts held by the Library.

August 4, 2008

Silverton Appeal Tribune Profiles Library Volunteer

Read about long-time volunteer Joe Sprug in this recent article.

June 26, 2008

Local Newspaper Reports on Festival of Arts & Wine Tasting

The Silverton Appeal Tribune has published this article reporting on the Second Annual Festival of Arts & Wine Tasting.