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THE BASEBALL RELIQUARYS 2012 SEASON
Calendar of Exhibitions and Programs

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APRIL 9-MAY 24
Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick, an exhibition which utilizes photographs, artworks, artifacts, and documents to chronicle the life and times of one of the most influential figures in baseball history. The owner of four teams – the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns, and Chicago White Sox (twice) – Veeck was a baseball impresario and innovator, an unflinching advocate of racial equality, and a visionary who spent a lifetime challenging baseball’s and society’s well-entrenched status quo. The exhibition is based on Paul Dickson’s biography, Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick (Walker & Company, New York, ISBN 9780802717788), to be published in April 2012. Arcadia Public Library, 20 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia, CA. Free admission. Library hours are Monday-Thursday, 10:00 am-9:00 pm; Friday-Saturday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm; closed Sunday. Further information, phone (626) 791-7647; for directions, phone (626) 821-5567 during library hours.

MAY 1-MAY 31
And the Walls Came Tumblin’ Down: Pioneers of Baseball’s Integration, an exhibition which utilizes photographs, artworks, artifacts, and documents to examine some of the figures who played pivotal roles in integrating baseball, including Jackie Robinson, Larry Doby, Satchel Paige, Branch Rickey, Bill Veeck, Lester Rodney, and Emmett Ashford. South Pasadena Public Library, 1100 Oxley St., South Pasadena, CA. Free admission. Library hours are Monday-Wednesday, 11:00 am-9:00 pm; Thursday-Friday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Sunday, 1:00-5:00 pm. Further information, phone (626) 791-7647; for directions, phone (626) 403-7340 during library hours.

TUESDAY, MAY 15, 4:00 PM
The Pepperdine University Libraries present a discussion and book signing with Paul Dickson, author of Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick. Additional details TBA. Co-sponsored by the Baseball Reliquary. Payson Library, Pepperdine University, Malibu Campus, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, CA. Free admission. Further information, phone (626) 791-7647; for directions, phone (310) 506-7273 during library hours.

THURSDAY, MAY 17, 7:00 PM
As part of its ongoing “Author Night” series, the South Pasadena Public Library presents a reading, discussion, and book signing with Daryl Russell Grigsby (Celebrating Ourselves: African-Americans and the Promise of Baseball) and Paul Dickson (Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick). The program includes music by The Bluez Express. Co-sponsored by the Baseball Reliquary and the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library. South Pasadena Public Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena, CA. Free admission. Further information, phone (626) 791-7647; for directions, phone (626) 403-7340 during library hours.

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 1:00-5:00 PM
In conjunction with its exhibition, Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick, the Baseball Reliquary presents “VeeckFest,” an in-depth look at Bill Veeck, the transformational, visionary figure, whose life and imagination helped define the several eras he encompassed. The event will include a film screening; book signing; and panel discussion featuring, among others, Paul Dickson, author of Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick; sportswriters John Schulian and Ron Rapoport, who covered Veeck for the Chicago Sun-Times and other publications; and screenwriter/filmmaker Ken Solarz, who owns the movie rights to Veeck’s 1962 autobiography, Veeck—as in Wreck. Arcadia Public Library, 20 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia, CA. Free admission. Further information, phone (626) 791-7647; for directions, phone (626) 821-5567 during library hours.

JULY 3-JULY 30
Baseball by the Books, an exhibition spotlighting some of the classic baseball books, both fiction and non-fiction, to be published since World War II – works which have made a significant contribution to the field of baseball literature and which are indispensable to any baseball library. Includes a series of essays by baseball authors and columnists on their favorite baseball books. Pasadena Central Library (Humanities Wing, Business Wing, and Centennial Room), 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA. Free admission. Library hours are Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am-9:00 pm; Friday-Saturday, 9:00 am-6:00 pm; Sunday, 1:00-5:00 pm. Further information, phone (626) 791-7647; for directions, phone (626) 744-4066 during library hours.

SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2:00 PM
Shrine of the Eternals Induction Day, ceremony honoring the 14th class of inductees to the Baseball Reliquary’s organizational hall of fame. Pasadena Central Library, Donald R. Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA. Free admission. Further information, phone (626) 791-7647; for directions, phone (626) 744-4066 during library hours.

AUGUST 4-SEPTEMBER 27
The Baseball Reliquary presents an exhibition TBA. Burbank Central Library, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, CA. Free admission. Library hours are Monday-Thursday, 9:30 am-9:00 pm; Friday, 9:30 am-6:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm; closed Sunday. Further information, phone (626) 791-7647; for directions, phone (818) 238-5600 during library hours.

OCTOBER 2012, DATE & TIMES TBA
The Baseball Reliquary presents a display at the 7th Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, to be held on a Saturday in October at the Doheny Memorial Library, USC University Park Campus. The Bazaar is hosted by the USC Libraries and sponsored by L.A. as Subject. Free admission. Further information, phone (626) 791-7647.

ONGOING THROUGH 2012
The Baseball Reliquary presents William Robert Steele’s Ebbets Field Replica, an exhibition of Jackie Robinson paintings (including Michael Guccione’s acclaimed “Jackie Robinson Icon”), and a display of Negro Leagues memorabilia. Jackie Robinson Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA. Free admission. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am-9:00 pm; Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm; closed weekends (open by reservation). Further information, phone (626) 791-7647; for directions, phone (626) 744-7300.

 


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