In 2014, Lis Leyson spoke about The Boy on the Wooden Box, a recently published book about her late husband, Leon Leyson.
In 2013, Bill Davis, founding president of Southern California Public Radio and current president and CEO of KPCC was the speaker.
In 2012, the meeting featured a panel discussion entitled “The Book Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” Panelists included David Rips (book collector), Chic Goldsmid (bookseller), Richard Pollard (CSUF librarian), and Chuck Kissel (manager of the CSUF bookstore). In addition, the meeting included a tribute to Al Vogeler for his many years of outstanding service as a member of the Patrons of the Library.
In 2011, the featured speaker was Dr. Timothy Naftali, then Director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, who has authored a number of books. His lecture was entitled “Learning About Nixon Through The Archives.”
Gordon Van De Water who collects and writes about California and Western Americana spoke in June 2010. Dr. Martha Vogeler, a former Professor of English at CSUF was the featured speaker in 2009. She discussed her latest book, Austin Harrison and the English Review.
At the 2008 Patrons Annual Meeting, Dr. Rick Lozinsky, Professor in the Department of Natural Sciences at Fullerton College and author of The Fascinating World of Orange County Geology, spoke on that subject. The 2007 meeting featured a lecture and visual displays from the Boswell Map collection while at the 2006 meeting, Leon Leyson spoke of his experience as the youngest survivor on Schlindler’s List.
September 2014 to May 2015
September 2, 2014 to May 2015
Pollak Library South 199. The Book Sale Center is open three days per week during the Academic year as follows:
Tuesdays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
A wide variety of non-fiction, fiction, periodicals, records and tapes are available. For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations can be made at the Book Sale Center or by calling (657) 278-2182.
Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., Pollak Library, room 130
Dana Gioia is an internationally acclaimed poet and critic. He is the author of four collections of poetry, one of which won the American Book Award. Gioia served as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts 2003-2009 and also led the U.S. cultural delegation to UNESCO. In 2011, he was named the Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture at the University of Southern California.
Saturday February 28, 2015, 2:00 p.m., Pollak Library, room 130
Dr. Michael Shermer, who received a M.A. in experimental psychology from CSUF, is the founding publisher of Skeptic magazine. He is a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, and a contributor to Time.com. Dr. Shermer has a new book titled The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice and Freedom. He also wrote The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies-How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them As Truths, The Mind of the Market, Why Darwin Matters: Evolution and the Case Against Intelligent Design, and The Science of Good and Evil.