The Annual Meeting of the Patrons of the Library will take place on Saturday June 1, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in room 130 of the Pollak Library. The speaker will be Bill Davis who is the founding president of Southern California Public Radio and is currently the president and CEO of KPCC.
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 2013 to May 2014
Pollak Library Conference room, Library South 260C. The group meets the third Thursday of each month, 3:00-5:00 p.m. On September 19, 2013, The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes will be discussed. It is nonfiction, the story of the founding of Australia as a British possession. At the October 17, 2013 meeting, there will be Wild Card book reports of 15 minutes by attendees. For information, contact Herb Rutemiller at firstname.lastname@example.org .
September 3, 2013 to May 2014
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, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
A wide variety of non-fiction,fiction,periodicals, records and tapes are available. For information, contact email@example.com. Donations can be made at the Book Sale Center or by calling (657) 278-2182.
Saturday April 20, 2013 (time to be determined)
The Patrons have been invited to visit the home of David Rips to see his magnificent book collection. His library contains some extraordinarily valuable and rare volumes, especially in the sciences. Details about this trip will follow as the date approaches.
Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., Pollak Library, room 130
Gregory Benford is an emeritus professor of physics at the University of California, Irvine, working in astrophysics and plasma physics. A Fellow of the American Physical Society, his fiction and nonfiction has won many awards, including the Nebula Award for his novel Timescape.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., Pollak Library, room 130
Brian Michael Norton, assistant professor of English, comparative literature, and linguistics at Cal State University Fullerton, will talk about his recent book, Fiction and the Philosophy of Happiness: Ethical Inquiries in the Age of Enlightenment, published by Buckell University Press in 2012.