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Saturday June 6, 2015, 2:00 p.m., Pollak Library, room 130

Tracy Wood is a former foreign correspondent in Asia, as well as a former investigative reporter with the Los Angeles Times and the investigative editor for the Orange County Register. As a reporter for the United Press International, she was one of the few women assigned as a combat correspondent during the Vietnam War. She has won numerous awards for investigative reporting including professional journalism association Sigma Delta Chi’s Los Angeles Print Journalist of the Year in 2001. Wood is currently a senior reporter with Voice of OC (voiceofoc.org).

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.

For more information, contact Joanne Gass at jgass@fullerton.edu .

Book Discussion Group Top of Page

September 2014 to May 2015

Pollak Library Conference room, Library South 260C. The group meets the third Thursday of each month, 3:00-5:00 p.m. For information, contact Suzanne Serbin at sserbin@roadrunner.com.

Ongoing Book Sale Top of Page

August 25, 2015 to May 2016

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 hrutemiller@fullerton.edu. Donations can be made at the Book Sale Center or by calling (657) 278-8625.

Patrons Lecture Series - Open to the Public Top of Page

Saturday April 25, 2015, 2:00 p.m., Pollak Library, room 130

Michael Hiltzik is business columnist for the Los Angeles Times where his column appears weekly on Sundays and Wednesdays in the Business Section of the newspaper. He is also the author of several books on business and the economy. His latest book is The New Deal: A Modern History from Simon & Schuster.

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.

For information regarding the lecture, contact Carolyn Eckert at carolyneckert@gmail.com or Howard Seller at hseller@fullerton.edu Top of Page