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 2012 to May 2013
Pollak Library Conference room, Library South 260C. The group meets the third Thursday of each month, 3:00-5:00 p.m. On September 20, 2012, The Swerve, this year’s winner of the National Book Award for non fiction, by Stephen Greenblat will be discussed. At the October 18, 2012 meeting, the selection is Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President. November 15, 2012 will be Wild Card book reports of 15 minutes by attendees, and The Hare With Amber Eyes, by Edmund de Waal, will be featured at the December 20th gathering. For information, contact Herb Rutemiller at email@example.com .
September 4, 2012 to May 2013
Spring semester opening February 5, 2013
Pollak Library South 199. The Book Sale Center is 0pen 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, February 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., Pollak Library, room 130
Laura Trombley is the President of Pitzer College, one of the Claremont Colleges. She is a nationally respected leader in higher education and a recognized literary scholar. Dr. Trombley is especially noted for her books on Mark Twain, and he will be the topic of her lecture.
Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., Pollak Library, room 130
Adam Nagourney is the Los Angeles Bureau Chief for the New York Times. He was the chief national political correspondent for the New York Times from 2002 to 2010. Mr. Nagourney has covered several presidential campaigns including those of Bill Clinton (1992), Bob Dole (1996), George W. Bush (2002) and Barack Obama (2008). He will discuss topics relevant to his work.