Programs in the Library

Pollak Library programs offer a dynamic exchange of information and lifelong learning opportunities through author readings, lectures, panel discussions, workshops, and more.

All programs are free, wheelchair accessible, and open to the public during library hours. Regular campus parking rules apply.

Upcoming Programs


faculty noon time talks

Faculty Noon Time Talks: Spring 2018 Series

As part of the Library's goal of facilitating intellectual engagement across campus, we are starting a new brown bag lunch series entitled "Faculty Noon-Time Talks." Faculty from across campus will have the opportunity to talk about their research in a formal but friendly setting to a cross-disciplinary audience.

Various Mondays & Tuesdays
Tuesday, February 5, 2018 - Tuesday, May 8, 2018 (12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.) PLN-130


Boom conversation with Susan Straight Reading California Lit for Resistance: A Boom Conversation with Susan Straight

One of Southern Californian's most important voices, Susan Straight comes to Cal State Fullerton for a lunch time discussion with Boom Editor Jason Sexton. Come hear a rich discussion about important California books you know, and some you don't, but should!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 (12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.) PLN-130



Kristin Orloff author talk promo graphic Author Talk: American Wings, Iranian Roots

CSUF alumni Kristin Orloff and Reza Abedi come together for an exciting author talk. Kristin will discuss her book titled American Wings, Iranian Roots, along with Reza Abedi, CSUF alumnus and gold medal wrestler. Refreshments and a book signing will follow the presentation. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 (4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.) PLN-130



2018 Poetry Month EventLifting Together: Poetry and the Rising Imagination

A National Poetry Month / API Heritage Month Reading

Join us as we celebrate National Poetry Month in April. A two day poetry reading event featuring award-winning poets Victoria Chang and April Ossmann.

Monday, April 23, 2018 (10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.) and Tuesday, April 24, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.) PLN-130