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 


Barbara Miller, MLIS

Explore the Past, find the future: Introducing the Chicana & Chicano Resource Center Special Collection at the Pollak Library


Join us and Chicana/o Resource Center Librarian, Barbara Miller in celebrating the 50thanniversary of the Chicana/o Studies Department by exploring the once hidden collection on March 23rd at 12pm in Pollak Library (PLS-299).

  • Monday, March 23rd (12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
  • Library South, Room PLS 299

Carolyn Le

Children's Book Illustrator: Carolyn Le

An afternoon talk with children's book illustrator, Carolyn Le. A live demonstration painting will occur after the talk. Refreshments and a book signing follow Carolyn Le's presentation.

  • Tuesday, March 24th (1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
  • Library North, Room PLN 130

Gary Pollitt, M.A.A Measured Response to Managing Conflict: Understanding the Role of Automatic Thinking


This talk by Gary Pollitt, Lecturer in the English Department addresses the influence of automatic thinking on conflict dynamics and the role of motivated reasoning. Hear more from him at the Pollak Library (PLS-299) on April 6th at 12pm.

  • Monday, April 6th (12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
  • Talk will be hosted virtually.

Dennis Siebenaler, Ph.D.Cha Cha at the Chi Chi: The mid-century nightclub scene in Palm Springs


Dr. Dennis Siebenaler, professor in the Department of Music will share live recordings from the Starlite Room during his talking on April 7th. Visit the Pollak Library (PLS-299) at 12pm to learn more about his research.

  • Tuesday, April 7th (12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
  • Talk will be hosted virtually.