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Annual Meeting – Open to the Public Top of Page 

Saturday June 3, 2017, 2:00 p.m., Pollak Library, room 130

Dr. Clem Guthro, the new Dean of the Library at Cal State Fullerton, comes to the campus after having served as the Director of Libraries at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. He has had a distinguished career with many professional accomplishments that have improved and expanded library services. He is especially interested in the effect of digital libraries on scholarship, collaboration across the library ecosystem, long-term stewardship of print collections, libraries and architecture, and the library’s role in student success.

In 2016, Cornel Bonca, Professor of English at CSUF, presented a lecture, including music, based on his recent book about Paul Simon: Paul Simon: An American Tune.

In 2015, Tracy Wood an award winning former foreign correspondent in Asia, investigative reporter with the Los Angeles Times and investigative editor for the Orange County Register, was the speaker.

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 2016 to May 2017

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 30, 2016 to May 2017

Pollak Library South 199. The Book Sale Center is open two days per week during the Academic year as follows:

Tuesdays, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesdays, 12 p.m. - 7 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 October 15, 2016, 2:00 p.m., Pollak Library, room 130

Gordon Van De Water, book collector and author, will speak about and display facsimiles of rare and scarce books.

Saturday December 10, 2016, 2:00 p.m., Pollak Library, room 130

Garry Hart, the new chair of the Radio-TV-Film Department at Cal State University Fullerton, will be the speaker. He is the former President of Paramount Network TV.

Saturday January 21, 2017, 2:00 p.m., Pollak Library, room 130

Michael Dukakis, 1988 Democratic nominee for president and former governor of Massachusetts, will speak. He is currently a visiting professor at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA..

Saturday May 6, 2017, 2:00 p.m., Pollak Library, room 130

Kay Stanton, Cal State University Fullerton Professor of English, will speak on Shakespeare’s women.

For information regarding the lecture, contact Howard Seller at hseller@fullerton.edu Top of Page