Friends of the USC Libraries

A Literary Evening With Author, USC Professor Leo Braudy on Dec. 2

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Author and USC University Professor Leo Braudy will be the featured speaker at the December 2 Friends of the USC Libraries Literary Evening. Braudy will read from his new autobiographical work, Trying to be Cool: Growing up in the 1950s. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. in the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study space (Doheny Library, Room 241), followed by the reading at 6:00 p.m. RSVP online by November 29. For more information, please contact Amber Dubeshter at (213) 821-1642.

Literary Luncheon with ‘Never Built: Los Angeles’ Curators, Authors Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell

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Never Built: Los Angeles curators Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell will be the featured speakers at the September 24 Friends of the USC Libraries Literary Luncheon. The Architecture and Design Museum exhibition and its companion publication explore bold but never-realized visions for Los Angeles. Admission includes lunch and parking and costs $50 for Friends of the USC Libraries members and $65 for non-members. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. in Doheny Library's Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall. Goldin's and Lubbell's lecture, which starts at 1:00 p.m., is free and open to the public. RSVP online or by calling (213) 740-1744.

Visit the Friends of the USC Libraries at the Festival of Books

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Stop by the Friends of the USC Libraries' booth during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 20-21 to discover the benefits of becoming a Friend. The Friends booth, number 914, is located in USC's Alumni Park in front of Doheny Memorial Library.

‘Gangster Squad’ Author Paul Lieberman at January 10 Literary Evening

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Author Paul Lieberman will speak about his book Gangster Squad, the basis of an upcoming Warner Bros. film of the same name, at the January 10 Friends of the USC Libraries Literary Evening. An award-winning investigative journalist, Lieberman revealed through meticulous research the secret history of an LAPD unit that waged war against Los Angeles mobster Mickey Cohen in the 1940s and 1950s. Admission includes parking and costs $15 for Friends of the USC Libraries members or $25 for non-members. The reception begins at 6:00 p.m. in Doheny Library's Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall. Lieberman's lecture starts at 6:45 p.m. RSVP online or by calling (213) 740-1744.

‘L.A. Weekly’ Features Oct. 18 Literary Luncheon with Aimee Bender

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In an article by Andrew Simmons, L.A. Weekly features the upcoming Friends of the USC Libraries Literary Luncheon with author Aimee Bender. Bender will discuss her latest novel, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, on Thursday, October 18 in Doheny Library's Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall (Room 240). Keep reading to learn more about the luncheon.

Author Aimee Bender at the October 18 Friends of the USC Libraries Literary Luncheon

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Join the Friends of the USC Libraries on October 18 for a Literary Luncheon with Pushcart Prize-winning author Aimee Bender. Bender, who also serves as a professor of English at the USC Dornsife College, will discuss her novel, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. Admission includes lunch, parking, and the lecture and costs $50 for Friends of the USC Libraries members and $65 for non-members. The luncheon begins at 11:00 a.m. in Doheny Library's Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall. Bender's lecture, which starts at 12:30 p.m., is free and open to the public. RSVP online or by calling (213) 740-1744.

The USC Libraries at the Festival of Books

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Join the USC Libraries in celebrating the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books' return to the USC campus on April 21 and 22. First, mark your calendar for the Future Books: Media in the Digital Age panel (number 2142), which includes Dean Catherine Quinlan, on Sunday, April 22, at 11:25 a.m. in Hoffman Hall. Then, stop by the Friends of the USC Libraries booth to discover the benefits of becoming a Friend. The Friends booth, number 923, is located in Alumni Park in front of Doheny Memorial Library. Finally, step inside Doheny Library’s first-floor rotunda to view an exhibition of rare books from the USC Libraries' Special Collections.

‘Raised Eyebrows’ Author to Recount Groucho Marx’s Last Years at April 5 Literary Luncheon

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Author and television writer Steve Stoliar will discuss his years working with Groucho Marx the April 5 Friends of the USC Libraries Literary Luncheon. Stoliar, the author of Raised Eyebrows: My Years inside Groucho's House, worked inside Marx's Beverly Hills home as the comedian's personal secretary and archivist from 1974 to Marx's death in 1977. Stoliar's book recounts the last years of Marx's life and features a large cast of the comedian's fellow Hollywood legends. RSVP online now, or keep reading to learn more about the event.

March 20 Literary Luncheon Explores the Rare Treasures of St. Catherine’s Monastery

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Historian Andrew G. Jameson returns to Doheny Memorial Library as the featured speaker at the March 20 Friends of the USC Libraries Literary Luncheon. Jameson, director emeritus of Books for Asia of the Asia Foundation and president emeritus of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, will discuss the historical treasures of St. Catherine's Monastery and the Codex Sinaiticus, one of the oldest books in the world. Admission includes lunch, parking, and the lecture and costs $50 for Friends of the USC Libraries members and $65 for non-members. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m in Doheny Library's Ground Floor Rotunda. Jameson's lecture, which starts at 1:00 p.m., is free and open to the public. 

Sugars Donate $5 Million to the USC Libraries

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USC trustee Ronald D. Sugar and his wife, Valerie Sugar, have endowed the Valerie and Ronald Sugar Dean’s Chair of the USC Libraries. The $5 million gift is the first to support a named chair in the libraries and the largest to endow a dean’s chair in the history of USC. Dean Catherine Quinlan was formally installed on Wednesday, January 25 as the first holder of the chair. Read this article on the USC News website to learn more about the gift.