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April 4, 2002

Hot lectures, cool music at CSUS library

National Library Week, April 14 - 20, will be celebrated at California State University, Sacramento with a series of lectures, book sales, poetry readings and musical performances.

Created in 1958, National Library Week is celebrated across the country each April. Its purpose is to recognize the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians to society, as well as to promote library use and support.

The week of April 15 - 19, poetry readings and live music concerts will take place daily from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first floor of the CSUS library. A book sale is scheduled from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Thursday, April 18 in the Library Breezeway and a faculty speaker series will be held daily from 4 - 6 p.m., at the CSUS Library Conference Room, fifth floor.

Faculty authors in the series include: Lynn Wilcox talking about her book Women and the Holy Qur'an on Monday, April 15, Francisco Reveles talking about his book Encuentros: Hombre a Hombre on Tuesday, April 16 and Wayne Maeda talking about his book, Changing Dreams and Treasured Memories: A Story of Japanese Americans in the Sacramento Region on Friday, April 19.

Other speakers include professors Randy Phelps, recipient of the President's award for Research and Creativity, giving a lecture about "Star Clusters in Chile" on Wednesday, April 17 and Angus Wright will give a lecture "From Despair to Hope: Brazil's Landless Movement for Agrarian Reform" on Thursday, April 18.

For more information about the National Library Week events call Kim Kuenlen at (916) 278-5954. Additional Media assistance is available from the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.


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public affairs at (916) 278-6156. For ticketed events, call the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323.   

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