Dinner in the Library 2009

Dinner in the Library
  We would like to thank after-dinner speaker. Professor Seth Lerer, for making us laugh in a very scholarly way about the use of today's English language. His talk was the capstone to a splendid four-course meal prepared by ChileCo Catering and enhanced with wines from New Departure Wine Company and Wiens Family Cellars. For more information about Professor Lerer, please visit his UC San Diego faculty website.

Guests each received a copy of Professor Lerer's book Children's Literature: A Reader's History from Aesop to Harry Potter, which received the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award, as a keepsake for the evening. In addition, several guests were able to enhance their reading and writing skills with gifts donated by the Levenger Company. We extend our heart-felt thanks to all who joined us for our sixth annual "Dinner in the Library."

Here are a few of this year's guests:


Audrey Geisel and Chancellor Marye Anne Fox

Charlie Robins

John Berol and Carmen McKenna

Harle Montgomery

Luanne Bas representing Union Bank

Chris and Lenka Schneider representing Elsevier


Tom, Karen, and James Tracy

Joany Mosher; Nigella Hillgarth,
Executive Director of the Birch
Aquarium at Scripps;
and Anne Otterson


Sybil and Rachel York


George and Alison Gildred and
Audrey Geisel University Librarian,
Brian Schottlaender

Retired UCSD Librarians, Susan Starr,
Jackie Hansen, Phyllis Mirsky, Anne Prussing,
and Eiji Yutani


Dinner Sponsors
Guests at table