Friends of Fondren Library - FOFL

Seeks to heighten community and alumni interest in Fondren Library and to support academic programs at Rice University by funding library collections and facilities.

Meet the Author: John B. Boles '65

Friends of Fondren Library's Meet the Author Co-Chairs Kristin Necessary '01 and Mindy Vanderford '84 invite you to join us for a special event featuring John B. Boles '65, the William P. Hobby Professor of History at Rice University and the former editor of the Journal of Southern History, who will discuss his book "Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty." A question-and-answer session and casual reception will follow. 

 

Friends of Fondren Library Reception on March 29, 2017

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, the Friends of Fondren Library will host its annual event honoring Rice faculty, staff, alumni and members of the Friends of Fondren Library who have authored a book published in calendar year 2016, edited a journal published in 2016, composed a major musical work in 2016 or mounted a one-person art show in 2016.

5:30pm
Farnsworth Pavilion in the Ley Student Center

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2017 Reception Honoring Rice University Authors, Editors, Composers and Artists

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, the Friends of Fondren Library will host its annual event honoring Rice faculty, staff, alumni and members of the Friends of Fondren Library who have authored a book published in calendar year 2016, edited a journal published in 2016, composed a major musical work in 2016 or mounted a one-person art show in 2016.

2017 Friends of Fondren Library Gala - March 2, 2017

Join us for the Friends of Fondren Library's 37th annual gala dinner and auction honoring The D. Kent and Linda Anderson Family. Proceeds from this annual event are used to enhance library collections, resources and facilities.  Tables of 10 are available as well as individual tickets. 

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2017 Friends of Fondren Library Gala Honoring The D. Kent and Linda Anderson Family

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Join us for the Friends of Fondren Library's 37th annual gala dinner and auction honoring The D. Kent and Linda Anderson Family. Proceeds from this annual event are used to enhance library collections, resources and facilities.  Tables of 10 are available as well as individual tickets. To purchase a table or tickets, go to http://fondrengifts.rice.edu/ .  

The Books That Shaped My World - Dec. 12 at 6pm

New Date & Location 

The Books That Shaped My World with Doug Brinkley

Brinkley, who is a professor of history at Rice University and a fellow in history at Rice’s James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, is a prolific writer who is perhaps best known as the author of four biographies, “Dean Acheson: The Cold War Years” (1992), “Driven Patriot: The Life and Times of James Forrestal,” with Townsend Hoopes (1992), “The Unfinished Presidency: Jimmy Carter’s Journey Beyond the White House” (1998) and “Wheels for the World: Henry Ford, His Company and a Century of Progress” (2003), as well as the best-selling histories “The Boys of Pointe du Hoc; Ronald Reagan, D-Day and the U.S. Army 2nd Ranger Battalion” (2005), “Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War” (2004) and “Parish Priest: Father McGivney and American Catholicism” (2006).

Brinkley’s “The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast” (2006) won the prestigious 2007 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. He edited “The Reagan Diaries,” which was released in 2007. And last year’s “The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America” chronicles how the 26th president transformed his interest in the outdoors into edicts that preserved such sites as the Grand Canyon, Devil’s Tower and the Petrified Forest


6:00pm
Farnsworth Pavilion
Ley Student Center​

Limited seating; please visit https://foflbrinkley.eventbrite.com to RSVP.

Event Chairs - Katherine Cabaniss and Jeff Ross

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Fondren Library Research Awards - Cash Prizes