Dinner in the Library

Julia Child Biographer Noël Riley Fitch to Speak

The UC San Diego Library’s popular Dinner in the Library has been set for Friday, September 12, 2014 featuring Julia Child biographer and culinary historian Noel Riley Fitch. The annual fundraising event raises unrestricted funds for Library collections and services.  The proceeds from the event help to maintain the diverse, high-quality information resources and special services that are vital to support the University’s students, faculty, and the regional community.

Fitch, the author of Julia Child’s only authorized biography - Appetite for Life - and a renowned authority on expatriate intellectuals in Paris in the first half of the 20th century, will expand on  her personal experiences with the larger-than-life chef and television personality. In addition to Appetite for Life, which she penned in 1997, Fitch is the author of several other biographies on writers and literary luminaries of Paris during the Hemingway era, including the highly - acclaimed Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation (1983)and Anais: The Erotic Life of Anaḯs Nin (1993).  She also has written a number of books focusing on the literary cafes of Paris and Europe.

Noël Riley Fitch

In keeping with this year’s culinary theme, a number of exotic culinary adventures, excursions, and opportunities will be available for bid during the Dinner in the Library’s silent auction. The Library is also offering sponsorship opportunities at the $2,500, $5,000, and $10,000 levels.  Sponsors receive recognition in the event invitation, online, and during the event and are also noted in Library publicity.  For further information, please contact Taylor Haglund at tmhaglund@ucsd.edu or 858-534-7021.

Look out for your invitation to Dinner in the Library, which should start arriving in mailboxes in mid-July.  Ticket prices are $225/per person or $1,800/per table.  Information about the dinner will also be available online in July.

Exhibits & Events

"San Diego Book Arts Exhibit."

  • May 5 - June 22
  • Mandeville Special Collections, Geisel Library.
  • For more information:
  • Webpage.

"Native Bee Exhibit."

  • May 21 - June 30
  • Lobby, Geisel Library.
  • For more information:
  • Webpage.

"Steampunk Tea."

  • June 29, 3:00 to 5:00 pm
  • Geisel West, 1stfloor.
  • For more information:
  • Webpage.

"Paper Theatre Festival & Exhibit."

  • August 9 - August 10, Noon to 5:00 pm
  • Seuss Room, Geisel Library.
  • For more information:
  • Webpage.

"Toy Piano Festival."

  • September 5, Noon to 1:00 pm
  • Seuss Room, Geisel Library.
  • For more information:
  • Webpage.

"Dinner in the Library."

  • September 12
  • Geisel Library Building
  • For more information:
  • (858) 534-7021
    e-mail Taylor Haglund

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