2013-2014 Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series
The Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series is now the largest library-related lecture series in the country. Our lectures have enriched the Central New York community by presenting some of the best literary talent of our time to entertain, delight and inform our audience.
The success of our series has allowed the Friends of the Central Library [FOCL] to contribute over a quarter of a million dollars to the Onondaga County Central Library to purchase new books and materials, and to support their adult and children’s programming.
Past seasons have featured a variety of talented writers, including Pulitzer and Nobel prize winners.
FOCL Office Hours
Tuesday – Thursday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
E-mail and Voicemail are checked regularly
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To purchase tickets for the Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series contact the OnCenter Box Office at 315-435-2121. Individual tickets for the 2013-2014 season will go on sale after Labor Day 2013.
Jeffrey Eugenides - Tuesday, October 29, 2013
A Pulitzer Prize winner, whose works have been adapted into major motion pictures including Sofia Coppola's "The Virgin Suicides" and the 2010 romantic comedy "The Switch."
Gail Collins - Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The New York Times columnist and op-editor is author of many books including "As Texas Goes: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda" and "When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present."
Lee Child - Tuesday, December 17, 2013
A British thriller novelist, who's written more than a dozen books about the fictional former American military policeman Jack Reacher. The character was recently developed into a movie of the same name starring Tom Cruise and a sequel is rumored to be in the works.
Photo Courtesy: Sigrid Estrada and Jonathan Ring
Francine Prose - Tuesday, March 11, 2014
A best-selling fiction writer and author of "A Changed Man". She is a National Book Award finalist for "Blue Angel," and "The Glorious Ones," which was adapted into an off-Broadway musical.
Photo Credit: Marion Ettlinger
Neil Gaiman - Tuesday, April 29, 2014
This Newbery Medal winner is a popular Twitter user and author of the comic book series "The Sandman" and sci-fi fantasy novels like "Stardust," "American Gods," "Coraline" and "The Graveyard Book."
Eric Schlosser - May 20, 2014
An Atlantic Monthly correspondent and Robert Redford's son-in-law, he's best known for the books "Reefer Madness" and "Fast Food Nation."
To purchase tickets for the Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series contact the OnCenter Box Office at 315-435-2121. Individual tickets for the 2013-2014 season will go on sale after Labor Day 2013. Contact the FOCL office if you have questions regarding season tickets.
The Oncenter Box Office is located in the War Memorial. You may also call the Oncenter Box Office at 315-435-2121.
Lectures are held in the John H. Mulroy Civic Center, 441 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, New York.
All lectures begin at 7:30 PM.
For information on how to become a sponsor of the Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series, please contact our FOCL office at 315-435-1832.
Proceeds of the Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series will be used by Friends of the Central Library for new book and material acquisitions as well as children's programming at the Central Library and city branches.
* All author bios taken from Syracuse.com 3/05/13 *
Last updated: May 15, 2013