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Exhibitions & Events

Ongoing Exhibition

Figurines of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado

Robert and Maureen Gohstand Leisure Reading Room
February 23, 2017 to February 23, 2018

The British duo of William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan were responsible for producing the most popular of English language operettas.

Over the past century there have been many ceramic figurines of the characters created by some of the most respected houses. Two display cases contain an exhaustive collection of these figurines dating from 1890 to 2010. Some are extremely rare or one-­‐of-­‐a-­‐kind.

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Past Exhibition

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Library Exhibit Gallery
January 16, 2015 to December 23, 2015

From the United States' earliest days the American West was lauded as a land of uncharted opportunity, with westward expansion the nation's ultimate destiny. California's mid-19th-century Gold Rush helped engender the myth of the state's endless possibilities. Late-19th-century descriptions of California as the "Land of Promise" and "Golden State" serve as further evidence of California's mythos and role in the American psyche as a place of affluence and growth.

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Past Exhibition

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Library Core Floors 2-4
November 18, 2014 to May 27, 2016

Read to Lead, a partnership between the Oviatt Library and CSUN Athletics, highlights the reading habits of CSUN leaders.  An important part of this exhibit includes each leader talking about a book that has influenced his or her life and career.   This exhibit sends the powerful message to the CSUN community that books and reading be an influential force in personal and career development, in building relationships, and in developing leadership qualities and opportunities.

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