Noon Program Schedule

FOL Noon Program Summary for 2019 – 2020

The noon program has been a staple of the Friends of Auburn Library since the 1970’s when Jean Couzens, head librarian, came up with the idea to invite members of the community, especially working people, to the library during their lunch hour. Couzens started the NOON Programs by inviting speakers to talk while the audience ate! The idea proved successful and over the years has expanded to include a wide variety of topics from travel, to crafts, to health and music.

Click on a date to see more info on the upcoming speaker.

May 1, 2020
Cindy Gustafson, Placer County District 5 Supervisor
Women in Leadership

April 17, 2020
Jennifer Montgomery
Director of the California Forest Management Task Force

April 3, 2020
Rear Admiral Bonnie Potter, MD, FACP
The history of women in the military and how it relates to her career in the Navy

March 20, 2020
Diane Kidwell, Marketing Manager and Downsizing Specialist:
Decluttering and Downsizing

March 6, 2020
Cynthia Haynes
PG&E Senior Public Safety Specialist

February 21, 2020
Chief Ryan L. Kinnan – New Auburn Police Chief
Program: Connecting with the Auburn Community.

February 7, 2020
Pauline Nevins, memoir author and newspaper columnist
Program: Pauline will share her literary journey and emotional turn of events in the search for her African-American father through an exciting discovery on

January 17, 2020
Kevin Hanley, Chair, Greater Auburn Area Fire Safe Council
“How to Prevent a Catastrophic Wild Land Fire in Placer County”

December 20, 2019
Happy Holidays from Auburn Friends of the Library to all our Members.

December 6, 2019
Richard Hurley – Ghost Towns
Richard will enlighten us on ghost towns of the Sierra Nevada.

November 15, 2019
Cathy Cassady – My Mother, Carolyn Cassady
Cathy will present a program highlighting the life and work of her mother, Artist and Author, Carolyn Cassady, who was the wife of Neal Cassady, lover of Jack Kerovac and friend of Allen Ginsberg, prominent member of what is termed “The Beat Generation”.

November 1, 2019
Auburn Fire Chief, Dave Spencer

October 18, 2019
William Roach
Humane Society of the Sierra Foothills: Oct 18, 2019
TITLE: Who We Are; What We Do; Why We Do What We Do

October 4, 2019
Susan Rushton - Silver Screen Classic Movies
Susan will talk about “some of my favorite movie scenes”.  As she has before, she will share a bit about a few of her favorite silver screen scenes.

September 20, 2019 
Sophie Bruno -  Assistant Director of Library Services
Placer County Library System
Sophie will give up an update on the new Placer County Library System