Welcome to Librería Martinez de Chapman University. Please join us for upcoming events, book signings, and presentations at our beautiful location in Santa Ana, CA.
- Art Exhibits and PresentationsArt Exhibits and PresentationsLibrería Martinez de Chapman University is proud to host exhibits and presentations by an array of distinguished artists.
- Children's Book ActivitiesChildren's Book ActivitiesJoin the Librería Martinez as we celebrate youth literacy with children's book author signings, presentations, and reading festivals.
- Author Presentations and SigningsAuthor Presentations and SigningsLook for new presentations by your favorite author each month.
- Live Music and PerformancesLive Music and PerformancesMusic lovers rejoice! The Librería Martinez is proud to host live musical performances, children's concerts, and special events.
- Readings and DiscussionsReadings and DiscussionsJoin the Librería Martinez for readings, discussions, workshops, and other fun literature events each month.
- Community EventsCommunity EventsLibrería Martinez de Chapman University is proud to partner with the City of Santa Ana and Orange County to provide frequent community events and educational services.
»Librería Martinez de Chapman University Events
Orange County Children's Book Festival; Sunday, September 28, 2014
The 11th Annual Orange County Children's Book Festival takes place on Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Orange Coast College. The Festival features over 135 booksellers, educational exhibitors and related vendors. More than 39,000 people attended the Festival last year.
The College of Educational Studies will be hosting a booth near the Illustrator's Stage and will be selling signed books by Chapman University President, James Doti, Ruebén Martinez, and author Cecilia Velástegui will be at our booth to sign copies of her book Olinguito Speaks Up.
Tina Datsko de Sánchez: October 4, 2014; 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Please join Tina Datsko for the presentation of her latest collection of poetry, "The Delirium of Simon Bolivar." Melding metaphor, philosophy and the music of language, the book weaves together highlights of Bolívar’s life story and gives readers a unique way to imagine and experience history. In her opening chapter, Ms. Datsko de Sánchez reflects on what she learned from researching Bolívar, how he became a “role model” for her, and his present-day relevance in our world. After an initial section of poems about contemporary Latin America and her search for Bolívar’s story, the book follows the chronology of his life. The poems address his vow to liberate his homeland, personal sacrifice in the wars of independence, love for a strong woman, betrayal by a friend, and his journey to exile and death. A final section of the book considers Bolívar’s transition from man to myth.
Erwin Chemerinsky: November 3, 2014; 4-6 p.m.
Please join Erwin Chemerinsky for his book presentation and signing of "The Case Against the Supreme Court." Erwin Chemerinsky is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law, at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, with a joint appointment in Political Science. While it is a common perception that the Supreme Court is “objective,” Erwin Chemerinsky, one of the country’s preeminent constitutional lawyers, shows that the Court is made up of fallible individuals who base decisions on their own biases. Only someone of Chemerinsky’s stature and breadth of knowledge could take on this controversial topic. Powerfully arguing for term limits for justices and a reassessment of the institution as a whole, "The Case Against the Supreme Court" is a timely and important book
Mario Garcia: Friday, November 7, 2014 4:00 – 6:00pm
Mario T. García is professor of Chicano studies and history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is author of "Blowout!: Sal Castro and the Chicano Struggle for Educational Justice." Mario Garcia's newest book, "The Latino Generation," documents the the lives of 13 riveting oral histories of young, first-generation college students. By allowing these young people to share their stories and struggles, García reveals that these students and children of immigrants will be critical players in the next chapter of our nation's history.