Wednesday, April 5, 2017

2016 Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Viet Thanh Nguyen Lecture & Book Signing

THE SYMPATHIZERby Viet Thanh Nguyen

Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

“A gripping spy novel, an astute exploration of extreme politics, and a moving love story. The Sympathizer explores a life between two worlds and examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature, film, and the wars we fight today.” — From Publisher

GWC Mainstage Theater
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.



About the Author:
Viet Thanh Nguyen is the Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Nguyen was born in Buon Me Thuot, Vietnam in 1971, the son of immigrants from North Vietnam who moved south in 1954. After the fall of Saigon, in 1975, his family fled to the United States. Nguyen’s family first settled in Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, which was one of four American camps that accommodated refugees from Vietnam. His family later moved to San Jose, California, where they opened up a Vietnamese grocery store, one of the first of its kind in the area. While growing up in San Jose, Nguyen attended St. Patrick’s School and Bellarmine College Preparatory from which he graduated.
Nguyen briefly attended the University of California Riverside and UCLA before finally deciding to finish his studies at the University of California, Berkeley, where in May 1992 he graduated from and obtained both a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in English, and another B.A. degree in Ethnic Studies. Nguyen also received his Ph.D. in English from UC Berkeley in May 1997. In 1997 he moved to Los Angeles for a teaching position as an assistant professor at the University of Southern California in both the English Department, and in the American Studies and Ethnicity Department. In 2003, he became an associate professor in the two departments. In addition to teaching and writing, Nguyen also serves as cultural critic-at-large for The Los Angeles Times and is an editor of diaCRITICS, a blog for the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network.

Monday, February 13, 2017

4 Day Holiday Weekend

The Library will be closed on Friday, February 17th for Lincoln's Day and on Monday, Feburary 20th for Washington's Day.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

GWC Library Book Talk: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

GWC Library Book Talk
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Wednesday, 3/22/17

GWC Learning Resources Center Building, LRC 250 (2nd floor).
Join us for a book discussion of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen lead by GWC Library Faculty.
“A gripping spy novel, an astute exploration of extreme politics, and a moving love story, The Sympathizer explores a life between two worlds and examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature, film, and the wars we fight today.” – From publisher.
GWC Learning Resources Center Building, LRC 250 (2nd floor).
Light refreshments will be served.
Pick up a free copy of the novel at the GWC Library Reference Desk while supplies last.
Sponsored by the Golden West College Foundation.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Extended Library Hours for Fall 2016 Finals Week!

Golden West College LibraryFall 2016


We’re open later. Come study with us!

Monday, December 12 – 8am-9:45pm
Tuesday, December 13 - 8am-9:45pm
Wednesday, December 14 – 8am-9:45pm
Thursday, December 15 – 8am-9:45pm
Friday, December 16 – 8am-3pm

2nd & 3rd floors of Learning Resources Center (LRC) Building

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!
GWC Library will be closed on November 24th and 25th.
eBooks, documentary videos, journals, and other periodicals are available 24/7 to GWC students, staff, and faculty at

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Library closing early 11/2/16

The Library will be closing earlier today, Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016, at 5pm . We apologize for the inconvenience and will reopen tomorrow at 8am.

Monday, September 12, 2016

New website, some links down

We just updated our campus website and some of the links on the library page are down. If you're having any difficulty, please call us or come by the the reference desk in the library!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

See you in the Fall!

A reminder that today is the last day the Library will be open during the Summer semester. The Library will close at 8pm tonight and will reopen the first day of Fall semester 2016.

If you need assistance while the library is closed, please call (714) 895-8741 ext 58741.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Off Campus Library Database Access 24/7

GWC students can access the library databases (articles, ebooks, films) 24/7 anywhere you have access to the internet. If you are off campus and trying to access the library databases, enter your student id without the letter C and with a dash in the middle of the numbers. For example C12345678 would instead be entered as 1234-5678.