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Friends Sponsored Film Series

On Friday, November 3, at 6 pm, Hancock's Film & Video Program, in collaboration with the Friends of the AHC Library, screened the classic 1960s British film "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning" in the Fine Arts Complex (Bldg. F, Room 257). 

On Friday, November 17, at 6 pm, in the second night of this series, Hancock's Film & Video Program, with the Friends of the AHC Library, will be a screening of "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner" in Bldg F., Room 257. Come learn about this period of cinema and hear a lecture by Prof. Chris Hite. Light refreshments will be served. This screening is free. Seating is limited to 54. Hope to see you there!

film series event flier



  • Friends of the Library Book Club: The Friends of the Allan Hancock College Library invites all staff and faculty to participate in timely discussions, develop relationships with peers and mentors, gain a fresh perspective, and re-energize as a team, all through a monthly Book Club!

Visit the link below to see what books are coming and join the discussion!

Join us virtually the third Friday of every month



In February and March of 2020, the Friends of the AHC Library sponsored a series of free lectures presented by AHC faculty on the topic of the play Julius Caesar (in conjunction with PCPA's production of it). Missed the lectures? Enjoy Dr. Omidsalar's lecture on tyranny.

Missing your AHC family? See more lectures from the Friends of the Library-sponsored lecture series "Captain G. Allan Hancock -- Man on the Go," presented by Dr. Roger Hall in the fall of 2018. 

View Lecture 1 of "Captain G. Allan Hancock -- Man on the Go"

View Lecture 2 of "Captain G. Allan Hancock -- Man on the Go"

View Lecture 3 of "Captain G. Allan Hancock -- Man on the Go"

View "WWI: A Centennial Perspective"

Spring 2020 Faculty Lecture Series flier with presenter names and dates and times of lectures

 G. Allan Hancock Lecture Poster F18


















Logo featuring Spike reading a book out loud

The Friends of the AHC Library were so proud to be partners in starting a new read-aloud program called “Spike & Friends Reads Aloud"! During the spring and summer, new videos were shared of a book reading and these were be posted on AHC’s social media pages. (The readings will be presented by our wonderful PCPA student readers and Early Childhood Studies students, as well as librarians and other brave readers.) We are working on looking at ways to continue programming for this.

More than ever, reading remains an important part of self-care and intellectual stimulation, as well as a source of calm, comfort, joy, and personal growth. With physical libraries closed across the country, we wanted to remind our community that the library remains here for you, and we are committed to promoting literacy and a  lifelong love of reading and learning. Won’t you join us for a read?
Spike & Friends Read Aloud is made impossible through a partnership with PCPA, the AHC Early Childhood Studies program, the Orfalea Children’s Center, and the Friends of the AHC Library. Hear (and view) Spike and friends read aloud by visiting the AHC Facebook page and the AHC Instagram page. New videos will be premiered on Mondays and Fridays. We hope you will join us! 



The Friends of the Allan Hancock College Library provide vital ongoing support for the AHC Library. The funds raised through contributions, donations, and special events enable the library to expand the educational resources offered to students and the community.

The Friends of the Allan Hancock College Library was formed in Spring 2000 as part oFriends of the Libraryf the Allan Hancock College Foundation. Its mission is to enhance existing and planned library resources and programs and to serve as partners in fostering appreciation for the library.

Become a friend today! 

The primary goal of the Friends is to raise funds for materials, projects, and services that exceed the resources of the library budget. Other goals include:

  • Fostering enthusiasm for the library and strengthening ties to the community.
  • Encouraging bequests and gifts to the library.
  • Sponsoring special events and programs that enhance the awareness of the library.
  • Supporting the literary works of students, faculty, and staff of Allan Hancock College.