Events & Exhibits

Upcoming Events

Ongoing Exhibits

No Legacy || Literatura Electrónica

Exhibit - Multimedia: Doe Library | March 11 – September 2, 2016 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery


This exhibition, NL||LE, presents a collection of digital works of literature—in Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan as well as English—side by side with experimental print materials from the past century. Meant to be read on computers and other digital devices, the electronic stories and poems reveal new ideas about literary and media developments and encourage visitors to interact with the machines.

Protecting the New Wonderland: The Origins of the National Park Service

Exhibit - Artifacts: Bancroft Library | February 26, 2016 – April 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases & 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Signed by President Woodrow Wilson in August 1916, the Organic Act created the National Park Service, the federal bureau that protects our national parks and monuments. Several UC Berkeley alumni with conservationist interests and the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco played key roles in its development. This exhibition explores the origins of the NPS with materials...   More >

Teaching Design with People in Mind: Social Factors at the College of Environmental Design

Exhibit - Multimedia: Environmental Design Library | March 1 – May 27, 2016 every day | Wurster Hall, Volkmann Reading Room, Environmental Design Library 210 Wurster Hall


The exhibit highlights Social Factors concepts in the 1960s through the 1980s as well as their widespread influence today.

The Papyrus in the Crocodile: 150 Years of Exploration, Excavation, Collection, and Stewardship at Berkeley

Exhibit - Artifacts | May 6 – July 29, 2016 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions |  Bancroft Library

 Bancroft Library

The collections assembled by Berkeley's patrons and collectors over the last 150 years form the foundation of many of the university's academic disciplines. This unprecedented exhibition, sponsored by the Mellon Foundation and co-curated by graduate students from the History of Art Department, brings together materials from The Bancroft Library, the Hearst Museum of Anthropology, the...   More >

Art for Your Apartment (and dorm)

Exhibit - Painting | August 31 | 5-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Room


The best way to appreciate art is to live with it!

Come see and learn about the Graphic Arts Loan Collection. This is framed art prints you can bring home and hang on your wall for the school year.

Event takes place in the historic Morrison Room (housed within the Doe Library). A brief presentation will be followed by ample time to browse representative works and initiate the borrowing...   More >

 Note: borrowing from the Graphic Arts Loan Collection is limited to UCB students, faculty and staff and is free

Guerra Civil at 80

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 1, 2016 – July 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Marking the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, the exhibition Guerra Civil @ 80 features selections from The Bancroft Library's Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Bay Area Post records and photographic collections, along with posters, books, pamphlets, and other ephemera. A visual and textual display of the struggle to defend the Second Spanish Republic, the...   More >

Beyond Tintin and Superman: The Diversity of Global Comics

Exhibit - Multimedia: Doe Library | September 19, 2016 – April 23, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery


You are invited to this exhibit of comics and graphic novels owned by the UC Berkeley Library. These materials often reflect the socioeconomic, ideological and political realities of the societies in which they are produced. To highlight these diverse realities, and to celebrate our differences, this exhibit presents a selection of comics and graphic novels published in many countries.

We...   More >

The Gift to Sing: Highlights of the Leon F. Litwack and Bancroft Library African American Collections

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 23, 2016 – February 17, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery

 Bancroft Library

For decades professor emeritus of history Leon F. Litwack has been accumulating what is arguably the world’s finest private collection of books on African American history and culture. This exhibition displays highlights of the collection that will be coming to The Bancroft Library as a bequest. The Litwack collection is particularly noteworthy for its Harlem Renaissance first editions in...   More >

SIX degrees

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 29 – December 14, 2016 every day | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library, Wurster room 210

 Environmental Design Archives

This exhibition takes the theory of six degrees of separation and applies it to the architects and landscape architects whose collections are held at the Environmental Design Archives. SIX degrees showcases projects that resulted from both personal and professional connections, illustrating the interconnectedness that existed and continues to exist among Bay Area designers.

Curator: Chris...   More >

Hands-On 6: Never Before Seen Artists' Books

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 28 | 4-6 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium


Artists' books defy conventional "reading" and involve the viewer though sight, touch, and physical manipulation. Too often locked behind exhibit cases, Hands On events make them available for you to touch, turn pages, and explore.

Our artists books are also available for viewing during reference desk hours, usually 1-5 Monday - Friday. While no appointment is necessary, you may want to...   More >

War Ink: California Veterans Exhibit

Exhibit - Photography | November 1, 2016 – May 1, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery (east wing)

 Cal Veteran Services Center

Photographs from the celebrated War Ink Project will be on display in Berkeley’s Doe Library in November. The exhibit features striking images of tattoos that express the impact of combat experiences on California veterans. Jason Deitch, co-creator of War Ink and a Cal veteran, hopes the display will “bridge the divide between the veterans and civilian communities.” The project is “both exhibit...   More >

Art for Your Apartment (and dorm)

Exhibit - Painting | January 31 | 5-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Room


In the mood for some spring spruce up?

Come see and learn about the Graphic Arts Loan Collection. This is framed art prints you can bring home and hang on your wall for the school year. Prints comprise a survey of movements and artists - from Impressionism to Cubism, and from Rembrandt to Miro.

This special event takes place in the historic Morrison Room (housed within the Doe Library). A...   More >

 Note: borrowing from the Graphic Arts Loan Collection is limited to UCB students, faculty and staff and is free

Literatura de Cordel in Moffitt Library

Exhibit - Artifacts: Moffitt Library | February 16 – June 30, 2017 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library


This exhibition highlights a collection of Brazilian chapbooks or Literatura
de Cordel in the Moffitt Library. These chapbooks are still produced for
mass consumption in the Northeastern Brazil. These are called literature de
cordel as they are hung from a cord in the book-stands so that the consumers
can browse them and select them according to their desires. There are
several themes that...   More >

Los Calendarios: Chicano Art Posters

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 17 – March 6, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 30 Stephens Hall

 Ethnic Studies Library

The blue walls of the Ethnic Studies Library display the work of eleven Chicana/o artists, including Patricia Rodriguez, Francisco X. Camplis, Jose Montoya, Irene Perez, etc. There are 8 works from 1975 and 3 from 1977, so these are part of the Chicano Movement era. Each piece is a political, social or artistic statement while providing a calendar month as well. Display is available for viewing...   More >

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

EndNote Essentials for Busy Students (& Others)

Workshop: Science Libraries | March 29 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab: Convening Room (356 Barrows Hall)

 Karen Andrews, Librarian, Sheldon Margen Public Health Library


EndNote is a bibliographic management software program. This training will include hands-on learning so that you can practice using some of the basic features in EndNote.


  Make reservations online or by calling Colleen Kredell at 510-664-4160 by March 29.

Author Book Talk with Karen Trapenberg-Frick and Barrie Rokeach: Remaking the San FranciscoOakland Bay Bridge: A Case of Shadowboxing with Nature

Lecture: Environmental Design Library | March 29 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 Wurster - Environmental Design Library

 Karen Trapenberg Frick, Adjunct Assistant Professor, College of Environmental Design

 Barrie Rokeach


Karen Tranpenberg Frick will discuss her new book that describes the process by which the eastern span of the Bay Bridge was replaced. Barrie Rokeach will discuss his book of aerial photographs documenting the bridge's construction.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Special $1 Book Sale -- Math/Science

Special Event: Doe Library | April 1 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Doe Library, 132 Doe Library


$1 BOOK SALE -- Math/Stat, Physics, Engineering, EECS, Chemistry
1500+ volumes

Friday, April 1
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
132 Doe Library

All are welcome! Math/Statistics, Physics, Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Chemistry - selling for no more than $1 each. Mixed withdrawals and donations.

This sale will take place in Room 132 Doe, the site of the Library's old...   More >

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Cython: The Hacker Within

Meeting | April 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

This Week's The Hacker Within
Speaker: Kyle Barbary
Topic: Cython

This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation.

Poverty, Inc.: April Movie@Moffitt

Film - Documentary: Moffitt Library | April 6 | 7-9 p.m. | 150 D Moffitt Undergraduate Library


Movies @ Moffitt film series happens on the 1st Wednesday of each month. M@M events are always free.

The film: Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore. From U.S. agricultural subsidies to international adoptions and TOMs Shoes, the film challenges each of us to ask the tough question: Could I be part of the problem?

 Must have UCB student ID for entrance

Friday, April 8, 2016

Maps and More: Meet the Globe Collection

Tour/Open House: Science Libraries | April 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall


Facilitating a Citizen Science Network to Monitor Mammals through Camera Trapping: Data Science Lecture Series

Lecture | April 8 | 1:10-2:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 William McShea, Wildlife Ecologist, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The Smithsonian Institution has created a data platform that allows for the management of volunteers to provide wildlife photographs and metadata that share a metadata structure, can be verified by experts, are curated by the Smithsonian, and can subsequently be shared across projects at a public website (

Monday, April 11, 2016

SimplyMap training

Workshop: Science Libraries | April 11 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Biosciences Library Training Room

 Justin Lehrer, Geographic Research, Inc.


This training will include hands-on learning. Use the computers in the classroom or bring your own laptop.

Features covered include:
* Creating maps and reports
* Exploring included data for US demographics, PRIZM market segments, and D&B business locations
* Exporting reports, maps, and shapefiles
* ... and more!   More >

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Prisms of Free Speech, Prisoners of Conscience: Behind Bars and Across the News in Burma/Myanmar

Lecture | April 12 | 6-8 p.m. |  Free Speech Movement Café (Moffitt Library)

 Kyaw Zwa Moe, Chief English Language Editor, The Irrawaddy

 Min Zin, PhD Candidate

 Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs, Center for Buddhist Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Human Rights Center

What role did journalists and student activists play in Burma’s transition from military to civilian government? What challenges do Burmese journalists face today, given an increasing and at times unquestioning public reliance on unverified social media, for news?

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Island Avatars: Simulating Social-Ecological Systems

Seminar | April 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

We will present how ETH Zurich and the University of California are working together to build the first full-scale simulation of a complex social-ecological system. The Island Digital Ecosystem Avatar (IDEA) is an open science initiative to build use-oriented simulations (avatars) of entire systems starting with the island of Moorea, French Polynesia. The Moorea IDEA is a sustainability simulator...   More >

Build Systems: The Hacker Within

Meeting | April 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

This Week's The Hacker Within

Speaker: Tony Kelman
Topic: Build Systems

This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Staging the Legacy of Colonialism in Korea-Japan Theatrical Collaborations

Colloquium | April 14 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Kiwoong Sung, Berkeley-Daesan Writer-in-Residence

 Philip Gotanda

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

In this talk, Korean playwright and director Kiwoong Sung will discuss theatrical collaborations between Korean and Japan that stage colonialism and its legacy. In particular, Sung will reflect on two recent new works that he created in collaboration with Japanese director Junnosuke Tada.

Story Hour in the Library featuring Zoë Ferraris

Reading - Literary: Morrison Library: Doe Library | April 14 | 5-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Zoë Ferraris


Story Hour in the Library is a monthly prose reading series held in UC Berkeley's Morrison Library. In April the program features author Zoë Ferraris.

Zoë Ferraris moved to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in the aftermath of the first Gulf War. She lived in a conservative Muslim community with her then-husband and his family, a group of Saudi-Palestinians. In 2006, she completed her MFA at Columbia...   More >

Monday, April 18, 2016

Atrocity-Spectacle: Cheju, Cinema, and the Idea of Unrepresentability

Colloquium | April 18 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Steven Chung, Princeton University

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

The atrocities known variously as the Cheju 4.3 (April 3rd) massacres, uprising and resistance, are marked by the idea and practice of unrepresentability. This paper addresses the problems of historical representation in response to three interrelated developments in Cheju’s political scene. The first is the gradual but by no means even shift, since the late 1990s, in the range of knowledge about...   More >

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: Book talk with author Alix Lutnick

Reading - Nonfiction | April 19 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Social Research Library

 Dr. Alexandra Lutnick, Lecturer in Berkeley's School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley


Alexandra Lutnick (Lecturer in Berkeley's School of Social Welfare, PhD 2013) will discuss her new book, Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: Beyond Victims and Villains, published by Columbia University Press. Dr. Lutnick adopts a holistic approach, exploring the young people's experiences, their treatment, and outside efforts to combat sex trafficking. In addition to her research findings, she will...   More >

Author Book Talk with Prof. Galen Cranz

Lecture: Environmental Design Library | April 19 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 Wurster - Environmental Design Library

 Prof. Galen Cranz, College of Environmental Design


Prof. Cranz will discuss her new book, Ethnography for Designers. Emphasizing ethnography as a research method, she brings users' and creators' perspectives to our understanding of built environments. Ethnography for Designers teaches architects and designers how to listen actively to the knowledge people have about their own culture. This approach gives structure to values and qualities. By...   More >

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Cecile Pineda: Apology to a Whale: Author Reading at the Ethnic Studies Library

Reading - Literary | April 20 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 30 Stephens Hall

 Cecile Pineda

 Ethnic Studies Library

Cecile Pineda will read from her latest book, Apology to a Whale: Words to Mend a World, which addresses what the intersection of relative linguistics and archaeology reveals about the present world's power relations, and what the extraordinary communication of plants and animals can teach us. Everyone is welcome. Wheelchair accessible. Refreshments will be served.

Crop Diversity: A Prerequisite for Food Security

Lecture | April 20 | 6-8 p.m. |  Free Speech Movement Café (Moffitt Library)

 Marie Haga, Global Crop Diversity Trust

 Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs

Crop diversity is essential to ensuring a sustainable food source. Marie Haga will talk about food security at the Free Speech Movement Cafe on April 20th. Haga is the Executive Director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, an international organization working to safeguard crop diversity. This event is co-sponsored by the University Library's Free Speech Movement (FSM) Cafe Programs Committee. It...   More >