Events & Exhibits

Upcoming Events

Ongoing Exhibits

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 >

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

 Library

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Hands-On 6: Never Before Seen Artists' Books

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

 Library

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

 Library

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

 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 >

Teachers at the Center: The Story of the National Writing Project

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 17 – September 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, second floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

The National Writing Project is a professional development
network for teachers of writing at all levels, from early
childhood to university. Drawing from the newly available
National Writing Project records and other Bancroft Library
collections, this exhibition explores the history of the
organization from its origins within the Graduate School of
Education at UC Berkeley to its present...   More >

New Favorites: Collecting in the Bancroft Tradition

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 21 – September 1, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery

 Bancroft Library

For the first time in many years The Bancroft Library presents
an exhibition of recent additions to its major collections. The
exhibition also includes recently rediscovered masterpieces
carefully collected in years past. Gold-Rush-era memoirs
and advertisements, early editions of William Langland and
Jane Austen, “branded” books from 18th c. Mexico, and David Johnson’s photographs of the...   More >

A Country Called Syria

Exhibit - Multimedia: Doe Library | May 12 – August 31, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

Journey through A Country Called Syria, a traveling collection that brings to life the history and heritage of Syrian culture. This unique exhibition allows its viewers to explore Syria from its ancient beginnings to the present civil war.

Jun Kamata: Photographs of Native American Communities

Exhibit - Photography | May 30 – August 15, 2017 every day | 30 Stephens Hall

 Ethnic Studies Library

Displayed are 25 black and white photographs taken by Jun Kamata, Associate Professor at ASIA University in Tokyo. Besides numerous articles about American and Japanese social issues, he has published eight books and two photography books in Japan. He holds a B.A. in Native American Studies from UC Berkeley, an M.A. in American Indian Studies, and a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from UCLA.

Design and Diversity Exhibition

Exhibit - Artifacts | June 1 – September 7, 2017 every day | Wurster Hall, Room 210

 Environmental Design Archives

This exhibit of original materials from the Environmental Design Archives showcases a nexus of design and diversity. Sections reveal the diversity within CED’s history using photographs of students and examples of their work and address gender and power through projects that women designers created for powerful men. The largest section is intended to serve as inspiration by providing examples of...   More >

The Summer of Love 50th Anniversary

Exhibit - Artifacts | July 21 – December 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Marking a 50th anniversary, Bancroft’s rare and unique collections documenting the 1967 “Summer of Love” are on exhibit in the corridor cases. Presented are images from the Bay Area alternative press, psychedelic rock posters and mailers, documentary photographs of the Haight-Ashbury scene and major rock concerts, and material from the personal papers of author Joan Didion and poet Michael...   More >

Art for Your Apartment (and dorm)

Exhibit - Painting | August 30 | 5-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Room

 Library

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

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.

Event takes place in the historic Morrison Room (housed within the Doe Library). A brief...   More >

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

The Russian Revolution Centenary: 1917-2017: Politics, Propaganda and People's Art

Exhibit - Multimedia: Moffitt Library | September 11, 2017 – January 8, 2018 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

This exhibition is dedicated to the centenary of the Russian Revolution that took place in October of 1917. The exhibition will take place in the Moffitt Library, and it will highlight several print-items from the revolutionary times.

 Access to the Moffitt Undergraduate Library is restricted and you'll need the UC Berkeley/ Cal Card for entry.

Ecocity Berkeley: Thirty Years On: An Exhibit in the Environmental Design Library

Exhibit - Artifacts: Environmental Design Library | September 15 – December 16, 2017 every day with exceptions | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Library

The 1987 book Ecocity Berkeley: Building Cities for a Healthy Future, inserting “ecocity” into the urban planning lexicon. Using Berkeley as a test bed, Richard Register promoted a new vision for urban development that now has worldwide resonance.

¡Viva La Fiesta! Mexican Traditions of Celebration

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – February 1, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, The Bancroft Library Gallery

 Bancroft Library

¡Viva la Fiesta! explores the cycle of traditional religious and
patriotic celebrations that have for centuries marked the
Mexican calendar. The exhibition draws on unique historical
representations of the fiestas and examines their relationship
to communal identities, national politics, religious practices,
and indigenous customs. These original materials, which are
preserved in the...   More >

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students’
cartoons, jokes, and satire throughout the years selected
from their humor magazines and other publications.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Berkeley Writers at Work

Reading - Literary | October 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Geoffrey Nunberg, Professor, UC Berkeley School of Information

 College Writing Programs

Geoffrey Nunberg, Professor at UC Berkeley’s School of Information, will be the 2016 featured writer in the “Berkeley Writers at Work” series. The event will take place on Thursday, October 20, from noon to 1:30 pm in the Morrison Library, 101 Main Library.

Professor Nunberg’s research interests include work in semantics and pragmatics, text classification, normative grammar, and...   More >

Friday, October 21, 2016

Becoming More Productive: Workflow Strategies for Grad Students

Workshop: Science Libraries | October 21 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Graduate students in the Life and Health Sciences disciplines; Becky Miller, Environmental Sciences and Natural Resources Librarian; Jeffrey Loo, Optometry and Health Sciences Librarian

 Library

In this workshop, graduate students from the Life and Health Sciences will present a range of strategies for overcoming productivity challenges. Come learn to be more productive!

The Web Is Changing What We Publish, How We Publish, and What Happens after Publication: Data Science Lecture Series

Lecture | October 21 | 1:10-2:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Lenny Teyelman, Founder, protocols.io

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The world wide web was developed by Tim Berners-Lee to facilitate communication between researchers. A quarter of a century later, the web is beginning to deliver on its promise for academics. Tech-savvy organizations are shifting the landscape. The tech-driven shift is both an opportunity and a threat to the 350-year-old publishing industry.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Digital Humanities for Tomorrow

Workshop | October 24 | 2-4 p.m. | 303 Doe Library

 Stacy Reardon, Literatures and Digital Humanities Librarian, UC Berkeley Library; Scott P. McGinnis, PhD candidate, History

 Library

Join a conversation among digital humanities researchers and stakeholders about the future of your DH research.

How are you currently preserving (or not) your own DH work?
How do you maintain it?
What will happen to your work after you move on?
What does DH preservation look like?
What is most important for you in ensuring your work is available to forthcoming scholars?
How can the...   More >

Copyright and Your Dissertation

Workshop | October 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Rachael G. Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, UC Berkeley Library

 Library

Discover a workflow for addressing content you wish to include in your dissertation. Consider how best to share your work. Understand the intellectual property rights you'll have as an author.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Publishing Your Dissertation

Panel Discussion | October 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Reed Malcolm, Executive Editor, University of California Press; Katie Fortney, Copyright Policy & Education Officer, California Digital Library; Mike Wolfe, Executive Director, Authors Alliance

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, UC Berkeley Library

 Library

Learn what happens once you submit your dissertation, how to shape your dissertation's impact through open access, and go about publishing your first book.

The Python Olympics: The Hacker Within

Workshop | October 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

This Week's The Hacker Within

Topic: The Python Olympics
Speaker: John Bohannon

http://thehackerwithin.github.io/berkeley/

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

Author Book Talk: Richard Register: World Rescue: An Economics Built on What We Build

Lecture | October 25 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Richard Register, Ecocity Builders

 Library

Author of Ecocity Berkeley and Ecocities, Richard Register’s new book explores nature’s economics is the foundation for human economics and survival. This book confronts our nature-suffocating numbers, our agricultural system, and our built environment of cities, towns and villages. Richard will discuss a range of topics from the economics of sunshine, to fossil fuel, to cities defining a new...   More >

Thursday, October 27, 2016

EndNote Drop In: got questions? get answers!

Workshop: Science Libraries | October 27 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101 VLSB - Bioscience Library

 Library

Stop by to solve your EndNote problems. Bring your laptop or use our PCs to access your EndNote Citations.

Increase and Track Your Scholarly Impact

Workshop | October 27 | 2-3 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, UC Berkeley Library

 Library

Discover strategies and tips for preparing and promoting your scholarship, and the best ways to monitor and increase your citations and success.

It Takes a Village to Build a Society with 100% More Seniors

Panel Discussion | October 27 | 5-6:30 p.m. |  Free Speech Movement Café (Moffitt Library)

 Manuel Acevedo, HelpfulVillage.com, Founder; Professor Andrew Scharlach, UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare, Foremost scholar on the Village Movement; Lisa Brinkmann, Executive Director, Marin Villages

 Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs

The Village Movement and building a more efficient, socially-active and supporting society.

 This event is free, open to the public, and all are invited to participate. Refreshments will be served. The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please

Friday, October 28, 2016

Current Topics in Data Publishing

Presentation | October 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, UC Berkeley Library; Jon Stiles, Data Resources Lead, D-Lab; Jamie Wittenberg, Research Data Management Service Design Analyst, UC Berkeley Library

 Library

Panel presentations address current data publishing issues, such as: Why should you publish your data? What tools can you use for publishing data so that your research is transparent and reproducible? How can you publish data that have access restrictions? What challenges do researchers face when publishing data? How should you license the data you publish? How can the University Library and...   More >

Current Topics in Data Publishing

Panel Discussion | October 28 | 3-4 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Various speakers, Software Engineer

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Panel presentations address:
-Why should you publish your data?
-What tools can you use for publishing data so that your research is transparent and reproducible?
-How can you publish data that have access restrictions?
-What challenges do researchers face when publishing their data?
-How should you license the data you publish?

Hands-On 6: Never Before Seen Artists' Books: A Social Event

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

 David Eifler, Environmental Design Library

 Environmental Design Library

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. Twenty artists' books will be on display for you to interact with. Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Physical Computing: The Hacker Within

Workshop | November 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

This Week's The Hacker Within

Topic: Physical Computing
Speaker: Brandon Curtis

http://thehackerwithin.github.io/berkeley/

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

Christopher Bollas, Psychoanalyst and Writer: Mental Pain

Lecture | November 1 | 5 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Christopher Bollas is the most influential psychoanalyst writing in English today. In his Avenali Lecture, he argues that mental pain should not be ignored, minimized, or suppressed through medication, but understood and embraced as a constitutive element of human psychic development.

The Gardener and the Carpenter: A Book Talk with Alison Gopnik

Presentation | November 1 | 5:10-6 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Seminar Room, Education Psychology Library, 2600 Tolman Hall

 Alison Gopnik, Professor of Psychology, Affiliate Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley

 Social Science Matrix, Education Psychology Library

Social Science Matrix and the UC Berkeley Education Psychology Library are proud to present Alison Gopnik, professor of psychology and an affiliate professor of philosophy at UC Berkeley, for a discussion of her new book, The Gardener and the Carpenter, a groundbreaking examination of how modern approaches to "parenting" may be harmful to children and parents alike.

 This event is free and open to the public.

Author Book Talk: Prof. Rene Davids: Shaping Terrain: City Building in Latin America

Lecture | November 1 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Rene Davids, Professor, College of Environmental Design

 Library

Prof. Davids will discuss the ways existing topography has shaped post-colonial urbanism in Latin America since pre-Columbian times. His book explores the interplay between built works and their geographies in various cities including Bogotá, Caracas, Mendoza, México D. F., Rio de Janeiro, Santiago de Chile, and Valparaíso.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Moffitt Opens Up: Celebrate the Reopening of Floors 4 and 5

Tour/Open House: Moffitt Library | November 2 | 2-4 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, fourth and fifth floors

 Library

During this opening celebration from 2 to 4 pm, the UC Berkeley community can explore the new snack-friendly space, experiment with emerging technology, and scope out Cal’s premier study spots. 24 hour access will begin Monday Nov. 28.

The Moffitt Opens Up event will feature live acapella by Cal students, student art and a chance to meet the artists, and student demos of virtual reality,...   More >

A Place of Rage: November Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | November 2 | 7-9 p.m. | 150 D Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Movies @ Moffitt happens on the first Wednesday of each month of the semester. M@M events are free.

Synopsis...
Filmmaker Pratibha Parmar's 1991 film uses interviews with Angela Davis, June Jordan and Alice Walker in order to examine the way African-American women have articulated the links between social movements including civil rights, Black power and feminism. This event will also feature...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance

Thursday, November 3, 2016

The Train Crash at the End of Time: Modernism and Fascism on the Korean Peninsula

Lecture | November 3 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Janet Poole, University of Toronto

 Steven Lee, UC Berkeley

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

This talk takes an exploratory look at two writers—Yi T’aejun and Ch’oe Myŏngik—and their work from the late colonial and early post-Liberation periods. Can we think of their work through the era of the Asia-Pacific and Korean Wars as forming part of an ongoing modernist project?

Friday, November 4, 2016

Maps and More: Election Maps

Tour/Open House | November 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall

 Samantha Teplitzky

 Library

Please join us for a pop-up exhibit of election maps past and present.

Open Source Computational Acoustics and Filter Design: Data Science Lecture Series

Lecture | November 4 | 1:10-2:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Perrin Meyer, Director of Digital Research, Meyer Sound Laboratories Inc

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

In this brief talk, I will look at open source resources for computational acoustics (i.e., using computers to predict and control sound waves). Of interest to a more general audience is the open source resources in DSP and digital filter design. I will provide a brief overview of the strengths (and weaknesses) of the open source tools and look forward to learning about tools I may have missed.

Tambo Colorado Inca Architecture: Book presentation

Reading - Nonfiction | November 4 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 425 Doe Library

 Jean-Pierre Protzen, Professor emeritus, College of Environmental Design - Architecture, UC Berkeley

 Library

Professor Protzen will be presenting his forthcoming book about Tambo Colorado Inca Architecture.

Tambo Colorado

Neglected but not Forgotten: Nikkei Brazilian Returnees in Japan

Panel Discussion | November 4 | 4:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Introduced by Keiko Yamanaka, Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley
Commented by Lilian Hatano, Kindai University, Osaka, Japan

Presenters: Oleg Salamatov, Alejandro Serrano, Elizabeth Kim, Arisa Nakamura, Yubing Tian, UC Berkeley

Hidden away amongst the myth of Japan’s homogenous society are various ethnic groups and immigrant communities struggling to find a place in a country that refuses to...   More >

Moving Beyond "Thanks" to Understanding Experience: Seeing Cal Veterans Through Profiles of Military and Lifelong Service and Transition Success

Special Event | November 4 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Room (101 Doe Library)

 Jason Deitch, Trésor Bunker, Cal Veterans Group

 Library

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.”

In anticipation of...   More >