Events & Exhibits

Upcoming Events

Ongoing Exhibits

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 – August 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 >

Women Who Figure: An Exhibit Inspired by the Mathematicians of Hidden Figures

Exhibit - Artifacts: Science Libraries | April 24 – June 16, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | Evans Hall, Mathematics Statistics Library (100 Evans)

 Library

Inspired by the book and film Hidden Figures, this exhibit focuses on the four women at its center and other women who have made important contributions to mathematics throughout history. The exhibit includes biographies about and books by these women - from Hypatia in 5th Century Alexandria to Maryam Mirzakhani in present-day America - as well as other books about African-Americans and...   More >

Friday, April 21, 2017

Campus Visitor Library Tour: Doe and Moffitt Libraries and their Main Stacks

Tour/Open House: Doe Library: Moffitt Library | April 7 – 28, 2017 every Friday | 3-4 p.m. | Doe Library, meets at north entrance

 Library

April is a month when students and families visit campus, trying to decide if Cal will be their future home. If you are are visiting campus, you are encouraged to come see the the Library.

Tours of the historic Doe Library, underground Main stacks, and newly renovated Moffitt Undergraduate Library are given every Monday and Friday in April. They start on the north steps of the Doe Library. You...   More >

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Cal Day in the Library!

Special Event: Bancroft Library: Environmental Design Library: Morrison Library: Doe Library: Moffitt Library: Science Libraries | April 22 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Library

Explore the diverse and rich resources of the libraries on Saturday, April 22.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Campus Visitor Library Tour: Doe and Moffitt Libraries and their Main Stacks

Tour/Open House: Doe Library: Moffitt Library | April 3 – 24, 2017 every Monday | 3-4 p.m. | Doe Library, meets at north entrance

 Library

April is a month when students and families visit campus, trying to decide if Cal will be their future home. If you are are visiting campus, you are encouraged to come see the the Library.

Tours of the historic Doe Library, underground Main stacks, and newly renovated Moffitt Undergraduate Library are given every Monday and Friday in April. They start on the north steps of the Doe Library. You...   More >

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Western Language Resources for East Asian Studies

Information Session | April 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library

 Bruce Williams, C. V. Starr East Asian Library

 Library

Introduction to locating materials and information in Western languages in the area of East Asian Studies by using library databases, catalogs and other bibliographic tools.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Road Trip! Maps for the August 21, 2017 Eclipse

Tour/Open House | April 28 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall

 Library

Attention all eclipse chasers! Join us for a Maps and More pop up exhibit focusing on eclipse maps and atlases. We will feature maps related to the upcoming summer eclipse on 8/21/17.

Campus Visitor Library Tour: Doe and Moffitt Libraries and their Main Stacks

Tour/Open House: Doe Library: Moffitt Library | April 7 – 28, 2017 every Friday | 3-4 p.m. | Doe Library, meets at north entrance

 Library

April is a month when students and families visit campus, trying to decide if Cal will be their future home. If you are are visiting campus, you are encouraged to come see the the Library.

Tours of the historic Doe Library, underground Main stacks, and newly renovated Moffitt Undergraduate Library are given every Monday and Friday in April. They start on the north steps of the Doe Library. You...   More >

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Story Hour in the Library Student Reading

Reading - Literary: Morrison Library | May 4 | 5-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Student Reading

 Library

Story Hour in the Library is a monthly prose reading series held in UC Berkeley's Morrison Library. In May the program features the student reading.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bancroft Library Roundtable: Cold War Confessions: How Mexican American Labor Activists and Their Allies Fought to End the Bracero Program

Lecture | May 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Maggie Elmore, Bancroft Library Study Award recipient and doctoral candidate in history, UC Berkeley

 Bancroft Library

In 1958, a small gathering of Catholic priests and Mexican American labor leaders prepared a last-ditch effort to end what some called "a substitute for slavery," during federal congressional hearings on the Mexican farm labor program. The program continued, but the group's joint efforts forged a Cold War labor-liberal coalition and revealed a vibrant economic civil rights activism.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Oral History Center Advanced Oral History Summer Institute

Conference/Symposium | August 7 – 11, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Tilden Room

 The Oral History Center

The Oral History Center is offering a one-week advanced institute on the methodology, theory, and practice of oral history. This will take place on the UC Berkeley campus in the newly-opened MLK Jr Student Center from August 7-11, 2017.

The institute is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, university faculty, independent scholars, and museum and community-based historians who...   More >

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Oral History Center Advanced Oral History Summer Institute

Conference/Symposium | August 7 – 11, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Tilden Room

 The Oral History Center

The Oral History Center is offering a one-week advanced institute on the methodology, theory, and practice of oral history. This will take place on the UC Berkeley campus in the newly-opened MLK Jr Student Center from August 7-11, 2017.

The institute is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, university faculty, independent scholars, and museum and community-based historians who...   More >

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Oral History Center Advanced Oral History Summer Institute

Conference/Symposium | August 7 – 11, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Tilden Room

 The Oral History Center

The Oral History Center is offering a one-week advanced institute on the methodology, theory, and practice of oral history. This will take place on the UC Berkeley campus in the newly-opened MLK Jr Student Center from August 7-11, 2017.

The institute is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, university faculty, independent scholars, and museum and community-based historians who...   More >

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Oral History Center Advanced Oral History Summer Institute

Conference/Symposium | August 7 – 11, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Tilden Room

 The Oral History Center

The Oral History Center is offering a one-week advanced institute on the methodology, theory, and practice of oral history. This will take place on the UC Berkeley campus in the newly-opened MLK Jr Student Center from August 7-11, 2017.

The institute is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, university faculty, independent scholars, and museum and community-based historians who...   More >

Friday, August 11, 2017

Oral History Center Advanced Oral History Summer Institute

Conference/Symposium | August 7 – 11, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Tilden Room

 The Oral History Center

The Oral History Center is offering a one-week advanced institute on the methodology, theory, and practice of oral history. This will take place on the UC Berkeley campus in the newly-opened MLK Jr Student Center from August 7-11, 2017.

The institute is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, university faculty, independent scholars, and museum and community-based historians who...   More >

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Chinese Overseas: Celebrating the Legacy of Scholarship and Collection Treasures at UC Berkeley

Conference/Symposium | October 5 | 8:10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library (101 Doe Library)

 Ling-Chi Wang, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley

 Penny Edwards, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley; Harvey Dong, Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley; Sine Hwang Jensen, Asian American Studies & Comparative Ethnic Studies Librarian, University of California, Berkeley; Theresa Salazar, Curator, Bancroft Collection of Western Americana, University of California, Berkeley; Jianye He, Librarian for Chinese Collections, University of California, Berkeley; Virginia Shih, Librarian for Southeast Asian Collections, University of California, Berkeley

 Library

The keynote address, presentations, and tours of various UC Berkeley libraries will highlight the past, present, and future of Chinese overseas scholarship and curatorship.