Library Upcoming Events Guerra Civil at 80, thru Jul 1, 2017 Marking the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, the exhibition <a href="">Guerra Civil @ 80</a> 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 exhibition documents the role of both the Republicans, who were defending the democratically elected government, and the Nationalists, the right-wing rebel forces led by General Francisco Franco. The exhibition also addresses how the war, which unfolded from 1936 to 1939, affected the lives of the people of Spain and American volunteers fighting on the front lines or assisting in the war effort, as well as how the conflict precipitated an intense creative response from within and outside Spain.<br /> <br /> A companion exhibit, INCITE THE SPIRIT: POSTER ART OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR will be on exhibit from September 6 - December 8, 2016 at the Townsend Center for the Humanities, 220 Stephens Hall. <a href="">Townsend Center for the Humanities</a><br /> <br /> Please visit <a href=""></a> to learn more about the UC Berkeley events commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the Spanish Civil War. Literatura de Cordel in Moffitt Library, thru Jun 30 This exhibition highlights a collection of Brazilian chapbooks or Literatura<br /> de Cordel in the Moffitt Library. These chapbooks are still produced for<br /> mass consumption in the Northeastern Brazil. These are called literature de<br /> cordel as they are hung from a cord in the book-stands so that the consumers<br /> can browse them and select them according to their desires. There are<br /> several themes that are portrayed in these chap-books. A story is narrated<br /> within the cordel in a poetic form and themes can vary from religious,<br /> political, social and romantic. The curatorial team that consists of Dr.<br /> Liladhar Pendse, Aisha Hamilton and Kevin Cloud invites to visit the<br /> physical exhibit in the Moffitt Library through June 30, 2017. However for<br /> those who cannot come to the campus, we have prepared an online counterpart<br /> of this physical exhibition that can be viewed here:<br /> Teachers at the Center: The Story of the National Writing Project, thru Sep 1 The National Writing Project is a professional development<br /> network for teachers of writing at all levels, from early<br /> childhood to university. Drawing from the newly available<br /> National Writing Project records and other Bancroft Library<br /> collections, this exhibition explores the history of the<br /> organization from its origins within the Graduate School of<br /> Education at UC Berkeley to its present status as a nationwide<br /> network. Women Who Figure: An Exhibit Inspired by the Mathematicians of Hidden Figures;, thru Jun 16 Inspired by the book and film <em>Hidden Figures</em>, 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 women in mathematics from the Mathematics Statistics Library and other campus libraries.<br /> <br /> More information is available at A Country Called Syria, thru Aug 31 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.<br /> <br /> The region that makes up the modern country of Syria is one of the oldest cradles of human civilization, and this exhibit highlights UC Berkeley's rich library collection on Syria along with the cultural artifacts we were lent. The aim of the exhibition is to highlight some of that diversity and complexity and give Syria and the Syrian a more accessible human dimension. New Favorites: Collecting in the Bancroft Tradition, thru Aug 1 For the first time in many years The Bancroft Library presents<br /> an exhibition of recent additions to its major collections. The<br /> exhibition also includes recently rediscovered masterpieces<br /> carefully collected in years past. Gold-Rush-era memoirs<br /> and advertisements, early editions of William Langland and<br /> Jane Austen, “branded” books from 18th c. Mexico, and David Johnson’s photographs of the African American<br /> community in San Francisco after World War II are but a<br /> few of the items featured. The exhibition showcases the<br /> Bancroft curators and their distinctive collecting practices,<br /> which expand the remarkable vision of library founder<br /> Hubert Howe Bancroft—documenting California as it was<br /> happening and building a library for the American West that<br /> would rival its older European antecedents.