Events & Exhibits

Today’s Events & Exhibits

Apr 24, 2019 (11:00 am - 12:30 pm)
Bringing Old Books Back to Life: A Celebration in Honor of Preservation Week
The Library’s Preservation Unit will be hosting a book repair demonstration in honor of Preservation Week on Wednesday, April 24 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the lobby outside …

Apr 24, 2019 (11:30 am - 1:00 pm)
2019 Earth Month DIY Makers’ Day
The Library Sustainability Committee is hosting a DIY Makers’ Day celebrating Earth Month on campus, using sustainable, non-toxic, reusable, and recyclable materials. Maker stations include: Make your own bug repellent, …

Apr 24, 2019 (5:00 pm - 6:30 pm)
Spring Writing Series with Black Feminist Performance Artist
The UC San Diego Department of Literature’s New Writing Series is back this spring with a number of events taking place in Geisel Library's Seuss Room! Gabrielle Civil is a black …

Apr 23, 2019 - Apr 25, 2019 (4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)
Take a Break – Week 4
Join your friends, make new ones, or come alone to Geisel’s East Commons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during Weeks 4, 5, and 6 for our Midterms Take-A-Break activities! Take …

Mar 8, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019 (All Day)
Living Archive Photo Essay Exhibit
In 2016, the UC San Diego Library created a “living archive,” a collection of materials presented in a way that allows for the expression, exhibition, documentation and preservation of a …

Apr 2, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019 (All Day)
Medicine & Science Poetry Exhibit
In honor of National Poetry Month, the UC San Diego Library features a month-long exhibit showcasing short poems from the world of medicine and science, as well as displaying general …

Apr 8, 2019 - May 31, 2019 (All Day)
Folded Wonders: The Craft Behind the Making of Origami
Explore the diverse styles and techniques of origami — the ancient practice of paper folding — and learn about its applications in math and engineering during an exhibit in Geisel West, 1st Floor (near the …

Jan 31, 2019 - May 31, 2019 (All Day)
Las Dos Californias: Alta California and Baja California
European explorers reached the west coast of North America in the mid-sixteenth century, and both Alta California and Baja California have continued to sound their siren calls to the adventurous …

Apr 8, 2019 - May 31, 2019 (All Day)
Library Exhibit Showcases Bees of San Diego County
Explore the intricate world of bees through this collection of bee specimens from San Diego’s coast, desert and mountain areas. In addition, the exhibit features an amazing display of bee photographs taken …

Upcoming Events & Exhibits

Apr 24, 2019 (5:00 pm - 6:30 pm)
Spring Writing Series with Black Feminist Performance Artist
The UC San Diego Department of Literature’s New Writing Series is back this spring with a number of events taking place in Geisel Library's Seuss Room! Gabrielle Civil is a black …

Apr 23, 2019 - Apr 25, 2019 (4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)
Take a Break – Week 4
Join your friends, make new ones, or come alone to Geisel’s East Commons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during Weeks 4, 5, and 6 for our Midterms Take-A-Break activities! Take …

Apr 26, 2019 (4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)
Diasporic Youth and Resistance Via K-Pop Cover Dance
Join us for a lecture detailing the global sociological influence of Korean Pop music with Chuyun Oh, assistant professor of Dance at San Diego State University. The conversation will be …

Apr 27, 2019 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Independent Bookstore Day 2019
San Diego's bookstore scene is thriving and to celebrate our reading community, the Library is supporting Indie Bookstore Day with a visit to the UC San Diego Bookstore on April 27! …

Mar 8, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019 (All Day)
Living Archive Photo Essay Exhibit
In 2016, the UC San Diego Library created a “living archive,” a collection of materials presented in a way that allows for the expression, exhibition, documentation and preservation of a …

Apr 2, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019 (All Day)
Medicine & Science Poetry Exhibit
In honor of National Poetry Month, the UC San Diego Library features a month-long exhibit showcasing short poems from the world of medicine and science, as well as displaying general …

May 1, 2019 (3:00 pm - 4:30 pm)
China Tripping: Encountering the Everyday in the People’s Republic
Join us for an engaging talk with China experts who will reflect on their cultural and social encounters while traveling and living in the People’s Republic. Covering nearly a half-century, these …

May 1, 2019 (5:00 pm - 6:30 pm)
DIY Origami Workshop
Join the UC San Diego Library in partnership with the Origami Folders for a hands-on activity where visitors can make their own origami with assistance from the club members. The …

Apr 30, 2019 - May 2, 2019 (4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)
Take a Break – Week 5
Join your friends, make new ones, or come alone to Geisel’s East Commons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during Weeks 4, 5, and 6 for our Midterms Take-A-Break activities! Take …

May 8, 2019 (10:00 am - 11:30 am)
Introduction to Using Metrics to Communicate Research Impact
Scholars and researchers are increasingly asked to explain the impact of their research, whether for promotion and tenure, or grant applications and reports, even for visa applications. This workshop will …

May 8, 2019 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
I Am Lubo: A Hidden Life with Louis Pechi
The Holocaust Living History Workshop series will feature Louis Pechi, a Holocaust survivor whose remarkable life journey covered three continents, four countries and seven cities before finding a home in …

May 7, 2019 - May 9, 2019 (4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)
Take a Break – Week 6
Join your friends, make new ones, or come alone to Geisel’s East Commons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during Weeks 4, 5, and 6 for our Midterms Take-A-Break activities! Take …

May 14, 2019 (6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
Blade Runner 2019: Did Life Imitate Art?
Blade Runner initially underperformed in theaters when it was first released in 1982; some praised its thematic complexity and visuals, while others were displeased with its slow-paced narrative and unconventional …

May 14, 2019 (8:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
Blade Runner: The Final Cut Film Screening
Please join the UC San Diego Library for a special screening of Blade Runner: The Final Cut (2007, 117 min.), directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer …

May 16, 2019 (11:30 am - 1:00 pm)
2019 Global Accessibility Awareness Fair
Learn how to use and create digital technology that's inclusive to people with different disabilities on Global Accessibility Awareness Day! Launched in 2012, Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) takes place …

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May 16, 2019 (2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)
Communicating Research Impact using Bibliometrics and Altmetrics
In this intermediate, hands-on workshop, you will become familiar with the principal tools for tracking bibliometrics and altmetrics for your scholarly works, to help you communicate your research impact. We …

Apr 8, 2019 - May 31, 2019 (All Day)
Folded Wonders: The Craft Behind the Making of Origami
Explore the diverse styles and techniques of origami — the ancient practice of paper folding — and learn about its applications in math and engineering during an exhibit in Geisel West, 1st Floor (near the …

Jan 31, 2019 - May 31, 2019 (All Day)
Las Dos Californias: Alta California and Baja California
European explorers reached the west coast of North America in the mid-sixteenth century, and both Alta California and Baja California have continued to sound their siren calls to the adventurous …

Apr 8, 2019 - May 31, 2019 (All Day)
Library Exhibit Showcases Bees of San Diego County
Explore the intricate world of bees through this collection of bee specimens from San Diego’s coast, desert and mountain areas. In addition, the exhibit features an amazing display of bee photographs taken …

Jun 5, 2019 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
Nazi Perpetrators: Ordinary Men or Hitler’s Minions? with Christopher Browning
The last installment of the 2018-2019 Holocaust Living History Workshop series will feature Christopher Browning. A recipient of the Yad Vashem International Book Prize for Holocaust Research. Browning is a professor …

Jun 10, 2019 - Jun 12, 2019 (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Stress-Free Zone
At the end of each quarter, the UC San Diego Library hosts the Stress-Free Zone to facilitate relaxation and provide snacks during the first three days of finals week. Perks Cafe …

Jun 8, 2019 - Sep 8, 2019 (12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
History in Motion: Devices and Wizardry in Early Cinema
The UC San Diego Library is proud to partner with the La Jolla Historical Society to explore early 1900s films and cinematic novelties during a vintage multimedia exhibit this summer. …

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