Past Events & Exhibits

Jun 9, 2020 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
Virtual Event: Trauma, Memory, and the Art of Survival with Gabriella Karin
This virtual event will be held via Zoom. Registration is now open, see link below.  As a child, Gabriella Karin was separated from her parents and placed in a Slovakian convent for …

Mar 20, 2020 - May 30, 2020 (All Day)
Native Bees of San Diego County Exhibit (On Hold)
Beginning March 20, the Library will showcase Native Bees of San Diego County, an exhibit that takes a closer look at the intricate world of these ecologically important insects through …

May 19, 2020 (4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
Virtual Event: Short Tales From the Mothership
Registration is now open! Click here to register to attend. This information is also listed on our Facebook event. Short Tales From the Mothership is back, only this time it’s …

May 6, 2020 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
Sexual Barter in Times of Genocide: Reflections on Sexual Violence, Agency, and Sex Work with Anna Hájková (Canceled)
This event has been canceled in accordance with Governor Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home executive order issued March 19, 2020.  All spring quarter events must be postponed or cancelled until further notice …

Apr 1, 2020 - Apr 30, 2020 (All Day)
Diana Serra Cary: The Last Living Silent Film Star Exhibit (On Hold)
Diana Serra Cary, born Peggy-Jean Montgomery, was the general book buyer at the UC San Diego Bookstore in the 1980s. In the 1920s, she was known as "Baby Peggy," the …

Apr 15, 2020 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of World War II with Anna Shternshis and Psoy Korolenko (Canceled)
This event has been canceled in accordance with Governor Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home executive order issued March 19, 2020.  All spring quarter events must be postponed or cancelled until further notice …

Jan 15, 2020 - Mar 31, 2020 (All Day)
Science! Exhibit (On Hold)
The Library has partnered with the UC San Diego Bookstore to curate Science!, an exhibit featuring fiction and non-fiction science books handpicked by Bookstore staff along with other educational novelties. …

Jan 15, 2020 - Mar 29, 2020 (All Day)
More Than Words Exhibit
The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. In honor of the …

Jan 6, 2020 - Mar 21, 2020 (All Day)
Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow Exhibit
The UC San Diego Library is pleased to present its newest exhibit, Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow. For an all-too-brief period following the Civil War, black Americans …

Mar 16, 2020 - Mar 18, 2020 (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
Finals Week Stress-Free Zone (Canceled)
This event has been canceled due to the potential transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). There have not been any cases of the virus reported at UC San Diego, but …

Jan 15, 2020 - Mar 15, 2020 (All Day)
World Bookmark Day Exhibit
What better exhibit to feature at a library than one dedicated to bookmarks? The fourth annual World Bookmark Day falls on February 25, and to celebrate we’ve installed a new …

Feb 24, 2020 - Mar 15, 2020 (All Day)
Indigenous Languages and Literatures of the America(s) Exhibit
To celebrate UC San Diego’s recent Indigenous Writers and Their Critics Symposium, the Library has curated a new exhibit, Indigenous Languages and Literatures of the America(s): An Exhibit Honoring Indigenous …

Mar 10, 2020 - Mar 12, 2020 (4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)
BLB Stress-Free Zone (Canceled)
This event has been canceled in accordance with UC San Diego's recommendation to cancel or postpone gatherings on campus through May 10. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this might …

Mar 11, 2020 (5:00 pm - 6:30 pm)
New Writing Series with Francisco Levato and Anna Joy Springer (Canceled)
This event has been canceled in accordance with UC San Diego's recommendation to cancel or postpone gatherings on campus through May 10. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this might …

Mar 7, 2020 (10:30 am - 2:30 pm)
International Women’s Day Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
Only 18.2 percent of English Wikipedia biographies feature women. This number has increased by 2.7 percent in the past five years largely due to Wikipedia edit-a-thons – events in which …

Mar 6, 2020 (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Let Loose in Seuss: Graduate Open House
Join us for our annual Let Loose in Seuss event, an exclusive open house for UC San Diego graduate students 21 and up. We’ll be meeting in the Seuss Room …

Mar 2, 2020 (11:45 am - 1:00 pm)
Dr. Seuss’s 116th Birthday Celebration
Due to conflicting activities on campus, we have cancelled the Seuss Day celebration at Geisel Library. Our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience this might cause. Join Executive Vice Chancellor for …

Feb 27, 2020 (5:00 pm - 6:30 pm)
Beeline Author Talk with Shalini Shankar
Join us for a conversation with Shalini Shankar, professor of anthropology at Northwestern University and author of Beeline: What Spelling Bees Reveal About Generation Z's New Path to Success. In …

Feb 26, 2020 (5:00 pm - 6:30 pm)
New Writing Series with Dmitry Kuzmin
Dr. Dmitry Kuzmin is a poet, translator, and editor, originally from Moscow. His poetry has been published and anthologized internationally, in the original Russian and in translation. In 1989, Kuzmin founded …

Feb 25, 2020 (12:00 pm - 1:30 pm)
World Bookmark Day Celebration
Join us at the World Bookmark Day exhibit at Geisel West, 1st Floor for a DIY opportunity to make your own one-of-a-kind bookmark. This event will allow participants to express …

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