Past Events & Exhibits

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. …

Sep 5, 2019 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)
Toy Pianos Take Center Stage at UC San Diego Festival
The toy piano was originally conceived as a child’s novelty, but the tiny instrument has gained popularity over the years and has been used in serious musical contexts. American composer John …

Sep 3, 2019 (11:00 am - 1:00 pm)
Celebrate the Launch of New Dr. Seuss Book with the Library
Join the Library in the Seuss Room to celebrate the release of a never-before-published Dr. Seuss book about creating and looking at art. Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum, published by Random …

Aug 29, 2019 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)
GIS for the Climate Sciences
This workshop provides an overview of GIS, various tools and the underlying capabilities such as spatial data exploration, analytics, mapping and other components. It will explore tools such as ArcGIS …

Aug 21, 2019 (12:30 pm - 2:00 pm)
Good Publishing Practices and the Risks of Predatory Publishing
In this session, you will be introduced to strategies and tools to avoid predatory publishers and conferences, risky scholarly communications, and to identify reputable publishing opportunities worth your time and …

Aug 21, 2019 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)
Coffee & Book Chat at Audrey’s Café
The UC San Diego Bookstore’s beloved book chat gatherings (held on the third Wednesday of each month) will be moving temporarily to Audrey’s Café in the iconic Geisel Library building. Students, staff, …

panels created by students on public space proposals

Jun 5, 2019 - Jul 31, 2019 (All Day)
You See Publics Exhibit
You See Publics: Proposals for Projects that Activate Campus Spaces and Invite New Forms of Participation is a student created exhibition installed in Geisel Library. This exhibit presents project proposals …

photo of "plastic free july" exhibit highlight plastic items you shouldn't use and "green" items you should use instead

Jul 1, 2019 - Jul 31, 2019 (All Day)
2019 Plastic Free July Exhibit
The Library’s Sustainability Committee invites you to reduce your one-time use plastic consumption for the month of July!  The global ‘disposable culture’ of using once and disposing of plastic is …

Jul 17, 2019 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)
Coffee & Book Chat at Audrey’s Café
The UC San Diego Bookstore’s beloved book chat gatherings (held on the third Wednesday of each month) will be moving temporarily to Audrey’s Café in the iconic Geisel Library building. …

Jul 15, 2019 (8:00 am - 1:30 pm)
Annual Paper Theatre Festival: It’s the Smallest Show on Earth!
Every year, the UC San Diego Library hosts a Paper Theatre Festival, celebrating an art form with roots in Victorian Era Europe. Paper theatres, also known as toy theatres, were used to promote productions. …

Jul 14, 2019 (12:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
Annual Paper Theatre Festival: It’s the Smallest Show on Earth!
Every year, the UC San Diego Library hosts a Paper Theatre Festival, celebrating an art form with roots in Victorian Era Europe. Paper theatres, also known as toy theatres, were used to promote productions. …

Jul 13, 2019 (10:30 am - 3:00 pm)
Annual Paper Theatre Festival: It’s the Smallest Show on Earth!
Every year, the UC San Diego Library hosts a Paper Theatre Festival, celebrating an art form with roots in Victorian Era Europe. Paper theatres, also known as toy theatres, were …

May 6, 2019 - Jul 1, 2019 (All Day)
Resistance to Vaccination: The Impact of Mis- and Disinformation on Public Health
Public concerns about vaccines are not new. Early vaccines, such as smallpox in England and polio in the United States, faced strong opposition. Despite continued improvements in vaccine administration safety, …

a picture of the exhibit area include canvas panels on the wall featuring items from the archive, display cases highlighting the brown vs board of education court case, and campus timeline banners

May 10, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019 (All Day)
Tell Us How UC It! Exhibit
65 years after the landmark decision in Brown vs. the Board of Education mandated the integration of public schools, equity and inclusion in education remain a dream deferred for many …

Jun 27, 2019 (2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)
Esri’s Community Analyst Workshop
Join us for a workshop exploring Esri's Community Analyst. Community Analyst is a cloud-based mapping solution that provides simple and easy-to-use GIS capabilities for analyzing and comparing communities. By using …

Apr 26, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019 (All Day)
Anti-Confucian Propaganda in Mao’s China Exhibit
Anti-Confucian Propaganda in Mao’s China is a compelling exhibition installed in Geisel West, 2nd Floor near Special Collections & Archives. Collected by Matthew Wills, a doctoral candidate in the Department …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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