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Story Hour in the Library featuring Frances Dinkelspiel

Story Hour with Frances Dinkelspiel - Nov. 10
Image courtesy of Nathan Phillips

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016
Time: 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Place: Morrison Library

Free and open to the public

Frances Dinkelspiel is an award-winning journalist who cofounded the local news site Berkeleyside. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, People and elsewhere. Her first book Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California was a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller and was named a Best Book of 2008 by the newspaper. Her second book, Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California was a New York Times bestseller and published in 2015 to rave reviews.

We encourage you to purchase the book ahead of time, you may bring it to be signed. Books will be available for purchase at the event for $19.70 (tax included).

Story Hour in the Library is a monthly prose reading series held in UC Berkeley’s Morrison Library.

The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor prior to the event. The event sponsor is Ashley Bacchi.

Lunch Poems: Carmen Giménez Smith

Lunch Poems - Carmen Giménez Smith, November 3
Carmen Giménez Smith

When: 12:10 pm – 12:50 pm, November 3, 2016
Where: Morrison Library
Cost: Free and open to the public

See the 2016-2017 series schedule.

From the Lunch Poems website:

Carmen Giménez Smith is the author of a memoir and four poetry collections including Milk and Filth, a finalist for the 2013 National Book Critics Circle award in poetry. She co-edited  Angels of the Americlypse: New Latin@ Writing published by Counterpath Press. A CantoMundo Fellow, she teaches in the creative writing programs at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM and serves as the publisher of Noemi Press.

The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor prior to the event. The event sponsor is Ashley Bacchi, 510-664-7737.

Movies @ Moffitt, Nov. 2 – A Place of Rage

The Movies @ Moffitt series features films selected by students for students, on the first Wednesday of each month.

Movies at Moffitt: Place of Rage, November 2, 2016

Title: A Place of Rage
Director: Pratibha Parmar
Summary: Filmmaker Pratibha Parmar’s 1991 film uses interviews with Angela Davis, June Jordan and Alice Walker in order to examine the way African-American women have articulated the links between social movements including civil rights, Black power and feminism. This event will also feature a short segment from Beyonce’s recent visual album Lemonade followed by an optional discussion concerning the search for a feminist aesthetic.
Date: Wednesday, November 2
Time: 7pm
Place: 150D Moffitt Library
Doors open @ 6:30pm
You must have a Cal Student ID to attendThe Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor prior to the event. The event sponsor is Tim Dilworth tdilwort@library.berkeley.eduPost contributed by Tim Dilworth, First Year Coordinator, The Library

ChemSearch Challenge 2016

The Elsevier-Reaxys ChemSearch Challenge is a chemistry search competition. A new challenge consisting of four or five questions will be posted every week for 8 consecutive weeks, and players compete on the speed with which they can submit correct answers.

Players can compete as individuals or groups, and a $200 donation will be made on behalf of each week’s winner to their choice of Doctors Without Borders, World Wildlife Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, Partners in Health, or Oxfam International. In order to compete, an account is required.

The first challenge was posted on October 17, and subsequent challenges will be posted every Monday at 12 pm GMT.

For more information, please see:

War Ink project, program coming to Doe Library

War Ink image of veteran with tattoos
Photographs from the War Ink project can be viewed in the Doe Library during the month of November. (Photo courtesy War Ink)

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 and forum, using tattoos as a springboard for California veterans to share their stories,” Deitch explains.

In anticipation of Veterans Day and to mark the exhibit opening, please join Deitch, Trésor Bunker, current vice president of the Cal Veterans Group, and members of the Cal Veteran community in a panel discussion focused on improving communication among veterans and civilians.

The discussion, titled Moving Beyond “Thanks” to Understanding Experience: Seeing Our Cal Veterans Through Profiles of Military and Lifelong Service and Transition Success, will take place on Friday, November 4 in the Morrison Library.

The program will incorporate personal experiences and methods for moving beyond stereotypical views of veterans and the often reflexive phrase “Thank you for your service” toward more meaningful communication as a key for improving reintegration after military service. There will be time to view the exhibit and to learn about the veterans pictured and the significance of the ink they wear.

When: Friday, November 4, 2016 5-7pm

Where: Morrison Library

Admission: Free and open to the public

The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor prior to the event. The event sponsor is Ashley Bacchi, 510-664-7737.

It Takes a Village to Build a Society with 100% More Seniors

Free Speech Movement Cafè, Moffitt Library
Thursday, October 27, 2016
5:00-6:30pm

As baby-boomers reach retirement age, how is society preparing for the 100% growth in the number of seniors in America (from 35 million in 2000 to 72 million in 2030)? Forty years ago, there used to be 5 workers for each retiree. If present trends continue, there will be only 2 workers for every retiree by the year 2030. How is the system going to cope with a doubling in the linear growth of social security expenses and the exponential growth in the costs of Medicare? Can we build a more efficient, socially-active and supporting society? We present a solution that empowers seniors around mutual-support local communities called “villages”.

Guest Speakers:
Manuel Acevedo – HelpfulVillage.com, Founder
Andrew Scharlach – UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare, Professor. Foremost scholar on the Village Movement
Lisa Brinkmann – Marin Villages, Executive Director

FSM Cafe program - It Takes a Village - Oct. 27, 2016

This event is free, open to the public, and all are invited to participate. For more information: fsmprograms@lists.berkeley.edu

Download the event flyer (PDF)

Sponsored by the University Library’s Free Speech Movement (FSM) Café Programs Committee.

The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor — ideally at least two weeks prior to the event. The event sponsor is Jean Ferguson,fsmprograms@berkeley.edu, 510-768-7618.

Hands-On 6: Never Before Seen Artist Books

Friday, 10/28/16 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Environmental Design Library – 210 Wurster Hall

Handmade books by artists defy conventional “reading” by involving the viewer though sight, touch, and physical manipulation. Too often these wonderful works of art are locked behind the exhibit case. Our Hands On series at the Design Library make them available for you to touch, turn the pages, and explore. This event will open up the library’s vault to share some of our exquisite artist books.

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Handmade books in our collection are also available for viewing during reference desk hours, usually 1-5 Monday – Friday. While no appointment is necessary, you may want to contact us ahead of time to ensure their availability.

The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor — ideally at least two weeks prior to the event. The event sponsor is David Eifler, 510-643-7422, deifler@berkeley.edu.

Light Refreshments will be served.

Event: Bancroft Library Roundtable: Whose Story Gets Told?

bancroft roundtable flierThe next Bancroft Roundtable will take place in the Lewis-Latimer Room of The Faculty Club at noon on Thursday, October 20. Michael Helquist, public historian, will present “Whose Story Gets Told? Constructing a Biography When Sources Seem Too Limited.”

Public historian Michael Helquist argues that we lose an essential part of our history and a deeper sense of who we are by not knowing the life stories of marginalized people. He includes in that group women, racial minorities, working class and poor people, immigrants, political radicals, and LGBTQ people. His talk will feature an early woman physician and political radical, Marie Equi, who is little known, although she was one of the most prominent activists on the West Coast in the WWI era, a heroine after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and one of the first publicly known lesbians on the West Coast. Mr. Helquist will consider why her full story had not been told and will recount his discovery of troves of primary sources. He will present images of Dr. Equi and her life, from working in a textile mill to doing time in San Quentin. His biography, Marie Equi: Radical Politics and Outlaw Passions, published by Oregon State University Press in 2015, was named a 2016 Stonewall Honor Book for Nonfiction by the American Library Association.

We hope to see you there.

José Adrián Barragán-Álvarez and Kathi Neal
Bancroft Library Staff

The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you require disability-related accommodations, please contact The Bancroft Library at (510) 642-3781 — ideally at least two weeks prior to the event.

Bancroft Roundtable: Whose Story Gets Told? Constructing a Biography When Sources Seem too Limited

Bancroft Roundtable featuring Michael Helquist, Oct. 20, 2016

October 20th
12PM
Lewis-Latimer Room, The Faculty Club

Presented by Michael Helquist, public historian

Public historian Michael Helquist argues that we lose an essential part of our history and a deeper sense of who we are by not knowing the life stories of marginalized people. He includes in that group women, racial minorities, working class and poor people, immigrants, political radicals and LGBTQ people. His talk will feature an early woman physician and political radical, Marie Equi, who is little known, although she was one of the most prominent activists on the West Coast in the WWI era, a heroine after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and one of the first publicly known lesbians on the West Coast. Mr. Helquist will consider why her full story had not been told and will recount his discovery of troves of primary sources. He will present images of Dr. Equi and her life, from working in a textile mill to doing time in San Quentin. His biography, Marie Equi: Radical Politics and Outlaw Passions, published by Oregon State University Press in 2015, was named a 2016 Stonewall Honor Book for Nonfiction by the American Library Association.

The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor prior to the event. The event sponsor is Kathryn Neal, (510) 642-8173.

Post contributed by Kathryn Neal, Associate University Archivist, The Bancroft Library

National Novel Writing Month in the Library

NaNoWriMo 2016

Come Write In sessions are back at UC Berkeley. Have you ever thought about writing a novel, but just didn’t think you had the time? Well, a small group of friends from the East Bay dared themselves to finish their novels in 30 days back in 1999, and since then this humble non-profit, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has become a global event of epic proportions! 50,000 words in 30 days! Quantity over quality is the name of the game! Turn off your inner editor, let the words flow, and win!

The folks over at nanowrimo.org created this worldwide community of writers and a support system of libraries, bookstores, and other neighborhood spaces all over the globe called Come Write In, where “Wrimos” gather and forge ahead towards their word count goals during their quest to win this incredible book-in-a-month contest. With all the collective, creative, positive energy of over 300,000+ participants, all writing together, winning is possible! So, finish that paper, mid-term or lab report and come join us! Everyone that attended our sessions last year reached their word-count goals!

  • Sign up at nanowrimo.org and join the East Bay Home Region to see the calendar of events and further details for the UC Berkeley Doe Library location.
  • Come Write In at Doe Library – Room 303 Doe Library
    • Sundays, November 6, 13, 2016, 1 – 4pm
    • Sunday, November 20, 2016, 1 – 3pm
    • Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6-9pm

The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact Shannon Monroe at least two weeks prior to the event at smonroe@berkeley.edu, 510-643-6151.

Post submitted by Shannon L. Monroe, Head of Interlibrary Lending/Photoduplication Interlibrary Services

Share your experience with the GALC!

The Graphic Arts Loan Collection (GALC) at the Morrison Library was created in 1958 by Professor Herwin Schaefer, who believed the best way to foster an appreciation of art was for students to live with actual art. With that in mind, we would love to hear about your experience living with your GALC piece.

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