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The Nazis Next Door with Eric Lichtblau
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Nominate a UC San Diego Librarian!
08/18/2017
UC San Diego librarians touch the lives of the students they serve every day. Why not tell everyone why they’re real life superheroes. Nominations for the American Library Association’s I Love My Librarian Award are now open through Monday, September 18.  The award encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of the exceptional public, school, […]
Student Focused De-Stressing Activities
08/16/2017
The Brody Commons, Geisel Floor 1, West Wing display cases are showcasing some of the engaging projects created by students last year while participating in de-stressing activities. It also features the calendar of pending library activities so students will again have the opportunity to engage in some creative play during the academic year. Many of […]
Big Passion for Tiny Music: Library’s Toy Piano Festival Returns with New Works Sept. 5 & 10
08/15/2017
What do teeny-tiny pianos and the Cat in the Hat Songbook have in common? They are part of this year’s Toy Piano Festival!  The popular fest, now in its 17th year, will feature two performances this fall, the first at Geisel Library in the Seuss Room on September 5 at noon, and a special collaboration with […]
“Silents Under the Stars” Provides Unique Film Experience
08/14/2017
Join us Saturday, August 26 for an outdoor film screening of the 1922 silent movie The Electric House starring Buster Keaton and the 1923 short film It’s a Gift.  The films feature live music and sound effects by the Library’s very own Scott Paulson. Both films explore early Hollywood’s fascination with mechanisms and inventions wreaking […]
Sculpture Exhibit Debuts in Geisel Library’s 1st Floor Atrium
08/14/2017
UC San Diego Visuals Arts Instructor, Audrey Hope, has installed a selection of her sculptures in Geisel’s 1st Floor West underground Library gardens. The Light Wells exhibit consists of three small sculptures that incorporate textiles soaked in plaster and paint with photographs printed on polyester. The photographs depict moments when the divisions between inside and outside […]
UC San Diego Dinner in the Library to Feature International Best-Selling Author Ann Patchett on Sept. 8
08/10/2017
Set in iconic Geisel Library, fundraiser will support growth of ‘smart’ learning spaces She first took the world by storm as an international best-selling author. Then, she became known as a fierce champion of the corner bookstore, those nearly extinct havens for bibliophiles who cherish the opportunity to talk about and be around books. Ann […]
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This channel serves as a conduit to the Library’s many outreach activities and events, ranging from author talks, faculty lectures, and special events, to concerts, film screenings, and behind-the-scenes interviews with students, librarians, and friends and supporters. We will be giving you a birds-eye view of some of our most treasured special collections and archives, including: our Dr. Seuss Collection, which comprises the original papers, illustrations, correspondence, and other materials of Theodor Seuss Geisel, known as Dr. Seuss; our American Institute of Wine and Food Culinary Collection, our Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, and so many others.

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Brian E. C. Schottlaender
The Audrey Geisel University Librarian
UC San Diego Library