Movies @ Moffitt

Photo of women marching arm in arm

The Movies @ Moffitt series features films selected by students for students, on the first Wednesday of each month. This month's selection, She's Beautiful When She's Angry, will play on Wednesday, October 7th.

Synopsis: From the early days of NOW, with ladies in their hats and gloves, to the raucous street theatrics of WITCH (Women's International Conspiracy from Hell) and modern day "slut walks," She's Beautiful When She's Angry showcases never-before-seen archival footage to tell the story of the women's liberation movement.

When: Wednesday, October 7. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the film starts at 7:00pm.

Where: 150D Moffitt Library

A UCB student ID is required for entry, and the event is free.


Post contributed by Tim Dilworth, First Year Coordinator, The Library

Sep 30, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | agorden

Story Hour: Yang Huang

Yang Huang will join us at the library for Story Hour on October 8, 2015.

Each month the library presents a prose reading hosted by English Department faculty Melanie Abrams and Vikram Chandra.

Yang Huang grew up in Jiangsu, China and came to the U.S. to study computer science. While working as an engineer, she attended Boston College and earned an MFA from the University of Arizona.

Huang's debut novel, Living Treasures, is a Pen/Bellwether Prize finalist and an INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalist. Her fiction and a feature-length screenplay have appeared in Asian Pacific American Journal, The Evansville Review, Futures, Porcupine Literary Arts Magazine, Nuvein, and Stories for Film. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and works for UC Berkeley as a computer engineer.

When: Thursday, October 8, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Where: Morrison Library

Free and open to the public

Sep 30, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | agorden

Book Sale & Open House Events During Homecoming Weekend

Photo of woman reading a book

Pick up a few books to take home or give as gifts and explore the UCB libraries, which have served the campus for more than 100 years, during this year's Reunion & Parents Weekend at Homecoming.


Saturday, October 3, 2015 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 303

The annual University Library book sale is happening this Saturday in Doe Library. Hunt for treasures in our selection of thousands of hardcover and softcover books for sale for only $1.

OPEN HOUSES (Oct. 2-4, 2015)

Doe and Moffitt Libraries, Gardner Stacks

(Entry to stacks with your name tag )

Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm | Gardner Stacks at 9:00 am

Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Be awed by grand spaces including North Reading Room, Heyns Reading Room and the Stacks which hold 52 miles of shelves.

OPEN HOUSE - Morrison Library

Friday | 10:00 am to 5:00pm

Saturday | 10:00 am to 3:00pm

Morrison Library opened in 1928 as a traditional library reading room providing an ambient atmosphere for students to take a break from the rigors of academic life. One of the architectural treasures of the UC Berkeley campus, Morrison Library offers comfortable seating for leisurely reading, and maintains a circulating collection of newly published popular fiction and non-fiction.


Library exhibits include --

Berkeley's Ivory Tower: The Campanile at 100

Friday | 8:00am to 9:00 pm Saturday | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday | 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Rowell Cases, Bancroft Library

Sather Tower, also known as the Campanile, looms large both as a physical structure and as the most widely recognized symbol of the Berkeley campus. This exhibition celebrates the centennial of the landmark through holdings from the University Archives and The Bancroft Library's manuscript and pictorial collections.

Nothing About Us, Without Us -- The 25th Anniversary of ADA

Friday | 8:00am to 9:00pm Saturday |9:00am - 5:00pm Sunday | 1:00pm to 9:00pm| Brown Gallery, Doe Library

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H.W. Bush. The ADA is one of America's most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life -- to enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in State and local government programs and services. The exhibition draws on the history of the Disabled, the activism of the 1970s, and events which led to the passage of the ADA.

Post Contributed by --

Gabrielle Gillard,

Donor Stewardship & Events Coordinator


Sep 30, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | agorden

Jack Glaser Book Talk on Racial Profiling

The Library is pleased to announce Suspect Race: Causes and Consequences of Racial Profiling, a book talk by Jack Glaser, Goldman School of Public Policy. Drawing on criminology, history, psychological science, and legal and policy analysis, Glaser offers a broad and deep assessment of the causes and consequences of racial profiling, resulting in the first in-depth and accessible explanation of this phenomenon.

Jack Glaser, received his PhD in psychology from Yale University in 1998 and is a professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He conducts research on stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination, examining phenomena ranging from unconscious thoughts, feelings and motives to discriminatory behaviors like racial profiling and hate crimes.

Glaser will discuss how research helps to explain racial bias in police use of lethal force.

When: Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 4:00 to 5:30pm
Where: Social Research Library, Haviland Hall

Post contributed by --

Jesse Silva, Government Documents Librarian


Sep 30, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | chennesy

Lunch Poems Series: John Shoptaw

Photo of John Shoptaw

Enjoy poetry during lunch on Thursday, October 1st. Lunch Poems is a monthly series of mid-day readings.  This month:

John Shoptaw is the author of Times Beach, winner of the 2015 Notre Dame Book Prize, a book of poems which evokes the cultural and environmental history of the Mississippi River watershed. He was raised in the drained Mississippi floodplain of the Missouri Bootheel, where he picked cotton, worked in a lumber mill, and was baptized in a drainage ditch.

Shoptaw has also published a critical study, On the Outside Looking Out: John Ashbery's Poetry (Harvard UP); and a libretto on President Lincoln's assassination for an opera by Eric Sawyer, Our American Cousin (BMOP Sound).

He teaches poetry and ecopoetry in the English Department of the University of California at Berkeley.

When: 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm, October 1, 2015

Where: Morrison Library

Cost: Free and open to the public

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