Birds Do It, Bees Do It: A Century of Sex (Mis)Education in the United States

February is the final month to stop by Doe Library to check out the Birds Do It, Bees Do It exhibit! The exhibit explores the many ways Americans have taught and learned about sex in the last century, covering everything from the conservative early twentieth century to the beginnings of self-love and the sexual revolution in the sixties and seventies. It draws from the resources of campus libraries, from academic programs, and from social services provided by and for the Berkeley campus community.

The physical exhibit will be available until February 28, 2015 in the Doe Library's Bernice Layne Brown Gallery. If you miss it in the Library, you can always check out the online exhibit.

Postcard of Birds Do It, Bees Do It library exhibit

Jan 29, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | Iris Wu

Introducing: AIDS Memorial Courtyard, Doe Library

Do you need new place to study? Do you enjoy the quiet serenity of the outdoors? The AIDS Memorial Courtyard, located on the first floor of Doe Library between the Library Data Lab and Interlibrary Services, is an ideal spot for silent reading and study. This unassuming alcove provides space to sit with an unobstructed view of the sky. Potted plants and trees surround several wooden benches for a touch of nature. The courtyard was built in memory of those within the UC Berkeley community lost to AIDS.

You can find the Courtyard on the Doe Library floorplan for the first floor (PDF).

Jan 29, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | Iris Wu

Lunch Poems with Joshua Weiner

The monthly Lunch Poems series kicks off the Spring semester series on February 5, 2015 with readings from poet Joshua Weiner. Weiner is the author of three books of poetry including his most recent, The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish (2013). He is also the editor of At the Barriers: On the Poetry of Thom Gunn, and the poetry editor at Tikkun magazine. He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a 2014 fellowship from the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, among others. A professor of English at the University of Maryland, he lives with his family in Washington DC.

Photo of author Joshua Weiner

Jan 29, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | Iris Wu

Library website downtime (1/30 - 1/31)

The Library website ( and other related URLs) will be down from 11pm on Friday, January 30 until about 4am on Saturday January 31 for the operating system to be patched.

Jan 28, 2015 | Categories: Library News | chennesy

The Graphic Arts Loan Collection: Art for Your Apartment!

Art for your apartment!

Do you have an empty space on the wall that needs to be filled? Would you like to decorate your home with prints by artists such as Robert Bechtle, Marc Chagall, and Sister Corita Kent without spending a dime? The Graphic Arts Loan Collection (GALC) at the Morrison Library is a collection of framed, original lithographs, etchings, and woodblock prints that you can bring home and hang on your wall! It's been a service for UCB students, faculty and staff since 1958.

Learn more about the GALC and browse selections from the collection at 5:30 on February 4 in the Morrison.

What: Art for Your Apartment
Day: Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Time: 5:30-6:30 pm
Where: Morrison Library

Jan 27, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | Iris Wu

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