The Art & Soul of Journaling

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Looking for creative and personal journaling inspiration? Visit our exhibit on the Art & Soul of Journaling in Geisel West (1st and 2nd floors) anytime during open building hours through June 30, 2016. The display features published diaries from the Library’s circulating collection, handmade leather journal covers from local artist Jon Peters, novelty journals from the UC San Diego Bookstore, decorative creative art journals from the esteemed Carin Wallace, and insights from Janet Larson, author of the self-help book My Diary Unlocked.

In conjunction with the exhibit, two hands-on events will be held in the Seuss Room on May 13 and May 16 from 12:00 – 1:00pm.

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Janet Larson, author of “My Diary Unlocked”

On Friday, May 13, author Janet Larson will lead an hour-long journaling session using the principles in her award-winning book, My Diary Unlocked, to help “unlock barriers to a more mindfully aware, more personally fulfilling and peaceful way of life.” Click here to RSVP for this event.

Then on Monday, May 16, Carin Wallace of the UC San Diego Bookstore will lead an art journaling activity in which guests will make collages and write in a 4×4 art journal specially bound by Carin herself. The 4×4 journal fits easily in your pocket or bag “allowing ample opportunity to express your feelings.” The small journal encourages you to create a little space to relax and this class will get you started on that journey. Click here to RSVP for this event.

Both events are free and open to the public, but RSVP is requested as space is limited to 40 attendees per event. Materials will be provided by the Library. For questions or more information, contact Scott Paulson at spaulson@ucsd.edu or 858-822-5758.

Resources & Relaxation Squad in Geisel Library

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The Zone’s Relaxation & Rescue Squad will again provide chair massages in Geisel Library each Monday evening in Winter term, except on February 1.  The massages will be offered in the Academic Partnership Cubicle in the East Commons, in addition to alternating between the West Commons, the Media Desk area, and the Brody Space, as noted below.

May 9: Media Desk area (1st Fl. West) & East Commons (2nd Fl.)

May 16: West & East Commons (both on 2nd Fl.)

May 23: Brody Space (1st Fl. Southwest) & East Commons (2nd Fl.)

June 6: Media Desk area (1st Fl. West) & East Commons (2nd Fl.)

“The Tree of Life: An Epic about Life in the Lodz Ghetto” with Goldie Morgentaler

Sponsored by Laurayne Ratner

**Please note that the day of this event has been changed**

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Geisel Library, Seuss Room

3:00 – 5:00 pm
Film screening of Chava Rosenfarb: That Bubble of Being

5:00 – 7:00 pm
Discussion with Goldie Morgentaler

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Chava Rosenfarb

Goldie Morgentaler, a professor of English literature at the University of Lethbridge, discusses the work and life of her mother, Chava Rosenfarb, one of the greatest Yiddish writers of the mid-20th century. Born in Lodz, Poland in 1923, Chava began writing poetry in the ghetto. After barely surviving internments in Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, she was homeless and stateless for several years before immigrating to Canada, where she married the abortion rights activist and physician Heniek (Henry) Morgentaler. The talk is preceded by a free screening of the film Chava Rosenfarb: That Bubble of Being (2015, Yiddish with English subtitles).

The Holocaust Living History Workshop is an outreach and education program supported by the UC San Diego Library and the Jewish Studies program. For more information please contact the project manager Susanne Hillman at hlhw@ucsd.edu or 858-534-7661.

Eugenia: A Book Talk with UC San Diego Librarian Sarah Buck Kachaluba

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Eugenia, a little-known gem of utopian/dystopian fiction published in Mexico in the early 20th century takes place in a eugenically engineered society of the future. Long before dystopian classics by Aldous Huxley and George Orwell emerged, Eugenia tackled some of the most important challenges of modern society, such as population growth, reproductive behavior and technologies, experimentation with gender roles, and changes in family dynamics. Nearly a century later–in February 2016–an English translation of Eugenia has been published, translated and edited by Sarah Buck Kachaluba, the UC San Diego Library’s Latin American Studies and Iberian Languages and Literatures Librarian, and Aaron Dziubinskyj, Associate Professor of Spanish, DePauw University.  Buck Kachaluba will discuss and sign copies of the new book.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP’s are not required. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Mariah Fellows at mfellows@ucsd.edu.

Audrey’s Café Grand Opening Set for May 3, 2016

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Spring has clearly sprung on the UC San Diego campus, and at Geisel Library, everything is coming up daisies! On Tuesday, May 3, daisies, as well as coffee and other treats, will be plentiful at the Library’s new café—Audrey’s—named for Audrey Geisel, the Library’s long-time friend and generous benefactor.

The campus celebration will begin at 10 a.m. at the entrance to the café, located on the main (2nd) floor in the East Wing of the Geisel Library building. After a brief ceremony featuring a Seuss-inspired “ribbon cutting” event with Chancellor Pradeep Khosla, University Librarian Brian Schottlaender, and other campus leaders, guests will have the opportunity to sample and purchase certified organic, fair trade coffee brews supplied by award-winning independent roaster Café Virtuoso. The grand opening will also feature a special celebratory cookie baked by the café’s pastry purveyor—Bread & Cie—as well as Audrey’s Almond Croissant, for the grand opening.

Festivities will include music from the Teeny Tiny Pit Orchestra, a photo booth, cupping stations, and other social media activities—which will continue until 2 p.m. After the “ribbon cutting” ceremony, guests will be able to order food and beverage items from the café’s regular menu. Read more…

“Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost…”

Visit the bulletin board in the Geisel Tunnel Computer Lab, 1st floor 1. Use a colored dot(s) and mark your spring break happenings or travel. How many of the categories are applicable to you? Did you do vacation travel, stay home, and/or etc.?

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From the poem All that is gold does not glitter, written by J. R. R. Tolkien for The Lord of the Rings.

Maria Clara Sharupi Poetry Reading

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3:00 – 4:00pm

Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Reading in Shuar Language and Spanish

Maria Clara Sharupi Jua has written and published poetry in Shuar and Spanish, she has also read her work in venues around Latin America and the United States.  Sharupi has co-authored three books and is currently working on a new book of short stories entitled Tarimiat.  She also served on a team of professional Shuar translators that edited the official translation of the Ecuadorian constitution from Spanish into Shuar Chicham. Sharupi Jua was born and raised in the Amazon rain forest and her work mixes imagery from nature and the traditions of her indigenous culture.  Such imagery and traditions are central to the folklore and artistic expressions of Amazonian peoples.

The Shuar nation includes more than 110,000 peoples settled primarily within the nation-state of Ecuador, in various upper and basin river areas, including those of the Amazon.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sarah Buck-Kachaluba at sbuckkachaluba@ucsd.edu.

2016 Earth Month DIY Makers Day

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Monday, April 18, 2016
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Seuss Room, Geisel Library
Open to the public!

The Library and the Environmental Sustainability Group is hosting a DIY Makers Day celebrating Earth Month on campus, using sustainable, non-toxic, reusable, and recyclable materials.

Maker stations include:

  • make your own cleaning supplies (be extra green and bring your own container!)
  • make your own button using recycled book covers
  • make totebags by recycling your T-shirt (bring your old T-shirts!)
  • make your own body sugar scrub or deodarant(be extra green and bring your own container!)
  • plant a succulent
  • watch a demonstration of a 3D Printer (wood filaments and vegetable-based plastic!)

Participants will leave with samples of projects and ideas to continue making eco-friendly products and reusing consumables on a daily basis!

Creative Play, Raffle Prizes, Snacks and Coffee

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Join us in the Seuss Room at out Block Party to de-stress, a have a cup of coffee  provided by Housing and Dining and enjoy tasty “Block Party” themed snacks, courtesy of the Library. Enter the raffle to win exciting prizes such as a multi-device chargers, Triton Gift Cards and your own set of building blocks. De-stress further by using our sustainable Keva Building Planks and letting your imagination flow or follow the examples we’ll have on hand to receive a prize. You may also collaborate with your friends and build a group project. The Library’s Environmental Sustainability Group will be on site with earth wise tips and information on hydration stations in the library.

Climate Change at the Crossroads Series Honors Scripps Science

63_ClimateChangeSeriesThe Library will hold a series of events this April in recognition of Earth Month 2016. The Climate Change at the Crossroads series salutes renowned climate scientists at the university’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography with three events that will shed light on different facets of climate change, including the need for a unified disciplinary approach, the impact of deceptive campaigns to confuse the public, and the importance of clear and accurate scientific communications. All events are free and open to the public, and will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the Seuss Room in Geisel Library.  Reservations are recommended, see links below.

The Climate Change at the Crossroads series will kick off on Wednesday, April 6, with a talk by  Veerabhadran Ramanathan, a distinguished professor of atmospheric and climate sciences at Scripps on Bending the Curve of Climate Change: Why Do We Need an Alliance Between Science, Religion & Policy? Read more…

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