Geisel Library Closing Early on September 21, 2018

The Library’s annual Dinner in the Library fundraiser will take place in the Geisel Library building on Friday, September 21, 2018. To allow for preparation for this event, Geisel Library will close at 4 p.m. that day. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this early closing may cause.  

The Biomedical Library Building will remain open for its regular Friday hours. Geisel will reopen on Saturday, September 22 at 10 a.m.

Master Storyteller and UC San Diego Alumnus Luis Alberto Urrea to Speak at UC San Diego Library

Tickets for annual literary gala, featuring award-winning novelist and activist, on sale now

 

 

 

 

 

 

The UC San Diego Library will celebrate 15 years of Dinner in the Library, its signature fundraising event for lovers of libraries and books, with San Diego-raised novelist and UC San Diego alumnus, Luis Alberto Urrea ‘77 on Friday, Sept. 21 from 6-9:30 p.m. A 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist, Urrea has been hailed by NPR as a “master storyteller with a rock and roll heart.” For decades, he has written about the border and knits together stories in a way that makes them familiar and impactful to all readers.

Hosted at the heart of UC San Diego in the iconic Geisel Library, the evening will feature a cocktail reception where guests can enjoy panoramic views from the 8th floor, mingle with other bibliophiles, and learn from undergraduate students about their award-winning research projects. Following Urrea’s address during dinner, guests will have the opportunity to interact with the prolific author at a dessert reception.

Proceeds from the event will support the Geisel Library Revitalization Initiative (GLRI), an effort to transform the interior public spaces of Geisel Library to better meet the ever-changing information needs of the campus. Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla will match gifts raised up to $1 million, doubling the impact of donations.

“We’re delighted that this year’s Dinner in the Library will commemorate the completion of the newly renovated 8th floor,” said Chancellor Khosla. “This modern reading room and signature event space showcase how a revitalized Library will continue to inspire knowledge, break tradition and spark discovery by enhancing the student experience and enriching our campus community.” Read more…

Reserve Your Spot for the 2018-19 Holocaust Living History Workshops

 

The 2018-19 Holocaust Living History Workshop (HLHW) series continues this fall with an exhibition, a documentary and eight compelling authors highlighting the diverse journeys of survivors and victims of the Holocaust. Every year the popular HLHW, co-sponsored by the UC San Diego Library and the UC San Diego Jewish Studies Program, invites high-caliber speakers to campus to share inspiring stories that broaden our understanding of the past, foster tolerance and preserve the memories of victims and survivors of the Holocaust.

All events are free and open to the public. The workshops are held on Wednesdays and Thursdays in Geisel Library’s Seuss Room from 5 to 7 p.m., with some exceptions. Due to the success of the program, registration is now required for all events. Walk-ins welcome based on space and availability. To register by phone, contact Ellysa Lim at (858) 534-1183. Read more…

Dr. Seuss “Boids & Beasties” Exhibition on Display Through September

Photo Credit: Dr. Seuss Enterprises

“Dr. Seuss’s Boids & Beasties”
Monday, June 25-Sunday, October 7, 2018
Geisel Library, Main Floor

The UC San Diego Library is featuring its summer exhibition of selected original drawings by Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to his reading public as Dr. Seuss, on the main floor of Geisel Library through Sunday, October 7.  Dr. Seuss’s “Boids & Beasties” showcases his whimsical and fantastical creatures and creative talent.

Photo Credit: Dr. Seuss Enterprises

Dr. Seuss was born on March 2, 1904. A long-time resident of La Jolla, his personal collection of drawings, scrapbooks, sketches and other works were donated to UC San Diego after his death in 1991, a gift of his widow, Audrey Geisel.

Beloved by millions of children and grown-up children, Dr. Seuss books have entertained and educated for more than a half a century. In fabricating tales and bringing fantastic creatures to life in the imaginations of young and old alike, he has given is the Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, the Grinch, Yertle and the Turtle, The Lorax, the Sneetches and many more such memorable characters. His style of flamboyant, colorful illustrations and clever but simple rhymes has made his work recognizable throughout the world.

Less well known perhaps are Theodor Seuss Geisel’s early careers as an advertising and commercial artist in the 1920s and 1930s, and as an editorial cartoonist in the 1940s. Dr. Seuss’s “Boids and Beasties” draws from UC San Diego’s Dr. Seuss Collection to illustrate all aspects of Geisel’s work.

“Boids & Beasties” is Geisel’s own term for his fantastical creatures.

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