February 5: Art For Your Apartment

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Tuesday, February 5
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Morrison Library

The best way to appreciate art is to live with it!

Come see and learn about the Graphic Arts Loan Collection. This is framed art prints you can bring home and hang on your wall for the school year.

Event takes place in the historic Morrison Room (housed within the Doe Library). A brief presentation will be followed by ample time to browse representative works and initiate the borrowing process.

Prints comprise a survey of movements and artists – from Impressionism to Cubism, and from Rembrandt to Miro.


Media Resources Center offering limited services during closure for flood repairs

UC Berkeley’s Media Resources Center is offering limited services during its closure for flood repairs.

While the Media Resources Center — or MRC, located on the first floor of Moffitt Library — is closed, it will offer temporary services out of the Newspapers & Microforms Library, in Doe Library, through at least Feb. 15.

UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff will need to arrange access to MRC items in advance by emailing avmccirc@library.berkeley.edu. Requests will take one business day to fulfill. In some cases, streaming versions may be available immediately. (For details, check the streaming guide.)

MRC is the UC Berkeley Library’s primary collection of audiovisual materials, including DVDs, CDs, and streamed audio and video.

Flooding, caused by heavy rains, forced the evacuation and closure of Moffitt’s first floor in late November. Moffitt’s remaining floors were unaffected.


Library tours, January 22 – 24

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Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide. Tour starts at the north entrance of Doe Library.

Tour dates and times:

Tuesday 1/22: 10-11am & 2-3pm
Thursday 1/23: 2-3pm
Friday 1/24: 2-3pm


Movies @ Moffitt: On the Beach at Night Alone

Movie poster for On the Beach at Night Alone

On the Beach at Night Alone
A film by Hong Sangsoo

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Doors @ 6:30pm, show @ 7:00pm
405 Moffitt Library
Free; open to UCB students only (UCB student ID required)

“Art imitates life in this quietly devastating masterpiece from Hong Sangsoo. Kim Minhee (The Handmaiden, Claire’s Camera)—in the role that won her the Silver Bear for best actress in Berlin—plays Younghee, an actress reeling in the aftermath of an affair with a married film director. Younghee visits Hamburg then returns to Korea, but as she meets with friends and has her fair share to drink, increasingly startling confessions emerge. No stranger to mining his own experience for his films, Hong, whose real-life affair with Kim stirred up a media frenzy in Korea, here confronts his personal life with a newfound emotional directness. With an incredibly raw and vulnerable performance from Kim at its center, On the Beach at Night Alone is one of the most dynamic collaborations between director and performer in contemporary cinema.”  — CinemaGuild

View the trailer and visit the website.


December 6: Lunch Poems with Mary Jo Bang

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled.

Mary Jo BangThursday, December 6
12:10 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Morrison Library in Doe Library
Admission Free

Mary Jo Bang is the author of eight books of poems—including A Doll For Throwing, Louise in Love, The Last Two Seconds, and Elegy, which received the National Book Critics Circle Award—and a translation of Dante’s Inferno, illustrated by Henrik Drescher. She has received a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Berlin Prize Fellowship at the American Academy of Berlin. She teaches creative writing at Washington University in St. Louis.


Movies @ Moffitt: Daze of Justice

Image from the film Daze of Justice

Daze of Justice
A film by Michael Siv

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Doors @ 6:30pm, show @ 7:00pm
405 Moffitt Library
Free; open to UCB students only (UCB student ID required)

Daze of Justice is the intimate story of  trailblazing Cambodian-American women who break decades of silence, abandoning the security of their American homes on a journey back into Cambodia’s killing fields, only this time not as victims but as witnesses determined to resurrect the memory of their loved ones before the UN Special Tribunal prosecuting the Khmer Rouge. Only Daze of Justice takes us beyond the Killing Fields. The women must not only find the courage to remember their past, they also face an unexpected and agonizing predicament when they come face to face with Phang, the son of Kaing Guek Eav (Alias “Duch”), one of Pol Pot’s most notorious torturers. And in the process, on the margins of the UN tribunal, the seekers become the source of Justice. The women not only generate a vocabulary for reclaiming the past but pave a path that extends the promise of redemption to future generations.

View the trailer and visit the website.


NaNoWriMo 2018 – Come Write In

NaNoWriMo 2018

NaNoWriMo is back at UC Berkeley’s Doe Library!

Have you ever thought about writing a novel but just didn’t think you had the time? You’re not alone. A small group of friends from the East Bay dared themselves to finish their novels in 30 days back in 1999, creating the foundation of what has become National Novel Writing Month. Since then, this small nonprofit, NaNoWriMo, has inspired a global event of epic proportions! Fifty thousand words in 30 days! Quantity over quality is the name of the game. Turn off your inner editor, and win.

Are you working on a thesis, dissertation, or any other writing project (creative or otherwise) but could use a bit of support from the collective energy of fellow students or colleagues to help you stay focused and provide some inspiration? NaNoWriMo isn’t just for novels anymore — be a NaNoWriMo “Rebel,” and work on your academic projects, an article, a chapter, final research paper, memoir, screenplay, etc., and possibly find some new writing buddies along the way!

The amazing team over at NaNoWriMo created this worldwide community of writers and a support system of libraries, bookstores, and other neighborhood spaces all over the globe called Come Write In, where “Wrimos” gather and forge ahead toward their word count goals during their quest to win this book-in-a-month contest. With all the positive energy of over 300,000 participants, all writing together, winning is possible. Novelist or academic, all are welcome. I have been a participant since 2007, and the undeniable spirit of creativity that NaNoWriMo cultivates continues to motivate me to keep pushing forward, and I hope it will inspire you as well!

Come Write In, Doe Library:
November 4, 1-4 p.m., Room 180 Doe
November 10, 1-4 p.m., Room 180 Doe
November 25, 1-4 p.m., Room 180 Doe
November 30, 6.30-9 p.m. (Thank Goodness We Did It Party!), Room 180 Doe

Sign up at NaNoWriMo.org, and join the East Bay Home Region to see the calendar of events in our area and beyond.

The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact Shannon Monroe at least two weeks prior to the event at smonroe@berkeley.edu, 510-643-6151.


Featured resource: Guides to November 6 ballot measures

The Institute of Governmental Studies Library has released guides to the 11 ballot measures on the November 6 general election ballot. The ballot measure guides, as well as resources on the gubernatorial and U.S. senate races, are featured on the IGS website at:

https://igs.berkeley.edu/library/election-guides

In addition to voter resources and descriptions of the propositions and candidates, the site features Endorsements tables where you can compare endorsements from political parties, newspapers, and other organizations.

Ballot Measure Endorsements
Governor Endorsements
U.S. Senate Endorsements

For more info, contact Paul King: pking@berkeley.edu or Julie Lefevre: jlefevre@berkeley.edu


Movies @ Moffitt: El Mar La Mar

El Mar La Mar movie poster

El Mar La Mar
A film by J.P. Sniadecki

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Doors @ 6:30pm, show @ 7:00pm
405 Moffitt Library
Free; open to UCB students only (UCB student ID required)

“An immersive and enthralling journey through the Sonoran Desert on the U.S.-Mexico border, EL MAR LA MAR weaves together harrowing oral histories from the area with hand-processed 16mm images of flora, fauna and items left behind by travelers. Subjects speak of intense, mythic experiences in the desert: A man tells of a fifteen-foot-tall monster said to haunt the region, while a border patrolman spins a similarly bizarre tale of man versus beast. A sonically rich soundtrack adds to the eerie atmosphere as the call of birds and other nocturnal noises invisibly populate the austere landscape.

Emerging from the ethos of Harvard’s Sensory Ethnography Lab, J.P. Sniadecki’s attentive documentary approach mixes perfectly with Joshua Bonnetta’s meditations on the materiality of film. Together, they’ve created an experience of the border region like nothing you’ve seen, heard or felt before.” — CinemaGuild

View the trailer and visit the website.


Mindfulness at Moffitt

Students in a mindfulness class at Moffitt Library

Overcome insomnia & stress.  Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resiliency & well-being. No previous experience required. Open to students, staff, and faculty in the Cal community (UCB ID required to enter Moffitt Library). For the mindfulness-curious to novices and experts. Weekly practice or drop in.

October – December
Mondays, 12-1 p.m.
5th Floor Moffitt in the Wellness Room
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For more information: contact Gisele Tanasse at gtanasse@library.berkeley.edu