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November is picture book month

November 3, 2016
by Kathryn M Kerns

November is picture book month and we invite readers of all ages to check out the display of picture books in Cubberley Library. Picture books are enchanting to look at, creating lifelong readers and instilling literacy skills from an early age.  There is a website dedicated to encouraging everyone to celebrate literacy at http://picturebookmonth.com.

Philip Hatfield, Curator of Digital Mapping, British Library

Phil Hatfield, British Library: Two talks on maps, digital mapping and his book "Lines in the ice: Exploring the roof of the world"

October 27, 2016
by G. Salim Mohammed

Philip Hatfield, Lead Curator for Digital Mapping at the British Library will be giving two talks at the David Rumsey Map Center on Tuesday,  November 1, 2016. For both talks please come up the Rumsey stairs that lead off the entrance door at the Bing Wing Rotunda. The Bing Wing Rotunda is in the Bing Wing of Green Library. Read on for details on the talks.

UN Day October 24, 2016, UN at 71, 17 Goals

UN Day October 24, 2016

October 24, 2016
by Kris Kasianovitz

"UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.

24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.

This year's UN Day will be used to highlight concrete actions people can take to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals"

-Source: United Nations Day website.

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Dizzy Gillespie born 99 years ago October 21st

October 21, 2016
by Kathryn M Kerns

Celebrate Dizzy Gillespie's birthday with a wonderful new children's book at Cubberley Library about his collaboration with Charlie "Bird" Parker and the birth of bebop: Golio, Gary, and Ed Young. 2015. Bird & Diz.   "BEBOP! Like riding a musical roller coaster, it'll make your head spin." 

East Asia Library

East Asia Library hosts meeting on Japanese library resources

October 17, 2016
by Dr Regan Murphy Kao

The East Asia Library hosted the annual meeting of the North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (NCC) this last Friday and Saturday, October 14-15th.  In this two-day meeting, NCC members from major universities in the US, Canada, and Japan discussed current and future projects.  Representatives from the Japan-United States Friendship Commission, which funds many of the NCC’s projects, also participated actively in the discussions.

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