In May, 2019, three colleagues launched an exhibit to mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death by celebrating the books and ideas that shaped his world. Leonardo's Library: The World of a Renaissance Reader will be on display through mid-October in the Green Library Bing Wing. The three colleagues, Prof. Paula Findlen, John Mustain (Emeritus Curator of Rare Books), and Elizabeth Fischbach (exhibits designer and manager for Stanford Libraries Special Collections), brought a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and experience to a real blockbuster demonstration of what can be accomplished when Stanford faculty, libraries, and a team of exceptional students come together to tell a story with our collections. We're happy to announce a new online exhibit, https://exhibits.stanford.edu/leonardo, to parallel and augment the physical experience and preserve a memory of this event for posterity.
Blog topic: Events
On October 10-12, the Rumsey Map Center will be hosting the second biennial Ruderman Conference on Cartography. While the first conference, in 2017, was an open event focused on emerging research in the history of cartography, this year has a specific, prescient theme: gender and sexuality.
At 12:00-2:00PM in the Tierney Room of Green Library we will be viewing the first two matches of the quarter-finals on Thursday, June 27, and Friday, June 28, and the semi-finals on Tuesday, July 2, and Wednesday, July 3. Join us and show your support for the tireless teams in the FIFA Women's World Cup in France.
Please join us at Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections for a tour of our branch. We’ll show you the different areas of the library in support of the School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences, the campus community through the Stanford Geospatial Center, and the map room housing the circulating map collection. You’ll get hands-on experience with understanding how maps “have a point of view”, work with digital maps to manipulate data, and more! Tours will be limited to 20 people and so sign up fast.
New exhibition at East Asia Library: "Traversing China's Multiethnic Passage -- Jingui Zhang's Solo Art"
From June 6, 2019, to November 30, 2019, the East Asia Library will feature a new exhibition entitled "Traversing China's Multiethnic Passage: Jingui Zhang's Solo Art." An opening reception will be held on the evening of June 6, 2019.
Ice cream, llamas and DIY calming jars. Don't miss it!
The Stanford Libraries will once again be hosting its annual De-Stress Fest.
Green Library will be hosting activities on Wednesday, June 5th between 3:00-5:00 pm. Highlights for this year include DIY calming jars, a make your own ice cream sundae bar, pizza and swag compliments of the Stanford Federal Credit Union, the lively Stanford Band, and much more.
From May 17 to May 25, the East Asia Library will host a pop-up exhibition featuring mounted works of traditional Chinese brush painting produced by students in the Stanford Continuing Studies Program. The paintings are displayed in the 3rd floor exhibition cases.
Friday, May 10th, marks the sesquicentennial of the Golden Spike, the ceremonial completion of the first transcontinental railroad. In honor of the occasion, curators Eitan Kensky, Kathleen Smith, and Ben Stone are organizing an Open House in Green Library from 11:00am to 3:00pm. In addition to material documenting the American transcontinental railroad and railroads in the United States, this event highlights stories of other significant trains and transportation networks around the world.