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Exhibitions & Events: Past Events


February 1, 2021 - 12:00am to February 28, 2021 - 11:45pm

black history month

Join us for a film screening, exhibit, special guests and more.


February 26, 2021 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Dr. Cornel West

Lecture and Panel discussion with Dr. Cornel West. Sponsored by Diversity & Equity Innovation Grant.


February 8, 2021 - 12:00am to February 18, 2021 - 12:00am

wooden carved heart and flowers on cloth

This February, you can celebrate Black History Month and Black joy by reimagining the past with romance. For Valentine’s Day, check out these delightful romance novels – some sweet, some steamy – all with Black love at their heart.


February 9, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Gary Powers Jr.

A presentation by Gary Powers, Jr., author of Letters from a Soviet Prison (2017) and Spy Pilot (2019)


February 5, 2021 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Jamaica and Tamarindo: Afro-Tradition in the Heart of Mexico

Screening and presentation of Ebony Bailey’s documentary Jamaica and Tamarindo: Afro-Tradition in the Heart of Mexico, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and the panel discussion, “Environmental Racism, Gender, and Black Place-Making in Mexico's Costa Chica.”


December 2, 2020 - 12:00am to December 16, 2020 - 12:00am

study break

Finals got you stressed out? The Oviatt Library has you covered.


November 18, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm


Learn how to access detailed, high resolution aerial photography for the whole Los Angeles region.


November 18, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am


Learn how to create compelling, easy-to-read data maps at the local, state, or national scale with PolicyMap.


September 22, 2020 - 12:00pm to November 3, 2020 - 8:00pm


The Library’s NVRD webpage is designed to celebrate the privilege of participating in our democracy and to provide resources to support voter registration.


October 29, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

phone receiving news

Learn about the dangers of fake news intended to mislead and deceive the public about the facts in this two-part teach-in.