News, Events, Exhibits
News, Events, Exhibits

Powell Library Building

Royce String Quartet

Music in the Rotunda

Friday, April 18
8 p.m.

Composed of UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music graduate students and alums, the Royce String Quartet features violinists Myroslava Khomik and Leila Nassar-Fredell, violist Alison Spieth, and cellist Sean Fischer. Winners of the 2013 Ladies Musical Club of Seattle Small Ensemble Competition and the 2013 San Diego MTAC Chamber Competition, they will perform the Haydn String Quartet Op. 76, no. 4 "Sunrise"; Shostakovich String Quartet no. 7, Op.108; and Prokofiev String Quartet no. 2, Op. 92. Admission is free, and no reservations are required.


William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

Shakespeare's Bookshelf: New Additions to the Paul Chrzanowski Collection

Wednesday, April 23
4-7 p.m.

New additions to the Paul Chrzanowski Collection will be on view during this special event, which also marks the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. Chrzanowski will give a short collector's talk at 5:30 p.m., and scenes from Shakespeare plays will be performed by actors from the Independent Shakespeare Company on the library's grounds. The largest gift ever made to the Clark Library, the Chrzanowski Collection contains books known or thought to have been read by Shakespeare as well as two Shakespeare folios, a quarto edition Henry the Sixth, and other rare books dating from 1479 to 1731. It also includes the first complete Caxton publication to enter any UC collection, his Cordyal of the Four Last Thinges of 1479. Admission is free, but registration is required by April 16.


Charles E. Young Research Library

Mapping the Los Angeles Chicana and Chicano Movement: Narratives of Conflict and Solidarity

Curators' Conversations

Wednesday, May 7

Virginia Espino, series leader in Latina and Latino history in the UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research, will talk about the center's series documenting the Los Angeles Chicana and Chicano movement. “La Batalla Está Aquí: The Chicana/o Movement in Los Angeles” consists of twenty interviews that illustrate the birth of the Chicana and Chicano generation in Southern California. In their own words, interviewees recount memories of an uprising that transformed a city and paved the way for a more equitable future for Mexican Americans. Admission is free, but reservations are requested and can be made by email.


Charles E. Young Research Library

Ester Benjamin Shifren: Hiding in a Cave of Trunks

UCLA Library Writer Series

Monday, May 19
12:30 p.m.

In her book Hiding in a Cave of Trunks: A Prominent Jewish Family’s Century in Shanghai and Internment in a WWII POW Camp, China-born Ester Benjamin Shifren relates the saga of her family’s century-long existence in Shanghai, often referred to as “the Paris of the East,” against an impressive historical background. An author, artist, musician, and dynamic speaker, Shifren served two years in the Israeli army, married a South African, and spent thirty-six years in South Africa. In 1997 she immigrated to the USA and now lives in Los Angeles. Admission is free, but reservations are requested and can be made by email or by calling 310.825.4836.