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Picnic Day, 1966

Stop by Shields on Picnic Day!

Don’t miss the Library Open House from 11am-2pm on Picnic Day, this Saturday, April 22! All activities take place in the main lobby of Shields.

  • Davis 1917-2017: Celebrating 100 Years of Community: Celebrate the city centennial with a visit to this exhibition from our Special Collections, which brings historic Davis to life. Take home a free postcard of historic downtown Davis!
  • Paint the town: Coloring sheets of the City of Davis will be available for kids of all ages (colored pencils provided, too).
  • Campus Memories: Explore the history of UC Davis through historic maps, a video of Picnic Day 1939, a slideshow from the University Archives and issues of The Aggie from decades past.
  • Special Collections Spotlight: Rare Folios and Select Items from the Isao Fujimoto Papers: Learn more about Picnic Day Parade Marshal Isao Fujimoto in this special one-day exhibition (and if you enjoy it, don’t forget to give it your vote for a Picnic Day Exhibit Award!)
  • Celebrate Earth Day:  Pick up free environmental, agricultural and biological science book covers – beautiful for decorations or crafts.
  • Label This: Check out an interactive display about Label This, the library’s historic wine labels crowdsourcing site, featuring 5,000+ labels collected by legendary former professor Maynard Amerine.

Oh yeah, and we’ll have free cookies, too, while supplies last – so come early!


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