A Night at the State Library Presents:
Authors Steve Swatt and Susie Swatt discuss their new book,
Paving the Way: Women’s Struggle for Political Equality in California.
Stanley Mosk Library & Courts Building, Room 500
914 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA
Steve Swatt is a veteran political analyst and public affairs executive. He is a former award-winning political reporter with twenty-five years of journalism experience with The San Francisco Examiner, United Press International in Los Angeles, and KCRA-TV (NBC) in Sacramento. Susie Swatt is a member of the National Advisory Council of the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley. She spent nearly forty years as a key staff member in the California Legislature. The Swatts are also co-authors of Game Changers: Twelve Elections that Transformed California.
California in World War I – 100th Anniversary of Armistice
This exhibit features period arms, uniforms, division flags and insignias and a gasmask to protect soldiers during combat on loan from the California State Military Museum and Center for Military History. Archival materials from the State Library include letters written by soldiers while overseas, diaries, photo albums, and photographs. The Memorial Vestibule on the first floor of the Library and Courts Building permanently commemorates Californians who served in World War I.
Location: Third Floor, Circulation Room in the Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building (914 Capitol Mall, Sacramento)
A New Way of Seeing: Inside-Out Reflections
The fine art images of Will Furman bring together a lifetime of immersion in film, drama, theater, music and photography. He has directed and photographed hundreds of film and television productions, and numerous live music shows. Each image in this series is a puzzle, drawing the viewer into a re-ordering of our sense of reality. It can be fun to explore the image and figure out its puzzling elements. Remember, everything you see in the image actually exists but not necessarily in the way it may appear.
Location: First Floor hall, Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building (914 Capitol Mall, Sacramento)
Famed street artist and graphic designer Shepard Fairey partnered with the estate of rock and roll photographer Jim Marshall to create fine art prints from Marshall’s original photographs. Each piece as crafted by Fairey is named after a civic-engagement topic and is based on an original photo taken by Marshall. The display includes five original photographs by Marshall and the five prints created by Fairey.
Location: Second Floor, Room 318 in the Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building (914 Capitol Mall, Sacramento)
Elected Women: 100 Years in California Legislature
November 2018 marks the centennial of the election of the first four women to serve in the California State Legislature. This exhibit explores the history of women in the legislature and celebrates the contributions they’ve made.
The exhibit features period 1918 clothing, suites worn by several past assemblywomen, and current Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher’s pearl necklace. Also on display are campaign material from various women, photographs, plaques, and other memorabilia.
Location: Mead Kibbey Gallery in the California State Library Building (900 N Street, Sacramento)
"Maritime Law: The Law of the Sea"
The Witkin State Law Library currently has on display various historic materials from the 17th and 18th century pertaining to maritime law, the branch of law which regulates commerce and navigation on the seas or on navigable waters. The establishment of ancient maritime codes was heavily influenced by commerce and customs at sea of the early Egyptians, Phoenicians, and Greeks.
Today, modern national and international maritime law covers a wide range of legal matters including the carriage of goods and people, maritime pollution, piracy, criminal activity, hazardous material spills, and more. The Witkin State Law Library houses several resources relevant to maritime law including maritime warfare, international law, navigation laws, maritime cases, and laws specific to the transport of people or goods by water.
The Witkin State Law Library is open to the public weekdays, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is on the 3rd floor of the Library and Courts Building at 914 Capitol Mall in Sacramento.