Watch: Making ice cream. Learning Finnish. Here are the hobbies Library staff members turned to in 2020.

We’re all in favor of being home for the holidays.

We just didn’t expect it to look quite like this.

At the UC Berkeley Library, we’ve been making the most of unusual circumstances. With the university turning to remote learning, and the library buildings closed, we have adjusted our existing services and launched new ones to support students, faculty, and scholars all over the world as the battle against COVID-19 rages on. And to distract from pandemic worries, we at the Library have taken up a range of new skills and hobbies — from making homemade ice cream (mint chip, anyone?) to teaching Arabic.

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