Party-goers gathered at the base of Geisel Library at UC San Diego on Friday to attend a birthday party for Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel.
The birthday extravaganza was open to all students and Dr. Seuss fans to honor the prolific children's book author on what would have been his 109th birthday (Born March 2, 1904.) Dr. Seuss was a former La Jolla and supporter of the university.
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UCSD Chancellor Pradeep Khosla and librarian Brian E.C. Schottlaender handed out cake and greeted attendees. It was estimated that 2,000 pieces of cake were handed out.
In addition, the Teeny Tiny Pit Orchestra, directed by the Library’s Scott Paulson, performed The Cat in the Hat Songbook.
The Geisel Library holds the largest collection of original Dr. Seuss works. An exhibit from the Mandeville Special Collections Library’s Dr. Seuss Collection are currently on view through March 18 in Geisel Library.