August 2011

Learn art history from anywhere with Oxford Art Online

August 11, 2011

Contact: Reference Desk
510-981-6148

How did van Gogh die? What was Judy Chicago thinking when she made The Dinner Party? Which came first: Dada or Surrealism?

Be an expert: Learn art history from anywhere with Oxford Art Online

Want answers to your art-related questions but don’t know where to start? Not sure if that Wikipedia article is accurate? All you need is a Berkeley Public Library card to explore an electronic art reference library from any computer with Oxford Art Online. Get information at your fingertips that we used to have to look in books for.

Tuesday, October 11, 6 - 7 p.m., at the Central Library’s Electronic Classroom, 2090 Kittredge @ Shattuck Ave., Berkeley

ART ONLINE Flyer

Be An Expert @ Berkeley Public Library The Berkeley Public Library has FREE online resources that you can use to develop marketable skills, conduct research, learn a language, help with homework or for entertainment -- all you need is a library card. For more info please call 510-981-6148 or visit www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org Wheelchair accessible. To request a sign language interpreter, real-time captioning, materials in large print or Braille, or other accommodations for this event, please call (510) 981-6195 (voice) or (510) 548-1240 (TTY); at least three working days will help ensure availability. Please refrain from wearing scented products to public programs.

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Need to prepare for a standardized test or a career-specific exam?

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510-981-6148

Need to prepare for a standardized test or a career-specific exam? Are you or your child preparing for a California State Assessment test? The SAT, TOEFL, GED, or U.S. Citizenship exams?  

Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 6:00-7:00 p.m. 2090 Kittredge (@ Shattuck Avenue) In the third floor electronic classroom of the Central Library

Join us and learn about free access to practice tests on these topics and more in an hour-long orientation on Learning Express Library. Find free tests, exam preparation books, career-related e-books and even multi-unit course modules designed to improve computer, writing, math, and job search skills!   Be an Expert @ Berkeley Public Library The Berkeley Public Library has FREE online resources that you can use to develop marketable skills, conduct research, learn a language, help with homework or for entertainment -- all you need is a library card.   Wheelchair accessible. To request a sign language interpreter, real-time captioning, materials in large print or Braille, or other accommodations for this event, please call (510) 981-6195 (voice) or (510) 548-1240 (TTY); at least three working days will help ensure availability. Please refrain from wearing scented products to public programs.   For more information on this series please call 510-981-6148 or visit www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org LEARN EXP2 Flyer

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Looking for help with your job search?

Contact: Reference Desk
510-981-6148

Did you know the Berkeley Public Library has a great collection of free, online tools that you can assist with a job search? Explore the range of resources the library offers for career seekers and career changers in a free, hour-long workshop.  

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

at the Central Library 2090 Kittredge @ Shattuck, Berkeley

in the third floor Electronic Classroom

Be An Expert @ Berkeley Public Library The Berkeley Public Library has FREE online resources that you can use to develop marketable skills, conduct research, learn a language, help with homework or for entertainment -- all you need is a library card.   For more info please call 510-981-6148 or visit www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org Wheelchair accessible. To request a sign language interpreter, real-time captioning, materials in large print or Braille, or other accommodations for this event, please call (510) 981-6195 (voice) or (510) 548-1240 (TTY); at least three working days will help ensure availability. Please refrain from wearing scented products to public programs. JOB SEARCH FLYER

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Find articles online learn to use magazine and newspaper databases Berkeley Public Library Online Resources

August 08, 2011

Contact: 510-981-6148
or visit www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org

 

Berkeley Central Library 3rd floor Electronic Classroom, 2090 Kittredge (at Shattuck) Saturday, September 10th, 2-3:00 p.m.

Come learn tips for finding articles on the shelves of the library and on the computer. Explore the vast array of magazines and journals available to you free and online from the Berkeley Public Library! With your Berkeley Public Library card, you can master Academic OneFile and General Onefile and locate articles, old and new!  

Be An Expert @ Berkeley Public Library

The Berkeley Public Library has FREE online resources that you can use to develop marketable skills, conduct research, learn a language, help with homework or for entertainment -- all you need is a library card.

Wheelchair accessible. To request a sign language interpreter, real-time captioning, materials in large print or Braille, or other accommodations for this event, please call (510) 981-6195 (voice) or (510) 548-1240 (TTY); at least three working days will help ensure availability. Please refrain from wearing scented products to public programs.

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Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance:

August 08, 2011

Contact:   Douglas Smith
Ph: 510-981-6195)

Join the Berkeley Public Library as we celebrate the launch of Berkeley’s acclaimed Aurora Theatre Company’s 20th anniversary season, which opens with renowned American playwright Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning A Delicate Balance.   At the Berkeley Public Library’s Central Library, 2090 Kittredge Street, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross and Aurora’s Education Director Michael Mansfield will speak about the Aurora production and lead a moderated discussion on Albee’s brutal comedy of manners, which won the Pulitzer after its 1966 Broadway premiere.  A Delicate Balance plays September 2 through October 9 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley.   A Delicate Balance is a sharp, witty examination on the limits of our responsibility to others, including family and friends, how hard it is to hold everything together, and how easily everything can all fall apart. Aurora Theatre Company Artistic Director Tom Ross helms a remarkable cast, including Aurora co-founder Ken Grantham, the company’s first leading lady Kimberly King, Jamie Jones, and Bay Area favorites Anne Darragh, Charles Dean, and Carrie Paff.   Aurora Theatre Company offers challenging, literate, intelligent stage works to the Bay Area, each year increasing its reputation for top-notch theater. Located in the heart of the Downtown Berkeley Arts District, Aurora Theatre Company has been called “one of the most important regional theaters in the area” and “a must-see midsize company” by the San Francisco Chronicle, while The Wall Street Journal has “nothing but praise for the Aurora.” The Contra Costa Times stated “perfection is probably an unattainable ideal in a medium as fluid as live performance, but the Aurora Theatre comes luminously close,” while the San Jose Mercury News affirmed “[Aurora Theatre Company] lives up to its reputation as a theater that feeds the mind.”     Berkeley’s Central Library is open Monday 12 noon until 8 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m. till 5 p.m.  For more info please call 510-981-6195 or visit www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org. Wheelchair accessible. To request a sign language interpreter or other accommodations for this event, please call (510) 981-6195 (voice) or (510) 548-1240 (TTY); at least three working days will help ensure availability. Please refrain from wearing scented products to public programs. # # # # #    

Kitka Trio at the Library

August 05, 2011

Contact:   Lynn Murdock Librarian
Art & Music Department

510-981-6237

As part of the 4th Annual Downtown Berkeley MusicFest, the Berkeley Public Library proudly presents a free noontime concert featuring Kitka Trio on Thursday, August 25 at 12:15pm.  Three singers from Bay Area women’s vocal ensemble Kitka will perform their exquisite choral harmonies from Eastern Europe and beyond. The program takes place at the Central Berkeley Public Library, 5th Floor, 2090 Kittredge Street, which is wheelchair accessible. For questions regarding this program, call 510-981-6241 or visit www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.  This FREE event is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library.  For accessibility information, call 510-981-6109, TTY 510-528-1240.   Ching Chang of the San Francisco Bay Times writes “Kitka’s songs are hauntingly beautiful, simple, yet otherworldly.  The rich sound these women produce resonates as if energized by the universe itself, as if it were calling all live beings and still matter into togetherness and unity.” Read more about the group at www.kitka.org.

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