October 2012

Book Into Film: Minority Report

October 30, 2012

Contact: Will Marston, 510-981-6233

Berkeley Public Library invites you to a viewing of  Minority Report. Philip K. Dick’s exciting short story was turned into an equally compelling 2002 movie by Steven Spielberg, which is 145 minutes long and rated PG-13. Chief John Anderton is head of a special police unit that prevents murders before they happen. The system relies on three “pre-cogs” who can see the future.  Their record is perfect—until they foresee Chief Anderton himself committing murder. The race is on for Anderton to clear his name. Discussion group participants will read the book at home and then gather on Sunday, November 11  1:30 – 4:30 PM in the 3rd floor Community Meeting Room at Berkeley’s Central Library, 2090 Kittredge Street to view the film together. After viewing the film, participants will discuss the book, the movie and the adaptation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library (http://www.berkeleylibraryfriends.org/), this FREE Book and Film program at the Central Library takes place every other month and offers adult and teen patrons the opportunity to discuss books, films and the art of adaptation. Participation is limited and registration is recommended. Please call (510) 981-6233 to register for this program. For questions and accessibility information, call 510-981-6195, TTY 510-548-1240, http://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org

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The Art of Fumiyo Yoshikawa A Place Where Memories and Thoughts are Shared

October 16, 2012

Contact: Michele McKenzie -- phone: 510-981-6240

Bay Area artist, Fumiyo Yoshikawa, exhibits sumi-e and nihonga paintings in the Berkeley Public Library Central Catalog Lobby, 2090 Kittredge at Shattuck, downtown Berkeley, from November 5th through February 3rd.  A native of Japan, Yoshikawa uses traditional nihonga and sumi-e Japanese methods of ink painting originating in China with a spiritual basis in Zen Buddhism.  This form of expressing nature’s colors through shades of black ink has been popular in China, Korea and Japan for many centuries.  Yoshikawa continues to explore these traditional techniques in her contemporary abstract and figurative paintings on display in the exhibition.  She has exhibited extensively throughout Japan, Colorado and the Bay Area.  Yoshikawa has demonstrated the nihonga technique at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and is currently teaching sumi-e brush and watercolor painting at the Albany Community Center.  Access to the exhibit is available during the library’s open hours: Monday 12:00 – 8:00; Tuesday 10:00- 8:00; Wednesday - Saturday, 10:00 – 6:00; Sunday 1:00 – 5:00. All are invited to meet Fumiyo Yoshikawa and discuss her work during a FREE artist’s reception on Sunday afternoon, November 11th, at 2:00 pm in Berkeley Public Library’s Central Catalog Lobby. Wheelchair accessible.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library (www.berkeleylibraryfriends.org).  For more information, call 510-981-6100 or connect  www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org

Yume no Kakera 5

Yume no Kakera 5. 2011
12x29, Sumi-ink on paper, mounted on painted paper

Manazashi 2

Manazashi 2.0 2011
24x24, Sumi-ink, nihonga pigments on canvas.

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October is Funding for the Arts month!

October 15, 2012

Contact: Andrea Moss (Phone: 510-981-6151)

 

October is Funding for the Arts month!  Two free workshops at the Berkeley Public Library

Friday, October 26, 2012 Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge Street (at Shattuck)

 

  1. Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts 1:00 - 2:20 P.M., 3rd floor Community Meeting RoomLearn how to identify and work with funders supporting individual artists, explore fiscal sponsorship options, and create a step-by-step plan to find funding.  This is an 80-minute workshop taught by the Foundation Center. Class is free, but registration is required at: http://ow.ly/dZrIm
  2. Social Media Marketing 2:30 - 4:00 P.M., 3rd floor Electronic Classroom  Explore social media marketing for artists with C2Arts.com consultant Amy Kweskin. Learn how to use social media messaging to market your arts online and how free Analytics tools can measure and monitor Internet ‘Street Cred’.  Participants will identify their target markets and explore how to speak to them using Twitter and Facebook.  Attendees are encouraged to bring laptops and tablet devices to the course. Class is free, but registration is required at: http://ow.ly/dZrLZ

 

The Central Library is open Monday, 12:00 Noon - 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, 10:00A.M. - 8:00 P.M., Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M., and Sunday afternoons from 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. For questions and accessibility information, call 510-981-6195, TTY 510-548-1240, http://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.

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Meet Marty Nemko, Career Coach

October 15, 2012

Contact: Andrea Moss (Phone: 510-981-6151)

Ever wanted to meet the man behind the voice of the popular radio show Work With Marty Nemko?  Come to a free program at the Berkeley Public Library and learn “What every jobseeker and person scared of becoming one should know, and probably doesn’t.”

Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge Street (at Shattuck)
3rd floor Community Meeting Room Monday, October 22, 2012 6:00-7:30 P.M.

The Bay Guardian called Marty Nemko "The Bay Area's Best Career Coach."  Author of seven books including the recent How to Do Life: What they didn't teach you in school, Marty will share his best ideas, plus Q&A. The Central Library is open Monday, 12:00 Noon - 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, 10:00A.M. - 8:00 P.M., Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M., and Sunday afternoons from 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. For questions and accessibility information, call 510-981-6195, TTY 510-548-1240, http://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.

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Sunday Streets bring Library Treats: Music, Art and Theater at the Central Library

October 02, 2012

Contact:  Debbie Carton (Ph:  510-981-6236)

On Sunday, October 14, Shattuck Ave. will be closed to street traffic from Haste to Rose for Sunday Streets Berkeley. This festival celebrates local businesses and organizations, with performances and activities for all ages. Join the party for free hula hoop, Zumba, Pilates and yoga classes, face painting, a reading room from Moe’s Books and concerts of all sorts, from Quake City Jug Band to Cradle Duende’s “klezmenco”. Berkeley Public Library proudly presents our local youth in concert, along with theater and interactive activities for children. 11 a.m.: Chalk Drawing, ongoing throughout the day 12:30 p.m.: Cotton Candy Express: Kids, get ready for a magical, musical experience with Lori and RJ! 1:00 p.m.: Singers from Albany High’s Vocal Music program 1:30 p.m.: Three Bears in Kazoo: BPL staff present the classic tale told entirely by kazoo! 2:00 p.m.: Young People’s Symphony Orchestra members present chamber music 2:30 p.m.: Rubber Stamp Bookmarks: make a bookmark with stamps, markers and yarn 3:00 p.m.: Kairos Youth Choir: Berkeley’s premier children’s choir presents multicultural vocal music 3:30 p.m.: Boswick the Clown: Boswick the juggling clown presents a show that is “fun, funny, fast-paced and filled with interaction.” Performances and activities will take place in Library Plaza, directly in front of the Central Library, 2090 Kittredge (at Shattuck). Performances are subject to change without notice. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library (www.berkeleylibraryfriends.org). For questions regarding this program, call 510-981-6241. For accessibility information, call 510-981-6195, TTY (510) 528-1240,http://berkeleypubliclibrary.org. For more information on Sunday Streets Berkeley and a full line-up of the programs and activities planned, visit the Sunday Streets website, at www.sundaystreetsberkeley.com.

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Pitch yourself like a Pro would!

October 01, 2012

Contact: Wendy Guzman, Employment Specialist,
North Cities One Stop Development Center
510-809-1330.

Networking is a huge part of a successful job search, but it requires skills that most of us need to work hard to develop, like the ability to succinctly pitch your qualifications to relative strangers at a moment’s notice.  Get feedback on your efforts and support from others who are also seeking work in a Networking Club at the Central Library on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.  The North Cities One Stop’s  Job Club has its off- site meetings every other month in the third floor Community Meeting Room of Berkeley’s Central Library at 2090 Kittredge Street (at Shattuck Avenue). Those who attend will have an opportunity to practice their elevator speeches, learn networking techniques from professionals and connect with other job seekers. Bring business cards, any job leads that you would like to share with others and be ready to practice the fine art of self-promotion. This is a Workforce Reinvestment Act funded program that is hosted each month in various locations across Berkeley by North Cities One Stop Development Center.  For more information on this program and to RSVP (required) contact Wendy Guzman, Employment Specialist, at 510-809-1330. The Central Library is open Monday, noon-8p.m., Tuesday, 10 a.m.-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 questions and accessibility information, call 510-981-6195, TDD 510-548-1240, http://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org. Job Club Flyer

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