September 2013

Cozy Author Visit with Elisa Kleven, Children’s Book Author and Illustrator

September 26, 2013

For Immediate Release

Contact:   Erica Dean Glenn Senior Librarian,
Children’s Department 510-981-6223

Bring your little one and listen to a cozy story when Elisa Kleven, author and/or illustrator of over 30 books for children, visits the Berkeley Public Library’s Central Children’s Library, on the 4th floor of the Central Library, 2090 Kittredge Street, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2013.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library, this free program will feature Elisa reading her newest picture book, Cozy Light, Cozy Night, and share original art work and sketches. Children ages 3-7 and their families are welcome. Learn about how a picture book is created, from idea to finished product. 

Elisa will also conduct an interactive drawing and story-making session which aims to bring out the inner artist and author in everyone! Eliza Kleven has received several awards and honors for her work in Children’s Literature.

Her intricate and colorful illustrations have graced many books, including Abuela by Arthur Dorros, The Weaver by Thacher Hurd, and De Colores and other Latin American Folk Songs for Children, selected and translated by Jose-Luis Orozco. She has also authored and illustrated picture books such as The Paper Princess, Sun Bread, and Glasswing: A Butterfly’s Tale. 

The Central Library is open Monday, noon-8 p.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, TTY 510-548-1240, http://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.

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Filipino and Native American Canoe Building: Culture and Traditions

September 25, 2013

For Immediate Release

CONTACT:  Isobel Schneider, Berkeley Public Library
510-981-6150, ischneider@ci.berkeley.ca.us

Mylene A. Cahambing
mylene@bangkajourney.com
510-907-9697 voicemail/text

 

Balik sa Dagat Bangka Journey and friends will present their programs, cultures, and traditions through video, slides, dance and discussion at the Berkeley Public Library. A 9-ft Ti’at canoe will be on display. The program will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2013, 2-4 pm in the 3rd floor Community Meeting Room, Central Branch, 2090 Kittredge St., Berkeley.

Balik sa Dagat Bangka Journey is a group of Filipinos/Filipino-Americans, mixed heritage people and the Indigenous Peoples of the Pacific Northwest, who have gathered to revitalize the cultural heritage and traditions necessary for healing as individuals, family and community members.

Balik sa Dagat Bangka Journey uses cultural development activities to engage the community in research about building the watercraft of the Philippines. They provide hands-on training sessions on carving, poetry, music and dance and the integration of ceremonial honoring of our Waters and the vessel that can transport us across waters.

The program presenters are L. Frank from the Tongva and Ajachmem tribes, an artist, author, tribal scholar, and cartoonist who will present a slideshow about tongva and ti'at canoes; Mylene Amoguis Cahambing , born in the Philippines and raised in the Bay Area, former foster care public health nurse, and cultural health educator, will present videos about Balik sa Dagat Bangka Journey; Alexis Canillo, Filipino-Bisayan and Pomo/Coast Miwok, artist, musician, and retired youth counselor, will present a performance piece with dance and slides; Baylan Megino, Filipina-American, consultant in Marketing and Social Media, will moderate the discussion and Q & A period. 

L. Frank has exhibited her artwork in museums and galleries internationally and is the author of two books, Acorn Soup, a book of cartoons, and First Families: A Photographic History of California Indians, both published by Heyday Books.  She is the co-founder of Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival.

Mylene Amoguis Cahambing is a descendant of Bisayans from the Bohol and Cebu islands. She is the lead coordinator/blogger of Balik sa Dagat Bangka Journey: http://bit.ly/bangkajourney

Alexis Canillo, was one of the first students to start a Filipino-American student group at UC Santa Cruz.

Baylan Megino is the Owner/CEO at WLA Global, Editor at Social Media for Business Marketing and Filipino Daily, and Principal at White Light Associates.

For more information, please call 510-981-6148.

The Central Library is open Monday, noon-8 p.m., Tuesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m.-5 p.m.  For questions and accessibility information, call 510-981-6195, TTY 510-548-1240, berkeleypubliclibrary.org

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Free Drop-in Job Counseling

September 18, 2013

For immediate release

Contact:   Patricia Hoshi (Ph:  510-981-6189)

 

Looking for a job? Or perhaps have a job and are not too sure that it is a job you want to stay with? Or your job is leaving the country? Come for free job counseling provided by North Cities One Stop’s counselors.

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013, at 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. 3rd floor Electronic Classroom Berkeley’s Central Library, 2090 Kittredge Street

Drop-in Career Counseling’s free assistance includes:

  • help with job search strategies
  • social networking tips
  • creating or improving a resume
  • interviewing
  • salary negotiation

The career counseling program takes place every 4th Wednesday of the month, from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., in the Berkeley Public Library’s third floor Electronic Classroom. For questions regarding this program, call 510-981-6148. For accessibility information, call (510) 981-6195 TTY (510) 548-1240, http://berkeleypubliclibrary.org.

 

Free Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

September 18, 2013

For immediate release

Contact:   Patricia Hoshi
(Ph:  510-981-6189)

 

Are you looking for work and need to update your resume? Or do you just want to improve the resume you have? Attend a free workshop led by expert Marilyn Tullius from Delta Strategies for Marketing.

Monday, September 30th at 6 p.m. 3rd floor Community Meeting Room Berkeley’s Central Library, 2090 Kittredge Street,

Does your resume ignite sparks of interest? You will receive tips on

  • handling gaps in employment
  • focusing your resume on your targeted job category, and
  • becoming clear about the dilemmas of resume writing, such as - one-page/two-page resumes -  what to include/delete - handling dates, and - other issues

Resumes of various types will be discussed. Bring your resume to get feedback and suggestions to strengthen your presentation.  There will be handouts with tips and remedies for common problems. This informal workshop is designed to address participant’s issues, as well as to help them take their next steps confidently. For questions regarding this program, call 510-981-6148. For accessibility information, call (510) 981-6195 TTY (510) 548-1240, http://berkeleypubliclibrary.org.

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Traditional Art of Bali: Myth & Magic

September 12, 2013

Contact:  Jef Findley (Ph: 510-981-6142)

For Immediate Release
August 30, 2013

 

Please join us for a presentation and display on the traditional art of Bali as collected by Professor Joseph Fischer.  The presentation will be at Berkeley’s Central Library, 2090 Kittredge St (& Shattuck Ave) from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday September 28. The accompanying display is at Berkeley’s Central Library, 2090 Kittredge St (& Shattuck Ave) from September 3 to October 15, 2013.  Professor Fischer is a former lecturer at U.C Berkeley, Rangoon University (Burma) and Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia), and is author of five books on Indonesian art.  Topics will include traditional myths, folktales and episodes from the Mahabharata and the Ramayana as they relate to the exhibits on display. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the free program is intended for those of all ages. The Central Library is open Monday from 12 p.m. until 8 p.m., Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  For questions and accessibility information, call 510-981-6195, TDD 510-584-1240, http://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.

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An Introduction to Finding Funders for Art Organizations and Individual Artists

For Immediate Release
September 4, 2013

Contact: Collin Weber
(Tel: 510-981-6151)

 

The Foundation Center will present An Introduction to Finding Funders for Art Organizations and Individual Artists. Following this introductory course, Jayna Swartzman will speak about the Center for Cultural Innovation’s grants and resources available for individual artists and art nonprofit organizations. Both parts of the event will take place Friday, October 4, 2013 from 3:00-5:30 PM, PST, at the Central Library at 2090 Kittredge St., Berkeley, in the 3rd Floor Community Meeting Room. Part One: Introduction to Finding Funders for Art organizations and individual artists. This session provides an introduction to the Foundation Center's comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your art organization's funding needs. Another database, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, is the only online resource devoted exclusively to foundations that support the needs of individuals. This class will help you to find accurate, up-to-date information on foundations that fund individual artists. Part Two: Discover How the Center for Cultural Innovation Can Support Your Art Join with Jayna Swartzman, Program Director Bay Area for the Center for Cultural Innovation to learn about programs, grants and resources made available for individual artists and art nonprofit organizations. CCI provides direct support for art agencies and individual artist in all disciplines and career stages to build capacity and skills for success. Three grant programs, an incubator service, benefit opportunities for artists, upcoming workshops and other resources are discussed. Preregistration is suggested at: http://grantspace.org/Classroom/Training-Calendar/San-Francisco/finding-funders-for-the-arts-discover-the-center-for-cultural-innovation-2013-10-4-berkeley-ca For more program information call 510-981-6148 or connect towww.berkeleypubliclibrary.org. The Central Library is open Monday, noon-8 p.m., Tuesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m.-5 p.m.  For questions and accessibility information, call 510-981-6195, TTY 510-548-1240, http://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org

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