Please join us for a special event at Northbrae Community Church (941 the Alameda, Berkeley, CA 94707) as Civil Rights Movement champion Congressman John Lewis (D GA-5) shares insights from the second installment of his three-part graphic autobiography, March. March chronicles Lewis' lifelong struggle -- from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington to the halls of Congress -- for civil rights and justice.
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September 21-7 is Banned Books Week, let’s celebrate intellectual freedom with a community bike ride on Saturday, September 27! Pedal with us from branch-to-branch, starting at North and ending up at Central. Along the way, we’ll enjoy portions of a treasured, famous banned book: John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. You can start with us at North Branch at 10:00 and do the whole ride, or meet us at any stop along the way. The full ride will be 7 miles. Inclement weather will cancel the event.
Participants in the Berkeley Public Library Memoir Writing Workshop celebrate this second anthology with readings from their true stories about finding home in beauty salons, cemeteries, campgrounds, and other unusual places.
This free event will be held at the Berkeley Public Library, Central Branch, 2090 Kittredge St., 3rd floor Community Reading Room.
For more information please call 510-981-6150.
Join us for a free screening of The Fault In Our Stars (2014), 126 minutes. This 2014 teen choice award winner for best movie: drama is adapted from the bestselling banned book by John Green.