Special

Banned Books Week Bike Tour

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.

 

No Place Like It: Memoir Readings and Book Launch from the Memoir Writing Workshop@Central CMR

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.

 

Pedal Inn Presents: Bike Camping 101 @CentralCMR

The Bay Area offers some of the most captivating nature destinations (and bike rides) anywhere, attracting camping and cycling enthusiasts from all over the world. Berkeley Public Library invites Nick and Lindy of Pedal Inn to share their knowledge and love of bike camping in the Bay Area. Find out what to pack, where to go, and how to eat incredibly well when you get there (without an ice chest!). Test ride one of Pedal Inn’s fully loaded touring bikes, check out the best of bike camping and camp kitchen gear, and get answers to all your bike camping questions.

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