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Jacqueline Briggs Martin, author of Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious

September 20, 2014 - 4:00pm

Meet Children's Book Author Jacqueline Briggs Martin as she reads from and discusses her newest picture book: Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious.Martin is the author of the Caldecott Award winning picture book Snowflake Bentley and the critically acclaimed Farmer Will Allen and the Growing TableAlice Waters and the Trip to Delicious is a picture book biography of the Berkeley legend, chef, author, food activist, and restaurateur and how, as a child, she started her quest for delicious food, and how that dream expanded to her mission for all children to enjoy tasty, nutritious, and healthy food. 

Ages 5-8

Berkeley Old Time Music Convention Comes to Berkeley Public Library

September 20, 2014 - 10:15am

W.B. Reid and Bonnie Zahnow present old-time country songs and fiddle tunes, string blues music from Mississippi and Memphis, and Mexican songs and dance tunes. Come hear their sweet harmonies on fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and their own voices at this concert for children through the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention.

*Note early start time of 10:15am*


Research & Learning for Kids

Online information, library-approved!

Find newspaper and magazine articles, online encyclopedias and more for your research. Access information anytime!



Discover & Go
Spend the day gliding through an art museum, learning more about science, observing animals or playing pinball on a vintage pinball machine! Discover & Go provides Berkeley Public Library card holders (adult and senior cards only) access to free passes to amazing venues throughout the Bay Area.

Downloads & Streaming

Access ebooks, audiobooks, stream music and read magazines. Download (or stream), listen or read on your computer, ereader, smart phone or tablet.



Read or listen to children's books. Check out up to 7 at a time from our expanded collection.


National Geographi Virtual Library

Read National Geographic magazines online from 1888 to today.

Reading Recommendations for Kids


Find your next favorite book! Search by reading level, genre, topic, read-alikes and more.


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