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November 07, 2016
Berkeley, CA. November 7, 2016—The Holidays can be stressful. Join us at the Berkeley Public Library’s Claremont Branch on Tuesday, December 6 at 7:00pm, when Angela Madonia leads us in yoga postures that support releasing tension while stretching, balancing and strengthening the body in a gentle and supportive way. Movement, breath exercises and mindfulness meditation techniques will be presented simply and accessibly. Leave with some tools for those moments when you want to calm your system and to reconnect. With yourself. Call for more information about this intergenerational program at 510-981-6280.
November 07, 2016
Berkeley, CA. November 7, 2016—Kids! Curious about coding? The Berkeley Public Library is hosting Kids Learn Coding at the Claremont Branch on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 3:45pm. Children 10-13 years-old are invited to explore the basics, and beyond, of coding in this hour-long free workshop! Simon Maude, a computer science student at UC Berkeley will use Udacity, a user-friendly online coding learning site that is fun and educational. Space is limited. For registration and questions regarding this program, call 510-981-6280.
November 01, 2016
Berkeley. CA. November 1, 2016—Support the Berkeley Public Library as a member of the Board of Library Trustees. The City is currently accepting applications to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Board. If you are a Berkeley resident passionate about libraries, we encourage you to apply. Learn more about the City of Berkeley’s application and interview process for Board and Commission members by visiting the City’s website. Information on responsibilities of the Board of Library Trustees can be found here.
October 20, 2016
Berkeley, CA. October 20—Is your inner artist just bursting to break free and express itself? This is your chance to liberate your artistic self while maintaining a healthy financial life in the process. Join us Saturday, November 5, 2:00-3:30 pm in our third floor Community Meeting Room at the Central Library as local author, artist, and entrepreneur JoAnneh Nagler shares her new book How to be an Artist. Nagler presents a fascinating discussion of life as an artist, including work-life balance, making ends meet in art, and creating time for one's art. Signed books will be available for purchase after the talk. For questions regarding this free program, call 510-981-6148.
October 20, 2016
Berkeley, CA. October 20, 2016 – In light of the recent hurricane damage in Haiti, the country is in the headlines again. Coincidentally, Haiti is the subject of our ongoing series, featuring docents from the Berkeley Repertory Theatre talking about its current production, The Last Tiger in Haiti. This free lecture is Monday, October 24, at 4:00 pm at Central Library, at 2090 Kittredge (at Shattuck) in the third floor Community Meeting Room.
October 18, 2016
Berkeley, CA. October 18—You normally think of a library as a place to go to stretch your mind. We invite you to stretch your body, as well. We are offering free yoga classes on three Tuesdays: November 1, 15 and the 22; from 2:00-3:00pm at the Claremont Branch of Berkeley Public Library, located at 2940 Benvenue and Ashby Avenue. This three-session class will be offered again on January 3, 10, and the 17, 2017, perfect for starting the New Year refreshed.
September 20, 2016
Berkeley, CA. September 20, 2016- Carine Elkhoraibi and the UC Davis Department of Poultry Health and Food Safety Epidemiology present a fascinating workshop and Q&A session designed to help people get started with raising chickens in their backyards. Join us on Saturday, October 15th from 2-4 PM in the 3rd floor Community Meeting Room of the Central Library, 2090 Kittredge Street (at Shattuck) and learn how to raise your backyard chickens in a way that's humane, conforms to laws and respects neighbors.
September 20, 2016
Berkeley, September 20th, 2016 – The Berkeley Public Library will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the East Bay Hills Fire by welcoming author Risa Nye to the North Branch on Thursday October 20th, 2016. Nye will be reading from her memoir There Was a Fire Here, published by She Writes Press. The free event will begin at 6:30pm.
September 19, 2016
For seven years Diana Lorence lived a hidden life in an un-electrified, twelve-by-twelve-foot house she built herself, hidden in the woods of Northern California, in a world lit only by fire. Ms. Lorence will be accompanied by her husband, a director and ambassador of the Thoreau Society, as they speak of “Tiny Houses and the Legacy of Walden” on Saturday, October 1, at 3:00 PM at the Berkeley Public Library at 2090 Kittredge Street, in Berkeley.
September 14, 2016
Berkeley, CA. September 14, 2016—If you have a small business you absolutely need a blog, but you need to do it right, says Karma Bennet, digital marketing and publicity strategist. The Library is sponsoring a free workshop on how to write professional blog on Tuesday, October 11, from 6:00-7:30 pm. This free training will be in the third floor Community Meeting Room in the Central Library located at 2090 Kittredge (at Shattuck) in downtown Berkeley. For questions regarding this program, call 510-981-6148.
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