June 2011

Self Check Implementation

June 17, 2011

Contact: Megan McArdle
Phone: 510-981-6124

The Berkeley Public Library is pleased to announce that we have completed the implementation of our new self-check and security system upgrades. The new systems will provide our patrons with a faster, easier and more intuitive self-check experience while still keeping our collections secure. The new systems include software and security equipment from Bibliotheca-ITG (Norcross, GA) and new self-check software from Innovative Interfaces (Emeryville, CA). Staff will be on hand in the first few weeks after implementation, eager to show patrons how to use these new self-check stations, located throughout the main library and at our branches.  


End of Life Planning Workshop at the Berkeley Public Library

June 08, 2011

Contact: Andrea Mullarkey
Ph: 510-981-6144

Berkeley Public Library invites you to a free 1-hour workshop about end-of-life planning at 12:00 on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 in the 3rd floor Community Meeting Room at Berkeley’s Central Library, 2090 Kittredge Street. Responsible end-of-life planning can save heartache and help preserve family legacy. Yet facing end-of-life decisions for one’s family members or oneself can feel scary, awkward and confusing. Come learn about the basics in a one hour presentation by Jennifer Kern, JD, MA. This free educational program at the Central Library will provide patrons with basic information about important topics including advanced health care directives, wills, probate, powers of attorney for finances and more. 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.

End of Life - Flyer Final

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