August 2013

Claremont Branch Book Club Reads Code Name Verity

  For immediate release August 20th, 2013


Contact: Shani Leonards
Supervising Librarian
Claremont Branch


The Berkeley Public Library’s Claremont Branch Book Club will be meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 at the Claremont Branch.  The club will be discussing the acclaimed 2012 novel Code Name Verity, written by Elizabeth Wein. Code Name Verity is the story of a young female spy captured in Nazi-occupied France. In exchange for a temporary stay of execution, she writes a confession of her activities in the Resistance. It is the story of two women who should never have crossed paths, yet were destined to become the best of friends and embark upon a covert mission that would determine which of them would live or die. Courage born of friendship, fierce hope, and surprising ironies abound in this spell-binding novel, which was called “an exciting - and affecting - female adventure story” by The Guardian. The Claremont Branch Book Club is open to everyone, and copies of the book are available for check out at the Claremont Branch Information Desk. The Claremont Library, 2940 Benvenue Avenue, Berkeley CA 94705,  is open Monday and Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00p.m., Wednesday and Thursday 12p.m.-8 p.m.., and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Wheelchair accessible. To request a sign language interpreter, real-time captioning, materials in large print or Braille, or other accommodations for these events, please call 510 981-6195 (voice) or 510 548-1240 (TTY) At least three working days notice will ensure availability. Please refrain from wearing scented products to public programs. Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library (

Verity Flyer



Free Drop-in Job Counseling

Contact:   Patricia Hoshi (Ph:  510-981-6189)

For immediate release August 16th 2013

Looking for a job? Or perhaps have a job and are not too sure that it is a job you want to stay with? Or your job is leaving the country? Come for free job counseling provided by North Cities One Stop’s counselors.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. 3rd floor Electronic Classroom Berkeley’s Central Library, 2090 Kittredge Street

Drop-in Career Counseling’s free assistance includes:

  • help with job search strategies
  • social networking tips
  • creating or improving a resume
  • interviewing
  • salary negotiation

The career counseling program takes place every 4th Wednesday of the month, from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., in the Berkeley Public Library’s third floor Electronic Classroom. For questions regarding this program, call 510-981-6148. For accessibility information, call (510) 981-6195 TTY (510) 548-1240,



Free Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

Contact:   Patricia Hoshi
(Ph:  510-981-6189)

For immediate release
August 7, 2013


Are you looking for work and need to update your resume? Or do you just want to improve the resume you have? Attend a free workshop led by expert Marilyn Tullius from Ace Words.

Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Community Meeting Room
Central Library, 2090 Kittredge Street

Does your resume ignite sparks of interest? You will receive tips on

  • handling gaps in employment
  • focusing your resume on your targeted job category, and
  • becoming clear about the dilemmas of resume writing, such as
  • one-page/two-page resumes
  • what to include/delete
  • handling dates, and
  • other issues

Resumes of various types will be discussed. Bring your resume to get feedback and suggestions to strengthen your presentation. There will be handouts with tips and remedies for common problems. This informal workshop is designed to address participant’s issues, as well as to help them take their next steps confidently.

For questions regarding this program, call 510-981-6148. For accessibility information, call (510) 981-6195 TTY (510) 548-1240,