November 2023

November Library Happenings

November 02, 2023

Library Happenings

 

Coming Up this Week

Read to a Dog

Claremont
Thursday, Nov 2

Please call 510-981-6280 or visit the Claremont Branch to sign up.

 

Teens: Drop-in Tutoring for Math & Science

Central Teen Room
Thursday, Nov 2
4-6pm

 

Japanese Language Series: Travel in Japan

via Zoom
Thursdays
4:45pm

 

In The Stax Series: Kariktan Dance Company Celebrating Filipino Music & Dance

Central
Saturday, Nov 4

12noon

 

 

Day of the Dead Felt Embroidery

West
Saturday, Nov 4
1:30pm

 

Dia De Los Muertos Calaveras Skull Rock Decorating for Kids

Tarea Hall Pittman South
Wednesday, Nov 1
3:30pm

 

Asian American Herbalism

North
Wednesday, Nov 1
6:30pm

 

Introduction to US Citizenship Process

via Zoom
Thursday, Nov 2
1pm

 

Neverland Book Club for Adults

Claremont
Thursday, Nov 2
4pm

 

 

November Event Highlights

Local Author Talk: Richard Rothstein and Leah Rothstein

Black Repertory Group Theatre - 3201 Adeline Street (about a 10 minute walk from the Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch and right next to Ashby BART)
Tuesday, Nov 7
6:30pm

 

The Color of Law recounted how government at all levels created segregation. Just Action  describes how we can begin to undo it. This father-daughter author duo will be in conversation with one another, followed by an audience Q&A. 

Just Action was chosen by the Berkeley Public Library’s Racial Justice Advisory Group (RJAG) as the second in a series of “all staff reads." Books will be available for sale at the event.
 

Cafe Ohlone Talks: Ohlone Perspectives on Thanksgiving

Zoom
Wednesday, Nov 15
6pm

 

Every month, join mak-‘amham/Cafe Ohlone founders Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino as they discuss a topic related to East Bay Ohlone culture, experiences, and community. Through this partnership, the Berkeley community as a whole can learn about and celebrate East Bay Ohlone culture as a vital, vibrant part of the Bay Area's past, present, and future.
 

Author Event: Luisa Maria Giulanetti

North
Wednesday, Nov 15
6:30pm

 

Poet & Cal Professor Giulanetti reads from her latest, Agrodolce. This multi-genre collection explores and unravels the complexities of "home" as a physical and cultural space.

Art Talk: The World of Yayoi Kusama

West
Friday, Nov 17
2pm

 

Learn about Yayoi Kusama who has been called the most important living Japanese artist, the world's best-selling female artist, and the world's most successful living artist—and the princess of polka dots. 

 

Berkeley Repertory Theatre Docent Talk Series

Tarea Hall Pittman South

 

Come to these talks to learn more about each show and the exciting 2023-2024 season at the Rep!
 

Nov 8 - Bullrusher
Nov 22 - Harry Clarke
Jan 31- Cult of Love
March 13 - The Far Country
May 15 - Galileo
June 19 - Mother Road

Learn More
 

More Events In November

 

New Date & Location: Knitting Circle

Central - 3rd floor Community Meeting Room
1st Tuesdays - Nov 7
3:30pm

Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer's

Claremont
Monday, Nov 5
12noon

 

Mocktail Mixology

West

Tuesday, Nov 7
6:30pm

 

Container Gardening

West
Wednesday, Nov 8
5:30pm

 

In the Stax Concert with Zero Charisma

Claremont

Wednesday, Nov 8
6:30pm





 

Diabetes Health Fair

Central
Tuesday, Nov 14
10am-3pm

 

Art Talk: The Photography of Weegee
via Zoom

Tuesday, Nov 14
5:30pm

 

Monthly Skill & Idea Share

Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch
Tuesday, Nov 14
6pm

 

Every month join your neighbors in connecting, learning and resource sharing! This month explore different ways people live, work and steward together both in California and the rest of the world.

 

Indigenous Musical Story Time
North

Saturday, Nov 18
11am


Inspired by Central and South American legends of The Three Sisters - Corn, Bean and Squash - the program includes interactive songs and an introduction to playing Indigenous musical instruments.
 

 

There is always a lot going on at our Libraries with programs for a variety of interests & ages. Come browse for books and stay for a program!

More November Events

 

 

 

Programming is made possible by the support of the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library . Thank you, Friends

 

New Collection: Artist Works

 

 

Free, unlimited access to master musicians. With your Library Card, use ArtistWorks to watch a guided path of video lessons from world-class, Grammy Award-winning music professionals. All level and genres including Blues, Bluegrass, Jazz, Rock, Classical and more...
 

Music Instruction
 

New Collection: J ournals of the American Physical Society (APS)

 

A robust collection of over 400,000 scientific research papers. All issues available - from 1893 to the present!

Note: This collection must be accessed within the Library (not remotely).

APS Journals
 

New Collection: Creativebug

Experience the joy of making with thousands of award-winning video classes taught by top designers and artists.

Sign up for Creativebug for free with your library card! Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft classes.


Knitting, Crochet, Art + Design, Paper, Sewing, Quilting, Jewelry, KidsFood + Home, Holiday + Party

Start Crafting
 

Library Services Reminder


All library locations will be closed on the following days:

  • Friday, Nov 10 & Saturday, Nov 11

  • Thursday, Nov 23 & Friday, Nov 24

 

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