Berkeley Public Library presents Tech Week, March 2-9, 2019

February 13, 2019

Sarah Dentan
Berkeley Public Library

Berkeley Public Library presents Tech Week, March 2-9, 2019

Berkeley, CA – February 13, 2019 – As part of the Cornerstones: STEM at Berkeley Public Library initiative, Berkeley Public Library presents Tech Week from Saturday, March 2 through Saturday, March 9, 2019. Cornerstones: STEM at Berkeley Public Library makes Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics accessible to wide audiences. Every Berkeley Public Library location will feature programs for a variety of ages relating to various aspects of technology.

Tech Week kicks off with a Fixit Clinic at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 2 at Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch. Bring your damaged items in and our team of fixers will help you get them running again! Other hands-on programs include a Teen Soldering Workshop at North Branch at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, March 5, and learning about model rockets and making paper airplanes with the Cal Rocket Club at West Branch at 4:30 pm on Friday, March 8. Also at West Branch, try Virtual Reality for All Ages at 5:30 pm on Thursday, March 7, and at the Central Library, children ages 6-10 can Code Your Own Star Wars Game on Friday, March 8 (registration required).

On Wednesday, March 6, Claremont Branch partners with Cal NERDS (New Experience for Research and Diversity in Science) for a screening and discussion of Inventing Tomorrow, a documentary about teens making a difference with STEM at 2:30 pm. Also on March 6, North Branch hosts author Keith A. Spencer, discussing his book A People’s History of Silicon Valley at 6:30 pm.

Regular storytimes at all locations will feature STEM themes this week; check our calendar for details.

Two feature films round out Tech Week’s offerings: Claremont Branch will show a techno thriller told entirely through the main character’s computer, on Wednesday, March 6 at 5:30 pm; and on Saturday, March 9, North Branch will show a family favorite about a boy who keeps his brother’s science legacy alive while joining forces with his friends in order to save the world at 2:00 pm.

Finally, Berkeley Public Library hosts a Mini Maker Faire at the Central Library Commons on Saturday, March 9th. Meet local tech companies and Bay Area innovators presenting hands on activities from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. All ages are welcome!

Cornerstones: STEM at Berkeley Public Library is made possible in part by the support of the Stephen M. Silberstein Foundation and the Berkeley Public Library Foundation. Additional funding for programs is provided by Friends of Berkeley Public Library.

The Central Library is located at 2090 Kittredge Street and is open Monday, noon – 8:00 pm; Tuesday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; and Sunday from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Branch Libraries are open: Monday, 10:00am-6:00 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00am-8:00pm, Thursday 12noon -8:00pm, and Friday and Saturday, 10:00am-6:00pm.

Wheelchair accessible. For questions, to request a sign language interpreter or other accommodations for this event, please call (510) 981-6195 (voice) or (510) 548-1240 (TTY); at least five working days will help ensure availability. Please refrain from wearing scented products to public programs. Visit the library’s website: