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.
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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.
The Berkeley Public Library North Branch Commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the East Bay Hills Fire with Risa Nye, author of the memoir There Was A Fire Here
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.
September 14, 2016
Berkeley CA, September 14, 2016—Author Cecile Pineda reads from her upcoming book, Three Tides: Writing at the Edge of Being, and shares 40 years of the writing life, the breakthroughs, the discouragements, and the daily practice. Professor Marcial González, UC Berkeley Dept. of English, and author of Chicano Novels and the Politics of Form: Race, Class, and Reification will introduce her. There will be time for discussion and book signings after the reading. This free reading occurs Saturday, September 24, 2016, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm, at the Central Berkeley Public Library at 2090 Kittredge St., in the third Floor Community Meeting Room. For questions regarding this program, call 510-981-6150.
September 12, 2016
Berkeley, CA. September 12, 2016—Berkeley Public Library is participating in a multi-library initiative aimed at bringing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) literacy to public libraries called Cornerstones of Science. Over the next two years, we will be looking at ways that we can further integrate science-related activities and resources into our library’s daily operations. With the assistance of Brandeis University, the Library is surveying our patrons to better understand how you use the library and to gain your perspective on how the Library can support science literacy on a daily basis.
September 09, 2016
Berkeley CA. September 9, 2016—The Board of Library Trustees is pleased to announce it has named Heidi Dolamore Director of Library Services for the Berkeley Public Library; she will start on September 30, 2016. “Heidi Dolamore's experience, professional capabilities, and personal qualities will make her an outstanding leader for our Library,” said BOLT President Julie Holcomb, “I could not be more pleased!”