News

February 27, 2015

Contact: Erica Dean Glenn
Senior Librarian, Children’s Services
Berkeley Public Library
510-981-6229

February 17, 2015
Berkeley, February 17, 2015 — In its first year of operation Berkeley Public Library’s West Branch produced more energy than it used– leading to official certification as the first “net zero” library in the state and only the third municipal building of its kind in the nation. The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) is in the final stages of certification for West Branch and plans to present the West Berkeley Zero Net project during their National Conference this April in Seattle.
February 12, 2015
Berkeley, February 12, 2015—The Berkeley Public Library Annual Report covering the 2014 fiscal year is now available! This report highlights the various programs and activities of the library including a fiscal summary.
February 10, 2015
Berkeley, February 10– Berkeley Public Library welcomes the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival as they present the touring company’s production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at 2:00pm at the Central Library, 2090 Kittredge in the third floor Community Meeting Room.
February 04, 2015
Berkeley, February 4—Nationally known baritone Autris Paige explores the life of Paul Robeson through the words and songs of the great singer, actor and political activist. Paige is accompanied by pianist Lonnie Williams. This special event is one of many free public programs occurring at the Berkeley Public Library during February: African American History month. This performance takes place at South Branch Library in Berkeley on Saturday, February 2 at 1:00pm in the Community Meeting Room.
January 30, 2015
Berkeley, January 30, 2015—Visit the Berkeley Public Library this February! It is the perfect time to highlight the literary genre Romance and we offer many fun and romantic events. On February 2 at 6 pm in Central Library, meet Zeke Gerwein a young bicyclist, who loves the Earth so much he rode 3,280 miles to help fight climate change! Make Valentine’s cards with your kids at West Branch on Saturday, February 11 at 3:30 pm. The entire family makes Valentine’s cards in the Art of Kindness at South Branch on February 7 at 10:30 am.
January 30, 2015
Berkeley, January 29, 2015—Berkeley Public Library offers many fun activities and free events in February. Whether you and your child make your own Valentine card at West Branch on Wednesday, February 11 from 3:30-4:3 pm; visit Central Library to make and share Friendship pins on Saturday, February 21 at 3:00 pm; or enjoy songs, stories and fingerplays with a Valentine theme at Claremont Branch on Saturday, February 14 at 10:30-11:30 am we hope you enjoy yourself. We want to be your Valentine!
January 30, 2015
Berkeley, January 30, 2015— The Library celebrates two themes in February: African American History month and the literary genre of Romance. Professional storyteller Kirk Waller has amazing performances that cover these themes. Kirk Waller, award-winning storyteller and Director of Storytelling Programs at Stagebridge Senior Theater Company will entrance both children and adult audiences at the Berkeley Public Library in February. We invite you to listen and watch Kirk spin his tales.
January 23, 2015
Islamic Art Exhibit: Women in Islam at Berkeley Public Library Berkeley, January 23, 2015—Islamic Art Exhibit presents a group art exhibition on the theme Women in Islam at the Central Library from February 9 – April 19, 2015. Meet the artists and learn about their work during an artists’ reception on Saturday, February 14 at 2:00 pm in the third floor Community Meeting Room of the Central Library. Women in Islam highlights the rights, status and accomplishments of Muslim women through the visual arts.
January 12, 2015
Berkeley, January 12, 2014 — The Berkeley Public Library’s Brushmobile, a model of the paint-powered vehicle featured in Thacher Hurd’s classic Art Dog, will roar off into the night on January 19, 2015. You are warmly invited to come say your goodbyes, share a memory, and even take a picture with the Brushmobile and perhaps some of our Art Dog props.
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