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December 09, 2014
Ten Ways to Be A Healthier, Happier You in 2015 at the Claremont Branch Library Berkeley, December 9, 2014 –Join Dr. Shayna Orfus N.D. for a practical and interactive discussion on cultivating more vitality and well-being in 2015. This free event is Saturday, January 10 at 10:30 am at the Claremont Branch Library, located at 2940 Benvenue Ave, Berkeley. Dr. Shayna Orfus N.D. is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Yoga Instructor who practices naturopathic medicine in Berkeley with a focus on Naturopathic Mental Health Care. Addressing the foundations of health from a holistic lens, she will explore tools to improve physical, mental and emotional health. Leave this talk with an action plan to bring a greater sense of wellness into your life for the New Year. For questions regarding this program, call 510-981-6280.
November 25, 2014
Your ‘Lucky Day’ at the Berkeley Public Library Berkeley, November 25, 2014—The Berkeley Public Library unveiled its latest new service, the ‘Lucky Day’ Collection, at all five locations, offering library users the chance to find in-demand books, movies and music when they visit. The collection includes materials for all users, from the youngest child to adult and everyone in-between. “This is a really fun way for users to get excited about what we offer in a more immediate way; the thrill of finding a popular ‘treasure’ on the shelf without waiting through a hold list is really exciting for our community,” says Rachel MacNeilly, the Library’s Collection Development, Adult and Teen Services Manager.
November 25, 2014
Berkeley, November 25, 2014—Berkeley Public Library is introducing a new service for the homebound—Books by Mail. We will send out books, movies and other library materials through the United States Postal Service. After use, patrons or caregivers simply mail the materials back to us with the convenient reusable packages. Pre-paid postage is included. Interested patrons need to fill out the application found on our website.
November 17, 2014
Berkeley, November 4, 2014—Earl Scheelar and the Zenith Jazz Band perform on Thursday, December 11, from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm at the Claremont Branch of the Berkeley Public Library, at 2940 Benvenue @ Ashby in Berkeley. Earl Scheelar has led several bands, composed, and played coronet and clarinet for over 60 years. Founded in the1980s, the Zenith Jazz Band plays throughout the Bay Area and records their version of traditional jazz favorites. This concert will have you dancing in the stacks!
November 17, 2014
Berkeley, November 17, 2014 –Ring in the winter with the women’s vocal ensemble Musae. This talented musical group presents Pastime in Good Company on Saturday, December 6, from 12 noon to 1 pm at the Central Library, 2090 Kittredge (at Shattuck) in the Art & Music department on the fifth floor. This joyous concert celebrates the spirit of the season with songs that range from works heard in Henry VIII’s court to jazzy arrangements of favorite carols.
November 17, 2014
Musae presents Holiday Concert at Berkeley Public Library Berkeley, November 17, 2014 –Ring in the winter with the women’s vocal ensemble Musae. This talented musical group presents Pastime in Good Company on Saturday, December 6, from 12 noon to 1 pm at the Central Library, 2090 Kittredge (at Shattuck) in the Art & Music department on the fifth floor. This joyous concert celebrates the spirit of the season with songs that range from works heard in Henry VIII’s court to jazzy arrangements of favorite carols. In between are forays into Armenian, Estonian, Latvian, and Swedish holiday music.
November 05, 2014
Berkeley, November 5 – The holidays are just around the corner. Get in the spirit by making scented ornaments and gift tags. Library staff will show you how at Berkeley Public Library on Monday, November 17, 2014, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 2090 Kittredge (at Shattuck) in the third floor Community Meeting Room. During this free crafts activity, you will make cinnamon-scented ornaments; as well as learn creative inexpensive ways to wrap your holiday gifts. Supplies will be provided and everyone goes home with samples and instructions. All ages are welcome. Space is limited so call 981-6121 for reservations.
November 05, 2014
Berkeley, November 5 – The holidays are just around the corner. Get in the spirit by making scented ornaments and gift tags. Library staff will show you how at Berkeley Public Library on Monday, November 17, 2014, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 2090 Kittredge (at Shattuck) in the third floor Community Meeting Room. During this free crafts activity, you will make cinnamon-scented ornaments; as well as learn creative inexpensive ways to wrap your holiday gifts. Supplies will be provided and everyone goes home with samples and instructions. All ages are welcome. Space is limited so call 981-6121 for reservations.
October 21, 2014
Berkeley, October 22— Writers and Libraries go together. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is celebrating its 16th year of empowering diverse voices and building creative writing communities around the world. NaNoWriMo challenges people to write 50,000 words of a novel in the 30 days of November. This year Berkeley Public Library and NaNoWriMo encourage potential novelists to come write in the Library. Sign-up now on NaNoWriMo.org and come to the official NaNoWriMo kick-off at Central Library in the third floor community meeting room on November 1, 2014 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Meet other writers there and start on your novel.
October 21, 2014
Berkeley, October 22—November is National Novel Writing Month around the world and Berkeley Public Library wants to inspire the writer (and reader) in all of us. We have two best-selling authors speaking this month. One has written and illustrated many popular children’s books. The other, is a relative newcomer, but on her way to publishing her second book.
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