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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.
January 07, 2015
Berkeley, January 7, 2015 –Berkeley Repertory Theatre docents talk about their upcoming production, X’s and O’s: A Football Love Story, in an ongoing library series. This free event is Sunday, January 25, at 2:00 pm in the third floor Community Meeting Room of the Berkeley Public Library, located at 2090 Kittredge Street. For more information about this talk, call 981-6236.
January 06, 2015
Berkeley, January 6, 2015—The Ninth Annual Berkeley Public Library Staff Art Show is on display now through February 1, 2015 at the Central Library, 2090 Kittredge Street. Artwork is on display in the Kittredge Street windows and on the first, second and fifth floors of the library. See what the talented employees of the Berkeley Public Library do when they are not at work! The show includes paintings, collage, photography, ceramics, fiber arts, woodworking, beading and other unique arts. For more information, call 510-981-6241.
January 05, 2015
Berkeley, January 5, 2015—The holidays are over but there are many who do not have their basic needs met. Many of our neighbors are fighting hunger. Join the Berkeley Public Library in this fight! The Library is partnering with the Alameda County Community Food Bank throughout January 2015.
December 30, 2014
Berkeley CA, December 30, 2014—Berkeley resident and author Jeff Chang shares his insights on Saturday January 31, 2015 at 11:00 am the Central Library’s third floor community meeting room. He will discuss his new book, Who We Be: The Colorization of America, released by St. Martin's Press in October 2014. Jeff Chang has written extensively on culture, politics, the arts and music. Who We Be remixes comic strips and contemporary art, campus protests and corporate marketing campaigns, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Trayvon Martin into a powerful, unusual and timely cultural history of the idea of racial progress. For questions regarding this program, call 510-981-6145.
December 29, 2014
Berkeley, December 29, 2014—Join the Berkeley Public Library’s Claremont Branch Book Club in discussing To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Our book club meets 6:30 - 7:45 pm on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the Claremont Branch. Then come back to view this classic film starring Gregory Peck, on Saturday, January 24 at 3:00 pm. Originally published in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird became a best-seller, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1961 and was made into an Academy Award-winning film. Lee’s only published novel, with its memorable characters, layered meaning, powerful themes and vivid depiction of racism in the Depression-era South make for a great evening’s conversation and an afternoon’s viewing.
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