March 03, 2015
Berkeley, March 2, 2015—The Berkeley Public Library’s Claremont Branch welcomes Alameda County Master Composter and Bay-Friendly Gardener, Lori Caldwell, for two spring programs: Gardening 101 on Wednesday March 4 at 6:30pm and Eat What You Grow on Wednesday March 11 at 6:30pm.
February 27, 2015
Berkeley, February 26, 2015—Beginning March 2, advanced reservations can be made to use the Berkeley Public Library’s Claremont Branch flexible programming space. The space is available Tuesday evenings from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm. The first available date to reserve the space is Tuesday, March 17. Reservations are free to Berkeley-based community groups, organizations and government agencies. The flexible programming space is located at the rear of the Children’s area and has space for three tables and chairs for up to 25 attendees.
February 27, 2015
Berkeley, February 27—Celebrate the Persian New Year, Nowruz, with the Berkeley Public Library and the Golden Thread Fairytale Players with 21 Days that Change the Year, a free performance for the entire family. The Golden Thread Fairytale Players, the first American theatre company focused on the Middle East, perform Saturday, March 14 at 11:00am in the third floor Community Meeting Room, Central Library at 2090 Kittredge. Fusing history and literature with contemporary arts, 21 Days That Change the Year offers a multi-cultural event providing children and their families with the richness of Middle Eastern arts and culture. Call 510-981-6223 for more information.
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.
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