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December 19, 2014
Berkeley CA, December 19, 2015—Ebola has been in the news lately. Should you worry? Learn the facts from Professor Art Reingold of UC Berkeley's Health who has worked on the prevention and control of infectious diseases for the past 30+ years. Professor Reingold will discuss the latest information concerning the Ebola outbreak in West Africa on Saturday, January 10 at 2:00 pm in the third floor community meeting room in the Central Library, located in downtown Berkeley. Hear about the current state of the epidemic; control efforts, the development and use of new vaccines to prevent Ebola and new drugs treatments. For questions regarding this program, call 510-981-6145.
December 19, 2014
Berkeley, December 19, 2014—Are you concerned about parking in your neighborhood? Learn the results of the yearlong goBerkeley parking pilot from City of Berkeley’s Transportation Division staff. They will ask for community feedback and facilitate a discussion about the future of parking management in Elmwood and Citywide. Mark this date in your calendar: Thursday, January 22, from 6:00 – 7:45 pm at the Claremont Branch of the Berkeley Public Library. This free event is open to the public.
December 12, 2014
Rescheduled: Earl Scheelar and Zenith New Orleans Jazz Band Bring the Sounds of New Orleans to Berkeley Public Library’s Claremont Branch Berkeley, December 12, 2014—Earl Scheelar and the Zenith Jazz Band perform on Thursday, January 8, 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!
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.
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