Book Discussions/Events

Book discussion, author talks, Friend's book sales, Foundation events that are free and open to public.

Stumbling Stone @North

Giving voice to forgotten victims of the Nazis, a presentation: Stumbling Stone with East Bay authors Rudi Raab and Julie Freestone and music by Rebecca Rust, cello and Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon.

Rudi Raab, a retired Berkeley police officer, and Julie Freestone, a former Bay Area newspaper reporter, will share the mystery of one German who resisted the Nazis and paid dearly for his rebellion. Rebecca Rust and Friedrich Edelmann will showcase music by Jewish composers who fled the Nazis.

~Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library~

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Drop-in eReader Help

Do you have an eReader, a tablet, or want to read books on your phone? Did you know you can check out electronic editions of library books for free? Bring the device that you want to read on to this event and staff will show you how to use it to download books and other materials from the Library website. 

This event occurs on the following dates and times at the Central Library:
Saturday, 1/11, 1-3 PM
Tuesday, 1/14, 5-7 PM
Tuesday, 1/21, 2-4 PM


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Books & Brownies @THPS

Teens: write book reviews - get brownies!

That's right - free delicious brownies for book loving teens. Write reviews of your favorite books (or movies or music) for our teen reviews page. Or warn other teens about things that weren't any good. Bring reviews already written or take turns recording a review to be transcribed later. For each review you do you get a free brownie.

Want to know what we mean by a review? Find examples on the teen reviews page.

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Book Into Film: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil @Central

Book Into Film is a library series meeting approximately every other month, where you are invited to read the book on your own, watch the film with others at the library, and stay after the screening for a discussion of both book and film. 

This time, it's New York reporter John Berendt's nonfiction account of a murder, featuring Savannah's colorful inhabitants and architecture, which became Clint Eastwood's movie starring Kevin Spacey.  The library has print and e-book editions you can check out.  Which version tells the tale better? 

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The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution @North

“Relax,” writes author Mary DeMocker, “this isn’t another light bulb list. It’s not another overwhelming pile of parental ‘to dos’ designed to shrink your family’s carbon footprint through eco-superheroism.” Instead, DeMocker lays out a lively, empowering, and doable blueprint for engaging families in the urgent endeavor of climate revolution.

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