Book Discussions/Events

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

Jenny Odell @Central

Jenny Odell, author of How To Do Nothing: Resisting The Attention Economy, will be at Central Library on Saturday January 18, at 2 PM. This author event is in celebration of New Year, New You. This event will bring readers together for community conversation, exchange of ideas, and new perspective building for the beginning of the New Year.

This event will feature book sales provided by Pegasus Books.

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Author talk with Robert Liu-Trujillo @THP South Branch

Robert Liu-Trujillo is an author and illustrator. He was born in Oakland, California and raised all across the Bay Area. As a visual artist, father, and a husband he employs the use of illustration, public art, and storytelling to tell tales. These tales manifest in a variety of forms and they reflect his cultural background; dreams; political and personal beliefs.


This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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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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