Book Discussions/Events

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

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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Now What? Managing Transition without Falling into a Pit of Despair @North

The only constant in life is change. When we lose or leave our jobs, a relationship ends, our health suffers, or other major life change occurs, we often enter a period of darkness and pain. At this event, participants will learn specific tools to make the most of their transition, including staying in a positive mind frame and taking active steps to create an even better situation than before.

This event is for:

• Anyone who would like to make a change in their work/retirement activities, relationships, health, or where they live

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Tilden Regional Park: A History @North

A jewel in the hills above Berkeley, Tilden Park is one of the premier recreational centers for the San Francisco Bay Area. Spread across more than 2,000 acres, the property's 39 miles of trails, two lakes and nature area offer an escape from urban life. Join us for an evening with author Richard Langs, author of Tilden Regional Park: A History, for a presentation of the stories and the people behind the development and preservation of one of the oldest and most beloved regional parks.


~Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library~

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Solito, Solita Authors' Talk @Claremont

Editors Steven Mayers and Jonathan Freedman and two interviewees will discuss their experiences creating Solito, Solita, a collection of first-person testimonies, from young Central American refugees, chronicling their journeys to the U.S.

Steven Mayers is a writer, oral historian, and professor at the City of College of San Francisco. He has interviewed Central American migrants for more than a decade.

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Adam David Miller @Claremont

Adam David Miller reads his poems,
followed by an interview and discussion

Adam David Miller has worked in northern California for four decades as a teacher, writer, poet, editor, publisher, and radio and television producer. He has won many awards, including the Bay Area Writing Project’s Teachers as Writers Lifetime Achievement Award. Elise Peeples will be joining her husband for this presentation. 

A free chapbook is available at Berkeley Public Library branches. Please pick one up!

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