Book Discussions/Events

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

Shakespeare Outside the Box: Much Ado About Nothing @Central CMR

3rd floor Community Meeting Room

"Shakespeare Outside the Box" is a mini-film festival of unusual filmed productions of Shakespeare plays.  This second film in our four film series is Joss Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing",  filmed in luminous black and white, with a romantic comedy treatment.  Nathan Fillion is delightful as Dogberry.  Next up: Tony Richardson's "Hamlet", on Saturday December 9, 3 p.m.

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Shakespeare Outside the Box: Macbeth @Central CMR

3rd floor community meeting room

"Shakespeare Outside the Box" is a mini-film festival of unusual filmed productions of Shakespeare plays.  We begin our four film series with Roman Polanski's "Macbeth", a visually stunning and unapologetically gory interpretation.  Next up: Joss Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing", on Saturday November 18, 3 p.m.

 

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Books & Brownies @THPS

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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Guest Poet Sim Warkov @Claremont

Join us for a free poetry reading, interview, and Q&A when Sim Warkov visits Claremont. Sim was born in Chicago, raised in Manitoba, and educated in New York and 

Connecticut. Warkov has four books of poetry, a new one out this year, Island Dreams (with Margaretta K. Mitchell), and three earlier books, Reaching, Thin Soils, and Grandchildren. 

 

A free chapbook is available at Berkeley Public Library branches. For directions or other information call the Claremont Branch 510 981-6820

 

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Book Group @Claremont

On Wednesday, November 15th at 5:30p, the Claremont Book club will meet to discuss Jane Austen's novel, Pride and Prejudice. We have a limited number of copies at the Claremont Information desk. Staff are also happy to help you request copies of the book from other library locations or to help you check this book out from our new download service, Hoopla. We hope you can join us for an evening of conversation about a classic!  All are welcome. Free.

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