Book Discussions/Events

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

North Berkeley Book Club

Join us on the last Tuesday of every other month to discuss a shared text chosen by the group!

In May 2019, we will be reading: American Heiress : the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin.

An account of the sensational 1974 kidnapping and trial of Patty Hearst describes the efforts of her family to secure her release, Hearst's baffling participation in a bank robbery, and the psychological insights that prompted modern understandings about Stockholm syndrome.

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CITYWIDE READ: Dr. Nancy Yuen @Central

Berkeley Public Library welcomes Dr. Nancy Wang Yuen, speaking on race and representation in popular culture. Dr. Yuen’s talk will include reflections on Kevin Kwan’s New York Times bestselling novel, Crazy Rich Asians, which is this 2019 pick for Berkeley’s Citywide Read program.

Nancy Wang Yuen, Ph.D., is a sociologist and pop culture expert. She is the author of Reel Inequality: Hollywood Actors and Racism, the first book to examine the barriers actors of color face in Hollywood and how they creatively challenge stereotypes.

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CITYWIDE READ: Crazy Rich Asians Book Club Discussion @South

Please join us for a lively discussion of Berkeley Public Library’s Citywide Read book, Crazy Rich Asians.

A limited number of copies will be available at the branch and staff can help you request copies from other branches and through Link+. The e-book is available for immediate download from Overdrive.

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CITYWIDE READ: Crazy Rich Asians Book Club Discussion @Claremont

Please join us for a lively discussion of Berkeley Public Library’s Citywide Read book, Crazy Rich Asians.

A limited number of copies will be available at the branch and staff can help you request copies from other branches and through Link+. The e-book is available for immediate download from Overdrive.

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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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