Book Discussions/Events

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

Claremont Book Club @Claremont

Join the Claremont Book Club tonight on this special date and time! We meet on the second Tuesday at 5:30p.m to discuss Blindsided, a novel by Karis Walsh. We have a very limited supply of bookclub copies for this month. Please contact Shani at the Claremont branch if you'd like help reserving a copy of the book, which can be found in the Berkeley Public Library's collection and also in Link+. We hope you can make this talk!! The book group meets every other month to discuss a book we choose together!

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Community College Workshop @North

What Can Community College Do for You? 

Learn how you can take community college courses while still in high school or even middle school!

Consider community college for your first two years of college or learn about the many fun and vocational courses you can take at your local community colleges.

Tamika Brown, Assistant Vice-Chancellor of Enrollment Management from Peralta Colleges, will be here to tell you what Community College can do for you!  Saturday, August 27th, 3pm @North.


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Graphic Novel Workshop w/ Marika McCoola @ THP South

Marika McCoola, author of the graphic novel Baba Yaga's Assistant, will visit the Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch to present a workshop about making graphic novels, from idea generation to character development (both visually and in text), to creating their own comics using panel paper, cut out speech bubbles, pencils and markers. School-aged children are welcome to attend.

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Rahul Kanakia Book Launch @Central

Enter Title Here - Book Launch Join Rahul Kanakia to celebrate the release of Enter Title Here. In order to score a book deal, an unscrupulous overachiever has to turn herself into a quirky, light-hearted YA novel protagonist. But after she’s caught plagiarizing an assignment, Reshma Kapoor will need to decide how far she’ll go to get a satisfying ending. (Note: it’s pretty far.)
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Quirky Berkeley Book Release Party @North

Based on Tom Dalzell's blog of the same name, the new book Quirky Berkeley pays tribute to the boldly imaginative artwork on display in front of, on top of, and engulfing residents' houses all over our fair city. With full-color photographs and a pithy wit, Dalzell shares his discoveries of the unexpected: the giant orange on Spruce Street, a house shaped like a fish, bowling balls as lawn art, enormous dachshund sculptures, and the birdhouse pyramid on Sacramento, to name just a few of the oddities. 

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