Joe Lurie, Executive Director Emeritus of the International House at U.C. Berkeley, presents a fascinating and enlightening talk that spans his more than thirty years of experience in leadership, both at the International House and abroad. Bringing with him a feast of cross-cultural stories and misadventures, he explores the deeper cultural messages that typically escape people due to their prejudices, be they conscious or unconscious. Lurie reveals how cultural filters distort perceptions of others in the worlds of immigration, diplomacy, and business.
Find What You're Looking For
In 1955, British author Catherine Storr wrote a humorous children’s book to help her daughter Cecilia, nicknamed Polly, feel a bit more brave. The resulting work, Clever Polly an the Stupid Wolf, has never been out of print and was described in a recent Guardian article as reading “like a feminist reworking of Little Red Riding Hood“ and as being wonderfully contemporary, with no helpless little girls or doddering grannies.
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!
Join the Claremont Book Club tonight at 6:30p.m. Every other month we meet to discuss a shared text selected by the group (which is open to all). We haven't selected the September book yet, but will do quite soon.
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.
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.