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 Tuesday evenings to discuss a shared text chosen by the group!

In July 2019, we will be reading New York Times bestseller: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, winner of the Pulitizer Prize. 

The novel tells the story of Cora and Caesar, two slaves who make a bid for freedom from their Georgia plantations by following the Underground Railroad. This story won the National Book Award for Fiction. 

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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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CITYWIDE READ: Kevin Kwan at Berkeley City College

Author Kevin Kwan will speak about his book Crazy Rich Asians at 6:30 pm on Thursday, April 11 at Berkeley City College.

This program is free. Seating is limited, and all tickets have been distributed. 

Please note, this program is being held at Berkeley City College, one block from the Berkeley Public Library Central Library.   

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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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