First published in 1960, To Kill A Mockingbird became a best seller, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was made into an Academy Award-winning film. Join us in marking the 55th Anniversary of Harper Lee’s only published novel with a lively discussion of her work!
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Winter is upon us; get started planning your adventures!
Whether you want to walk back in time among ancient Giant Sequoias or backpack beside thundering waterfalls, Yosemite Adventures: 50 Outstanding Hikes, Climbs and Winter Treks, suggests trips for every season and level of ability.
Matt Johanson, author of Yosemite Epics: Tales of Adventure from America's Greatest Playground, Game of My Life: San Francisco Giants, and San Francisco Giants: Where Have You Gone?, will be signing copies of his new release.
Have you read a book that you wanted to share with others. Then this book club is for you. We share books that we have read and enjoyed and others that we did not enjoy and then tell the reason why. Everyone is welcome.
Why should kids have all the storytime fun? Come to the North Branch and grab a cup of cocoa as your talented librarians read a classic holiday story.
Author Erik Tarloff joins the North Branch Book Club to talk about his book "All Our Yesterdays" about the legacy of the 1960s in Berkeley! All are welcome to bring their ideas, questions, and personal stories of the '60s to this one of a kind event!
Meet children's book author Jean Reagan, who wrote How to Babysit a Grandpa, hear a story, learn her inspiration, and how she makes a book!
My Debut Novel and How I Got It Published: Patricia Bracewell Shares the Magical Journey of Her 1st Book, Shadow on the Crown
Novelist Patricia Bracewell, will share the amazing story of how her debut historical novel, Shadow on the Crown (Viking, 2013), got written, found an agent and major publisher, and paved the way for her sequel, The Price of Blood, coming out in early 2015. Her books concern the gripping tale of the medieval English queen, Emma of Normandy, whose marriage to an English king set in motion a series of events that would culminate in the Norman conquest of England
Join us on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 6:30p.m. when the Claremont Branch Book Club discusses My Foreign Cities by Elizabeth Scarboro. Ms.Scarboro will be joining us for the discussion of her memoir of her life with her first husband, Stephen. My Foreign Cities was named one of the best memoirs of 2013 by Library Journal and was the 2014 winner of the Chautauqua Prize. For questions regarding this program, call 510-981-6280.
Meet Marissa Moss, author of the Amelia's Notebook and Max Disaster series, as well as Blood Diaries: Tales of a 6th Grade Vampire. Marissa will guide us through the steps of creative journaling, just like Amelia! Bring a notebook or get a composition book from us (supplies are limited).
Ages 8-13. Central Children's Story Room, 4th floor.
Space is limited for this interactive workshop.