Book Discussions/Events

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

Making Marvelous Middle-Grade Fiction @Central

In partnership with Bay Area Book Festival

A panel discussion  with Award-winning authors, Gennifer Choldenko, Sarah Klise, Jordan Jacobs, Mitali Perkins, moderated by Marissa Moss.

The authors share their experiences on writing middle-grade fiction, describing what makes a book successful for this hyper-critical audience. From characters to plot to that all-important voice, what are the ingredients readers are hungry for?

Third floor community meeting room.

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Berkeley Verses @North

In celebration of National Poetry Month, local poets Susan Cohen and Meryl Natchez present a look at Berkeley’s poetic legacy by celebrating some of its most iconic voices! Come hear readings of poems by Chana Bloch, Bob Hass, Louise Glück, Allen Ginsberg, and other luminaries who have called Berkeley home! See why our city could truly be called the Paris of America.


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