Book Discussions/Events

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

Claremont Book Club Discusses The Circle

Set in an undefined future time, The Circle is the story of Mae Holland, a young woman hired to work for the world’s most powerful internet company. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy and the limits of human knowledge. Please join us for a discussion of Dave Egger's provocative 2013  novel.

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Jillian and Mariko Tamaki Author Visit @South

Comic-creating cousins Jillian and Markio Tamaki come to the South Branch to share their newest graphic novel This One Summer, a beautiful and lyrical work about two teenage girls learning about the world over the course of a summer stay in a serene beach town.  The fine folks from Mrs. Dalloway's Books will also be on hand to sell copies of the cousins' works.  Don't miss the chance to hear from these gifted and unique creators!

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Free Comic Book Day! @Central

The first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day, and the Berkeley Public Library is in the mood to celebrate!

We will be giving away age appropriate comic books all day long in the Children's Room.

In the 3rd floor meeting room, 1pm-4-pm, we'll have a supply of comics of interest to teens. So come and grab your free comics. We'll be streaming anime selections form Crunchyroll on the big screen. Take a look at the calendar to learn more about events happening at the branches!

Free Comics for giveaway include:

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Children's Author Angela Dominguez @Central CCR

Celebrate Children's Book Week with local children's author and illustrator Angela Dominguez. She has written and illustrated such picture book titles as Let's Go Hugo, about a Parisian bird who conquers his fear of flying, and Maria Had a Little Llama, which won the 2014 Pura Belpre honor award for illustration. Come meet the author, hear her read from her books, and watch as she makes custom drawings! Ages 5 and up.

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