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This poetry program at the Claremont Branch features you and what poetry you like. So come participate in the friendly atmosphere, share a ready ear, read aloud (or recite), and let the words do their weave and swing and work. Held on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 pm-7:50 pm.
Please join us for a special event at Northbrae Community Church (941 the Alameda, Berkeley, CA 94707) as Civil Rights Movement champion Congressman John Lewis (D GA-5) shares insights from the second installment of his three-part graphic autobiography, March. March chronicles Lewis' lifelong struggle -- from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington to the halls of Congress -- for civil rights and justice.
Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, takes you through the secret history of American comics in this engaging lecture. Learn how moral panic led to comic book burning, how censorship shaped the modern comics landscape, what modern threats to comics freedom still exist, and what YOU can do to help!
Celebrate Banned Books week with this special Claremont Book Group discussion of The Color Purple, Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize (1983) and National Book Award winning novel.
Beyond Lumpia, Pansit and Seven Manangs Wild: Stories from the Heart of Filipino Americans @Central CMR
Book talk and story readings by the authors of a new anthology by The Filipino American National Historical Society, East Bay Chapter: Beyond Lumpia, Pansit and Seven Manangs Wild: Stories from the Heart of Filipino Americans.
This free event will take place on Saturday, October 11, at the Berkeley Public Library, Central Branch, 2090 Kittredge St. Berkeley, in the Community Meeting Room 3rd Floor.
For more information contact 510-981-6150
Participants in the Berkeley Public Library Memoir Writing Workshop celebrate this second anthology with readings from their true stories about finding home in beauty salons, cemeteries, campgrounds, and other unusual places.
This free event will be held at the Berkeley Public Library, Central Branch, 2090 Kittredge St., 3rd floor Community Reading Room.
For more information please call 510-981-6150.
North Branch Library celebrates banned books with a screening of the Academy Award Nominated animated film Persepolis from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 25.
The film is the critically acclaimed adaptation of Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel of the same title. Satrapi's work was most recently banned in the Chicago school district in 2013, sparking protests from the teacher's union and from students.
Meet Children's Book Author Jacqueline Briggs Martin as she reads from and discusses her newest picture book: Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious. Martin is the author of the Caldecott Award winning picture book Snowflake Bentley and the critically acclaimed Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table.
What have you read and loved lately?? Come to our informal Read and Share bookclub and tell other book lovers why you loved it. You'll get to know the members of the Clarmont Book Group a bit better and may just find your next great read!