Book Discussions/Events

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

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

 

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No Place Like It: Memoir Readings and Book Launch from the Memoir Writing Workshop@Central CMR

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.

 

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Banned Book-to-Movie Night @North

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.

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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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