On Wednesday, September 20th at 5:30p, the Claremont Book club will meet to discuss Betty Smith's novel A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Staff are happy to help you requesta copy, just call the Claremont Infromation desk and have our library card handy. We hope you can join us for an evening of conversation about a classic! All are welcome. Free.
Find What You're Looking For
Put on your costume and join us for an Outer Space cosplay party with short films and entertaining movie clips.
We will celebrate the coming August Eclipse by dressing as the sun or moon or any celestial body, entity, or Sci Fi character. No Costume? Come anyway to see the costumes and movies.
6th, 7th, and 8th Graders - Join the Middle School Book Group!
Where can you discover new authors, read and discuss thought provoking books, and eat tasty snacks all at the same time?
At the Berkeley Public Library, of course! Each year we visit with an author and discuss her or his books. Recent author visits include Mitali Perkins, Gene Yang, and a Skype conference with award-winner,Margarita Engle! Join us at our October meeting and pick the books we will read this year!
The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty
On Wednesday, July 19th at 5:30p, the Claremont Book club will meet to discuss George Orwell's novel, 1984. We have a limited number of copies at the Claremont Information desk. Staff are also happy to help you request copies from other locations or to help you check this book out from our new download service, Hoopla. We hope you can join us for an evening of conversation about a classic! All are welcome. Free
Community Meeting Room
Adult Story Time presents Carson McCullers' short story, "A Tree, A Rock, A Cloud". An earnest young boy and a tired traveler engage in a poignant dialogue about the science of love. We'll perform every word of McCullers' text. After the performance, stay for refreshments and a discussion of the story, genre and author.
Want to read the story before the performance? You'll find the text here.
Members of the Marin Poetry Center read their works in a summer Traveling Show! Come hear original works from half a dozen poets in a collegial and supportive environment. Sponsored by the Marin Poetry Center, an organization dedicated to the appreciation of poetry.
MK Chavez reads her poems, followed by an interview and discussion. MK Chavez is the author of several chapbooks including Mothermorphosis. Chavez is co-founder/curator of the reading series Lyrics & Dirges at Pegasus Books, curates Uptown Fridays, and is co-director of the Berkeley Poetry Festival. A free chapbook is available at Berkeley Public Library branches. Please pick one up!
For directions or other information please call the Claremont Branch at 510-981-6820. This event is part of a guest poet series held three times a year at the Claremont Branch. Free.
On Wednesday, May 17th at 5:30p, the Claremont Book club will meet to discuss Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. We have a limited number of copies at the Claremont Information desk. Staff are also happy to help you request copies from other locations or to help you check this book out from our new download service, Hoopla. We hope you can join us for what is certain to be a robust discussion of a classic! We'll also be planning our reading selection for July's group meeting. All are welcome. Free.