Book Discussions/Events

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

Meera Sriram Author Story Time @North

Join us for an interactive story time with award-winning author (and Berkeley resident!) Meera Sriram to celebrate her brand-new picture book A Garden in My Hands! The author will read from the book, followed by a henna-related craft activity for kids!

This program is most suited for those ages 3-10, but all children and caregivers are welcome. No registration required.


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Dark Poetry Reading @Central

Calling all fans of poetry, tragedy, horror, and Bay Area lit for an introduction to the poignant and sometimes macabre world of dark poetry! Come hear award-winning local author Sumiko Saulson read from their Bram Stoker Nominated poetry collection, The Rat King: A Book of Dark Poetry. The reading will be followed by an audience Q&A with Saulson and a discussion on how poetry can be used to explore the darker side of life.

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BPL Book Club

This online book group will discuss recent literary fiction books, on the last Tuesday of the month. All sessions meet at 2pm

April 25: When We Lost Our Heads by Heather O'Neil

May 30: The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee

June 27: Wild Game by Adrienne Brodeur

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The discussion will take place over Zoom and include 15 participants with a waitlist. 

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Javier Zamora In Conversation

Register to attend New York Times bestselling author, Javier Zamora, in conversation at Berkeley City College auditorium this April. He will be discussing his 2022 book, Solito: A Memoir, which retells his months-long trek across Guatemala, Mexico, and eventually through the Sonoran Desert from El Salvador as a nine-year old. He traveled unaccompanied by boat, bus, and foot. After a coyote abandoned his group in Oaxaca, Javier managed to make it to Arizona with the aid of other migrants.

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