Book Discussions/Events

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

Shakespeare and Golden Age Cinema @North

Berkeley Public Library North Branch is delighted to announce University of California, Berkeley Professor Jeffrey Knapp will be presenting on his new book, Pleasing Everyone: Mass Entertainment in Renaissance England and Golden Age Hollywood.  What do Shakespeare’s plays have to do with famous movies?  Find out how mass entertainment enriches our lives.

 

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Joe Lurie on Cross-Cultural Communication @North

Author Joe Lurie, Executive Director Emeritus of the University of California Berkeley’s International House, comes to North Branch to discuss the causes and perils of cultural misunderstanding in a hyper-connected world. How do our inborn cultural biases influence how we view things? Is a cow dinner, dowry, or divine? Learn more when Lurie gives a fascinating talk on how culture shapes and informs our perceptions.

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Authors Talk About Autism @North

Join two Northern California authors for an evening of readings and discussion about the wide and wonderful world of autism. Anne K. Ross, author of BEYOND RAIN MAN, and Anlor Davin, author of BEING SEEN, will read passages from their books, field questions, and facilitate a discussion about the rise in autism awareness and their experiences raising children with autism, working with kids on the spectrum (Anne), and being an autistic writer (Anlor).

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Community Memoir Project presents Talking to the Wall: True Stories, held in San Francisco

Students from the Berkeley Public Library, Spring, 2016, Memoir Writing Workshop will read from their original stories in the forthcoming anthology, Red Skirt, Blue Jeans: True Stories at Litcrawl. This event, Talking to the Wall: True Stories, will be held in San Francisco, as part of San Francisco's annual Bay Area literary Festival, Litquake. Saturday, October 15, 7:15pm - 8:15pm.

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Memoir Anthology Book Launch Celebration @Central CMR

Join us in a reception for the forthcoming anthology, Red Skirt, Blue Jeans: True Stories from the Berkeley Public Library Memoir Writers. Students from the Berkeley Public Library, Spring, 2016, Memoir Writing Workshop will read from their original stories. Central Branch of the Berkeley Public Library. 3rd Floor Community Meeting Room.

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