Book Discussions/Events

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

Author Cecile Pineda, Reading and Discussion @Central.

Author Cecile Pineda reads from her forthcoming book, Three Tides: Writing at the Edge of Being, and shares 40 years of the writing life, the breakthroughs, the discouragements, and the daily practice. She will be introduced by Professor Marcial Gonzalez, UC Berkeley Dept. of English and author of Chicano Novels and the Politics of Form: Race, Class, and Reification. Reading is followed by a robust discussion with the audience and book signings.

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Banned Books Week Celebration @THP South

Celebrate Banned Books Week with wizarding fun for the whole family. We will show a movie based on one of the most banned books of the last decade (can you guess what it is?) while you have snacks, make crafts and celebrate intellectual freedom. Suitable for adults, teens & children comfortable with PG rated films. For more information call the branch at (510) 981-6260. 

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Joe Lurie: Perception and Deception @Central CMR

Joe Lurie, Executive Director Emeritus of the International House at U.C. Berkeley, presents a fascinating and enlightening talk that spans his more than thirty years of experience in leadership, both at the International House and abroad. Bringing with him a feast of cross-cultural stories and misadventures, he explores the deeper cultural messages that typically escape people due to their prejudices, be they conscious or unconscious. Lurie reveals how cultural filters distort perceptions of others in the worlds of immigration, diplomacy, and business.

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Claremont Book Club @Claremont

In 1955, British author Catherine Storr wrote a humorous children’s book to help her daughter Cecilia, nicknamed Polly, feel a bit more brave. The resulting work, Clever Polly an the Stupid Wolf, has never been out of print and was described in a recent Guardian article as reading “like a feminist reworking of Little Red Riding Hood“ and as being wonderfully contemporary, with no helpless little girls or doddering grannies.

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Claremont Book Club @Claremont

Join the Claremont Book Club tonight on this special date and time! We meet on the second Tuesday at 5:30p.m to discuss Blindsided, a novel by Karis Walsh. We have a very limited supply of bookclub copies for this month. Please contact Shani at the Claremont branch if you'd like help reserving a copy of the book, which can be found in the Berkeley Public Library's collection and also in Link+. We hope you can make this talk!! The book group meets every other month to discuss a book we choose together!

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Community College Workshop @North

What Can Community College Do for You? 

Learn how you can take community college courses while still in high school or even middle school!

Consider community college for your first two years of college or learn about the many fun and vocational courses you can take at your local community colleges.

Tamika Brown, Assistant Vice-Chancellor of Enrollment Management from Peralta Colleges, will be here to tell you what Community College can do for you!  Saturday, August 27th, 3pm @North.

 

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