Book Discussions/Events

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From Labor to Reward: A History of Black Churches in the Bay Area

The Black Church in the Bay Area has been a supportive and motivational institution for over 160 years. It has provided leadership in the struggle for civil rights, political representation, economic equality, and social advancement. Join Dr. Martha C. Taylor as she discusses her new book, "From Labor to Reward: Black Church Beginnings in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley and Richmond, 1849-1972," which traces the growth of 65 churches, from the Gold Rush days to the Civil Rights Era.

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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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