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October's Book: pa and Flea by Mo Willems and Tony Diterlizzi
Teens: write book reviews - get brownies!
That's right - free delicious brownies for book loving teens! Write reviews of your favorite books (or movies or music) for our teen reviews page. Or warn other teens about things that weren't any good. Bring reviews already written or take turns recording a review to be transcribed later. For each review you do you get a free brownie.
Want to know what we mean by a review? Find examples on the teen reviews page.
Goodnight Moon 70th Anniversary! An exhibit of parodies, translations and toys related to this classic children's book by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd. 2nd Floor display case by the main staircase.
Join us for a free poetry reading, interview, and Q&A when Sim Warkov visits Claremont. Sim was born in Chicago, raised in Manitoba, and educated in New York and
Connecticut. Warkov has four books of poetry, a new one out this year, Island Dreams (with Margaretta K. Mitchell), and three earlier books, Reaching, Thin Soils, and Grandchildren.
A free chapbook is available at Berkeley Public Library branches. For directions or other information call the Claremont Branch 510 981-6820
On Wednesday, January 17th at 5:30p, the Claremont Book club will meet to discuss Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. We'll be disussing the book, sharign our favorite passages and enjoying a potluck together at this special bookclub meeting. All are welcome. Free
On Wednesday, November 15th at 5:30p, the Claremont Book club will meet to discuss Jane Austen's novel, Pride and Prejudice. We have a limited number of copies at the Claremont Information desk. Staff are also happy to help you request copies of the book from other library 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.
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.
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!