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Adult Story Time: "A Tree, A Rock, A Cloud" @Claremont

Adult Story Time presents Carson McCullers' short story, "A Tree, A Rock, A Cloud".  An earnest young boy and a tired traveler engage in a poignant dialogue about the science of love.  We'll perform every word of McCullers' text.  After the performance, stay for refreshments and a discussion of the story, genre and author.

Would you like to read the story before the performance?  You'll find the text here.

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Songcatchers @Claremont

Alan Lomax and his father John traveled the country in search of authentic American folk songs. Hear their story and the songs they helped preserve in this dynamic musical first person performance by storyteller and singer Tim Holt. We'll be singing "Cindy," "John Henry," "Old Joe Clark," "Midnight Special,"  "Home On The Range" and much more. All are welcome. Please call 510-981-6280 for more information or visit our website at berkeleypubliclibrary.org.

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Adult Story Time: Hans My Hedgehog @Central SR

4th floor Story Room

Story Time for Adults presents the first in a new series, The Joy of Grim: "Hans My Hedgehog".

Be careful what you wish for!

With artful visual aids and a quartet of actors, we will share a folk tale from the Brothers Grimm.  After the performance, stay and discuss the story and genre.  For ages 16 and up.

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Mary Lou's Apartment Jazz Concert @Central A&M

5th floor Art & Music

Celebrate African American History Month with a big band jazz concert in Art & Music!

Mary Lou's Apartment is an all-woman jazz ensemble featuring the compositions and arrangements of the African-American musical geniuses Mary Lou Williams and Melba Liston.  A compact-yet-mighty big band, Mary Lou's Apartment is dedicated to performing great American music in an atmosphere of kindness, joy, support and political action.

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