Let the joyous music of Asheba bring a little sunshine into your child's day! Asheba, a musical storyteller who specializes in calypso, sings a combination of original music and remakes of classic children's music with a Caribbean twist. Always a fun and energy-filled show! Ages 2-7.
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Don’t miss our Bike to Work Energizer Station!!
The Claremont branch, Trek Bicycles of Berkeley and the Berkeley Public Library on Wheels will be on hand to celebrate your commute by bike to work or school! We'll have free tote bags, bike lights and delicious Dream Fluff Donuts while supplies last. Trek will be offering free bike adjustments, too. We hope to see you!
Join us for a free a cappella concert of international song when Mozaik returns to Claremont branch! Mozaik is a Berkeley-based group of women singers who seek out rich songs to share from folk traditons around the world. Hear their music and learn more at www.mozaikvoices.com. Best for music lovers ages 5 and up. Free.
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.
4th floor Story Room
Story Time for Adults presents the first in a new series, The Joy of Grim: "Hans My Hedgehog".
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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.
5th floor Art & Music
Cellist Andy Ly and pianist Kim Luty present a concert of Bach, Boccherini, Faure and more in the Art & Music department. Ly has studied at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and performed with the Berkeley Symphony and the California Pops Orchestra. Come hear an exciting young artist up close in an intimate setting.
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.
Put on your dancing shoes and learn Afro-Brazilian dance with Destiny Arts. Fun for the whole family!