Kids entering grades 6-8 can volunteer at the library as a Student Friend. Volunteer tasks include cleaning books, writing thank-you notes to Summer Reading sponsors, and assisting in setting up for programs.
Find What You're Looking For
Just for fun
Come practice your English conversation skills in a friendly and relaxed setting. ESL learners of all skill levels are encouraged to attend! This event will take place weekly on Thursdays in the West Branch Meeting Room.
Looking for more opportunities to practice your conversation skills? The Central Branch ESL Conversation Club meets every Wednesday at 4:00pm in the 3rd Floor Meeting Room of the Central Library. The Central Library is at 2090 Kittredge St, Berkeley, CA 94704.
Join us in the 3rd floor Community Meeting Room for a collaborative collage workshop, where you'll have a chance to make collages together with other attendees. Marty McCutcheon, founder of Round Table Collaboration, will guide the collaborations. All supplies will be provided. All skill levels are welcome.
While you're here stop by the 5th floor to check out a collaborative collage to work on at home.
Questions? Call the Art & Music department at 981-6241.
Celebrate National Night Out at the Claremont Branch! We are closing our block for a special night of activities and performances and you are invited! Come for an outdoor storytime with Mr. Michael, Mr. Tim and Mr. Juan, green crafts with Sticky Art Lab, face painting fun, hands-on science activities led by the Girl Scouts of America and teen robotics enthusiasts, the Innov8trz, Pause Now, an onsite meditation experience, and free bike tune-ups from our friends at Trek Bikes. Please call 510-981-6280 for more information.
Travel into Summer Reading at our annual National Night Out celebration featuring Little Explorer's Petting Zoo from 4:30 - 6:00pm. Enjoy summer reading prizes from our Library on Wheels bike along with juggling, visit from the Fire Truck and snacks on our library lawn.
Just added: SILENT DISCO PARTY ROOM!
Come read to a friendly dog! Volunteers will bring in special dogs that love hearing books. Space is limited, signup in person when the program starts. For K-5th grade readers.
Build and program a robot with us in a series of hands-on challenges led by Bay Area teens. Our instructors will be middle and high school students from the Innov8rz Robotics Team. Best for ages 8 to 12. Please call 510-981-6280 for more information or visit our website. Please sign up at: http://innov8rz.net/sign-up.
Make perler bead creations with friends! We will bring supplies and helpers, you bring your creativity!
All kids age 5+ are welcome.
Brought to you by the THPS teen leadership group and sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library.
Movie Night @ Claremont
Uplifting Documentary Films
Wednesday, Wednesday, July 4th Library closed for Independence Day
Wednesday, July 11th, 5:30pm Heart of the Sea: Kapolioka’ehukai NR/2002/57 minutes
Filmmakers Charlotte Largarde and Lisa Decker tell the legacy of Hawaiian surf legend, community activist, and feminist Rell "Kapolioka'ehukai" Sunn, a founding member of the Women’s Professional Surfing Association. Breathtaking and inspiring.