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UC Berkeley Story Time: an adventure through Cal’s first children’s book! @Central

In partnership with Bay Area Book Festival   Presented by UC Berkeley's BUILD Public Service Center.

BABF, students and staff from UC Berkeley’s BUILD program have written and illustrated a children’s book all about the exciting life of a Cal student as told by... a Cal campus squirrel! Follow that squirrel to see the most interesting sights on campus and learn about what kinds of things students study. Each family attending the reading will receive a free copy of the book.

Bilingual Story Time @Central

Presented by Bilingual Books In partnership with Bay Area Book Festival   with Mathilde Hollander and seven translators
Bring the little ones to enjoy a story time in eight languages! Children will explore their senses through story and play, learning the names for each sense in a multi-lingual environment. Interested in learning more about raising a bilingual child? Readers from Bilingual Books will be on hand to provide free bilingual resources after the event.

Fourth floor Children's Room

Chinese Culinary Workshop @Central CMR

Chef John Yao of China Village Restaurant presents a bilingual demonstration of Chinese cooking methods and techniques.  Chef John Yao has over 39 years of experience cooking Chinese cuisine. He is easily considered to be one of the top Szechuan chefs in the Bay Area. His signature dishes, such as the 1000 Chili Pepper Spicy Fish Fillet and the melt-in-your-mouth Spicy Pork Shoulder won him a Michelin recommendation in 2010, 2011 and 2012