The Poetry Circle at the Claremont Branch of the Berkeley Public Library features you and what you like. Come with a favorite poem — or find one here! If you write poetry, share your own, too. We will be taking turns in a reading circle. Listeners welcome.
Find What You're Looking For
Clearly Meant presents: a poetry reading, interview, and discussion, featuring Rebecca Radner.
What book rocked your world(view)?
Join StoryCenter and the library in a 30 minute interview and photography session to share your story about a given book on social justice, social change, inspired lives, activism and courageous acts of conscious. Tell how your chosen book changed the way you think, believe, and take action.
Join us as author Nick Douglas reads from his Book- Finding Octave. On a journey stretching from Haiti to India, Finding Octave reveals an American history erased and forgotten. With a flash of recognition, the author meets the gaze of his ancestor in a sepia - toned photo. Knowing next to nothing about this man in the photo, his great-great grandfather Octave, Douglas follows two families that lead to his own.
As part of National Novel Writing Month at the Claremont Branch, Peter Goodman from Stone Bridge Press (Albany, CA), Jennifer Joseph from Manic D Press (San Francisco), and Sharon Coleman from Berkeley City College will explain the process of publishing and distribution. Bring your questions!
Leaves are falling and it’s cooler and darker earlier each evening. We even had a touch of rain. It is time to gather around close and hear bone-chilling tales for grown-ups! Berkeley Public Library will be sharing Chilling Tales: A Halloween Story time for Grown-ups once again this October! Be thrilled by the spooky stories read aloud by your otherwise friendly librarians! Bring your flashlights and garlic cloves!
Four Tuesdays for Teens
Join us for some summertime self expression. On 4 consecutive Tuesdays Berkeley Public Library hosts Peggy Simmons leading a four - session creative writing workshop. On the last Tuesday, August 6, particpants will share their work in the form of a zine. Supplies are provided. For more info call 510 981-6148 or email Four Tuesdays. Writers of all genres and experience are welcome. We'll convene in the 3rd floor meeting room.
This is a Spanish book discussion group in Spanish. Cafe Literario will be meeting three times throughout fall 2018 and spring 2019. Please call West Branch 510-981-6270 to learn more about the titles for discussion.
3rd floor Community Meeting Room
Book Into Film is a library series meeting approximately every other month, where you are invited to read the book on your own, watch the film with others at the library, and stay after the screening for a discussion of both book and film.
This event has been postponed until September. To be alerted of the new date and time, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Come share your story about how a particular book on social justice, social change, inspired lives, and courageous acts of conscience have influenced you.