"Before the Flood" Screening @ North

Join the North Branch and the Alameda County chapter of the Citizens' Climate Lobby for a screening of the National Geographic film "Before the Flood." Follow Leonardo DiCaprio and director Fisher Stevens on a tour to the far corners of the globe to document the effects of climate change.  Produced by DiCaprio and Martin Scorcese, "Before the Flood" is a chilling look at the crisis facing our world, and a powerful call to action about how we may confront it.

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Support Edythe Boone's Next Project: A Mural Celebrating Heritage of South Berkeley @THP South

For over 30 years, Edythe Boone has remained prolific in the art community, credited for renowned projects, such as music on my Mind in Berkeley and Meestrapaece in San Francisco.  Join us for an exclusive viewing, of A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone and also share your South Berkeley Stories. Edythe will use your stories to visualize her mural in South Berkeley.


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Richard III @Central CMR

3rd floor Community Meeting Room

2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.  The library has celebrated Shakespeare this year with live theater and the BBC series "Playing Shakespeare".  As the year draws to a close, we'll watch four unusual film productions in our mini film festival, "Shakespeare Outside the Box"

We begin with Sir Ian McKellen as Richard III, set in a fascist 1930's Britain.  Stay for a brief discussion after the film, released in 1995.

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Banned Books Week Celebration @THP South

Celebrate Banned Books Week with wizarding fun for the whole family. We will show a movie based on one of the most banned books of the last decade (can you guess what it is?) while you have snacks, make crafts and celebrate intellectual freedom. Suitable for adults, teens & children comfortable with PG rated films. For more information call the branch at (510) 981-6260. 

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When We Were Kings

On October 30th,1974, perhaps the most famous heavyweight championship boxing match of all time took place in Kinshasa, Zaire: The Rumble in the Jungle" between George Foreman and challenger Muhammad Ali . This documentary explores the relationship between African-Americans and the African continent during the Black Power era in terms of both popular culture and international politics.

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