Singer & Songwriter Chris Waltz performs using voice and a variety of instruments when he joins us for a folk music program that pulls from traditions across Europe.
Find What You're Looking For
Join with long-time storyteller Scott Ullman as he tells some of his favorite tales from the American South, California Native Cultures, Africa, and Eastern Europe. Stories are for children five years old and up.
presented by Jon Wai-keung Lowe
Sunday May 17, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm 3rd floor
Classical Chinese drama, or opera, can be a challenge for the uninitiated. Many Western, and Chinese, audiences want to like it, but then get lost in the clashing gongs and cymbals.
This talk breaks down the conventions of staging, the visual cues, musical instruments, melodies, and rap ( ! ) that make this vibrant art form a UNESCO-recognized Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage.
A mic for your poem, your breath, and your soul. A space for your comrades, your thoughts to unroll. Bring paper or not, or perform on the spot, we're all here to listen to the words that you brought.
Berkeley Public Library and the Marin Poetry Center invite you to join poets from the Alameda County Poetry Out Loud program to recite your original work or other poems you love.
Join us for an afternoon of silliness, crafting, and acrobatics with Circus of Smiles! This all-ages event will get started at 1 PM with crafting juggling balls. Then at 2 PM, local circus artists, Circus of Smiles, will entertain all with their inspiring performance skills and fun. After the show, Circus of Smiles performers will teach their skills to the audience.
North Branch Library is hosting a Census Party to encourage our community to complete their Census 2020 form. Refreshments will be served at 6:00pm! Jazz music and poetry performed by Positive Knowledge.
~National Library Week~
~National Poetry Month~