Performing Arts

Plays, concerts

Musical Story Time in the Park

Please join us Thursday mornings at 10:30am (weather permitting) for live music, movement activities, and stories with our story time band. For children ages 2-6, but younger and older children are welcome.

Bateman Mall Park, 3027 Colby St.
Thursdays, September 1st and 8th

Virginia-McGee Totland, 1644 Virginia St.
Thursdays, September 15th and 22nd

Prince Street Mini Park,1631 Prince St.
Thursdays, September 29th and October 6th

Bateman Mall Park, 3027 Colby St.
Thursdays, October 13th and 20th

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Cozy Concert with the Cast of A Year with Frog and Toad! (RSVP required)

Join us for a cozy concert with the Bay Area Children's Theatre!

The cast will read a story from the Frog and Toad series and perform a couple songs! We'll also have some crafts to round out the celebration.

Central Library, 4th floor Children's Nonfiction Room

Kids and Families welcome

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Winter Music Concert with The California Blue Runners@THPSouth

The California Blue Runners Trio is a musical group made up of musicians that specialize in Zydeco and Cajun music from southern Louisiana. The leader, singer and accordion player, Andrew Carriere, is known throughout his community as an exceptional musician. The band also includes Haywood Douresseau playing the scrubboard, and Tom Stewart on the rhythm guitar. Most of the songs featured at this event will be sung in Louisiana French dialects.

Attendee seating will be socially distanced at this outdoor event.  

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Japanese Cultural Mini-Festival @THPS

Join Cal Raijin Taiko, Nikkei Choral Ensemble, and the UC Berkeley Nikkei Student Union for a celebration of Japanese cultural activities and fun! In addition to performances by the 15 member a capella chorus and Taiko drummers we will have craft activities, snacks, anime and more.

Special thanks to the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library for sponsoring this all-ages family-friendly event!



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Ballet & Books (Registration Full)

The library is happy to host the UC Berkeley chapter of Ballet and Books, a national, non-profit organization striving to reduce the literacy gap through the hybrid storytelling of dance and reading. In extracurricular programming led by UC Berkeley students, the group provides 6-9 year olds with an opportunity to improve their literacy skills through the combination of dance instruction and dialogic reading.

UC Berkeley Ballet & Books handles all registration matters. Contact them at to get on a waitlist for future sessions.

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