Corey Raynor leads a free dance workshop at the Claremont Branch to mark Hispanic Heritage month. Come learn how to Salsa and Bachata. No previous dance experience and no partner are required. Best for adults, teens and children ages 8 and up. Free. To learn more visit our website or call the Claremont Branch at 510-981-6280.
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Internationally known Cuban Folkloric dancer Susana Arenas Pedroso and her drummers present a demonstration and dance lesson best for dance enthusiasts five years and older. Free. Please visit or call 510-981-6250 our website at: berkeleypubliclibrary.org.
Join us for an evening of lecture and live music when Vince Delgado’s Mid-East Tapestry Ensemble plays at the Claremont Branch. They will share classical, folk, and urban music from Turkish, Greek, Armenian and Arabic speaking countries of the world. Free. To learn more visit our website or call the Claremont Branch at 510-981-6280.
Tim Holt portrays Pete Seeger, telling his life story and singing songs in this lively, live-music-filled show. Best for adults, teens and children ages eight and up. Tim encourages audience participation so you’ll have a chance to accompany him when he performs "If I Had A Hammer," "We Shall Overcome," "Union Maid," and "This Land". Free. To learn more visit our website at berkeleypubliclibrary.org or call the Claremont Branch at 510-981-6280.
Members of the Marin Poetry Center read their works in a summer Traveling Show! Come hear original works from half a dozen poets in a collegial and supportive environment. Sponsored by the Marin Poetry Center, an organization dedicated to the appreciation of poetry.
Original works read by five poets in a collegial and supportive environment. Hosted by Meryl Natchez.
3rd floor Community Meeting Room
A docent from the renowned Berkeley Repertory Theatre will discuss the current production, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' "An Octoroon". 2016 MacArthur Fellow Jacobs-Jenkins won the Obie award for his radical, incendiary and subversively funny riff on an 1859 mustache-twilring melodrama. Come hear about the play and the playwright in a facilitated discussion.
5th floor Art & Music
Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto and Brian Mitsuhiro Wong perform a concert of koto and shakuhachi music, as heard in Japanese Internment Camps. 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which put over 110,000 Japanese and Japanese-Americans behind barbed wire during World War II.