Kids & teens of all ages are invited to come make a button with us to celebrate summer reading. Hosted by the teen leadership group who will provide music, helpers and all the materials. You just bring your creativity!
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In this illustrated, nontechnical talk, astronomer Andrew Fraknoi, will describe how eclipses work, why they are one of nature’s most spectacular sights, what scientists learn during eclipses, exactly when and where the eclipse of 2017 will be visible, and how to observe the eclipse and the Sun safely. Saturday, August 5, 2017, Community Meeting Room, 3rd Floor, 2 pm to 4 pm.
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.
Join us for an outdoor yoga class at Bateman Mall Park at 3027 Colby Street, near Prince Street and around the corner from the Claremont Branch Library. Instructor Angela Madonia is back for this open-air program especially designed for families and best for participants ages 3 and up. To learn more or to get directions to the Bateman Mall Park please visit our website or call the Claremont Branch at 510-981-6280.
Who’s the guy behind multi-generations and thousands of competitive sports loving youth? Don Arreola-Burl! aka Don Burl.
Born in San Francisco oldest of 4 children, raised by grandparents too. Ingenious adventurous Grandmother. Columbia Park Boy’s Club. Berkeley. Albany-Berkeley YMCA/Playground Rats. 24 year BUSD PE Specialist @every (!) elementary school and Berkwood Hedge. Second marriage. Nonprofit Recreation and Team Sports (RATS). Blended sports loving family.
Berkeley Stories is a monthly series featuring the extraordinary ordinary people all around us. The people that make Berkeley the unique place it is, and whose hands have touched our lives in sometimes unseen ways.
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.
[Canceled for March 13] Can you use free legal advice? The Lawyers in the Library (LiL) program at the Central Library is scheduled to take place the 2nd Tuesday of every month, but please call on the event date to confirm at 510-981-6148. Sign up at the 2nd floor Reference Desk, in person only, beginning at 5:00 pm. Names will be drawn by lottery at 6:00 pm No telephone sign-ups. The lawyer consults from 6:00 pm tp 7:30 pm, and sees up to 7 people for about 10-15 minutes each.