River otters are making a comeback in the Bay Area after almost disappearing from the region in the last century. These charismatic carnivores make wonderful ambassadors for river and wetland restoration and conservation efforts. Yet, little is known about their population, range, and seasonal eating habits in the Bay Area. The River Otter Ecology Project has taken on the challenge of discovering and documenting their ecological niche, with the goal of informing land use decisions and preserving habitat for these lively aquatic mammals.
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Join us in the 3rd floor Community Meeting Room for Facing West Shadow Opera's production of "The Euphoria of Walt Whitman," a live Baroque puppet opera exploring queer poet Walt Whitman’s obsession with the traveling operas of the Wild West, phrenology, and the gold rush era. Shadow puppets are accompanied by live music written by Purcell, Monteverdi, Caccini, George Crumb and improvisation
Central Library will close early at 5:00pm on Saturday February 11, 2017 to allow for preparations for the 15th Annual Author's Dinner.
Please note there will be limited access on the 2nd floor today.
These areas will be closed all day:
- Berkeley History Room
- Historic Refence Room
- Teen Room
- Historic Lobby
- Reading Room
If you need materials from any of these areas, please see a staff member.
- Internet computers will not be available after 4:50 pm.
Join us for a family yoga class led by local Yoga teacher Angela Madonia. Suggested age is 3-7. We will hop like frog, roar like a lion and do many other animal-inspired moving activities.
Trumpeter Dave Rocha and his band perform music from the Golden Age of Jazz. Free. Best for music lovers ages five and up. Please call 510-981-6280 or visit our website at berkeleypubliclibrary.org for more information. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library. www.berkeleylibraryfriends.org
Join us when Oakland’s African Queens Dance Company leads a participatory, West African Dance workshop for dancers of all ages. Call 510-981-6280 or visit our website for more information at berkleypubliclibray.org. This program is free for all and is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library.
Join your neighbors for an evening of creativity, self-expression, relaxation and community. All supplies will be provided - or use your own favorites. Coloring is fun for all ages so feel free to bring the whole family.
Join us in the children's room to make your own shrink plastic creations! We will bring supplies, helpers and snacks - you bring your creativity.
Ages 5 and up.
This event is brought to you by the Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch teen leadership group and sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library.