Homeless Action Center (HAC)

Community Outreach in the Library (COIL) is a Berkeley Public Library program that hosts various community organizations which provide information, referrals and resources to people experiencing homelessness. Some of these organizations may also provide services to people who are housed. The services are provided at the Central Library, 2090 Kittredge St., on the 2nd floor.

The schedule of services is as follows, but please call 510-981-6148 on the event date for confirmation:

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Sharpening Clinic: Gardening Tools

Learn how to sharpen your gardening tools at this interactive clinic led by a Tool Lending Library specialist. At this event, you are welcome to bring your personal gardening tools to sharpen. Sharpening will be taught with files and power tools provided from the Tool Lending Library collection. Participants will be taught basic sharpening safety techniques and proper adjustments to ensure best operation and longevity of your tools.

Examples of tools that may be sharpened at this event are: shears (head, pruning, etc.), blades, shovels, and/ or hatchets. 

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Himalayan Workshop with Poet Yuyutsu R.D. Sharma

Advance signups recommended by calling 510-981-6148. Join us in the 4th floor Story Room for an exciting cultural and writing workshop with Himalayan poet Yuyutsu R.D. Sharma. Using mantras, prayers, folk music and striking panoramic slides of Nepal from his book, Nepal Trilogy, itinerant poet, anthologist, and translator, Yuyutsu, will discuss the oral and folk traditions of the Himalayas and read poems from his travels in three regions of the Himalayas --Everest, Annapurnas and Helambu.

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Teen Tour of BAM

Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch teen leadership group hosts a teen tour of the Berkeley Art Museum. This professionally guided tour will focus on two current exhibits featuring artists Martin Wong and Miyoko Ito. Discover more about the exhibits here then contact us to register. 

Space is limited and priority is given to Berkeley teens. Call or email teen librarian Andrea Mullarkey to register: (510) 981-6060 or amullarkey@cityofberkeley.info.

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Hamilton Sing-Along @THPS

Bring your friends, family and all the Hamilfans you know for a community Hamilton sing-along! We will play the instrumentals through our sound system and project the lyrics on our big screen. You all will provide the enthusiastic voices! 

All ages are welcome but the production contains some mature themes and language. Each family should decide themselves which family members this event will be appropriate and enjoyable for. 

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