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Make Felt Slippers @Claremont

Make cozy slippers to take home with the mobile craft mavens of GoGoCraft. This program is open to all ages though kids under eleven will need a parent or guardian's help. Space is limited to twelve participants and sign up is required at www.eventbrite.com/. Call the library for more information about this workshop or for tips on how to register at 510-981-6280. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library www.berkeleylibraryfriends.org.

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Yoga for Everyone with Stacey Singleton @Claremont

Still your mind and stretch your body. Instructor Stacey Singleton will join us for yoga at the Claremont Branch on Tuesday, November 1st, Tuesday, November 15th and Tuesday, November 22nd at 2pm.

This brief series of yoga classes is for students age 15 and up. Bring a mat or use one purchased with a generous donation by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library.

Space for this program is limited. Please call the Claremont Branch for more information and to claim your space in this series, 510-981-6280.

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Clearly Meant with Lyn Hejinian @Claremont

Lyn Hejinian reads her poems, followed by an interview and discussion. Lyn Hejinian is a poet, essayist, translator, and professor at UC Berkeley. Among her books are The Book of a Thousand Eyes, The Wide Road (with Carla Harryman) and the Unfollowing which came out this year from local press Omnidawn. A free chapbook is available at Berkeley Public Library branches. Please pick one up. For directions or other information call the Claremont Branch 510-981-6280. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library berkeleylibraryfriends.org/

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Homelessness in Berkeley: a panel discussion @Central CMR

There are exciting and viable programs that can house the homeless in Berkeley! Panelists will provide a broad background on homelessness as well as specific conditions in Berkeley in order to demystify this important community issue and share proven solutions that have already worked in other cities. We will hear about solutions that are happening now and those that can be applied in Berkeley.
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Berkeley Stories: Lisa Bullwinkel @North

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 unseen ways.

This month, meet Lisa Bullwinkel: Artist, art advocate, awarded 2016 Small Businesswoman of the Year, ex-Solano Stroll producer, and the woman who turned Fourth of July at the Berkeley Marina from a booze-fueled firework free-for all to an annual family-friendly celebration of community.

Let’s hear her story.

 

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1,000 Paper Cranes/Peace Day @ Central CCR

Send a little peace around the world. Help us fold 1,000 origami cranes to send to Japan in the spirit of peace and brotherhood. The Berkeley Public Library's Playreaders will read from the children's book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, and we will have the treat of beautiful koto music by Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto and friends. If you don't know how to fold, come join us anyway, we will have instructions and people to help teach you how.

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