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Make a robot plushie that you can take home when our friends from Gogo Craft visit Claremont Branch! This special, free workshop is limited to 15 and is best for crafters ages six to twelve years old. Sign up for this program with Eventbrite at www.eventbrite.com. Funded by a generous donation from the Friends of the Bekeley Public Library.
Ages 10-18. Join the Berkeley Public Library and Our Family Coalition for a showing and discussion of the movie A Place in the Middle. A Place in the Middle is a documentary about a young Hawaiian student who dreams of leading the boys-only hula troupe, and is supported by her teacher, who understands first-hand what it is like to be "in the middle" of kāne (male) and wahine (female), and by the Hawaiian tradition of embracing those who embody both male and female spirit.
Meet up with other teens in a safe and supportive place to talk about issues of gender and sexual identity. This informal group meets every Wednesday throughout the summer. Discussion topics and projects will be decided on collaboratively by those in attendance. Snacks will be provided and all teens are welcome! We'll meet in the 3rd floor community room.
In this 60 minute lecture Virgie Tovar – author, expert and lecturer – offers a primer on the history and sociopolitical realities of our cultural obsession with weight loss. The story of modern day “Diet Culture” didn’t begin with juicing or cleanses, but rather over 200 years ago with the inventor of the graham cracker.
Tovar is the editor of Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion and one of the nation’s leading experts on fat discrimination and body image.
Richard Schwartz will give an illustrated talk on the hidden Indian Life in Berkeley and the evidence surrounding it. He will describe how the discovery and protection of artifacts and history combine as a powerful tool to begin to understand the extent Native Americans lived within what became the city of Berkeley. He will demonstrate how a culture can be learned or lost by the efforts and actions of current residents.
Saturday May 28 1-2:30 p.m. 3rd Floor Community Meeting Room
Explore the high-flying world of rocket science! Design and test your very own stomp rocket. How far can your rocket fly? Ages 5-13.
Lawrence Hall of Science Inventor’s Workshops are drop-in, hands-on, single station, engineering activities designed to engage families with children in grades K-8. Workshops are drop-in style programs, so that families can engage in the engineering challenge at their pace.