Ebola in West Africa: An Unprecedented Public Health Problem @Central CMR

Join us for the first in a series of public talks by members of the scientific community at UC Berkeley at the Berkeley Public Library.  Professor Art Reingold of UC Berkeley's School of Public Health has worked on the prevention and control of infectious diseases for the past 30+ years, including on the control of epidemic meningitis in West Africa.

My 3,280 mile Bike Ride through the Mountains to Fight Climate Change @Central CMR

Teen Cyclist Zeke Gerwein will visit the Library to talk about his epic tour from Mexico to Canada along the Sierra Cascade Route to benefit the Sierra Club's campaign to fight climate change.  Zeke will have stories and photos from his trip and will bring along his bike.  Learn about this epic adventure and help stop climate change.  

Secret Codes and Ciphers @Central CCR

Calling all kids! January is Secret Code and Cipher Month! Join us on Friday afternoons at the Central Children's Room (4th Floor) at 4:00 for an introduction to the code of the week. Make your own set of decoder tools to keep; then encode and decipher messages. Or visit the library any time during the week to make and try out the code of the week on your own. Leave a coded message in the BPL Secret Message Book! 

Who We Be @Central CMR

The Berkeley Public Library is excited to host author Jeff Chang for a discussion of his new book Who We Be: The Colorization of America.  

Jeff's first book, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, garnered many honors, including the American Book Award and the Asian American Literary Award. He also edited the book, Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop.