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Growing Whole, Not Old: Facing Our Mortality @North

Growing Whole, Not Old

Today, many people approaching mid-life can expect to live another 20 or 30 years. How do you want to live those years?

In this free and interactive workshop based, presented by Janet Piggins, LCSW and based on the book From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Profound New Vision of Growing Older by Rabbi Zalman Schacter-Shalomi, we’ll explore ways to live the second half of life more consciously and compassionately through discussion, interactive exercises, journaling and artwork.

PART THREE: Facing Our Mortality

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Growing Whole, Not Old: Harvesting Life's Wisdom @North

Growing Whole, Not Old

Today, many people approaching mid-life can expect to live another 20 or 30 years. How do you want to live those years?

In this free and interactive workshop based, presented by Janet Piggins, LCSW and based on the book From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Profound New Vision of Growing Older by Rabbi Zalman Schacter-Shalomi, we'll explore ways to live the second half of life more consciously and compassionately through discussion, interactive exercises, journaling and artwork.

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Growing Whole, Not Old: A New Perspective @North

Growing Whole, Not Old

Today, many people approaching mid-life can expect to live another 20 or 30 years. How do you want to live those years?

In this free, interactive workshop based on the book From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Profound New Vision of Growing Older by Rabbi Zalman Schacter-Shalomi, we’ll explore ways to live the second half of life more consciously and compassionately through discussion, interactive exercises, journaling and artwork.

PART ONE: A New Perspective

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String Figure Fun @THP South

Learn to make basic string figures and perform easy string magic tricks.  String figures, which are found in traditional cultures all over the world, are made with just a loop of string.  They range from simple to complex and are the perfect screen-free family hobby. 

Strings will be provided and each participant will get a special knotless loop of string to take home! 

 

The coordination required makes this program appropriate for ages 7 and up, idealy accompanied by an actively participating parent or caregiver.

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Poem In Your Pocket Day

POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY!

This Thursday, April 26th, all of the service desks of the Berkeley Public Library will be giving away Poem In Your Pocket Day booklets, containing 2-4 poems donated to us by Bay Area writers!  There will be 36 unique booklets -- you're welcome to try to collect them all!

Thanks to all of the poets for use of their words, and don't forget to spread some poetry around on Thursday April 26th!

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY: Free Comic Fun Day @Central CCR

Join us from 1:00pm - 3:00pm to have fun while you are picking up your FREE comics! We'll have a variety of activities for you to do: you can create your Star Wars name, tell us what your superpower would be if you were a superhero, and draw your favorite comic book character. Kids aged 5 and up can most easily participate in the activities. 

4th floor, Central Children's Room

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Dillbilly @Claremont

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride month with a special performance by Dillbilly!

Saturday, 6/9 at 4:30pm

Dillbilly (pronoun they/them) is a genre-queer alt-country singer-songwriter based out of Oakland, CA. Raised in a trailer park, surrounded by cornfields and grain silos in the rural Midwest near the Ohio River, Dill grew up going jug fishing and playing classical piano. Over the past 20 years, they have been performing and touring across the U.S. and Canada. They are currently working on their 10th full length album to be released next year.

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Women & Power: Sharing Stories

Whether an activist, an advocate, the first in your family or community to shift roles around gender and power, or someone thoughtful about the ways power and gender have shaped your life - join our project to capture and archive important stories about these issues. 

Sign up as an individual or pair for a free 30 minute recording sessions. Spaces are limited and registration is required. Contact librarian Andrea Mullarkey to reserve your spot: 

amullarkey@cityofberkeley.info - (510) 981-6060

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