The Berkeley Public Library and The Ecology Center present a talk by Liz Carlisle, Berkeley resident and author of the new book Lentil Underground, an "inspiring story of a handful of colorful pioneers who have successfully bucked the chemically-based food chain and the entrenched power of agribusiness’s one percent, by stubbornly banding together".
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Author Gary Beaudoin will visit the library to discuss his book, The Unbroken Web. Beaudoin and the three generations of Begay weavers--grandmother Mary, mother Lucy, and daughter Ellen--celebrate the spirit of the Southwest in a profoundly personal way. The freshly redesigned work features nineteen exquisite wool textiles crafted by the Begay women, complete with notes about the inspirations and traditions behind the creation of each.
Children in grades K - 5 may come to read aloud to a friendly dog. Bring a book or choose one here. Parents may call ahead and sign up or drop in for a session at either 3:30 or 4:00 p.m. Dogs provided by TherapyPets.