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Lego Build-Off @THPSouth

This year's summer reading theme is Reading By Design and the Teen Leadership group challenges all of our patrons to a Lego design competition! All ages are invited to this event where you will use the library's Lego blocks to design and build a piece on a given theme. Participants will have 45 minutes to create followed by judging. Prizes will be awarded in age categories.

All ages are welcome at this event, though patrons 7 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. 

To be eligible for prizes entries must be: 

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Eclipse 2017: Astronomer Andrew Fraknoi Presents @Central

In this illustrated, nontechnical talk, astronomer Andrew Fraknoi, will describe how eclipses work, why they are one of nature’s most spectacular sights, what scientists learn during eclipses, exactly when and where the eclipse of 2017 will be visible, and how to observe the eclipse and the Sun safely. Saturday, August 5, 2017, Community Meeting Room, 3rd Floor, 2 pm to 4 pm.

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The Story and Songs of Pete Seeger @Claremont

Tim Holt portrays Pete Seeger, telling his life story and singing songs in this lively, live-music-filled show. Best for adults, teens and children ages eight and up. Tim encourages audience participation so you’ll have a chance to accompany him when he performs  "If I Had A Hammer," "We Shall Overcome," "Union Maid," and "This Land".  Free. To learn more visit our website at berkeleypubliclibrary.org or call the Claremont Branch at 510-981-6280.

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Family Yoga in the Park

Join us for an outdoor yoga class at Bateman Mall Park at 3027 Colby Street, near Prince Street and around the corner from the Claremont Branch Library. Instructor Angela Madonia is back for this open-air program especially designed for families and best for participants ages 3 and up. To learn more or to get directions to the Bateman Mall Park please visit our website or call the Claremont Branch at 510-981-6280.

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Berkeley Stories featuring Don Arreola-Burl @North

Who’s the guy behind multi-generations and thousands of competitive sports loving youth? Don Arreola-Burl! aka Don Burl.

 

Born in San Francisco oldest of 4 children, raised by grandparents too. Ingenious adventurous Grandmother. Columbia Park Boy’s Club. Berkeley. Albany-Berkeley YMCA/Playground Rats. 24 year BUSD PE Specialist @every (!) elementary school and Berkwood Hedge. Second marriage. Nonprofit Recreation and Team Sports (RATS). Blended sports loving family.

 

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