Special

Welcome Back Otters @Central CMR

River otters are making a comeback in the Bay Area after almost disappearing from the region in the last century.  These charismatic carnivores make wonderful ambassadors for river and wetland restoration and conservation efforts.  Yet, little is known about their population, range, and seasonal eating habits in the Bay Area.

Facing West Shadow Opera @Central CMR

Join us in the 3rd floor Community Meeting Room for Facing West Shadow Opera's production of "The Euphoria of Walt Whitman," a live Baroque puppet opera exploring queer poet Walt Whitman’s obsession with the traveling operas of the Wild West, phrenology, and the gold rush era. Shadow puppets are accompanied by live music written by Purcell, Monteverdi, Caccini, George Crumb and improvisation 
 
Facing West Shadow Opera hybridizes art forms to create unique performances, each akin to a live graphic novel with euphoria-inducing chamber music.

Central Library will close early at 5:00pm on 02/11/2017

Central Library will close early at 5:00pm on Saturday February 11, 2017 to allow for preparations for the 15th Annual Author's Dinner.

Please note there will be limited access on the 2nd floor today.

These areas will be closed all day:

  • Berkeley History Room
  • Historic Refence Room
  • Teen Room
  • Historic Lobby
  • Reading Room

If you need materials from any of these areas, please see a staff member.

  • Internet computers will not be available after 4:50 pm.

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