Cake & Community @THPS

Celebrate the Tarea Hall Pittman Library's new exterior sign with coffee, cake, and light musical entertainment with jazz musician, Leon Williams.
The library was renamed in 2015, after local civil rights advocate and community resident, Tarea Hall Pittman. Pittman attended Cal, held leadership roles in the NAACP, and worked to desegregate the Oakland Fire Department. These are just a few of her achievements in social justice.
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Himalayan Workshop with Poet Yuyutsu R.D. Sharma

Advance signups recommended by calling 510-981-6148. Join us in the 4th floor Story Room for an exciting cultural and writing workshop with Himalayan poet Yuyutsu R.D. Sharma. Using mantras, prayers, folk music and striking panoramic slides of Nepal from his book, Nepal Trilogy, itinerant poet, anthologist, and translator, Yuyutsu, will discuss the oral and folk traditions of the Himalayas and read poems from his travels in three regions of the Himalayas --Everest, Annapurnas and Helambu.

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Teen Tour of BAM

Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch teen leadership group hosts a teen tour of the Berkeley Art Museum. This professionally guided tour will focus on two current exhibits featuring artists Martin Wong and Miyoko Ito. Discover more about the exhibits here then contact us to register. 

Space is limited and priority is given to Berkeley teens. Call or email teen librarian Andrea Mullarkey to register: (510) 981-6060 or amullarkey@cityofberkeley.info.

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Hamilton Sing-Along @THPS

Bring your friends, family and all the Hamilfans you know for a community Hamilton sing-along! We will play the instrumentals through our sound system and project the lyrics on our big screen. You all will provide the enthusiastic voices! 

All ages are welcome but the production contains some mature themes and language. Each family should decide themselves which family members this event will be appropriate and enjoyable for. 

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Sewam Native American Dance @Claremont

Join Sewam American Indian Dance for a celebration of contemporary and traditional native dance and music. Founder Eddie Madrill, a member of the Pascua Yaqui tribe of Southern Arizona and Northern Sonora Mexico, will deliver a visually stunning performance and discuss the history of the dances and their social and spiritual significance. Please call 510-981-6280 or visit our website for more information.

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Malcolm Margolin and Vincent Medina: Tasting the Land: Native Californian Cuisine @West

Please join Malcolm Margolin and Vincent Medina as they explore the Chochenyo Ohlone food culture. Malcolm is the founder of Heyday Books and the author of The Ohlone Way: Indian life in the San Francisco-Monterey Bay Area. Vincent has launched a native foods catering business based on delicious recipes with venison, huckleberries, acorn, chia and other native foods. He will be bringing a sampling from his delicious menu!

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Berkeley Stories@North w/Ann Fagan Ginger

Ann Fagan Ginger: Irish Catholic, Quaker, Russian Jewish, Atheist, Socialist journalist unionist family. Ninth Amendment. New Deal. McCarthy era. Immigrate rights. Supreme Court. Nuclear weapons. International law. Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute. National Lawyers Guild. Berkeley Peace & Justice Commission. Visiting Professor. Daughter, wife, mother, partner, human being. Life’s work: Enabling human beings to communicate and interact as human beings using human rights laws. Please come and hear Ann tell her story; she has lived a lot of life.

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