Teen Writing Workshop @South

Join other Berkeley teens in a collaborative writing workshop. The group meets every Friday through the summer. Each meeting will have time for writing, spoken word performance, conversation about writing and inspiration. This is intended as a sharing and growing experience for writers of all kinds: poets, essayists, songwriters, journalers, writers of fiction and fan fiction and all others. Bring your pencils, laptops, imagination and share your writing life with other teen writers.

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Berkeley READS Adult Literacy Tutor Training

Volunteer as an adult literacy tutor with Berkeley READS Adult & Family Literacy Program

Tutor Orientation Thursday, June 18, 6:45-8:00pm; See if Berkeley READS is the "right fit" for you.

Tutor Training Saturday, June 20, 10:00am - 4:00pm; Getting ready and practical tips.

Thursday, June 25, 6:45 - 8:00pm; Presentations by tutors and learners.

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Rockers @South

You bring friends - we'll bring popcorn for a showing of Rockers. Starring Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace and Richard "DirtyHarry" Hall, ROCKERS is a Robin Hood style story of oppressed Jamaican musicians getting even with the "mafia types" in the business. Featuring Burning Spear, Bunny Wailer, Third World, Peter Tosh, Jacob Miller, Gregory Isaacs, Kiddus I, Junior Murvin, Inner Circle, the Heptones & Abyssinians.

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Fifty Shades of Grey Water: "Making every drop count."

A FREE WORKSHOP!: "Fifty Shades of Greywater: Making Every Drop Count." Christina Bertea, of Greywater Action, will lead a workshop on how to "Drought-Proof Your Landscape." 

Topics covered include: 

  • Common types of greywater systems
  • Plant friendly soaps and detergents
  • Codes and regulations
  • Costs

When: Monday, June 22, 4pm-5:30pm

Where: South Berkeley Library Community Room


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Berkeley Saves the Bay @Central

“Berkeley Saves the Bay” will  be presented by eminent local historian, author and lecturer Charles Wollenberg in a 2-part series on Saturdays June 20th and June 27th from 2:00-3:30 in the Berkeley History Room on the 2nd  floor of the Central Library (2090 Kittredge St.).  Hear Wollenberg discuss how Berkeley and her citizens were instrumental in the 1950s and 60s in forming the organization “Save the Bay,” the organization that tirelessly preserves the beautiful San Francisco Bay estuary from being filled-in, polluted , and otherwise misused.

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