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Love in the Stacks: Literary Speed Dating @ North

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Cupid invites bookloving singles in their 20s and 30s to gather in the meeting room for snacks and chance encounters.

Bring a book you loved, hated, or just recently read and be prepared to chat about it with a (charming? lovely?) stranger – but only for a few minutes.

Space is limited!

Call the library (510-981-6520) or come in to sign up and learn more about this literary matchmaking event.

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Valentine's Day Cards for Teens @Central

Teens! Give that special someone a card they will remember forever!

No special someone? Don't let that stop you from designing a fantastic piece of art. Express yourself!

We provide the materials. You provide the creative energy. A local artist will be on hand to provide tips and inspiration. 

We'll meet in the 3rd Floor Meeting Room. No reservation necessary. Just show up. Bring a few friends. All middle and high school age teens are welcome. 

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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, January 29, 6:45-8:00pm; See if Berkeley READS is the "right fit" for you.

Tutor Training Saturday, January 31, 10:00am - 4:00pm; Getting ready and practical tips. Thursday, February 2, 6:45 - 8:00pm; Presentations by tutors and learners.

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Little Scientists @Central / Preregister age 4-7 yrs

Little Scientists: Eggs, Eggs, Everywhere Children age 4 –7 and their parents/caregivers do science together through dramatic play, puppetry, stories, and hands-on experiments at self-guided activity stations. Location: Monday March 30: 3rd Floor Community Meeting Room Tuesday March 31: 3rd Floor Community Meeting Room Please pre-register; join us for either or both days. To pre-register, contact us at 510.981.6223 or bplkids@ci.berkeley.ca.us
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Crepe Paper Flowers for Teens @Central

Make beautiful paper flowers to support the Berkeley Public Library! Castle in the Air teachers Lynn Dolan and Karima Cammell welcome teenage students to learn the art of crafting realistic paper flowers using European crepe paper, complete with a surprise literary twist. The flowers you make can be taken home or added to the centerpieces that Castle in the Air will donate to the Berkeley Public Library Foundation's 13th annual Authors Dinner fundraiser.

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Memoir Writing Workshop: Recasting Family Stories. CLASS IS NOW FILLED.

Recasting Family Stories:  A Micro-Memoir Writing Workshop. CLASS IS NOW FILLED. Workshop led by Frances Lefkowitz. Saturday, January 17, 2-4 pm. Advance Registration Required, beginning January 2, 2015. , Community Meeting Room, 3rd floor, Central Library. Let’s get to the bottom of the stories you’ve  heard—and told—all your life. Sign up for this FREE, 2-hour writing workshop for new and experienced writers.

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