An exhibit of library cards, September 3 - September 30, Central Library, 2nd Floor, West Display Case. Examples include a Brooklyn Public Library card from 1934, a Russian military library card from 1941, and the many different versions of the Berkeley Public Library card. Library Card Exhibit Flyer
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This poetry program at the Claremont Branch features you and what poetry you like. So come participate in the friendly atmosphere, share a ready ear, read aloud (or recite), and let the words do their weave and swing and work. Held on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 pm-7:50 pm.
Baby Bounce & Toddler Tales includes stories, songs, lap-bounces and tickles for babies and toddlers 6 mos-35 mos and is usually held the first three Saturdays of every month at 10:15 a.m (there will be a special library-themed Family Story Time on Saturday, September 13th at 10:15).
Please join us for a special event at Northbrae Community Church (941 the Alameda, Berkeley, CA 94707) as Civil Rights Movement champion Congressman John Lewis (D GA-5) shares insights from the second installment of his three-part graphic autobiography, March. March chronicles Lewis' lifelong struggle -- from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington to the halls of Congress -- for civil rights and justice.
September 21-7 is Banned Books Week, let’s celebrate intellectual freedom with a community bike ride on Saturday, September 27! Pedal with us from branch-to-branch, starting at North and ending up at Central. Along the way, we’ll enjoy portions of a treasured, famous banned book: John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. You can start with us at North Branch at 10:00 and do the whole ride, or meet us at any stop along the way. The full ride will be 7 miles. Inclement weather will cancel the event.
Participants in the Berkeley Public Library Memoir Writing Workshop celebrate this second anthology with readings from their true stories about finding home in beauty salons, cemeteries, campgrounds, and other unusual places.
This free event will be held at the Berkeley Public Library, Central Branch, 2090 Kittredge St., 3rd floor Community Reading Room.
For more information please call 510-981-6150.
Join us for a free screening of The Fault In Our Stars (2014), 126 minutes. This 2014 teen choice award winner for best movie: drama is adapted from the bestselling banned book by John Green.
The Bay Area offers some of the most captivating nature destinations (and bike rides) anywhere, attracting camping and cycling enthusiasts from all over the world. Berkeley Public Library invites Nick and Lindy of Pedal Inn to share their knowledge and love of bike camping in the Bay Area. Find out what to pack, where to go, and how to eat incredibly well when you get there (without an ice chest!). Test ride one of Pedal Inn’s fully loaded touring bikes, check out the best of bike camping and camp kitchen gear, and get answers to all your bike camping questions.
Celebrate Food Day 2014 at the Berkeley Public Library! Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies. Every October 24, thousands of events all around the country bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved food policies. Join us for this lunchtime lecture and discussion with Jessica Prentice.
As part of the Latino-Hispanic Heritage Month series, join Cascada de Flores in this bilingual and participatory program, as they tell their own origin story of traditional music and dance. Children and Adults are invited to sing, dance and play with beautiful traditional Mexican sones while participating in a story that is heartwarming for all.