Meet the Farmers @Claremont

Meet some practitioners of urban farming- our neighbors in West Oakland from City Slicker Farms! City Slicker Farms’ mission is to empower community members to meet the immediate and basic need for healthy organic food by creating high-yield urban farms and backyard gardens. Learn more about the past and future of urban farming, how urban farming can create individual and community resilience, and how you too can be a backyard farmer.

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Piano Chat for Seniors @Claremont

Join us for a special hands-on program for seniors! On four consecutive Wednesdays in May at 1:00pm., pianist and teacher Brenda Becker will offer a one-hour piano instruction event built around mastering chords and having fun together. No previous piano experience is necessary. Please call to sign up as space for the series is limited to six per Wednesday. 510-981-6280.
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Make A Quilted Bookmark@Central

4th floor Story Room

In anticipation of the 34th Annual Quilt Show (May 1 - June 7),  join the Textile Mavens and learn basic quilting techniques. Catherine Durand and Fern Royce will guide participants in creating a beautiful quilted bookmark.  All participants are invited to submit their work for display in the upcoming Quilt Show.  Supplies provided.  Space is limited: call 510-981-6236 to sign up for one of four half hour slots.  The last session begins at 6:30 p.m.  For ages 6 and up. 

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Saturday Morning Yoga @Central CMR

Calm your mind and relax your body in this 3-part series of yoga classes at the Library lead by instructor Stacey Singleton.  Stacy has taught yoga for over three years and practiced yoga for over 30 years, studying Iyengar, Ashtanga and Kundalini styles.  


In our first meeting students will be introduced to some basic postures or asanas and some simple breathing techniques called pranayama.  We will be joining breath and body together to calm the mind and encourage the body to relax.


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Unbroken Web: The Art of Ellen & Lucy Begay @Central CMR

Author Gary Beaudoin will visit the library to discuss his book, The Unbroken Web.  Beaudoin and the three generations of Begay weavers--grandmother Mary, mother Lucy, and daughter Ellen--celebrate the spirit of the Southwest in a profoundly personal way. The freshly redesigned work features nineteen exquisite wool textiles crafted by the Begay women, complete with notes about the inspirations and traditions behind the creation of each.

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Focus on the Cello @Claremont

Join us for an evening with Berkeley’s own Jewish Music and Poetry Project. The concert includes the world premiere of Berkeley composer William Ludtke’s Op. 155, Three Songs for soprano and cello with poems by Berkeley poet Marcia Falk and  the U.S. premiere of Hungarian Lajos Delej’s “Scherzo,”  recently rediscovered in the BBC archives. To learn more about the JMPP visit thier website http://jewishmusicandpoetryproject.webs.com/  For more information call 510-981-6280.

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