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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Make a Wobble Bot! Kids and families, try your hand at electrical engineering and build a motorized contraption that can draw, buzz, light up or dance across a table!
Ages 6 -13, Third Floor Community Meeting Room.
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.
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.
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.
Children in grades K - 5 may come to read aloud to a friendly dog. Bring a book or choose one here. Parents may call ahead and sign up or drop in for a session at either 3:30 or 4:00 p.m. Dogs provided by TherapyPets.
Come talk about what teen services should look like at South Branch. All teens of middle school and high school age are welcome. Snacks will be served.
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.