Taiko Drumming w/Kristy Oshiro @Central CMR

Come and learn about Japanese art of taiko! Feel the thunderous sounds of the drums vibrating through your body as language, culture, and history combine into an exciting educational experience. Come see this amazing one person show where you will be introduced to this aspect of Japanese music and culture through drumming, story telling, and bamboo flute music. You will even get a chance to play the drums yourself! 

All ages.

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Celebrating Stephen Hawking: Astronomer Andrew Fraknoi Discusses His Life and Work (in Everyday Language) @Central

Scientists and science enthusiasts are mourning the passing of Stephen Hawking, one of the great minds and spirits of our time.  In this introductory, non-technical talk, Bay Area public astronomer Andrew Fraknoi will briefly summarize Hawking’s life, and talk about the importance of his scientific work. No background in science or math will be required, but be prepared to have your mind boggled.

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Keith Knight -- highly regarded American cartoonist @West

Keith Knight is many things to many people–rapper, social activist, father and educator among them. He’s also one of the funniest and most highly regarded cartoonists in America, and the creator of three popular comic strips:the Knight Life, (th)ink, and the K Chronicles. Mr. Knight will provide a powerful anti-racism presentation followed by an audience Q and A.

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Baby & Toddler Time @Central CSR

Come celebrate El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) at Berkeley Public Library! 
Día, as it is commonly known, is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on (or around!) April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

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