Special

Guest Poet Sim Warkov @Claremont

Join us for a free poetry reading, interview, and Q&A when Sim Warkov visits Claremont. Sim was born in Chicago, raised in Manitoba, and educated in New York and 

Connecticut. Warkov has four books of poetry, a new one out this year, Island Dreams (with Margaretta K. Mitchell), and three earlier books, Reaching, Thin Soils, and Grandchildren. 

 

A free chapbook is available at Berkeley Public Library branches. For directions or other information call the Claremont Branch 510 981-6820

 

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Lego Build-Off @THPSouth

This year's summer reading theme is Reading By Design and the Teen Leadership group challenges all of our patrons to a Lego design competition! All ages are invited to this event where you will use the library's Lego blocks to design and build a piece on a given theme. Participants will have 45 minutes to create followed by judging. Prizes will be awarded in age categories.

All ages are welcome at this event, though patrons 7 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. 

To be eligible for prizes entries must be: 

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Eclipse 2017: Astronomer Andrew Fraknoi Presents @Central

In this illustrated, nontechnical talk, astronomer Andrew Fraknoi, will describe how eclipses work, why they are one of nature’s most spectacular sights, what scientists learn during eclipses, exactly when and where the eclipse of 2017 will be visible, and how to observe the eclipse and the Sun safely. Saturday, August 5, 2017, Community Meeting Room, 3rd Floor, 2 pm to 4 pm.

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The Story and Songs of Pete Seeger @Claremont

Tim Holt portrays Pete Seeger, telling his life story and singing songs in this lively, live-music-filled show. Best for adults, teens and children ages eight and up. Tim encourages audience participation so you’ll have a chance to accompany him when he performs  "If I Had A Hammer," "We Shall Overcome," "Union Maid," and "This Land".  Free. To learn more visit our website at berkeleypubliclibrary.org or call the Claremont Branch at 510-981-6280.

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Family Yoga in the Park

Join us for an outdoor yoga class at Bateman Mall Park at 3027 Colby Street, near Prince Street and around the corner from the Claremont Branch Library. Instructor Angela Madonia is back for this open-air program especially designed for families and best for participants ages 3 and up. To learn more or to get directions to the Bateman Mall Park please visit our website or call the Claremont Branch at 510-981-6280.

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