Come for a taste of New Orleans jazz when Earl Scheelar and the Zenith Jazz Band return to the Claremont Branch for some levee-stomping music. All ages welcome. Free. Please call for more information: 510-981-6280.
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Festival of Eggs
An activity-filled evening for families to learn together through hands-on activities and stories. Drop in anytime during the event!
Everyone is invited to view artist Cheryl Derricotte's art series, historical photos of slavery embedded in glass, as she shares slides of her work and discusses their meaning, her technique and background research. Following her hour presentation there will be a free hands-on collage workshop, limited to 20 participants. Both take place Saturday, March 31, 2018 in the community meeting room. Workshop participation requires confirmed advance registration
Schedule as follows:
2-3 pm — Talk with slides.
We are giving away FREE comics for kids, teens and adults from 1-4 while supplies last! And while you're browsing comics watch a bit of a movie or make some crafts out of recycled comics. All ages are welcome for free comic-themed fun for the whole family!
Don’t miss our Bike to Work Energizer Station!!
The Claremont branch, Trek Bicycles of Berkeley and the Berkeley Public Library on Wheels will be on hand to celebrate your commute by bike to work or school! We'll have free tote bags, bike lights and delicious Dream Fluff Donuts while supplies last. Trek will be offering free bike adjustments, too. We hope to see you!
Join us for a free a cappella concert of international song when Mozaik returns to Claremont branch! Mozaik is a Berkeley-based group of women singers who seek out rich songs to share from folk traditons around the world. Hear their music and learn more at www.mozaikvoices.com. Best for music lovers ages 5 and up. Free.
Alan Lomax and his father John traveled the country in search of authentic American folk songs. Hear their story and the songs they helped preserve in this dynamic musical first person performance by storyteller and singer Tim Holt. We'll be singing "Cindy," "John Henry," "Old Joe Clark," "Midnight Special," "Home On The Range" and much more. All are welcome. Please call 510-981-6280 for more information or visit our website at berkeleypubliclibrary.org.
4th floor Story Room
Story Time for Adults presents the first in a new series, The Joy of Grim: "Hans My Hedgehog".
Be careful what you wish for!
With artful visual aids and a quartet of actors, we will share a folk tale from the Brothers Grimm. After the performance, stay and discuss the story and genre. For ages 16 and up.