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Join us in the 3rd floor Community Meeting Room to meet some of the quilters featured in our 38th Annual Quilt Show, and hear the stories behind their quilts.
The Quilt Show is on display on the 2nd floor of the Central Library from May 6 through June 29, during regular library hours.
Stop by the 5th floor Art & Music Department to see an exhibit of paintings by artist James Yezhau "Jimmy" Liu.
On display during regular library hours.
About the artist:
Join the Social Justice Sewing Academy in a group process of discussion, design and making of quilt blocks. No previous sewing or quilting experience required.
This program is part of the Tarea Hall Pittman Social Justice Series. This program honors the legacy of Ms. Pittman’s social justice activism that positively affected the lives of people in California. Programming topics and formats are diverse but the goal of each event is to bring awareness and promote discussions related to human rights, social privilege, and equal opportunity.
Learn about quilting traditions and patterns passed down for generations from times of slavery and the Underground Railroad. Along with a slide show and touchable artifacts, you'll use math, geometry, and your imagination to create a shared wall-hanging (and maybe a second square to take home!) by re-purposing scraps.
Best for participants ages 5 and older.
Author, Kate Schatz and illustrator, Miriam Klein Stahl of Rad Women Worldwide, are here to discuss their new book: Rad Girls Can.
Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore will be here with copies of the books to purchase and have signed!
Join us on the 5th floor for an artist's talk with Sheila O'Donnell, Berkeley sculptor and creator of the masks currently on display in the Raku Mask Exhibit.
The exhibit will be on display during regular library hours from January 14 through March 10, in the 5th floor Art & Music Department.
An exhibit of artist Sheila O'Donnell's raku masks. On display in the 5th floor Art & Music department during regular library hours.
Sheila O'Donnell is a local sculptor who lives in Berkeley, CA. She works with the raku technique, in which pottery is heated to high temperatures and cooled rapidly. The masks she creates embody Buddhist-like symbols.
Join us for an artist's talk on the 5th floor at 1 pm on January 26.