Visual Arts

Exhibits and talks about photography and visual arts. Quilt show, etc.

String Magic Fun@South

Learn to make string figures and perform string magic tricks.  String figures are a traditional form of creative found in cultures all over the world.  We will learn a variety of basic figures and simple tricks all with a loop of string - which will be provided to participants.  

This program is for families with children ages 7.5 and up.  Parents are encouraged to participate.  You will begin to create a new family hobby that can be done anytime, anywhere with just a loop of string.

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Super Cinema @ Central

December:  Magical Realism in Film

 

Friday, December 5         The Fisher King    (1991 / 137 min. / R)

                                                                      (Dir. Terry Gilliam, with Robin Williams)

Friday, December 12        Wings of Desire   (1987 / 128 min. / PG-13)       

                                                                      (Dir. Wim Wenders, w. Bruno Ganz, Peter Falk)

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David Jouris Photography @Central

All are invited to meet Jouris and discuss his work during an Artist Reception on Sunday, June 1st at 2:00 p.m. in the 1st floor Catalog Lobby of the Central Library. For questions regarding this program, call 510-981-6241.

The exhibition will be on display from April 28th – July 6th in the Catalog Lobby on the first floor of the Central Library, 2090 Kittredge at Shattuck in downtown Berkeley. 

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Jillian and Mariko Tamaki Author Visit @South

Comic-creating cousins Jillian and Markio Tamaki come to the South Branch to share their newest graphic novel This One Summer, a beautiful and lyrical work about two teenage girls learning about the world over the course of a summer stay in a serene beach town.  The fine folks from Mrs. Dalloway's Books will also be on hand to sell copies of the cousins' works.  Don't miss the chance to hear from these gifted and unique creators!

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Free Comic Book Giveaway and Art Jam @South

Come celebrate Free Comic Book Day at the Berkeley Public Library South Branch!  We'll be making superhero buttons and (of course) giving away a TON of free comics!  Plenty of titles for readers of all ages, especially teens.

And stick around, because at 4 we will have a community Art Jam!  Come join professional comic book artists Lark Pien, Thien Pham, Lex Fajardo, and Vincent Kukua as they (and you!!) draw all over the Teen Room walls!

Free Comics for giveaway include:

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Free Comic Book Day! @Central

The first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day, and the Berkeley Public Library is in the mood to celebrate!

We will be giving away age appropriate comic books all day long in the Children's Room.

In the 3rd floor meeting room, 1pm-4-pm, we'll have a supply of comics of interest to teens. So come and grab your free comics. We'll be streaming anime selections form Crunchyroll on the big screen. Take a look at the calendar to learn more about events happening at the branches!

Free Comics for giveaway include:

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