Visual Arts

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

Animation Workshop @Central CMR

Hailing from the Malvern Hills, England, Peter Millard is unique in the world of contemporary animation. His films consist of sad men, driving ducks and even sadder bananas, and while his films appear childlike and simplistic there is a demented sophistication at work. Advance registration is required, as space is limited! To sign up please contact Emily Foster at or 510-981-6121. Participants of all skill levels, ages 12 and up, are welcome to attend.
Export to Calendar: Add this event to your calendar (iCal).

Make recycled stationery @Central

4th floor Story Room

Make a set of 10 notecards with envelopes, to give as gifts or keep for yourself.  We'll use recycled library books to line our envelopes, and an "I love my library stamp" to decorate the front of the card.  Inside, you can write a note on the DueDate card.

Participation is limited to the first 20 registrants.  Call 510-981-6236 to sign up.

Export to Calendar: Add this event to your calendar (iCal).

JazzArt: Music, Stories, and Art @ Central CCR

Live jazz by violinist India Cooke and drummer Don Robinson helps make stories come to life, while you create art! Artist and educator Lisa DiPrima is there to guide you with your art, and reading stories from Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin by Chieri Uegaki, and Beautiful Blackbird by Ashley Bryan.

4th Floor, Central Children's Room

Export to Calendar: Add this event to your calendar (iCal).

Explore the World of Chimpanzees and Wildlife Conservation@South

Join respected wildlife conservationist Chris Austria on a stunning, intimate, and rare visual journey into the realm of wild Chimpanzees in their natural habitat. Austria (who works with Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Uganda, founded by Dr. Jane Goodall) uses his keen and sensitive photographic eye to reveal a different, underappreciated perspective on the lush, green and fascinating landscapes of Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia. This program is free and all are welcome!

Export to Calendar: Add this event to your calendar (iCal).

Staff Art Show @Central

10th Annual Staff Art Show, with drawings, paintings, ceramics, photography, fiber art and more. Come see what the talented staff of the library do when they're not at work! This exhibit is available during Central Library open hours: Monday,12:00 pm - 8 pm; Tuesday, 10:00 am - 8 pm; Wednesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sunday, 1:00 - 5:00 pm. 2nd and 5th floors. Living Book Art @Central Staff Art Show Community Project: Living Book Art Come create an artful arrangement of books. Working together, we will sort by size, color, or other possibilities to make an ever-changing display for everyone to enjoy. Take photographs of the evolving arrangements and share! Look for orange and black books on October 31! Available during library open hours: Monday noon - 5 pm, Tuesday 10 am - 8 pm, Wednesday - Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm and Sunday 1 - 5 pm. First floor near the entrance
Export to Calendar: Add this event to your calendar (iCal).