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March 8th is International Women's Day, the annual celebration of the achievements of women throughout history. In the more than 100 countries where the holiday is observed the focus of the observance differs, influenced by local customs, achievements, and challenges. In general, the occasion is observed with respect, appreciation and love towards women for their economic, political and social achievements. This year’s theme asks: Will you #BeBoldForChange?
Join us in the 3rd floor Community Meeting Room for a drawing and character design workshop led by Ana Ramirez and Madeline Sharafian in cooperation with GLAS Animation Festival. Ages 12 and up are welcome at this free, hands-on workshop.
Join us in the 3rd floor Community Meeting Room for Facing West Shadow Opera's production of "The Euphoria of Walt Whitman," a live Baroque puppet opera exploring queer poet Walt Whitman’s obsession with the traveling operas of the Wild West, phrenology, and the gold rush era. Shadow puppets are accompanied by live music written by Purcell, Monteverdi, Caccini, George Crumb and improvisation
2nd floor above the Reference Desk, in the Historic Lobby cases and hanging from the Lobby's Mezzanine
In celebration of both the publication of the upcoming book "The Picture Man: From the Collection of Bay Area Photographer E. F.
Join your neighbors for an evening of creativity, self-expression, relaxation and community. All supplies will be provided - or use your own favorites. Coloring is fun for all ages so feel free to bring the whole family.
Join us in the children's room to make your own shrink plastic creations! We will bring supplies, helpers and snacks - you bring your creativity.
Ages 5 and up.
This event is brought to you by the Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch teen leadership group and sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library.