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March 17, 2014
Berkeley, March 13, 2014 — Just five years after a landslide ‘Yes’ on bond Measure FF and an innovative Neighborhood Libraries Campaign partnership, Berkeley Public Library cardholders now have access to libraries of the future in every neighborhood in the City. This April, the Library celebrates advancing the value of libraries in the modern age by inviting the public to a month-long, system-wide librarywarming.
February 18, 2014
Dr. Bernie Krause, musician, naturalist and author of the 2012 book The Great Animal Orchestra: finding the origins of music in the world’s wild places, reflects on his lifelong pursuit to record the music of the natural world. Multimedia lecture with sound clips from his Wild Sanctuary archive – for all ages.
January 31, 2014
Berkeley, January 31, 2014 – Berkeley Public Library has launched its new website, www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org, showcasing the Library’s connection to the community while providing easy access to its dynamic print, music, film and digital collections. As part of the development of the new site, the Library’s web team involved staff and members of the community from the beginning: soliciting input, conducting user testing and collecting and analyzing survey data.
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February 03, 2014
Berkeley, February 3, 2014. The Berkeley Public Library annual report covering the 2013 fiscal year is now available electronically on the library’s website. The report, in narrative and photographs documents the various programs and activities of the library and a fiscal summary. This year’s theme is a year of progress and innovation.
January 21, 2014
The Berkeley Public Library will continue offering its free job counseling in 2014. Experienced Career Counselors from North Cities One Stop will provide drop-in career counseling the fourth Wednesday of every month at 2:00. p.m. in the Central Library’s Third Floor Electronic Classroom.
January 17, 2014
Bay Area artist Charles Curtis Blackwell exhibits paintings and drawings exploring themes of Africa and the jazz aesthetic at the Central Library from February 10th – April 20th, 2014. Blackwell will speak about his work and his personal journey as a legally blind artist during an Artist Talk on Sunday, February 23rd at 2:00 p.m. in the 3rd floor Community Meeting Room of the Central Library.
January 14, 2014
Berkeley Public Library and the Alameda County Small-Business Development Center offer a free seminar, Successful Business Plans, on Wednesday January 22, 2014, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. in the Central Library’s Third Floor Community Meeting Room.
January 14, 2014
Have questions about the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care act? Join us on Friday, February 7th from 2:00- 4:00 p.m. in the Teen Room at the Claremont Branch at 2940 Benvenue at Ashby for help understanding how this new law impacts you.
January 13, 2014
fellow crafters at Berkeley Public Library for the Knitting Hour, an intergenerational knitting group for the whole family on Saturday, January 25, 2014, 3:15-4:45 p.m. at the Central Library, 2090 Kittredge (at Shattuck) in the 4th floor Story Room.
January 09, 2014
Berkeley Public Library welcomes the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival as they present the touring company’s presentation of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar on Sunday, January 26, 2014, 2:00 p.m., in the 3rd Floor Community Meeting Room, at the Central Library.
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