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January 08, 2014
Join the Art and Music Department of the Berkeley Public Library for the last in a series of listening parties, Mining the Library: Local DJs Dig the Music Collection, on Sunday, January 12, at 2:00 p.m., with DJ Erin Prunchak, host of KALX’s Rubberband Girl program.
January 06, 2014
Mark your calendars! The Berkeley Public Library hosts a Resume and Cover Letter Workshop on Monday January 27, 2014, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Community Meeting Room of the Central Library, 2090 Kittredge Street. This free workshop is led by resume expert Marilyn Tullius from Delta Strategies for Marketing. She will address how to handle gaps in employment, focusing the resume for specific jobs, common dilemmas in resume writing; as well as answer individual questions. Attendees should bring copies of their current resume and cover letter for review and advice in a small group discussion setting.
December 20, 2013
The New Year is a great time to keep that resolution to write that memoir. The Memoir-Writing Workshop will be held on six Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 7:30 p.m. starting on February 4th and continuing through March 11, 2014, in the third-floor Community Meeting Room of the Central Library located at 2014 Kittredge Street. This workshop is limited to 25 students.Advanced registration is required and will begin January 13, 2014. Please call 510-981-6196 to register.
December 20, 2013
J. Stitt Wilson (1868 – 1942) made national news when he was elected Mayor of Berkeley in April 1911 becoming the first Socialist Mayor in America. Learn more about this fascinating figure from Stephen Barton, Ph. D., on Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Community Meeting Room at the Berkeley Public Library at 2090 Kittredge Street.
December 16, 2013
Have questions about the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act? We have answers. Join us on Friday, January 10, at 2:00 p.m. at the Claremont Branch Library for help understanding how this new law impacts you. Get information on the new health insurance marketplace,Covered California, like who can enroll, which plans are in your area, and what penalties or deadlines might affect you. There will be time for participants to ask questions of a Covered California Certified Educator.
December 16, 2013
The next Claremont Branch Book Club meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 at the Claremont Branch located at 2940 Benvenue Avenue. The club will talk about The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Bay Area author Andrew Sean Greer. Please join us for a discussion of this beautiful, lyrical novel which the New York Times named as one of the 100 Best Books of 2013 lists.
December 10, 2013
Bullying, drug experimentation, sexual identity, abuse, suicidal thoughts. Middle and High School years can be a troubling time for teens and their parents to navigate. Come to the Claremont Branch Library at 2940 Benvenue Avenue on Wednesday, January 8th at 6:30 p.m. for an evening of compelling true tales. Drawn from two decades working with kids in crisis at King Middle School in Berkeley, Jan Elise Sells, author of Lost and Found: Healing Troubled Teens in Troubled Times will discuss her book and her experiences. She will also share poetry written by youth. Jan will take questions from the audience about helping youth in crisis.
December 09, 2013
Have questions about the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act? We have answers. Join us on Friday, December 13th at 2:00 p.m. at the Claremont Branch Library for help understanding how this new law impacts you and about the health insurance marketplace, Covered California. You’ll receive information on who can enroll, plans in your area, penalties and deadlines and there will be time for participants to ask questions of a Covered California Certified Educator. For more information about this program call 510-981-6280.
December 06, 2013
Join the Art and Music Department of the Berkeley Public Library for thesecond in a series of listening parties, Mining the Library: Local DJs Dig the Music Collection, on Tuesday, December 10, at 6:30 p.m., with Rickey Vincent – author, educator, and host of KPFA’s The History of Funk program. The listening parties bring together Berkeley Public Library’s music collection and disc jockeys from Bay Area public and community radio stations. Each DJ will dig through BPL’s vast collection of vinyl records and compact discs to uncover musical gems that will expand your appreciation of a range of genres.
Ben Hamilton Cello
November 25, 2013
Join us on Saturday, December 21st at 10:30 a.m. at the Claremont Branch Library, at 2940 Benvenue and Ashby Avenue, for a free concert of improvised cello looping. Cellist and award-winning composer Ben Hamilton will offer a program of original music to delight patrons all ages. A question and answer session with the artist as well as a chance to see his tools of the trade up close will take place after the concert.
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