Book Discussions/Events

Book discussion, author talks, Friend's book sales, Foundation events that are free and open to public.

Beyond Lumpia, Pansit and Seven Manangs Wild: Stories from the Heart of Filipino Americans @Central CMR

Book talk and story readings by the authors of a new anthology by The Filipino American National Historical Society, East Bay Chapter: Beyond Lumpia, Pansit and Seven Manangs Wild: Stories from the Heart of Filipino Americans.

This free event will take place on Saturday, October 11, at the Berkeley Public Library, Central Branch, 2090 Kittredge St. Berkeley, in the Community Meeting Room 3rd Floor.

For more information contact 510-981-6150

 

No Place Like It: Memoir Readings and Book Launch from the Memoir Writing Workshop@Central CMR

Participants in the Berkeley Public Library Memoir Writing Workshop celebrate this second anthology with readings from their true stories about finding home in beauty salons, cemeteries, campgrounds, and other unusual places.

This free event will be held at the Berkeley Public Library, Central Branch, 2090 Kittredge St., 3rd floor Community Reading Room.

For more information please call 510-981-6150.

 

Banned Book-to-Movie Night @North

North Branch Library celebrates banned books with a screening of the Academy Award Nominated animated film Persepolis from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 25.

The film is the critically acclaimed adaptation of Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel of the same title. Satrapi's work was most recently banned in the Chicago school district in 2013, sparking protests from the teacher's union and from students.

Book Club @North

Please join us for our monthly celebration of books!

September 21-27th is Banned Books Week.

Discussion of Persepolis, a banned graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi about her childhood and early adult years in Iran. (Screening of animated film on September 25.)

We will meet and discuss a selected book every other month.

On the alternating months, we will host a "Read and Share," where particpants can share books that they have read and loved lately with the group.

Selected titles will be available at the North Branch Information Desk.

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