Library News Archives
July 27, 2007
Next Board of Library Trustees Meeting: August 1st
Next Berkeley Public Library Board of Library Trustee Meeting on August 1st @ 7 pm:
Library Staff reports on Southwest Berkeley Library Service Needs Assessment well-attended kickoff meeting held July 24; Board discusses the offer to open a branch in ERC campus and hears consultants report on costs for various options; and Trustee interviews continue. Attend the August 1st Special Meeting to be held at Downtown Central Library, in the 3rd floor Community Meeting Room to hear more. See past agenda packets for more on these issues: http://berkeleypubliclibrary.org/about_the_library/bolt/bolt.php
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July 26, 2007
August 1, 2007 Board of Library Trustees Special Meeting at Central
The Board of Library Trustees will be holding a special meeting on August 1st at the Central Library, Community Meeting Room, 3rd Floor. The remaining interviews will be conducted for the upcoming trustee vacancy and Noll & Tam Architects will be giving a presentation on the scenarios related to the possible move of the South Branch to the Ed Roberts Campus.
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Are you prepared?
The July 20th, 2007 earthquake in Oakland, was a reminder that we live in earthquake country. Are you prepared for a major earthquake? Check out the City of Berkeley's earthquake preparedness site, www.GetReadyBerkeley.org, for a list of helpful information to get yourself prepared!
July 19, 2007
Celebrate Peace Day at the Berkeley Public Library: Help Fold 1000 Paper Cranes
Berkeley Public Library's Children's Services invites you to help us fold one thousand origami cranes, to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, on Monday, August 6, from 3 - 6 p.m. at the Central Library, 2090 Kittredge (at Shattuck). At 3 p.m., we will show the video of Eleanor Coerr's book, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. Download press release
July 12, 2007
July 18, 2007 Special Meeting of the Board of Library Trustees
The Board of Library Trustees will be holding a special meeting on July 18, 2007, during which interviews will be held for the upcoming vacancy. Download packet here.
July 9, 2007
At the Med . . . Were You There?
From the 1960's, through the 1970's and 1980's, Doyl Haley, who has lived with his family in Berkeley for over 60 years, spent every lunch hour at the "Med" on Telegraph, sketching the cafe's patrons, often unnoticed by his subjects. A self-trained artist, his work documents the characters that are part of Berkeley's lively history. There will be an exhibit of 30 years of his sketches in the exhibit cases at Central Library from July 24-August 20. Don't miss this Exhibit! The sketches that will be on display represent a small part of "The Med" collection. Haley's paintings and drawings have been shown at Zellerbach Gallery in San Francisco, at the Kaiser Center in Oakland, as well as at other locations.
Also, please join us on Saturday, August 4, 2-4 pm, in the 3rd floor Community Meeting Room, Central Library, 2090 Kittredge, for a lecture on Doyl Haley's work by artist and Art Historian, John McNamara from UC Berkeley. John McNamara has been with UCB since 1993, teaching painting and drawing and mentoring graduate student instructors. He is also an artist with numerous exhibitions of his paintings nationally. For info on John McNamara, see http://art.berkeley.edu/rev2/faculty/profiles_lecturers.html. For more info on the exhibit and program, please call 510-981-6100, 510-548-1240 (TTY), or go to berkeleypubliclibrary.org.
July 1, 2007
READING IN COMMON: BUILDING BERKELEY, BOOK BY BOOK SELECTION
This summer, the Berkeley Public Library, the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library, and the Berkeley Public Library Foundation invite everyone in Berkeley to read and talk about Khaled Hosseini's, The Kite Runner.
A story of friendship, betrayal, and redemption, The Kite Runner represents a compelling drama that unfolds in Afghanistan and California. The Kite Runner kicks-off the Berkeley Public Library's Reading in Common: Building Berkeley, Book by Book series. View press release
Are you reading The Kite Runner this summer? View flyer