Library News Archives
May 28, 2009
Berkeley Public Library Begins Project on the History of the Desegregation of Berkeley Public Schools
1960's and 1970's: Berkeley Public School Desegregation
Berkeley Public Library seeks participants to share and record first-hand experiences of the desegregation process of the Berkeley Public Schools. Recording will take place Saturday, July 11, and Saturday & Sunday, July 18 & 19. Applicants need to commits to ALL three sessions.
Applications due by June 19, 2009.
To apply, come to any Berkeley Public Library, or apply online at www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org
For more information, call 510-981-6142, 510-548-1240 (TTY)
Completed applications may be returned in person to any Berkeley Public Library or mailed to Jef Findley, Berkeley Public Library, 2nd Floor, 2090 Kittredge St, Berkeley CA 94704
May 27, 2009
June 2009 Newsletter of the Berkeley Public Library
1960's and 1970's:
Berkeley School Desegregation
Berkeley Public Library seeks participants to share and record first-hand experiences of the desegregation process of the Berkeley Public Schools. Recording will take place Saturday, July 11, and Saturday & Sunday, July 18 & 19. Applicants need to commit to ALL three sessions. Applications due by June 19, 2009. Apply online at berkeleypubliclibrary.org or come to any Berkeley Public Library location.
Workshop at the Berkeley Public Library
How to approach a foundation: from initial contact to getting funded - what does it take?
Thursday June 25, 2009, 2:30 - 4 pm
Central Library, 2090 Kittredge Street
3rd floor community meeting room
Intended for fundraisers with some experience under their belts, though not necessarily with foundations. The course is taught by staff from the Foundation Center and will teach you how to:
- Initiate contact with potential funders.
- Plan calls and meetings.
- Build partnerships with donors.
Class is free, but registration is required.
Register at www.foundationcenter/sanfrancisco
or call (415) 397-0902.
Bob Schildgen AKA Mr. Green @Central Library
Saturday, June 6, 2009, 2:00 -3:30pm
2090 Kittredge St., Berkeley, CA 94704
Bob Schildgen, author of Hey Mr. Green, a collection of popular environmental advice columns originally written for Sierra Magazine, will talk about his book. Actor Woody Harrelson observes, "His cranky humor makes environmental living fun."
May 22, 2009
13 Superfest Super Bests: Classic Disability Films to be Showcased in Berkeley
Int'l. Disability Film Festival
Berkeley Public Library (Fri., June 5) and Gaia Arts Center (Sat., June 6)
13 Superfest Super Bests: Classic Disability Films to be Showcased in Berkeley:
Berkeley Public Library Hosts Superfest Showing Classic Films on June 5
Many people remember when they first saw the films "Disability Culture Rap" or "The Power of 504" and realized with great pride, yes, there are such things as disability culture and disability civil rights milestones. You never saw them? Well, here's your chance to visit or revisit some classic films featuring disability history, artists, humor and leaders.
A two-day program of Superfest Classics, selected films that won awards at prior Superfest competitions and have made an impact, will be presented June 5 and 6, by Culture!Disability!Talent!(CDT), the arts advocacy organization responsible for the international disability film festival known as Superfest.
June 5, 12-4 p.m.- Superfest Kids Classics - films geared for teenagers
Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Public Library
Berkeley Public Library, 3rd Fl. Community Rm.
2090 Kittredge Street
Berkeley CA 94704
June 6, 12-4 p.m. AND 5-9 p.m.- Superfest Adult (but still P.G.) Classics- screening the SAME slate of films in the afternoon and evening
Gaia Arts Center
2120 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Tickets: $5-$20 sliding scale for afternoon OR evening. Tickets sold only at the door.
Both venues are wheelchair accessible. All films are captioned; both afternoon sessions (12-4 p.m.) will be audio-described. Braille and large print screening schedules are available. American Sign Language interpretation will be provided if requested by May 22. Please refrain from wearing perfume or other scented products. For the Berkeley Public Library film showing: to request a sign language interpreter, real-time materials in large print or Braille, or other accommodations, please call 510-981-6107 or 510-548-1240 (TTY) 5 days before the program. Please refrain from wearing scented products to public meetings.
For additional information, or to get a copy of the Superfest Classics screening schedule and full film descriptions, visit http://www.culturedisabilitytalent.org/superfest, or call the CDT voice mailbox at 510-845-5576.
May 12, 2009
May 2009 Newsletter of the Berkeley Public Library
Berkeley arts&letters and Berkeley Public Library present a talk, reading, and discussion with one of the country's favorite young novelists, COLSON WHITEHEAD in celebration of his new book Sag Harbor Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 7:00 PM at the Central Berkeley Public Library, 3rd floor Community Meeting Room, 2090 Kittredge Street at Shattuck Avenue, downtown Berkeley
Create a Tall Tale with Anne Isaacs @ Central
Tuesday, May 12, 2009, 3:30 - 4:30pm
Create your own Tall Tale with author Anne Isaacs in this writing workshop. For kids ages 8 and up. For more information, call 510-981-6223.
Audiobook Narrator Wanda McCaddon at Berkeley Public Library
Saturday. May 23, 2-3:30 p.m.: Wanda McCaddon, AudioFile Magazine's 2008 Best Voice in Fiction and Classics, will be interviewed by arts journalist Jean Schiffman at Berkeley Public's Central Library, 2090 Kittredge at Shattuck, in the 3rd floor Community Meeting Room.
May 8, 2009
Last days to see this Exhibit! Berkeley Public Library Displays Ferlinghetti Books at Berkeley Art Center
Check out this great little video of Berkeley Art Center reception with Lawrence Ferlinghetti on You Tube!
For more info go to
Berkeley Public Library will be teaming up with the Berkeley Art Center to show a couple of the many dimensions of poet and painter Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Ferlinghetti just turned 90 and has his own day in San Francisco, March 24th! Let's celebrate him here in Berkeley too.
Several of Ferlinghetti's books in the library collection will be on display alongside some of his wonderful paintings.
Lyric Escape: Paintings by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Berkeley Art Center, 1275 Walnut St., Berkeley, CA 94709, (510) 644-6893
April 15 - May 10, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 23, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Also, look out for:
Special Literary Event: Berkeley Art Center Co-Benefit with Poetry Flash
in conjunction with Lawrence Ferlinghetti Exhibition
at the Berkeley Art Center, 1275 Walnut St., Berkeley, CA 94709, (510) 644-6893
Saturday, May 2, 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
There will be a charge for this event.