June 3, 2010
June 2010 Newsletter of the Berkeley Public Library
Berkeley Public Library and
Berkeley Community Media (BCM) Team Up!
YOUR PRESENCE IS REQUESTED AT SUVANTO BY MAILE CHAPMAN:
FEMALE PATIENTS AT A REMOTE HOSPITAL IN FINLAND
A BRILLIANT AND UNNERVING DEBUT NOVEL ABOUT THE MYSTERIOUSLY ILL
The meticulously researched novel that took ten years in the making (graywolfpress.org) Berkeley Public Library was thrilled to host a reading and slide presentation by Maile Chapman of her 1st novel, YOUR PRESENCE IS REQUESTED AT SUVANTO. Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library, it was held Saturday, May 22nd, 2pm, at the Central Library and was videotaped by Berkeley Community Media! If you missed the program, there are other opportunities to see it. BCM will air it on Cable Berkeley -- for more scheduling info, go to betv.org/:
Sunday June 6 -5:00pm
Monday June 7 - 7:00am
Sunday June 13 - 5:00pm
Monday June 14 - 7:00am
Sunday June 20 - 5:00pm
Monday June 21 - 7:00am
Sunday June 27 - 5:00pm
Monday June 28 - 7:00am
Sunday July 4 - 5:00pm
Also on the BCM Calendar: each week in June they will show Berkeley Public School Desegregation stories, a BPL project:
(for more background on this project, go to berkeleypubliclibrary.org/community/berkeley_history/desegregation_stories.php)
Watch out for future Berkeley Public Library/ Berkeley Community Media collaborations!
Berkeley Public Library Invites You to. . .
South Branch Library Project
Design Development Update
at a regular Board of Library Trustees Meeting
Wednesday, June 9th, 6:30 PM
1901 Russell Street @ M. L. King Jr. Way
Join us as the design team
presents more developed drawings
of the proposed design, including
materials and finishes.
We value your input!
For accessibility information or other questions, go to berkeleypubliclibrary.org
or call 510-981-6195.
Find your ancestors! Learn a language!
The Berkeley Public Library now features two new databases through the online catalog.
Ancestry is an online site packed with genealogical reference material, available to use inside the Central Library and the Branches.
Mango Languages is a language learning system that teaches actual conversation skills for Chinese (Mandarin), French, Japanese, Italian, Spanish & English for Spanish speakers. You may choose a basic course to prepare for a short trip overseas or a more complete course to move beyond basic language skills. Available for use at home or other remote locations, as well as in the library. Find these, and many more resources, at the "Search Online Resources" link on the Library's homepage, berkeleypubliclibrary.org. Look under subject Genealogy for the Ancestry link and under Language Learning for Mango.
Become a Student Friend Volunteer
Kids entering grades 6-8!
Puzzled about how you are going to spend all your free time this summer?
Sign up to be a Student Friend Volunteer and help out at the Berkeley Public Library.
Questions? Call 510-981-6223.
September 29, 2009
October/November 2009 Newsletter of the Berkeley Public Library
- Planning Your South Branch Library Renovation
Meet the Architects Field Paoli
- Planning Your North Branch Library Renovation
Meet the Architects Architectural Resources Group
w/ Tom Eliot Fisch
- For more information, go to http://berkeleypubliclibrary.org/
and click on Branch Renovation Projects
BPL's Banned Books Week Reading Celebration
Friday, October 2, 2009 3-5pm Library Plaza in front of Central Library
2090 Kittredge Street Downtown Berkeley.
Halloween Short Story Reading
Visit the Central Library for spooky entertainment on Tuesday, October 27th, 6-8 PM.
Teens will perform dramatic readings of classic Halloween-themed stories.
Recommended for ages 10 and up. For more information, call Jack at 981-6287.
Noted Berkeley Health Authors To Talk at Berkeley Public Library/North Atlantic Books Symposiums
For more info go to http://berkeleypubliclibrary.org/weblog/2009/09/noted_berkeley.php
Back by popular demand, and with a NEW BOOK, music critic and author Richie Unterberger will discuss White Light/White Heat: The Velvet Underground Day-By-Day in the Central Library Community Meeting Room, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 6:30pm-7:45pm, In addition, he'll present rare audiovisual films featuring the Velvet Underground's career. For more information on Richie's work, go to www.richieunterberger.com.
October 7, 2008
Berkeley Public Library October Newsletter
Berkeley Public Library Cumulative Statistics, FY2003/2004-FY2007/2008
Free workshop on funding for the arts
Malvina Reynolds Movie: Love It Like a Fool
Post-WWII Japanese Films Literature and Cinema Seminar with Prof. Frederick Hsia
June 24, 2008
July 2008 Berkeley Public Library Newsletter
March 21, 2008
February 25, 2008
March 2008 Berkeley Public Library Newsletter
December 21, 2007
January 2008 Newsletter
November 25, 2007
September 10, 2007
October 2007 Newsletter
August 26, 2007
September 2007 Newsletter
August 1, 2007
August 2007 Newsletter
May 25, 2007
June 2007 Library Newsletter
Upcoming programs and information on services for June 2007. Read the newsletter (PDF).
May 8, 2007
May 2007 Library Newsletter
Upcoming programs and information on services for May 2007. Read the newsletter (PDF).
July 3, 2006
July 2006 Library Newsletter
Read about updates to the Web Catalog, summer reading programs for youth and adults and an art show by library staff. Newsletter in PDF format
June 21, 2006
Library Newsletter for June 2006
Highlights of the June Newsletter include a profile of a Literacy Program student, info on new databases and highlights from May programs. Get it here: June 2006 Newsletter