October 20, 2010
Berkeley Public Library's Local Places...Sacred Spaces... presents Fearless Books, a Daring New Spirit in Publishing
Saturday, November 20, from 2 - 4 pm
Central Library 3rd floor Community Meeting Room
2090 Kittredge (at Shattuck)
Free program supported by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library
Fearless Books, a daring and independent Berkeley literary publisher founded in 1997, publishes fiction, poetry (including a new venture, the Fearless Poetry Series). Come hear and meet our local authors, and please join us for a spirited Q & A and free refreshments after the reading.
Contact: Alan Bern, Community Relations Librarian (510-981-6107) or Sari Friedman, Fearless Books (510-849-4028)
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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.
May 1, 2008
Berkeley Public Library celebrates Malcolm X
Join us as we read aloud from The Autobiography of Malcolm X
2090 Kittredge St. (at Shattuck)
Monday, May 12, 2008
3:30 - 5 p.m.
For more information, call 510-981-6121.
March 5, 2008
Author Ellen Sussman Speaks at Berkeley's Central Library
Author Ellen Sussman will discuss Finding Truth in Writing: Fiction or Non-Fiction at the Berkeley Public Library on Saturday, April 12th at 3:00 p.m.in the Community Meeting Room on the third floor of Berkeley's Central Library at 2090 Kittredge Street (at Shattuck Avenue) in Downtown Berkeley.
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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