fBerkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

The Berkeley Public Library has served the people of Berkeley since 1893, and looks forward to providing many more years of community service.

The Library is one of the most heavily used libraries in California, serving a local population of 121,240 and more from the surrounding area. (US Census estimate as of July 1, 2016)

The Central Library, located in downtown Berkeley, and four recently renovated branches ensure easy library access for residents in Berkeley’s many and diverse neighborhoods.

510-981-6280

2940 Benvenue Ave.

Berkeley, CA 94705

https://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org/locations/claremont-branch

Special Events

Space Phantasy Cartooning @ Claremont Branch Berkeley Public Library

Monday, June 17, 2019

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Mondays 1-3pm in JUNE (17th), JULY (8th & 22nd), and AUGUST (5th) Graphic novelist and art mentor, Aaron Southerland, will hold a series of cartooning vibe sessions focused on outer space. The sessions are dedicated to the artsy students who desire to create and continue working on their own cartoon and comic characters. Aaron will […]

What’s Up! Astronomy Talks @ Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Tuesdays at 1pm June 11th & 18th, July 9th & 16th Ever look up at the night sky and wonder what’s all that up there? Have you been following the news about the black hole and the event horizon and would like to understand more about these phenomena and other Astronomy concepts? Join us and […]

Maker Lab: Open Lab @Claremont

Thursday, June 20, 2019

10:00am - 12:00pm

Next event (Monthly): July 20, 2019 – 10:00am-12:00pm View all dates Claremont Branch A place to drop in and try out: *Sewing on a Babylock sewing machine *Button-making *Drawing on the ProWise whiteboard *Experimenting with a Foldscope microscope *Needle-felting *Sculpting with modeling clay No previous experience necessary! This program is for kids with parents, teens, and adults

Veggie Pasta Party @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Monday, June 24, 2019

2:00pm - 3:00pm

On Monday, June 24, at 2:00-3:00pm Chef Jillian Love is back!  Learn to make your own veggie noodles from Zucchini and two delicious sauces. Gluten, Meat  and Dairy Free. For cooks of all ages and levels of experience. Please call 510-981-6285 to reserve your space. Event Category: Food, Special

Black Cedar performing @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us for re-created, re-discovered, and re-imagined chamber music. Black Cedar’s accolades include multiple grants from the Zellerbach Family Foundation and the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, and an invite to the National Flute Association Convention. They have performed over 60 concerts throughout California and their critically-praised debut album, A Path Less Trod , was […]

Moonlight @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library – FREE MOVIE

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

5:30pm - 7:30pm

R/2016/111 minutes A young black man struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. Please call 510-981-6280 for more information about any of the films in this weekly series.  Made possible by a generous donation from the Berkeley Friends of the Library. https://www.berkeleylibraryfriends.org/

Disaster Prep for People w/ Disabilities @Claremont

Friday, June 28, 2019

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Please join us on Friday, June 28th from 12-2pm for a presentation on disaster preparedness planning for people with disabilities and seniors. Walter Delson from Easy Does It Emergency Services will talk about disability-specific issues when planning for disasters or other emergency events. Receive a free “Go Kit” (while supplies last) with emergency supplies to […]

Amber Hines’ Soul Soup @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Friday, June 28, 2019

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Soul Soup with Amber Hines is a family style music ritual for all ages with live drum accompaniment. Come sing, dance, and play! Amber blends traditional and contemporary music that uplifts, builds social-emotional literacy, and creates community. All ages.

FREE Movie:The Guardians @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Saturday, June 29, 2019

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join us for a screening of The Guardians on June 29th at 1:00pm as we mark Elder Abuse Awareness Month.  The Guardians is a 2017 documentary that exposes corruption within the Nevada Guardianship and Family Court system. The film shines a light on a lucrative business that drains seniors’ life-savings and robs them of their […]

What’s Up! Astronomy Talks @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Tuesdays at 1pm June 11th & 18th, July 9th & 16th Ever look up at the night sky and wonder what’s all that up there? Have you been following the news about the black hole and the event horizon and would like to understand more about these phenomena and other Astronomy concepts? Join us and […]

Moon Landing Celebration @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Monday, July 15, 2019

12:00pm - 2:00pm

12-1pm Crafts and board games (Spaceteam and Chronology) 1-2pm Watch NASA live webcast We will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s Moon Landing with crafting, playing board games (Spaceteam and Chronology), and then watching a live webcast from NASA on our Prowise big screen. Everyone welcome!

What’s Up! Astronomy Talks @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Tuesdays at 1pm June 11th & 18th, July 9th & 16th Ever look up at the night sky and wonder what’s all that up there? Have you been following the news about the black hole and the event horizon and would like to understand more about these phenomena and other Astronomy concepts? Join us and […]

Space Phantasy Cartooning @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Monday, July 22, 2019

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Mondays 1-3pm in JUNE (17th), JULY (8th & 22nd), and AUGUST (5th) Graphic novelist and art mentor, Aaron Southerland, will hold a series of cartooning vibe sessions focused on outer space. The sessions are dedicated to the artsy students who desire to create and continue working on their own cartoon and comic characters. Aaron will […]

Magical Moonshine Puppets: The Gunniwolf @Claremont

Friday, July 26, 2019

4:00pm - 4:30pm

Little Rabbit goes into the forest to pick flowers even though her mother has warned her not to. There she meets the Gunniwolf who wants her to sing him to sleep. Everytime she stops, he wakes up and wants another song. Meanwhile, Little Rabbit’s froggy friends are working on their act with hilarious results! Ages […]

Space Phantasy Cartooning @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Monday, August 5, 2019

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Mondays 1-3pm in JUNE (17th), JULY (8th & 22nd), and AUGUST (5th) Graphic novelist and art mentor, Aaron Southerland, will hold a series of cartooning vibe sessions focused on outer space. The sessions are dedicated to the artsy students who desire to create and continue working on their own cartoon and comic characters. Aaron will […]