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February 2019

Angie Thomas in Conversation with MK Asante OFFSITE discussing her new novel On the Come Up, an ode to hip hop.

Date / Time:
February 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Angie Thomas in Conversation with MK Asante OFFSITE discussing her new novel On the Come Up, an ode to hip hop. The ticketed event is co-sponsored by Oakland Unified School District Library Services and Mrs. Dalloway’s. Tickets and further information available through Eventbrite. Your $25 purchase includes a ticket and a copy of On the Come Up, available for pickup at the event. Insightful, unflinching, and full of heart, On the Come Up, an ode to hip-hop, is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you;…

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Great Art On Screen: Van Gogh – Between the Wheat and the Sky

Date / Time:
February 19 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Great Art On Screen: Van Gogh - Between the Wheat and the Sky Tue, Feb 19 1 & 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE A new look at Van Gogh, through the legacy of the largest private collector of artworks by the Dutch painter: Helene Kroller-Muller (1869-1939), who, in the early 20th Century, ended up buying nearly 300 of his works, paintings and drawings included. The story unfolds of a woman who, in Van Gogh's spiritual torment could recognize her own,…

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Dani Shapiro returns to Mrs. Dalloway’s to present Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love.

Date / Time:
February 19 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

"Identity is frail business, and in her searing story, Dani Shapiro makes the most disquieting discovery: that everything, from her lineage, to her father, down to her very own sense of self is an astounding error. How do we live with ourselves after finding we are not who we thought we were? The answer is not disquieting. It is beautiful."--Andre Aciman, author of Call Me by Your Name To reserve your seat, purchase a copy of Inheritance by speaking with a bookseller or…

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Alan Brennert reads from Daughter of Moloka’i, the sequel to his bestselling Moloka’i.

Date / Time:
February 20 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Alan Brennert reads from Daughter of Moloka'i, the sequel to his bestselling Moloka'i. Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 7:30pm

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NT Live 2018 Fall Season: I’m Not Running

Date / Time:
February 21 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Feb 5, 7, 12 & 21 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE An explosive new play by David Hare I'm Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to Rialto Cinemas. Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she's faced with an agonising decision. What's involved…

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Maker Lab: Open Lab @Claremont

Date / Time:
February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, 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.

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Guest Poet James Cagney

Date / Time:
February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

James Cagney is a poet from Oakland. He has performed in venues and museums throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. His first book, Black Steel Magnolias In The Hour of Chaos Theory, is available from Oakland's own Nomadic Press. James will read his poems, then sit for an interview; audience discussion will follow the interview. A month before the reading a free chapbook of James Cagney's poems will be available at all BPL branches. James Cagney is the 11th…

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National Theatre Live 2019 Winter to Summer 4-Play Season

Date / Time:
February 26 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

National Theatre Live 2019 Winter to Summer 4-Play Season Season Begins with Alan Bennett's Allelujah! To Purchase Season Subsciptions Click HERE We are thrilled to announce the National Theatre Live 2019 Winter to Summer 4-Play Season! Allelujah! Alan Bennett's sharp and hilarious new play is 'just what the doctor ordered' Daily Telegraph directed by Nicholas Hytner The Trajedy of Richard the Second by William Shakespeare starring Simon Russell Beale directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins an Almeida Theatre production All About Eve by Joseph…

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Katie Peterson in Conversation with Louise Gluckdiscussing her new book of poems A Piece of Good News.

Date / Time:
February 28 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Katie Peterson in Conversation with Louise Gluck discussing her new book of poems A Piece of Good News. Dense, rich, and challenging, Katie Peterson's A Piece of Good News explores interior and exterior landscapes, exposure, and shelter. Imbued with a hallucinatory poetic logic where desire, anger, and sorrow supplant intelligence and reason, these poems are powerful meditations of mourning, love, doubt, political citizenship, and happiness. Learned, wise, and witty, Peterson explodes the possibilities of the poetic voice in this remarkable and deeply felt…

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March 2019

Tech Week @BPL

Date / Time:
March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

March 2, 2019 - 12:00am to March 9, 2019 - 12:00am  Central Library Claremont Branch North Branch Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch West Branch Come celebrate Tech Week at Berkeley Public Library! This is your chance to get up and close with facets of our technological world, right here at BPL. This week we will be having tech-related events all across the BPL system, including tech-related film showings, tech storytime, interactive programs, a maker fair, makerspaces, and more. Check out each location,…

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Elinor Lipman returns to celebrate the publication of Good Riddance

Date / Time:
March 6 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Elinor Lipman returns to Mrs. Dalloway's to celebrate the publication of her latest novel, Good Riddance, in which one woman's trash becomes another woman's treasure, with deliriously entertaining results. A pitch-perfect, whip-smart new novel from an "enchanting, infinitely witty yet serious, exceptionally intelligent, wholly original, and Austen-like stylist" (Washington Post). In this delightful new romantic comedy, Daphne Maritch doesn't quite know what to make of the heavily annotated high school yearbook she inherits from her mother, who held this relic dear. Too dear.The…

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Joyce Carol Oates reads from her novel: The Hazards of Time Travel

Date / Time:
March 20 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Joyce Carol Oates reads from her latest novel The Hazards of Time Travel, an ingenious, dystopian novel of one young woman's resistance against the constraints of an oppressive society. To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of The Hazards of Time Travel by speaking to a bookseller or ordering from our website. "Time travel"--and its hazards--are made literal in this astonishing new novel in which a recklessly idealistic girl dares to test the perimeters of her tightly controlled (future) world and is punished by…

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NT Live 2019 Winter to Summer Season: Allelujah!

Date / Time:
March 21 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

NT Live 2019 Winter to Summer Season: Allelujah! Feb 26, Mar 7, 12 & 21 7pm Season Subscriptions On Sale Now! To Purchase Tickets Click HERE Alan Bennett's sharp and hilarious new play is 'just what the doctor ordered' Daily Telegraph Directed by Nicholas Hytner Filmed live at London's Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don't miss Alan Bennett's 'rousing chorus line for the NHS' Observer at Rialto Cinemas! The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the…

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Kurt Eichenwald presents A Mind Unraveled: A Memoir

Date / Time:
March 21 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Kurt Eichenwald presents A Mind Unraveled: A Memoir, the compelling story of an acclaimed journalist and New York Times bestselling author's ongoing struggle with epilepsy-- his torturous decision to keep his condition a secret to avoid discrimination, and his ensuing decades-long battle to not only survive, but to thrive. "Inspirational in the true sense of the word....It is written with great verve and wisdom by someone who has closely and thoughtfully detailed his own plight as well as the journey out of it....A book to…

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Indie Lens Pop-Up: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Date / Time:
March 27 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Won't You Be My Neighbor? Indie Lens Pop-Ups Wed, Mar 27 7pm FREE! From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), Won't You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations…

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April 2019

NT Live 2019 Winter to Summer Season: Allelujah!

Date / Time:
April 7 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

NT Live 2019 Winter to Summer Season: Allelujah! Feb 26, Mar 7, 12 & 21 7pm Season Subscriptions On Sale Now! To Purchase Tickets Click HERE Alan Bennett's sharp and hilarious new play is 'just what the doctor ordered' Daily Telegraph Directed by Nicholas Hytner Filmed live at London's Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don't miss Alan Bennett's 'rousing chorus line for the NHS' Observer at Rialto Cinemas! The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the…

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