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August 2018

Voter Registration Drive

Date / Time:
August 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Workers from the Alameda County Registrar of Voters will be on hand to answer your questions and register voters on Tuesday, August 21st, from 11-1pm. Please call for more information 510-981-6280 or visit our website.

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Katie Henry Launch for Heretics Anonymous

Date / Time:
August 24 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Katie Henry Launch for Heretics Anonymous, her hilarious debut YA novel about a band of misfits who set out to challenge their strict Catholic school, one nun at a time. When Michael walks through the doors of Catholic school, things can't get much worse. His dad has just made the family move again, and Michael needs a friend. When a girl challenges their teacher in class, Michael thinks he might have found one, and a fellow atheist at that. Only this girl, Lucy,…

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Robotics Team at the Library

Date / Time:
August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Build and program a robot with us in a series of hands-on challenges led by Bay Area teens. Our instructors will be middle and high school students from the Innov8rz Robotics Team. Best for ages 8 to 12. Please call 510-981-6280 for more information or visit our website.  Please sign up at: http://innov8rz.net/sign-up.

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Kids 10 & up! Pablo Cartaya Presenting Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish

Date / Time:
August 25 @ 4:00 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

One boy's search for his father leads him to Puerto Rico in this moving middle grade novel, for fans of Ghost and See You in the Cosmos. Marcus Vega is six feet tall, 180 pounds, and the owner of a premature mustache. When you look like this and you're only in the eighth grade, you're both a threat and a target. After a fight at school leaves Marcus facing suspension, Marcus's mom decides it's time for a change of environment. She takes Marcus…

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Great Stage on Screen: Elaine Stritch At Liberty

Date / Time:
August 30 @ 1:00 pm
Location:
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

constructed by John Lahr reconstructed by Elaine Stritch directed by George C. Wolfe Elaine Stritch at Liberty, the Broadway legend's one-woman show, triumphed in New York and won a 2002 Tony Award. This double-Emmy-winning recording was made when she later took London by storm. Stritch's comic timing is impeccable and her anecdotes priceless as she talks and sings her way through fifty years in American theatre. From a disastrous date with Marlon Brando to blowing her chance of starring in…

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The Wonders of Weston Woods: Back to School!

Date / Time:
August 31 @ 4:00 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

School's First Day of School 1234 For over sixty-five years, Weston Woods Studios has been producing hundreds of film adaptations of popular children’s picture books. To celebrate the beginning of a new school year, we will be screening a selection of their works on this topic at our Claremont Branch Library. We hope you will join us for this fun event! Recommended for ages 3-8

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September 2018

Registration for RISING READERS Third Grade Book Club @Claremont Flex

Date / Time:
September 7 @ 4:00 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

Join us on first Fridays at 4:00pm to discuss our book of the month, enjoy snacks and make new friends. Each meeting will last one hour and end promptly at 5:00pm. Space is limited, so make your reservation on Eventbrite soon! For more information, contact Michael at (510) 981-6280.

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Kids ages 6-9! Annie Barrows & Sophie Blackall OFFSITE @ Rialto Cinemas Elmwood!

Date / Time:
September 8 @ 10:00 am
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Celebrating Ivy + Bean #11: One Big Happy Family. Ivy + Bean are back--and they're funnier than ever! Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 10:00am Meet author Annie Barrows and illustrator Sophie Blackall at a special launch celebration of the latest volume in the hit series. As One Big Happy Family begins, Ivy's worried. She's read a lot of books about only children, so she knows that they are sometimes spoiled rotten. They don't share their toys. They never do any work. They scream and…

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Rebecca Clarren reads from her debut novel, Kickdown

Date / Time:
September 11 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Rebecca Clarren reads from her debut novel, Kickdown, a taut and moving novel of a family's struggle to sustain their land when fracking comes to the contemporary American West. "Deep, true, achingly pure, as stripped of glamour and pretense as the beautiful desolation it describes. With an unflinching eye for the unsettling political and environmental issues of our time, Clarren captures perfectly the heartland of our country and the hearts of those whose old answers have suddenly failed them--they are all strangers…

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Rachel Neumann and Teen Subjects present I Am Home: Portraits of Immigrant Teenagers.

Date / Time:
September 12 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Rachel Neumann and Teen Subjects present I Am Home: Portraits of Immigrant Teenagers. To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of I Am Home by speaking to a bookseller or ordering via our website. Meet the faces and voices behind the conversations around immigration. These portraits and stories of teenagers who are recent immigrants to the US from all over the world show the diversity, beauty, and potential of the people who now call the United States home.Sixty full-page portraits of students…

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Young Adults 14 & up! Faith Gardner reads from The Second Life of Ava Rivers

Date / Time:
September 15 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Eighteen-year-old Vera, eager to start college and escape the celebrity her family has endured since her twin's disappearance twelve years earlier, finds her world turned upside-down again when Ava returns. Ava's disappearance was the crack in the Rivers family glacier. I wish I could explain to you how we were before, but I can't, because the before is so filmy and shadowed with the after. The after is all Vera remembers. When her twin sister, Ava, disappeared one Halloween night,…

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Daniel Mason reads from his magnificent new novel, The Winter Soldier

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

Daniel Mason reads from his magnificent new novel, The Winter Soldier, a sweeping, unforgettable love story of a young doctor and nurse at a remote field hospital in the First World War. Vienna, 1914. Lucius is a twenty-two-year-old medical student when World War I explodes across Europe. Enraptured by romantic tales of battlefield surgery, he enlists, expecting a position at a well-organized field hospital. But when he arrives--at a commandeered church tucked away high in a remote valley of the Carpathian Mountains--he…

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Create Fiber Art with Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA)!

Date / Time:
September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

In this special workshop, SJSA will use fiber art to facilitate an intergenerational conversation among community members about social justice. Join us for a fun, educational, and powerful art experience! Please come on time to hear important instructions that you will need to complete your art project. No experience necessary. All ages welcome! Please sign up by calling 510-981-6287. The Social Justice Sewing Academy seeks to facilitate conversations with young people about social justice, teach youth about fiber art and…

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$35

Wine Walk in the Elmwood

Date / Time:
September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Elmwood Business Association, College and Ashby
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Anton Salon, Cheap Pete's, Donato & Co., Elements, Elmwood Stationers, Mrs. Dalloway's, Old Yak Bazaar, Nabolom Bakery & Pizzeria, McGuire Real Estate, Rue Atelier, Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, The Dailey Method, Urban Remedy, Your Basic Bird

Enjoy a leisurely Sunday afternoon stroll in The Elmwood and sample over 70 wines! Buy tickets online by September 15 for only $25. After September 15, tickets will be available for $35. If we do not sell out, tickets will be available Sept. 23 at the ticket table on the lawn next to Wells Fargo Bank on Ashby Ave. Sunday 1 PM, Sept. 23, 2018 - Bring your ticket and ID to one of the check-in locations: Anton Salon, McGuire…

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Queer Words Author Reading

Date / Time:
September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Featuring queer librarians reading from their works: Gr Keer, CSU East Bay Andrew Demcak, Oakland Public Library Rebekah Eppley, Oakland Public Library

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NT Live 2018 Fall Season: Julie

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

  Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to Rialto Cinemas. Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with…

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Lucy Jane Bledsoe East Bay launch for her story collection, Lava Falls.

Date / Time:
September 27 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

The spirited, heart-driven people who populate these stories find surprising pockets of hope as they scrabble for ways to believe in themselves and the world. A woman returns to the Alaskan cabin of her survivalist childhood, full of misgivings and memories. A trip to Yellowstone sparks a crisis for a man who feels kinship with the wolves he glimpses there. Nursing painful pasts, sisters take a cruise together to Antarctica. A runaway finds salvation from violence in her own singing.…

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Sol Force Alpha Kale Book Release

Date / Time:
September 28 @ 3:30 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

Come celebrate the release of Aaron Southerland’s third graphic novel, SolForce: Alpha Kale! All ages welcome. Aaron Southerland, from Brooklyn, NY, currently works as a freelance art teacher & cartoonist in the Bay Area! He is the creator of the graphic novels Strawberry Dough & SolForce. More at www.baomerch.com.

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Christopher Woods presents Gardenlust: A Botanical Tour of the World’s Best New Gardens

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

Christopher Woods presents Gardenlust: A Botanical Tour of the World's Best New Gardens, a sumptuously illustrated survey and the perfect armchair travel guide to 50 of the most innovative modern gardens from around the world. In Gardenlust, adventurous biophiliac Christopher Woods takes readers on a worldwide tour that goes beyond the palace grounds of centuries past to transport you to places of botanical wonder. From a garden defined by shape and light in Marrakech to an urban forest in Tokyo, with each stop of…

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Bilingual Kids Music with Juan L. Sanchez

Date / Time:
September 29 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Juan L. Sanchez performs music for kids in both English and Spanish on themes of tolerance, peace-building, self-esteem, and multicultural celebration. He is a singer/songwriter, educator, recording artist, and director of the Juan L. Sanchez ensemble.

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October 2018

NT Live 2018 Fall Season: Julie

Date / Time:
October 2 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to Rialto Cinemas. Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean…

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NT Live 2018 Fall Season: Julie

Date / Time:
October 4 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea) and broadcast live from the National Theatre to Rialto Cinemas. Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean…

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