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March 2020

Call to Artists: Please participate in Elmwood Art & Music 2020

Date / Time:
March 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
Elmwood Business Association, College and Ashby
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Elements, J. Brooker Studio, j.Brooker Studio, Labels Luxury Consignment, Mrs. Dalloway's, Your Basic Bird

Elmwood Art & Music 2020 May 30th – June 7th ARTISTS AMONG US Artists are such an important part of all of our lives, in their passion, growth, and determination for expression. Our event plans to bring the celebration of Art to the Elmwood. Many of our business already, display and sell Art, but we will bring Art to the sidewalks of the Elmwood. We hope that you would consider participating in this event or sharing this information with other…

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January 2020

PEGGY ORENSTEIN discussing Boys & Sex

Date / Time:
January 29 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Wednesday, January 29 - 7:00pm  OFFSITE TICKETED EVENT   In conversation with Judy Campbell discussing Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity. The award-winning journalist Orenstein's Girls & Sex broke ground, shattered taboos, and launched conversations about young women's right to pleasure and agency in sexual encounters. In Boys & Sex, she reveals how young men also understand and negotiate the new rules of physical and emotional intimacy. The result is a provocative work that offers a vision…

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Camp Trinity/Bar 717 Ranch Open House

Date / Time:
January 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

It's not too early to be making summer plans for kids! Meet Kent Collard, Director, see a slideshow about one of California's oldest summer camps located in the Trinity Alps.  Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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December 2019

Squandering Minstrels Musicians – Free

Date / Time:
December 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
Bill’s Trading Post & Gem Gallery, 2945 College Avenue
berkeley, ca 94705
Participating Merchants:
Bill’s Trading Post & Gem Gallery

The amazing Squandering Minstrels will be playing music in front of  in front Bill's Trading Post & Gem Gallery

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Tap Dancing Christmas Trees – Free in the Elmwood

Date / Time:
December 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Your Basic Bird, 2940 College Ave
berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Your Basic Bird

This amazing bunch of trees will be tap dancing through the streets and stores of the Elmwood.  Come out and see this merry bunch. Saturday Dec. 21st 2-4pm tapping through the Elmwood

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27th Annual Christmas Caroling in the Elmwood

Date / Time:
December 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:
Sweet Dreams Candy, 2901 College Ave
berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Sweet Dreams Candy and Boutique, Your Basic Bird

Come stroll on College Ave. with neighbors & merchants families, children, all ages welcome. Song sheets provided Meet in front of Sweet Dreams Candy Wed. Dec. 18th 6-8pm & Fri. Dec 20th 5-7pm

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27th Annual Christmas Caroling in the Elmwood

Date / Time:
December 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:
Sweet Dreams Candy, 2901 College Ave
berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Sweet Dreams Candy and Boutique, Your Basic Bird

Come stroll on College Ave. with neighbors & merchants families, children, all ages welcome. Song sheets provided Meet in front of Sweet Dreams Candy   Wed. Dec. 18th 6-8pm & Fri. Dec 20th 5-7pm

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Thomas Lynch reads Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory”

Date / Time:
December 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Join us for fruitcake and cheer in this annual Mrs. Dalloway's tradition. Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 7:30pm First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection from Capote about his rural Alabama boyhood is a perfect gift for fans young and old, a "gem of a holiday story." (School Library Journal, starred review). Seven-year-old Buddy inaugurates the Christmas season by crying out to his cousin, Miss Sook Falk: "It's fruitcake weather!" Thus begins an unforgettable portrait of an odd but…

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November 2019

Spencer Grey Magic Show @Claremont

Date / Time:
November 23, 2019 @ 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

Spencer Grey's magic shows are high-energy and include audience participation, visual illusions, and original magic. Kids, teens, and adults alike will be amazed! Ages 5 and up.

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What’s Up! Astronomy Talks @Claremont

Date / Time:
November 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch,
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Saturdays October 12th, November 9th, and December 7th at 1pm 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 get a download on what’s hot in Astronomy via bite-sized presentations by local scientists, grad students, and science hobbyists (citizen scientists). Everyone welcome. Schedule for November…

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Avian Conservation talk @Claremont

Date / Time:
November 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch,
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Please join us when Dena Spatz talks about applying data science to inform avian conservation on islands. Dr. Spatz leads a database building project of the world’s active seabird restoration efforts, tracking the methods and outcomes and conservation efforts, to inform best-practices and help expand the conservation effort. Dr. Spatz received her PHD from the Coastal Conservation Lab at UC Santa Cruz where she examined the biogeography of threatened island birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles, and opportunities for their conservation…

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Movie: Warrior Women @Claremont

Date / Time:
November 6, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Warrior Women is the story of Madonna Thunder Hawk, an American Indian Movement (AIM) leader who, in the 1970s, shaped a group of AIM activists' children - including her daughter Marcy - into the "We Will Remember" Survival School as a Native alternative to government-run education. This film explores what it means to navigate a movement and motherhood and how activist legacies are passed down and transformed from generation to generation in the context of colonizing government that meets Native…

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NaNoWriMo How To Get Published @Claremont

Date / Time:
November 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

November 2, 2019 - 1:00pm-2:00pm  Claremont Branch As part of National Novel Writing Month at the Claremont Branch, Peter Goodman from Stone Bridge Press (Albany, CA), Jennifer Joseph from Manic D Press (San Francisco), and Sharon Coleman from Berkeley City College will explain the process of publishing and distribution. Bring your questions! Sharon Coleman writes for Poetry Flash, co-curates the reading series Lyrics & Dirges, co-directs the Berkeley Poetry Festival. She’s the author of a chapbook Half Circle and a book of micro-fiction, Paris…

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Canned Food Drive

Date / Time:
November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Location:
McGuire Real Estate, 2991 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Anton Salon, Cheap Pete's, McGuire Real Estate, Vintage Berkeley

Please help us help the Alameda County Food Bank- collecting nutritious non-perishable food. Collecting food November 1-30th! Most Wanted items: Peanut Butter, Chili, Soups, Tuna, Bean, Canned Veggies, Canned Fruits, Pasta, Rice, Cereal, Cat + Dog food too. Donation Barrels located at Anton's Salon, Vintage Berkeley, McGuire Real Estate, Cheap Pete's

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October 2019

Sweet Vegan Treats @Claremont

Date / Time:
October 30, 2019 @ 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

Vegan Chef and cookbook author Hannah Kaminsky discusses her latest mouthwatering cookbook, Sweet Vegan Treats.  There will be a cooking demonstration, book signing and goodies to eat, too. All ages welcome. Read more about Hannah at http://www.bittersweetblog.com.  Hannah will also visit the Tarea Hall Pittman South on December 10th at 6:30 pm.

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Goosebumps Movie Marathon @Claremont

Date / Time:
October 26, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch,
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Goosebumps (2016), 103 min, PG Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah, living right next door, and makes a quick friend in Champ. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach's comes when he learns that Hannah's mysterious dad is in fact R.L. Stine, the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. As Zach starts learning about the strange family next door,…

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The Elmwood Trick or Treating

Date / Time:
October 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Your Basic Bird, 2940 College Ave
berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Koraa, La Mediterranee, Labels Luxury Consignment, McGuire Real Estate, Mrs. Dalloway's, Nabolom Bakery & Pizzeria, Palm & Perkins, Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, Rue Atelier, Slash Denim, Sunshine Health & Wellness, Your Basic Bird, The Cutting Edge

Come celebrate Halloween with some trick or treating in the Elmwood. Wear a costume & pick up your treat bag and map.  Pick up the map and bag at either The Cutting Edge Optical (2980 College Avenue) or Your Basic Bird (2940 College Avenue).   Treats available at over 30 businesses, fun for children and families

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Ivy Moon All-Stars: A Cajun Creole Band – FREE

Date / Time:
October 6, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location:
Participating Merchants:
Baker & Commons, Elements, Anton Salon, Koraa, Nabolom Bakery & Pizzeria

Playing for Free at the Elmwood Wine Walk!  Come check them out at from 1:30-4:30 at College & Russell

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$25.00

Wine Walk in the Elmwood

Date / Time:
October 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Elmwood Business Association, College and Ashby
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Anton Salon, Donato & Co., Elements, Nabolom Bakery & Pizzeria, Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, Vintage Berkeley, Casa de Chocolates, In The Wood, Koraa, La Mediterranee, Labels Luxury Consignment, Mrs. Dalloway's, Palm & Perkins, Rue Atelier, The Italian Homemade, Urban Remedy, Slash Denim, Elmwood Stationers, Your Basic Bird, Bill’s Trading Post & Gem Gallery, Baker & Commons, 100% Pure, The Cutting Edge

Enjoy a leisurely Sunday afternoon stroll in The Elmwood and sample over 50 wines! Buy tickets online by October 4th for only $25. After October 4th, tickets will be available for $35. If we do not sell out, tickets will be available day of at the ticket table on the lawn next to Wells Fargo Bank on Ashby Ave. Bring your ticket and ID to one of the check-in locations: Anton Salon or the table on the lawn next to…

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August 2019

Space Phantasy Cartooning @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
August 5, 2019 @ 1:00 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

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 provide guidance on drawing techniques using a variety of drawing materials. Ideal for Grades 5-8.

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Planet Bee @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
August 3, 2019 @ 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

Hands-on, educational workshops where you can meet live bees and learn about how they live and their importance to the environment. Ages 4 and up.

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July 2019

Magical Moonshine Puppets: The Gunniwolf @Claremont

Date / Time:
July 26, 2019 @ 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

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 3 and up.

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Space Phantasy Cartooning @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
July 22, 2019 @ 1:00 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

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 provide guidance on drawing techniques using a variety of drawing materials. Ideal for Grades 5-8.

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Sing Sea Chanteys @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
July 20, 2019 @ 3:00 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

Get a taste of maritime life and lore when Peter from the National Park Service leads a sea chantey sing for would- be sailors of all ages. Free.

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

Date / Time:
July 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

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 get a download on what’s hot in Astronomy via bite-size presentations by local scientists, grad students, and science hobbyists (citizen scientists). Everyone welcome. Schedule for…

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Moon Landing Celebration @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
July 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

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!

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

Date / Time:
July 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location:
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

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 get a download on what’s hot in Astronomy via bite-size presentations by local scientists, grad students, and science hobbyists (citizen scientists). Everyone welcome.  

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June 2019

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

Date / Time:
June 29, 2019 @ 1:00 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

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 freedom. For 40 years nothing and no one has stood in their way, until now.

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

Date / Time:
June 28, 2019 @ 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

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.

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Disaster Prep for People w/ Disabilities @Claremont

Date / Time:
June 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

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 start you on your journey toward being better prepared.

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Moonlight @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library – FREE MOVIE

Date / Time:
June 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

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/

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Black Cedar performing @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
June 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

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 released in 2016. All ages welcome!

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Veggie Pasta Party @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
June 24, 2019 @ 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

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

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Maker Lab: Open Lab @Claremont

Date / Time:
June 20, 2019 @ 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

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

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Saving Face @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library – FREE MOVIE

Date / Time:
June 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

June 19, 2019 - 5:30pm-7:30pm  Saving Face R/2004/97 minutes Appealing tale of a lesbian who hides her sexuality from her mother. Michelle Krusiec, Joan Chen, Lynn Chen, Jin Wang. Event Category: LGBTQ / Pride, Movie

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

Date / Time:
June 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

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 get a download on what’s hot in Astronomy via bite-size presentations by local scientists, grad students, and science hobbyists (citizen scientists). Everyone welcome. Schedule for…

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Space Phantasy Cartooning @ Claremont Branch Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
June 17, 2019 @ 1:00 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

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 provide guidance on drawing techniques using a variety of drawing materials. Ideal for Grades 5-8.

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May 2019

Mozaik Vocal Ensemble Concert @Claremont Library

Date / Time:
May 18, 2019 @ 3:00 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

Join us for a free a cappella concert! Mozaik Vocal Ensemble is a Berkeley-based a cappella group of women who sing folk songs from around the world. They will be singing songs from Ukraine, Bulgaria, Russia, Mongolia, Ireland, Macedonia, and Khazakhstan.  The women of Mozaik have been making music together for many years and all share a love of singing as well as the unique qualities of vocal expression found in the different folk traditions of the world. They select…

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FREE Disaster Preparation Discussion @Claremont Library

Date / Time:
May 18, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Learn what to do before, during, and after an earthquake with tips for everyone in your household. FREE Giveaways for Attendees:  Mini-Disaster Kit, Snacks, and preparedness brochures!  For all ages.

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Hunt for the Wilder People – FREE MOVIEW @Claremont Library

Date / Time:
May 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Hunt for the Wilder People 2016/PG-13/103minutes A defiant young city kid finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. New Zealand Indigenous director Taika Waititi’s film won Best Narrative Feature at the San Francisco International Film Festival and Best Film at the New Zealand Film Awards and has been called an intergenerational comedic masterpeice.

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Bike to Work Day @Claremont

Date / Time:
May 9, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Don’t miss our Bike to Work Energizer Station giveaways: Free bike safety checks and flat tire repair by Trek Bicycles. Delicious Dream Fluff Donuts (while supplies last). Our Bicycle Fixit station. Free  Bike to Work totebags and more!

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Orator- FREE MOVIE @Claremont Library

Date / Time:
May 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Orator  (O Le Tulafale 2012/PG/112minutes) Small in stature and humble, Saili lives a simple life with his beloved wife and daughter in an isolated, traditional village in the islands of Samoa. Forced to protect his land and family, Saili must face his fears and seek the right to speak up for those he loves.

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Cartooning Workshop w/ Aaron Southerland @Claremont

Date / Time:
May 4, 2019 @ 1:00 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

Come celebrate Free Comic Book Day by learning to make cartoons. This program is for all ages. Space is very limited, registration is required. Please go to https://bit.ly/2tS2ply. Aaron Southerland is a Brooklyn native, a graphic novelist, and an art mentor in the Bay Area. He is the creator of the graphic novels Strawberry Dough and Solforce.

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Crazy Rich Asians- FREE MOVIE @Claremont

Date / Time:
May 1, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch,
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Free viewing of the movie CRAZY RICH ASIANS! When native New Yorker Rachel Chu accompanies her boyfriend on a trip to Singapore, she is unprepared to learn that he is the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families and one of its most sought-after bachelors.

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April 2019

Groovenators @Claremont

Date / Time:
April 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Shad Harris and the Groovenators will knock your socks off in this 90-minute Blues concert and talk. This event is free and for all music lovers. Please call 510-981-6280 for more information. Shad Harris has been performing, touring and teaching for 45 years in local and international nightclubs, world tours, community theater stages, and major television productions. He is a cofounding member, with Gary Hamilton, of the San Joaquin Valley based Blues band, the Groovenators. Find them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/The-Groovenators-100247946394/

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Indie Bookstore Day!

Date / Time:
April 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Indie Bookstore Day! Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 9:00pm

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‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor” Movie Viewing @Claremont

Date / Time:
April 24, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

"Won’t You Be My Neighbor" 2018/PG-13 /94 min Morgan Neville’s  Oscar-nominated documentary paints a portrait of the life and work of children's entertainer Fred Rogers, star of “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.” A former minister, Mister Rogers creatively communicated themes of empathy and acceptance. Winer of the Critic’s Choice and dozens of other awards.

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Maker Lab: Open Lab @Claremont

Date / Time:
April 20, 2019 @ 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

In this special Maker Lab: Open Lab, we will celebrate Earth Day with local artist, Nga Tran, who will show us how to do paper weaving using recycled materials. No previous experience necessary! This program is for kids with parents, teens, and adults. Nga Tran came to the US in 1975 as a refugee from Sai Gon, Viet Nam. A graduate of UC Berkeley, with a BA in Fine Arts, she uses mostly recycled materials for her artwork. Learn more at http://namasia.blogspot.com/

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Faces, Places @Claremont

Date / Time:
April 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Faces Places:  Road Trip with Legendary Filmmaker Agnes Varda and Photographer J.R. 2017/PG/ 90minutes Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie.

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CITYWIDE READ: Crazy Rich Asians Book Club Discussion @Claremont

Date / Time:
April 8, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch,
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Please join us for a lively discussion of Berkeley Public Library’s Citywide Read book, Crazy Rich Asians. A limited number of copies will be available at the branch and staff can help you request copies from other branches and through Link+. The e-book is available for immediate download from Overdrive.

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March 2019

Slash is turning 40!!!!

Date / Time:
March 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - March 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Participating Merchants:
Slash Denim

To Our Friends in the Elmwood Neighborhood,   We'll be having a 40 year Anniversary Party at Eli's Mile High Club in Oakland on March 30, 7pm-1am.  There will raffle prizes, a free gift bag to the first 50 guests, onsite chainstitch embroidery, and live music with DJs.  Please stop by and enjoy the festivities!

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Tech Week @BPL

Date / Time:
March 2, 2019 @ 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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February 2019

Guest Poet James Cagney

Date / Time:
February 23, 2019 @ 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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Maker Lab: Open Lab @Claremont

Date / Time:
February 23, 2019 @ 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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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, 2019 @ 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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Asheba’s Caribbean Music for Kids

Date / Time:
February 9, 2019 @ 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

Let the joyous music of Asheba bring a little sunshine into your child's day! Asheba, a musical storyteller who specializes in calypso, sings a combination of original music and remakes of classic children's music with a Caribbean twist. Always a fun and energy-filled show! Ages 2-7.

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Maker Lab Kids: Owl Pellet Dissection @Claremont (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

Date / Time:
February 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Maker Lab Kids: Owl Pellet Dissection @Claremont (REGISTRATION REQUIRED) Join us once a month for hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) concepts! Registration is required and space is limited. To enroll, visit our Eventbrite page. Ages 9-11 only. For more information, call (510) 981-6280. January's Special Event: Owl Pellet Dissection led by SaveNature.org Event Category: STEM

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January 2019

Community Kiosk @Claremont

Date / Time:
January 28, 2019 @ 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

Enjoy a hot beverage and chat with local service providers: Crisis Support Services of Alameda County provides counseling, education, and prevention services. More at www.crisissupport.org/. Alameda County Food Bank/CalFresh works to end hunger in our community. More at www.accfb.org/.

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Maker Lab Kids: Create Foldscope Slides @Claremont

Date / Time:
January 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Maker Lab Kids: Create Foldscope Slides @Claremont (REGISTRATION REQUIRED) Join us once a month for hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) concepts! Registration is required and space is limited. To enroll, visit our Eventbrite page. For more information, call (510) 981-6280. Ages 9-11 only.

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Jelly Jam Time Puppets: To the Farallons @Claremont

Date / Time:
January 12, 2019 @ 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

  A fairy tale mermaid puppet story set beneath the waves at the Farallon Islands during the Gold Rush era. This interactive paper puppet show features a scrolling back-drop (or cranky) and jointed paper puppets. Ages 4-10.

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Maker Lab Kids: Learn About Insects @Claremont

Date / Time:
January 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Maker Lab Kids: Learn About Insects @Claremont (REGISTRATION REQUIRED) Join us once a month for hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) concepts! Registration is required and space is limited. To enroll, visit our Eventbrite page. Ages 9-11 only. For more information, call (510) 981-6280. January's Special Event: Insect Discovery Lab led by SaveNature.org  

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Books to Big Screen @ Claremont Library- free

Date / Time:
January 11, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch,
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Read the book and join us at the Claremont Branch for a screening of the movie it inspired!  Space is limited, so make your reservation on Eventbrite soon. For more information, contact Michael at (510) 981-6280. Ages 9 and 11. What to read: The Tale of Despereux written by Kate DiCamillo What we will watch: The Tale of Despereux directed by Sam Fell and Robert Stevenhagen

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December 2018

The Squandering Minstrels at Bill’s Trading Post and Gem Gallery

Date / Time:
December 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Bill’s Trading Post & Gem Gallery, 2945 College Avenue
berkeley, ca 94705
Participating Merchants:
Bill’s Trading Post & Gem Gallery

The Squandering Minstrels are Belinda Salvidge, Jon Catalona and Scott Donaldson and we play music from the British Isles dating back 200 years, consisting of but not limited to hornpipes, jigs, reels, ballads and strathspeys (specific styles of the era) and we incorporate guitar, violin, viola, balrong and mandolin to recreate the proper feel of these beloved songs. We have been playing together for 25 years and this is a labor of love for us. Belinda hails from England and was trained…

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Tap Dancing Christmas Trees

Date / Time:
December 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location:

Come out and see these tinsel-toed tappers make your holidays bright! The Tap Dancing Christmas Trees, have been performing for over 28 years.  See them perform in the Elmwood

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Christmas Caroling in the Elmwood

Date / Time:
December 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:
Your Basic Bird, 2940 College Ave
berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Your Basic Bird

Come and carol in the Elmwood from 6-8pm, for all ages.  Music sheets will be provided

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Christmas Caroling in the Elmwood

Date / Time:
December 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:
Your Basic Bird, 2940 College Ave
berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Your Basic Bird

Come and carol in the Elmwood from 6-8pm, for all ages.  Music sheets will be provided

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STEM Fair at the Claremont Library

Date / Time:
December 8, 2018 @ 1:00 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

Come and explore the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Meet scientists and representatives from science organizations: AI4all, http://ai-4-all.org/ CLEAR Project, https://clear-project.org/ Foldscope, https://www.foldscope.com/ Kiwi Robots, https://www.kiwicampus.com/ N. CA Girl Scouts, https://www.gsnorcal.org/ Sandia Labs, https://www.sandia.gov/index.html Try out hands-on activities. Everyone welcome!

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Thomas Lynch reads Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory”

Date / Time:
December 4, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Join us for fruitcake and cheer in this annual Mrs. Dalloway's tradition. First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection from Capote about his rural Alabama boyhood is a perfect gift for fans young and old, a "gem of a holiday story." (School Library Journal, starred review). Seven-year-old Buddy inaugurates the Christmas season by crying out to his cousin, Miss Sook Falk: "It's fruitcake weather!" Thus begins an unforgettable portrait of an odd but enduring friendship and the memories the two…

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Peggy Casey Historical Plaque Installation

Date / Time:
December 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Location:
Bill’s Trading Post & Gem Gallery, 2945 College Avenue
berkeley, ca 94705
Participating Merchants:
Bill’s Trading Post & Gem Gallery

Bills Trading post and Gem gallery will be celebrating the installation of the Peggy Casey Historical plaque on December 1st at 1pm.   Refreshments will be served.

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November 2018

Maker Lab Kids @Claremont

Date / Time:
November 24, 2018 @ 11:00 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

Join us once a month for hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) concepts! Registration is required and space is limited. To enroll, visit our Eventbrite page. For more information, call (510) 981-6280. Ages 9-11 only. November's Project: Assembling Foldscopes

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Indies First/Small Business Saturday

Date / Time:
November 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Celebrate the power of Independent and Small in this post-Thanksgiving shopping tradition. Indies First, held on Small Business Saturday, brings together authors, readers, and publishers in support of independent bookstores. Authors and local celebrities volunteer at events across the country, and publishers offer special terms on books and exclusives. Indies First is a day dedicated to supporting the local businesses that help communities thrive. Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 9:00pm Award-winning author Jason Reynolds is serving, once again, as the 2018 Indies First spokesperson.…

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Make Origami Earrings @ Berkeley Libary – Claremont

Date / Time:
November 17, 2018 @ 1:00 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

Make upcycled earrings with Nga Trinh, a local origami artist. Space is limited. Please call 510-981-6285 to secure your space or to learn more about this program. Best for teen and adult crafters. Visit our website at www.berkeleypubliclibray.org to see more.

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Keeping Values & Sharing Stories @Claremont

Date / Time:
November 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Native People lived in California for thousands of years. They had no books, and indeed no written language. Yet complex stories were passed down from one generation to the next, skills were transmitted without instruction manuals, children were taught what they needed to know. The retention and transmission of knowledge, beliefs, and values are essential to the survival of a culture, too important to be left to chance. Malcolm Margolin will tell stories and give examples of how people kept…

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Maker Lab: Open Lab @Claremont

Date / Time:
November 10, 2018 @ 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

Next event (Monthly): November 10, 2018 - 10:00am-12:00pm View all dates Saturdays from 10-12p: October 13th November 10th December 15th Introducing the Maker Lab at Claremont Branch, a place to drop in and try out: Sewing on a Babylock sewing machine Button-making Drawing on a ProWise whiteboard Experimenting with a Foldscope microscope Needle-felting Sculpting with polymer clay No previous experience necessary! This program is ideal for teens and adults.

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School Benefit Weekend

Date / Time:
November 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Once again, Mrs. Dalloway's will reimburse all partnership schools for 20% of total pre-tax purchases made by the school community from November 9-11.  This is a great opportunity to stock up on holiday gift items such as children's books, cookbooks, adult fiction and nonfiction, gardening books, merchandise, art, and gift certificates for teachers, family, and friends. Online sales are welcome! Can't make it to the shop? Support your school by visiting www.mrsdalloways.com. Please make sure to keep your receipts* and turn them in to your school no later than end…

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Bar 717/Camp Trinity Open House

Date / Time:
November 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

It's not too early to be making summer plans for kids! Meet Kent Collard, Director, see a slideshow about one of California's oldest summer camps located in the Trinity Alps.

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Family Yoga @Claremont

Date / Time:
November 3, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Kids and their adults make animal sounds, jump, experiment with breath and stretch. Learn yoga and mindfulness tips. Siblings welcome! Please call 510-981-6280 or visit  www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.

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Rising Readers Third Grade Book Club Berkeley Library – Claremont

Date / Time:
November 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

To be discussed on Friday, November 2nd at 4:00 pm November 2, 2018 - 4:00pm-5:00pm Claremont Branch Space is limited, so make your reservation on Eventbrite soon! For more information, contact Michael at (510) 981-6280.

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Little STEM Story Time @Claremont

Date / Time:
November 1, 2018 @ 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

STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Math! Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays, on STEM topics for preschoolers and their parents or caregivers. For children ages 2 to 5 years old.  Please call 510-981-6280 for more information.

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October 2018

The Elmwood Trick or Treating

Date / Time:
October 27, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Your Basic Bird, 2940 College Ave
berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Wear a costume, pick up your treat bag and map at Your Basic Bird (2940 College Aveue).  Turn in your stamped map and be entered in a drawing to win a $25 Gift Certificate (to a participating Elmwood Business of your choice)/ Treats available at over 30 businesses. Fun for children and families

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September 2018

Bilingual Kids Music with Juan L. Sanchez

Date / Time:
September 29, 2018 @ 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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$35

Wine Walk in the Elmwood

Date / Time:
September 23, 2018 @ 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, Koraa, 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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Create Fiber Art with Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA)!

Date / Time:
September 22, 2018 @ 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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August 2018

The Wonders of Weston Woods: Back to School!

Date / Time:
August 31, 2018 @ 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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Robotics Team at the Library

Date / Time:
August 25, 2018 @ 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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Voter Registration Drive

Date / Time:
August 21, 2018 @ 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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Superfest Showcase: An Afternoon of Disability & Film

Date / Time:
August 18, 2018 @ 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

Saturday, August 18th from 2-4pm For more than 30 years, Superfest has celebrated cutting-edge cinema that portrays disability through a diverse, complex, unabashed and engaging lens. For registration, please visit www.superfestfilm.com/berkeley Access requests by 8/8/18. ASL provided; all films are shown with open captions and audio description! This event is produced by Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired & The Paul K. Longmore

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Musical Robot

Date / Time:
August 11, 2018 @ 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

Musical Robot is a ukulele and drum combo that is programmed and ready for fun! Combining songs, storytelling, puppetry, loads of interactivity, and out of this world dance moves, Musical Robot is ready and willing to provide an opportunity for kids to engage in fun and frolic! Ages 3-8. Reading Takes You Everywhere, even to fun and funny music shows! All ages Summer Reading, June 15-September 1. 

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July 2018

Summer Cartooning Vibe Sessions with Aaron Southerland @Claremont

Date / Time:
July 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Mondays in JULY (9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th) - 1-2:30pm Art mentor and cartoonist, Aaron Southerland, will hold a series of Cartooning Vibe Sessions. The sessions are dedicated to the artsy students who desire to create and continue working on their own cartoon and comic characters. Aaron will provide guidance on drawing technique using a variety of drawing materials. Ideal for Grades 5-8. Space is limited, please call 510-981-6287 to sign-up.

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June 2018

An Evening With Black Cedar @Claremont

Date / Time:
June 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

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 released in 2016.

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Sushi Soiree with Jillian Love @Claremont

Date / Time:
June 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

SUSHI SOIREE at Claremont Branch! Jillian Love will show you how to use plant based ingredients to make your own delicious veggie sushi rolls that are gluten free, and nut free, and plant based. All ages welcome! Space is limited, please RSVP by calling 510-981-6287. Jillian Love is a Certified Raw Vegan Chef, a Life Coach & NLP Practitioner, and has an M. Ed. in Counseling. Jillian creates engaging sensory experiences with the fusion of food, entertainment, education and fun. A…

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CineKids Movie @Claremont

Date / Time:
June 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:43 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Enjoy the first in this summer's CineKids movie series at the Claremont Branch!  Full of jaw-dropping imaginative worlds, Mary and the Witch's Flower is an action-packed movie that tells the story of a girl who discovers a flower that grants magical powers. This movie is based on The Little Broomstick, a children's book by Mary Stewart. Reading Takes You Everywhere, even to magical lands! All ages Summer Reading, June 15-September 1. 103 minutes.  Recommended for ages 8 and up.

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Cupcake Party with Jillian Love @Claremont

Date / Time:
June 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

You’re invited to a CUPCAKE PARTY at Claremont Branch! Tuesday, June 19th at 1pm Chef Jillian Love will show you how to use natural ingredients for coloring your own healthy icing and decorating your own cupcake with fruits, nuts and other whole food treats. Join us for a gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and dairy-free extravaganza! All ages welcome! Space is limited, please RSVP by calling 510-981-6287.   Jillian Love is a Certified Raw Vegan Chef, a Life Coach & NLP Practitioner, and…

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Father’s day at Donato’s

Date / Time:
June 17, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location:
Donato & Co., 2635 Ashby Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Donato & Co.

Father's Day Menu $75 for two people for a four-course meal served family style ($30 for each additional person) First course: Baked medley of organic summer squash strudel & Asiago cheese, Coke farm baby lettuces & borlotti beans Second course: Traditional Bergamo house-made spinach ravioli made with seasonal vegetables & cheeses, brown butter & Taleggio fondue Third course: Marinated & grilled housemade sausage, herb chicken, pork tenderloin & beef top sirloin with polenta taragna, potatoes, romano beans & peperonata Fourth course: Surprise father’s day dessert We'll…

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Elephant and Piggie Show @Claremont

Date / Time:
June 16, 2018 @ 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

Do you love Elephant (Gerald) and Piggie as much as we do? Then you need to come to The Elephant and Piggie Show - 35 minutes of high energy hilarity, complete with props, costumes, and music. Professional actors Steve Page (Elephant) and Gail Blum (Piggie) bring Mo Willems' fantastic early reader stories to life. Ages 3-7. Reading Takes You Everywhere, even on adventures with Elephant and Piggie! All Ages Summer Reading, June 16-September 1

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Dillbilly @ Claremont

Date / Time:
June 9, 2018 @ 4:30 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

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride month with a special performance by Dillbilly! Dillbilly (pronoun they/them) is a genre-queer alt-country singer-songwriter based out of Oakland, CA. Raised in a trailer park, surrounded by cornfields and grain silos in the rural Midwest near the Ohio River, Dill grew up going jug fishing and playing classical piano. Over the past 20 years, they have been performing and touring across the U.S. and Canada. They are currently working on their 10th full length album to be…

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Guest Poet Bruce H. Feingold @Claremont

Date / Time:
June 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Join us for a poetry reading and discussion with local haiku poet Bruce H. Feingold. Currently the chair of the Haiku Foundation Touchstone Awards and vice-president of the Haiku Poets of Northern California, Bruce H. Feingold has published in haiku journals and anthologies from the United States to Europe and beyond. Three books, A New Moon, Sunrise on the Lodge, and old enough are available from Red Moon Press. Bruce believes that haiku, like his work as a psychotherapist and…

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May 2018

Steak & Sagrantino

Date / Time:
May 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Location:
Donato & Co., 2635 Ashby Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Donato & Co.

A Special Menu now through May 15th! In cooperation with the Montefalco Consortium in Italy, Donato & Co. is offering a special Steak & Sagrantino pairing through May 15. Sagrantino is a grape varietal native to Umbria, Italy. It's a little-known, small-production wine that's grown mostly in the scenic hills of Montefalco. This rich, high-tannin wine is hard to find in the U.S. and rarely available by the glass. At Donato & Co., adventurous wine drinkers have a wonderful opportunity to taste one of Italy's best-kept secrets, Sagrantino, paired with…

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Mother’s Day at Donato & Co.

Date / Time:
May 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location:
Donato & Co., 2635 Ashby Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Donato & Co.

~ MOTHER’S DAY ~ Celebrate Mother's Day at Donato Enoteca Relax and enjoy our menu with family and friends! - Mother's Day - Festa della Mamma - Sunday, May 13th Three courses $48 | Four courses $57 Antipasto Girello di vitello in salsa tonnata, rucola selvatica, capperi croccanti Veal eye round, sicilian tuna sauce, wild arugula, crispy fried capers or Insalata di asparagi e lattughe primaverili, uova di quaglia, pomodorini piccanti al forno, crema di gorgonzola Shaved green asparagus, mix of…

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Mozaik Vocal Ensemble @ Claremont Branch of the Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
May 12, 2018 @ 3:00 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

Join us for a free a cappella concert of international song when Mozaik returns to Claremont branch!  Mozaik is a Berkeley-based group of women singers who seek out rich songs to share from folk traditons around the world. Hear their music and learn more at www.mozaikvoices.com. Best for music lovers ages 5 and up. Free.

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