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Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Wednesdays at 10:15 am – Toddler Storytime
Wednesdays at 11:00 am – Pre-School Storytime
Fridays at 3:30 pm –Build Fridays, Legos & More
Saturdays at 10:30 am – Baby Café
Saturdays at 2:30 pm – eBook Help

Events between September 15 & October 31:

Saturday, September 15 at 1:00pm - Berkeley Rep Talk: A Doll's House, Part 2
Welcome to A Doll’s House, Part 2—a fiercely intelligent and theatrically scintillating play that delighted audiences both on Broadway and off.

Who’s that knocking on the door? Nora is back in this audacious Tony Award-nominated comedy. It’s been 15 years since she slammed that same door on her marriage and children in the revolutionary final scene of Ibsen’s signature play. Now a successful yet scandalous writer, she’s being blackmailed by a judge and needs her former husband’s help. But her family has a few grievances they need to air first. Want to find out more about this intriguing play? Join us for a talk about A Doll's House, Part 2.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm - Sensory Gardening Class with Kristen Smeal

Gardening is the ultimate sensory experience. From the smell of fresh cut flowers and herbs to the sound of a lovely wind chime or birds’ song, all five senses can be engaged. This short lecture will present ideas on how to create a multi-sensory experience in your own space, whether it be a backyard garden, balcony, or inside the home. There will be a hands-on activity and plant swap at the end, and everyone will take home a plant.

Kristen Smeal, M.Ed. grew up on a farm in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania. She brings her farm roots and love of gardening to an urban environment by teaching sensory garden workshops around the Bay Area. Feel free to bring a plant, seed, gardening book or material to swap.

Thursday October 11 at 3:30 pm – Teen Pop Up Program, Ages 12-18 A Splatter Party!
*Note this program is given at Green Bubble, 4299 Piedmont Ave., not at the library.

All supplies will be provided. Do you like to make crafts? Want to tell us about your favorite book? If so, please join us every second Thursday of the month from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.

Saturday, October 13 at 1:00pm - Berkeley Rep Talk: Fairview
Witness the work of Jackie Sibblies Drury—one of the brightest voices in American theatre today—as she tackles our thorniest questions about society and race in a completely unpredictable and thrilling theatrical experience. It begins simply enough: it’s Grandma’s birthday, and Beverly needs the family’s celebration to be perfect. But her husband is no help, her brother hasn’t arrived, and her teenage daughter may be in trouble. What’s more, they are being watched…and judged. Soon, the attitudes and assumptions of these watchers begin to manifest in the family’s celebration, forcing them to fight for their very identities. Join us for a discussion with a Berkeley Rep docent.

All these activities and events, unless otherwise noted, take place at the Piedmont Avenue Branch, 80 Echo Avenue, Oakland CA 94611


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