Recurring Programs

The Berkeley Library offers many regularly recurring programs for a wide range of interests. Below you can find more information on these programs. To check when the next time it's scheduled for, or to see the rest of our programs, take a look at our Events Calendar

Kids

 

Little Learners Story Time

Please join us weekly as we read picture books, listen to music, color and play together. Stories focus on development of sight words, counting, and colors/patterns. This program is just right for families with young children to share together! During the warm months, our Little Learners Story Time is frequently held outdoors at Berkeley Park. 

  • Currently scheduled once per week on Wednesdays at 10:30am. 

  • A snack is served at this program 

  • Recommended for ages 2 and up. 

  • Registration is encouraged but not required.

Saturday Story Time

Please join us as we read special themed picture books, color, and play together. Stories focus on seasonal topics. This program is just right for families with young children to share together.  

  • Currently scheduled on the second Saturday each month at 11:30am. 

  • Recommended for ages 2 and up. 

  • Registration is encouraged but not required.

 

Homeschool Connections (Youth)

Homeschool Connections is a program designed for homeschooled children, giving them a time and place to gather and explore together. Each year these groups focus on specific areas of active learning and play. It is recommended that children dress to get messy, as scheduled sessions may include outside play and inside experiments. 

  • Currently scheduled every other Tuesday at 1:00pm. (Youth and Teens alternate weeks

  • Recommended for ages 5 years old and up.

  • Registration is required. Space is limited. Registration opens in June each year, and remains open until program capacity is met. 

Tweens & Teens

 

Create Club

This programs offers a regular time for tweens and teens interested in crafting to try different forms of creating. Tweens and teens of all experience levels are welcome! The goal of each meeting is to craft in a safe space and hopefully try something new. Even if it doesn't come out as planned, the important part is having fun!  

  • Currently scheduled once per month, Friday afternoons. 

  • Recommended for ages 10 to 18.

  • Registration is requested: please sign up in advance, but we may have enough supplies for drop-ins.

Dungeons & Dragons Group

This program offers a regular time for tweens and teens interested in Dungeons & Dragons a chance to learn and play together. Tweens and Teens of all experience levels are encouraged to come with their character (if they know how to create one) and dice set. 

  • Currently scheduled every other Saturday.

  • Recommended for ages 10 to 18.

  • Registration is required through Rachel

  • If a tween or teen needs some help creating a character, let Rachel know so she can coordinate with the current group. 

Homeschool Connections (Teens)

Homeschool Connections is a regularly scheduled time for those homeschooled children that are a little older than the Youth group. Each school year, Rachel picks a theme to focus lessons on. Each meeting, local homeschooled children are given the opportunity to come together and explore new concepts. Each year ends with a project the group chooses to wrap up the theme of the year that also practices a new skill. It is recommended that teens dress to get messy! 

  • Currently scheduled every other Tuesday afternoon. 

  • Ages 12 and up. 

  • Registration is required, the group is generally set at the beginning of the school year. 

Adults

 

Adult Book Club Discussion

Each month we gather to discuss the current month's selection. Books are chosen from all literary genres and from club participant suggestions, so there's something for everyone! 

  • Currently scheduled in the evening of the second Wednesday of the month. 

  • Recommended for ages 18 and up. 

  • Registration is not required, just drop in. Copies of books are available several weeks in advance of meeting. 

Tea and a Mystery

Your classic 'Whodunit' film showing! Each month, participants gather to watch a mystery/detective movie from the 1940s to the present. Tea and a treat are served as you play armchair detective and try to solve the mystery before the movie ends. 

  • Currently scheduled the second Friday of the month. 

  • Recommended for ages 18 and up. 

  • Registration is not required, just drop in!

Drop-in Tech Help

Looking for more in-depth help with your laptop, smartphone, or other device? Would you like to sit down one-on-one with a library staff member to help get started writing a resume or other document? We are here to help! 

  • Currently scheduled the second Friday of the month. 

  • Recommended for ages 18 and up. 

  • Registration is not required, just drop in (though you may call to register in advance if you'd like to)!

Seniors

 

Senior Mondays

This program assists with decreasing social isolation and increasing interaction with others. Each month provides the senior group with an informational speaker or brain game to play. Light refreshments are provided. 

  • Currently scheduled the fourth Monday each month.  

  • Recommended for seniors, caregivers, or those with a senior in their family. 

  • Registration is not required, just drop in!

Chair Yoga

A gentle form of practice that can be done sitting in a chair or standing and using a chair for support. Open to all levels of experience and ability. This program is scheduled twice a month and supported by AgeOptions.  

  • Currently scheduled the first and third Monday mornings. 

  • Recommended for adults and seniors

  • Registration is requested