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Berkeley Public Library


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  • Story Time
    Story Time
    Wed 04 Oct
    Multiple Dates
    Oct 04, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    Join us as we read stories and play together!
  • Oct 04, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Join us for some pre-school geared free play following Story Time and an opportunity to engage with other parents and caregivers in the area! Coffee available upstairs. No registration required.
  • Multiple Dates
    Oct 04, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Victoria Jackson, a certified yoga instructor will be leading this class in gentle exercises. All adults are welcome.
  • Oct 07, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Join us for our annual fall sale! We’ll have used books and DVDs, a variety of baked goods, many great fine arts and craft vendors, and amazing raffle prizes!
  • Senior Bingo
    Senior Bingo
    Mon 09 Oct
    Multiple Dates
    Oct 09, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Come have some fun and meet your neighbors! Snacks and prizes provided.
  • Oct 10, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    This program provides an opportunity for homeschooled children in the area to come together and explore. Dress to get messy! Ages: 5+
  • Multiple Dates
    Oct 11, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Join us for a monthly discussion on a featured read!
  • Multiple Dates
    Oct 13, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Join us as we watch a classic mystery movie or TV show and enjoy tea and some light refreshments. See if you can figure out whodunit before the end of the show.
  • Multiple Dates
    Oct 14, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Always wanted to try Dungeons and Dragons? Or already know how to play, but looking for a group?
  • Bunco!
    Mon 16 Oct
    Multiple Dates
    Oct 16, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Bunco is a newer program to the library. Join us in this fun dice game, meet new people, enjoy some snacks and maybe even win a prize or two.
  • Oct 18, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM
    Join us for a supernatural Cemetery Safari presentation given by Hillside locals Jim and Paula Hantak. It promises to be a spooky good time! Registration required.
  • Oct 19, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    The Neighborhood Watch presents crime prevention seminars on the third Thursday of each month (February through December) at the Berkeley Public Library.
  • Oct 20, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Looking for volunteer opportunities? Interested in helping the library better serve you? Join our Teen Advisory Board! You can earn volunteer hours by participating in our meetings and helping the library by sharing ideas about teen services. Each meeting, snacks will be available.
  • Oct 20, 4:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    The teens take over the library! Movies, gaming, karaoke, laser tag- you decide. Food will be provided. Limited space, so sign up today! Ages: 13-18. Registration required.
  • Oct 21, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Bring a puzzle, take a puzzle!
  • Multiple Dates
    Oct 21, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Join us at BPL as we introduce Lotería! This Spanish game of chance is for all ages. So, join us and let's have some fun.
  • Oct 25, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Unless otherwise noted, meetings of the Berkeley Public Library Board of Trustees are open to the public. The Board welcomes you to attend!
  • Oct 28, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    This year, BPL will be hosting our annual sugar skull craft on October 28th as well as offering sugar skulls as a take home craft! If you are unable to attend the craft, swing by from October 23rd-31st during library hours to pick up a sugar skull and directions for making the icing. Supplies are li
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