*check the online calendar for other upcoming local author, illustrator and/or poet events.
SAT test prep courses are notoriously expensive, which can be a barrier to many families with teens. The Library - in partnership with the non-profit People's Test Preparation Service - is offering 10 free Saturday morning SAT Prep sessions at Central beginning February 22nd.
Remember, you can use your library card to stream movies on your personal devices and smart TVs. Your library card unlocks access to a diversity of independent and international films, feature length blockbusters, shorts, and documentaries.
Many of the legal reference e-books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. Nolo publishes books aimed at non-lawyers; they are a good resource for people looking to get a handle on common legal problems.
This database offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues including:
property & real estate
rights & disputes
Culinary Collection Update
The Berkeley Public Library Foundation has granted the Library funds to jumpstart a culinary tools collection at the Tool Lending Library.
Last month, over 1,600 of you weighed in on what culinary tools you would like to see in the new collection. Thank you!
The top three items requested were:
ice cream maker
Staff are now busy developing the collection. We will keep you posted when the collection launches this Spring.
The news traveled quickly that we will be the first Library in California to have a dedicated culinary collection. Thank you to Berkeleyside, KCBS radio, Sonoma Index-Tribune and ABC7 for spreading the good news.