Alice is one of the country’s foremost experts on chocolate and chocolate desserts. She is credited with popularizing chocolate truffles in the United States and introducing the larger “American” chocolate truffle, now a mainstream confection.
Alice will demonstrate making chocolate wedding cake cookies.
Learn search engine optimization (SEO) strategies to grow your online brand. This program is part of the Berkeley Business Bootcamp series, a collaboration between the Library and the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce.
The Library's e-resource, BrainFuse HelpNow, provides on-demand, expert online tutoring 7 days a week in math, science, social studies, writing, and English for all ages and now.... for chess!
Your Library, in the News
A recent Berkeleyside article on Jim Manheimer losing his yearbook at his Berkeley High graduation in 1979 and being reunited with it at the Library last month captured some of Jim's #mylibrarystory but there is much more to it:
Jim grew up in Berkley. He went to MLK on Grove. He remembers Mr. Jacobs at South reading “Blueberries for Sal” and playing by the koi pond outside with “smooth black stones.”
When his family moved across town his most frequented branch became North and he recalls fondly all the dark wood in the Library and the high counters that made quite the impression on him.
As a teen and a Berkeley High student, he spent lots of time at Central and remembers, “the elevator used to be so funky that you could lose your toes and fingers if you stuck them in the door!”
He did his college search and researched buying his first car using resources in Central’s reference room.
Jim was a camp counselor at Camp Kee Tov and he recalls how they would send the kids on scavenger hunts around Berkeley: “Go find a fortune cookie, find a business card from a used bookstore. The scavenger hunt would always end up down in the bottom floor of Central. The culmination would be to find a book published in 1905 and a librarian would help them and the kids would be so excited! They would get gummy bears as prizes.”
Jim is a principal in a different nearby school district now but when his kids were young they lived in North Oakland and Jim would take them to Tarea Hall Pittman South for storytime. Mr. Jacobs was no longer there but one tradition lived on: after storytime they’d go across the park to play.
Do you share any of these #mylibrarystory memories too?
Everyone has a #mylibrarystory. We'd love to share yours! Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy a sneak peek inside the newly renovated Central Library spaces, and an engaging array of music, dance, theater, stories, and poetry brought directly to your living room by notable library lovers from Berkeley and beyond including:
Ross Gay, poet, and author, most recently, of New York Times bestseller The Book of Delights: Essays
Laleh Khadivi, filmmaker and author of A Good Country
Linda Schacht Gage, Emmy award-winning television reporter and library champion
Berkeley Symphony with Artistic Director René Mandel and violinist Mathew Szemela
Berkeley Ballet Theater with Artistic Director Robert Dekker and BBT Studio Company Dancers
Shotgun Players Founding Artistic Director Patrick Dooley, with Joy Carlin, Nancy Carlin, and Megan Trout