Berkeley Stories is a speaker series featuring the extraordinary, ordinary people all around us - the people that make Berkeley the unique place it is and who have touched our lives in so many ways! This month, meet Tom Dalzell, author of Quirky Berkeley.
It's been said that the only constant in life is change. In this workshop with local author Laurie Gardner, participants will learn about specific tools they can use to make the most of their transition.
On August 3, community members, Library staff and local officials gathered at the Tool Lending Library to celebrate and unveil the new hours. The expanded hours were a direct result of feedback YOU gave on the Community Survey earlier this year.
Come by the Art & Music desk on the 5th floor of Central to participate in A COLLABORATIVE COLLAGE project in 3 easy steps:
Check out a collage to work on at home. You have two weeks to make your contributions with your own supplies.
Once you return it someone else will check it out and make changes.
Each collage is complete after 5 people have worked on it.
There is currently a display of completed collages on the 5th floor.
Also, several collages created by Berkeley Public Library patrons since this program began in 2017 will be on display at the Berkeley Art Center from August 17-October 12.
Tip: Refining Catalog Searches
There are some effective ways to refine one’s search results in the catalog. We encourage you to explore the myriad of options that appear on the left hand side of your computer screen next to your search results. To refine your search on your smart phone, select “Filter Results.”
Show only a particular format, such as eBooks or Audiobooks
Display only titles that have been recently added to the Library’s collection
Limit results by publication year or to a specific author
Display results by genre such as Science Fiction, Short Stories, or Poetry
Filter results by subject
Choose results for materials from a particular series
These can be combined to create searches that suit your needs. You can save these refined searches to be able to use the same search strategies in the future.
Tip: Suggest a Purchase
We take your suggestions extremely seriously! At the top of the catalog you can click on "Suggest a Purchase" to make recommendations. Once your request has been successfully submitted, the item will appear in your My Account information.
If the Library orders the item, it will be moved to your Holds list and you will be notified when it is ready to come pick up.
Have Questions About the Online Catalog? Please see our catalog help page. Also, do not hesitate to ask Library staff at any location for assistance.
We Want to Hear From You
Did you Participate in the Library's Summer Reading Program?
If so, we would value your feedback and will use it to plan for next year.