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Free events celebrate Berkeley’s revamped libraries

Call it a “library warming.” As a way to celebrate the completion of its branch renovation campaign – and highlight the dozens of community programs it presents each month – the Berkeley Public Library is hosting a month-long party. The Branch Out! celebration will bring concerts, art exhibits, pop-up libraries at food truck gatherings, a […]

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Local stars come out for the Berkeley Public Library

By Mal Warwick Who knew? Former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart isn’t just a musician. It turns out he’s also a musicologist of considerable note, and he’s collaborating with neurologists to conduct research on the potential use of rhythm to reawaken brain function in people with dementia. Hart’s brief conversation in the spotlight with Event Chair Linda Schacht Gage at […]