A man who followed a toddler and his nanny from a local park to the library has been charged with trying to kidnap that child, according to court papers and police.
BERKELEY WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL Local artists from diverse musical traditions play at the Berkeley World Music Festival this weekend. The festival will be held in People’s Park and across various Telegraph Avenue locales. The mission of the festival is to “cultivate artistic vibrancy and social value of the world music panorama for the benefit of local […]
By Eli Wolfe Construction continues at a brisk pace at Berkeley’s West Branch Library, which is scheduled to re-open in December, after the holidays. The completion of the West Branch, which is located at 1125 University Ave. (at San Pablo), will mark the end of a four-year overhaul of Berkeley’s branch libraries. Voters passed a $26 million […]
The renovated North Branch of the Berkeley Public Library will reopen on April 7, and the remodeled Claremont Branch will open shortly thereafter, on May 5, library officials announced Saturday night. The re-opening of the two branches comes less than a year after they were shut for remodeling. It means that construction on Berkeley’s other […]
The reopening of the Claremont branch of the Berkeley Public Library has been pushed back two months because of construction delays. The Claremont branch will now reopen in late March or April next year, rather than late January or early February, according to Donna Corbeil, the library director. “It looks like it is four to […]
The Claremont Branch of the Berkeley Public Library will close at 6 pm Saturday April 2 for nine to twelve months. During that time the entire building will be renovated and seismically strengthened. When the branch reopens, it will have 350 more square feet of space, a new reference desk, a more open and inviting […]
The bids to renovate the North Branch of the Berkeley Public Library came in so high that library officials are asking the City Council to reject them all. The architects hired by the library thought it would cost about $3.8 million to renovate the historic building on The Alameda and add a two-story, 3,850 square […]
Berkeley is preparing to close the Claremont and North branch libraries for a year in order to remodel them and improve their seismic safety and disabled access. So what are library junkies expected to do? Take a look at the new mobile branch library, known in another era as a bookmobile. Now it’s called a […]