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September 18, 2014: Executive Director Search Underway

September 15, 2014: A Subversive Event, Changes at the Foundation and More. BPLF E-news

August 2014: Read our E-news with a first look at the Authors Dinner

December 2013: West Branch Library Opens!
The stunning, energy-efficient, light-filled West Branch Library is now open! Plan your visit, and read about the branch on Berkeleyside.

May 2013: South Branch Library Now Open!

The inspiring new South Branch Library opened on May 11 to a huge and happy crowd. Plan your visit and read about the opening on Berkeleyside.


2013 11th Annual Authors Dinner a Big Success

The 11th Annual Authors Dinner, featuring literary lights from all over the Bay Area, raised substantial funds for the Berkeley Public Libraries and was an exhilarating and entertaining evening for honored authors and guests alike. Photographer Richard Friedman captured the spirit of the night, from setup to portraits of honored authors to images of the fantastic art that graced Central Library that night. See Richard’s photos and Berkeleyside’s article about the Authors Dinner.


A Conversation with Michael Lewis

On October 17, 2012, author Michael Lewis met with Linda Schacht Gage at the Berkeley Public Library to talk about his recent Vanity Fair article, “Obama’s Way.”

The evening was a program of the Berkeley Public Library, sponsored by the Berkeley Public Library Foundation and the family of Harry Weininger. With support from the East Bay Media Center, the entire program was recorded and is available for all. Enjoy! Special thank you to Michael Lewis and Linda Schacht Gage.

To view in full screen mode, click “Watch on YouTube” in the lower right corner of the video. You will then have the option to click the “Full screen”  icon in the lower right corner of the video.