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The Berkeley Public Library Foundation’s popular series of  up-close events with authors, artists and thinkers from the Bay Area. Events include a plethora of cultural producers, supported by local restaurants, venues and merchants all who support the library. The series features gourmet dinners with writers, guided literary and design walking tours, film screenings with screenwriters, a poet symposium, drinks and tapas with crime writers, an author panel at a hip local restaurant and more. Ticket prices range from $25 -$250 and become available during the Foundation’s online silent auction in January, at the Authors Dinner in February, and continue to be sold as spaces are available.

Special thanks to our 2017 series sponsor Middle-earth Enterprises


Inspired by a deep appreciation for the fictional world created by J.R.R. Tolkien, Middle-earth Enterprises is dedicated to working with businesses providing quality products in accordance with best green business and sustainability practices including fair trade, equality in the workplace, and a commitment to protect our earth, its wondrous beauty and the viability of every living creature.

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March 2017


March 1 @ 8:00 am - October 1 @ 5:00 pm

Lunch with Leah Garchik -- In keeping with traditions begun by a succession of well-loved Chronicle columnists, Leah Garchik interprets life in San Francisco in her popular daily column. Although she describes herself as a terrible accordion player, Leah Garchik is indeed a woman of many talents - author, reviewer, editor, columnist. It’s hard to imagine a more engaging luncheon companion, and what better place to hear all about life in the City than at Town Hall Restaurant.  There’s always…

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