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October 2016

Weininger Series Featuring Wayne Wiegand

October 3, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St.
Berkeley, CA United States
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  The Berkeley Public Library Foundation's 2016 Weininger Lecture and Reception took place on October 3 at the Central Library. This year's guest speaker was Wayne Wiegand, author of Part of Our Lives: A People's History of the American Public Library and F. Williams Summers Professor Emeritus of Library and Information Studies at Florida State University. Often referred to as the "Dean of American library historians," Wiegand is the author of more than one hundred articles and numerous award-winning books, including An Active Instrument for…

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February 2017

2017 Authors Dinner: 15th Anniversary Celebration

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Over 350 people attended the Foundation's the 15th Annual Authors Dinner. It was an unforgettable evening with two-time Pulitzer-Prize winning author T.J. Stiles as this year's Honorary Chair. Thirty-two  Bay Area literary luminaries were honored.  The Foundation also presented the Fred and Pat Cody Award to library champion Linda Schacht Gage for her 15 years as the Authors Dinner event chair and 20 years of leadership and service with the Foundation. Event proceeds support library innovations, new literacy projects, and It's Time for Central, our current campaign to bring…

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