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Summer of Folk: The Whiskey Charmers

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkley Public Library
***Event will take place at Berkley First United Methodist Church at 2820 12 Mile Road in downtown Berkley.***

The Whiskey Charmers is a Detroit-based roots band led by Carrie Shepard and Lawrence Daversa. The band's songs are filled with haunting melodies that tell stories of the open road, whiskey, and chasing a cure for incurable heartache. No registration needed. 
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Film Screening: The Zookeeper's Wife

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Berkley Public Library
Meeting Room
In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinska (two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband successfully run the Warsaw Zoo and raise their family in an idyllic existence. Their world is overturned, however, when the country is invaded by the Nazis and they are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed zoologist (Daniel Brühl). To fight back on their own terms, the Zabinskis risk everything by covertly working with the Resistance and using the zoo's hidden tunnels and cages to save families from Nazi brutality. This film is based on the book by Diane Ackerman.
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Film Screening: The Zookeeper's Wife

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkley Public Library
Meeting Room
In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinska (two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband successfully run the Warsaw Zoo and raise their family in an idyllic existence. Their world is overturned, however, when the country is invaded by the Nazis and they are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed zoologist (Daniel Brühl). To fight back on their own terms, the Zabinskis risk everything by covertly working with the Resistance and using the zoo's hidden tunnels and cages to save families from Nazi brutality. This film is based on the book by Diane Ackerman.
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Adult Book Club (Afternoon)

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Berkley Public Library
Meeting Room

New members are always welcome to attend.  See below for upcoming dates and titles.  If you have any questions or would like additional information, please call 248-658-3440.

AFTERNOON GROUP (second Tuesday)

Jan. 10: The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich

Feb. 14: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Mar. 14: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

Apr. 11: The Fixer by Joseph Finder

May 9: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

June 13: Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler

July 11: Lady in Gold by Anne-Marie O’Connor

Aug. 8: The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix

Sep. 12: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

Oct. 10: The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

Nov. 14: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Dec. 12: The Gilded Years by Karin Tanabe


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Summer of Folk: Behind the Times

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkley Public Library
***Event will take place at Berkley First United Methodist Church at 2820 12 Mile Road in downtown Berkley.***

Behind The Times is an acoustic trio which blends influences from bluegrass, country, jazz, and popular favorites. The trio works together to create original music that reflects their eclectic roots backgrounds. No registration needed. 
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Registration is open

Fermentation Series: The Basics and Benefits of Fermenting

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkley Public Library
Meeting Room
Learn about the health benefits of cultured/fermented foods and beverages. See how easy it is to make kombucha in your own home at a fraction of the cost compared to store bought brands.

Looking for another option of preservation for your garden vegetables? A demo on how to make naturally fermented sauerkraut, kombucha, and beet kvass will be presented. There will be samples to taste and enjoy.

Your health is a priority, come learn how to improve it! We are cultivating community from the inside out. Kits will be available for purchase. Registration required.

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Berkley Reading Society

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkley Public Library
Meeting Room
The Berkley Reading Society is an evening book club at the Berkley Public Library. We will read a little bit of everything. Check our Facebook page for the monthly book choice!
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Registration begins 7/1/2017 at 8:00 AM

Build a Better Micro World

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkley Public Library
Meeting Room
Have you always wanted to create a tiny, plant-based world, possibly to rule? Look no further! We will be teaching you how to make a terrarium of your very own. We will have succulents, containers, and all the material. Feel free to bring your own container to use! Succulents generously donated by Westborn Market, our co-sponsor. Please register individually as space is limited.
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Origami Club at Berkley Library

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Berkley Public Library
Meeting Room
If you're interested in origami or are a seasoned folder, stop by the library's new origami club! This club provides an opportunity to learn and explore with like-minded individuals. The club meets the first Monday of every month.
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Adult Book Club (Afternoon)

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Berkley Public Library
Meeting Room

New members are always welcome to attend.  See below for upcoming dates and titles.  If you have any questions or would like additional information, please call 248-658-3440.

AFTERNOON GROUP (second Tuesday)

Jan. 10: The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich

Feb. 14: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Mar. 14: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

Apr. 11: The Fixer by Joseph Finder

May 9: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

June 13: Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler

July 11: Lady in Gold by Anne-Marie O’Connor

Aug. 8: The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix

Sep. 12: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

Oct. 10: The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

Nov. 14: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Dec. 12: The Gilded Years by Karin Tanabe


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Summer of Folk: Barbarossa Brothers

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkley Public Library
***Event will take place at Berkley First United Methodist Church at 2820 12 Mile Road in downtown Berkley.***

We're rounding out our Summer of Folk series with the Barbarossa Brothers. Drew Pentkowski, Ryan Fitzgerald, and Loren Kranz come together to create "Americana wrapped in a brown paper bag." John Sinkevics, of Grand Rapid's WYCE's Local Spins, calls them " unique blend of harmony-laden Americana, folk-rock and knee-slapping, acoustic-driven fun." No registration needed. 
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Registration begins 7/24/2017 at 8:00 AM

Fermentation Series: All About Kombucha

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkley Public Library
Meeting Room
Cool off this summer with kombucha smoothies and Popsicles. Kombucha is a great healthy replacement for commercial sodas.

Come sample some homemade salsa and naturally fermented pickles. Your garden bounty is coming in learn how to preserve your fresh vegetables.

During this event there will be a demo on how to make kombucha, kombucha smoothies, popicles, salsa, and pickles. By incorporating fermented foods and beverages into your daily life, you are bringing back healthy microbes for proper digestion and health. Kits will be available for purchase. Registration required.

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Berkley Reading Society

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkley Public Library
Meeting Room
The Berkley Reading Society is an evening book club at the Berkley Public Library. We will read a little bit of everything. Check our Facebook page for the monthly book choice!
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