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Berkley Chess Club

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkley Public Library

The Berkley Chess club will meet from 5:00 to 8:00 on Monday, November 4, 18, and 25. Players of all ages and ability levels are welcome. If you have a board, go ahead and bring it, but if you are a new player there will be spares. If you have any questions you can email the organizer at Christopher_m_payne@yahoo.com.

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Aaron Jonah Lewis: Fiddle and Banjo Genius

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkley Public Library
Meeting Room

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkley Public Library

Join us for a lively and entertaining live concert! Aaron Jonah Lewis is a champion fiddler who has been elbow-deep in traditional American fiddle and banjo music since his first lessons at the age of five with Kentucky native Robert Oppelt. As a banjoist, Lewis explores some interesting veins in the roots of old-time, bluegrass, ragtime and jazz music. 

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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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An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Berkley Public Library
Meeting Room
Most people tend to live their lives with a wandering mind, worried or consumed by past or future events. This introduction to meditation tries to open up a world of the present moment, the most important time of our lives. 

Sitting meditation can provide you with an anchor to your present moment. The objection, “I can’t meditate. My mind races too much.” is the perfect scenario for this introduction to the moment. 

We will start with a short introduction followed by a 30 minute guided, sitting meditation, then close the session with questions, answers and interesting experiences. Session led by Greg Sherburn.
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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)

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History of Oakland County

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkley Public Library
Meeting Room

The first history of Oakland County was produced in 1877 by L.H. Everts Publishing of Philadelphia. The immediate catalyst for writing this book seems to have been the 1876 centennial celebration of American independence. 

This 1877 History of Oakland County is well-known to local historians and original versions are available in a number of libraries in the County. They are, however, fragile and access is limited in order to prevent further damage.

As a part of the 2020 Oakland County Bicentennial commemoration, the Oakland County Historical Commission is donating reprints of the Everts book in sturdy library-quality binding to libraries and in the county. Such a version will not require special care and can, therefore, be made more accessible to patrons.

In addition to the formal presentation of the book, Jim Craft of the Oakland County Historical Commission will deliver a talk on its background, content and value as historical literature. In addition, he will address a problem inherent with local histories: such books provide detailed information about local people, conditions and events but often fail to place them in the proper context. Mr. Craft will bring greater understanding to the Everts book and life in 19 th Century Oakland County by making connections to the broader sweep of American history that could easily be overlooked by most readers.

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Rain Barrel Workshop

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkley Public Library
Meeting Room

*** Register online at http://mirainbarrel.com/signup/ ***

The Berkley Environmental Advisory Committee has partnered with MI Rain Barrel and the City of Berkley Public Library to bring you another great opportunity to get our rain barrels at a great price! Pre-order here and get them for only $65 - you must order them in advance here on our website and pickup your barrel at the event. 

There will be a presentation about rain barrels and rain water harvesting from our CEO Joshua Rubin, rain barrel expert. He will demonstrate how to build your rain barrel (which if pre-ordered will be delivered to you the day of the workshop) There will be a limited amount on site the day of the event so we highly recommend you pre-order them now to guarantee you will get this special price and have a rain barrel the day of the workshop. 

There will be tools and assistance provided for those who wish to assemble their barrel with us at the event or you can choose to set it up later at home! 

As Michigan storms continue to increase in intensity this has led to some Berkley residents experiencing water issues in their basements. Joshua will explain how rain barrels can help move excess water away from the foundation of your house and help keep your basement dry all while helping promote a more sustainable lifestyle, reduce your carbon footprint and storm-water runoff, help your garden / plants thrive, and save you money. 

There are so many benefits to owning a rain barrel It might be cold outside in February but having a rain barrel ready to install, first thing when spring arrives, is a great way to get a head-start on saving money on your water bill! Join us for this workshop and learn how to promote a healthier and happier garden using rainwater.

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Water Infrastructure 101

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Berkley Public Library
Meeting Room

Water Infrastructure 101: What You Need to Know About Your Drinking Water

Presented by Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash

Thursday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Learn about water infrastructure and many issues relating to water. Discussion topics include: aging infrastructure, home infrastructure tips to protect your systems, water quality and PFOS, sewer and storm water, lakes and flooding, lead and cooper, Water Residential Assistance Program (WRAP), and more! No registration needed.

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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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Registration is open

An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Berkley Public Library
Meeting Room
Most people tend to live their lives with a wandering mind, worried or consumed by past or future events. This introduction to meditation tries to open up a world of the present moment, the most important time of our lives. 

Sitting meditation can provide you with an anchor to your present moment. The objection, “I can’t meditate. My mind races too much.” is the perfect scenario for this introduction to the moment. 

We will start with a short introduction followed by a 30 minute guided, sitting meditation, then close the session with questions, answers and interesting experiences. Session led by Greg Sherburn.
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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)

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