Jim Manheimer was reunited with his yearbook, which had been at the Berkeley Public Library, after the Wall Street Journal ran an article on the origins of the word “hella.”
The new director joins from the King County Library System in Washington, the busiest library system in the U.S.
Tess Mayer has been at the King County Library System since 2015. It was named “Library of the Year” in 2015 and is one of the busiest libraries in the U.S.
The Board of Library Trustees has interviewed three strong candidates and plans to select a director soon.
Patrons will be able to return checked-out books starting today.
As the library prepared to close for an indefinite amount of time, people rushed to stock up. Some walked out with a tower of books
Thousands of people a day, including many poor and homeless people, use the library as a refuge. There is no set time when it will reopen.
Diving into the lives of plants at UC Botanical Garden, grooving with the Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, or enjoying photos and ‘photo haigas’ in a café: just three of our weekend activity picks.
Library officials want people to fill out a survey so they can figure out which kitchen items to offer.
Jean Durham was cleaning out her study recently when she came across a copy of Sir Walter Scott’s Lady of the Lake. Her mother had checked out the book in 1945 and was supposed to return it. It never happened.
The annual fundraising event this year honored a diverse group of nearly 30 Bay Area authors who are seen to enrich and enliven the local community.
Instead of having to provide proof of an address, patrons will now only have to show a picture ID. The roll-out of the Easy Access Cards begins this week.