Jenny Odell and Oliver James at the Claremont Branch Library

Friday Oct 25 2019   6:30 PM
Claremont Branch Library  2940 Benvenue Avenue, Berkeley, CA  map

Join authors Jenny Odell (How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy) and Oliver James (The Birds of Berkeley) for a sparkling evening in conversation at the Claremont Branch Library. Sponsored by The Berkeley Public Library Foundation.

Free to the public but space limited; please RSVP by calling (510) 981-6115 or contact


Oliver JamesOliver James was born in Berkeley in 1991. He started watching birds in his backyard on Colusa Avenue at age five and never turned back. Since then he has competed in national birding tournaments, worked as a birding tour guide, and joined ornithological research teams from Peru to Alaska. He graduated from Berkeley High School in 2009 and Wesleyan University in 2014 with a degree in biology and environmental studies. James is also the author of A Field Guide to the Birds of Wesleyan (Wesleyan University Press, 2014).