We have changed how we collect and accept calendar information. Readers must now submit all items through our website. Go to events.contracostatimes.com. Click on "submit your event." You'll have to register at this point, and enter your event. You do not have to pay. Submitting your event in this way will ensure it is part of our easy online searchable database, as well as a candidate for space in our publications.

iPads for Beginners. Learn how to use the iPad in this hands-on class. Limited number of iPads available or bring your own tablet. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 18. Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St. Free. 510-981-6278, www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.

Free Counseling for Landlords and Tenants. Housing Counselors from the Berkeley Rent Board offer free, one-on-one counseling sessions. 11 a.m. to Noon April 19. Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St. 510-981-7368, www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.

Poetry Past & Present: Denise Levertov. Celebrate the life and poetry of Denise Levertov and the the publication of "The Collected Poems of Denise Levertov" with Susan Griffin, Eavan Boland, Peter Dale Scott and David Shaddock. Program ends with open mic. 2 to 4:30 p.m. April 19. Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St. Free. 510-981-6278, www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.


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Michael Pollan & Frances Dinkelspiel. Author Michael Pollan and Berkeleyside's Frances Dinkelspiel talk books, reading and World Book Night. Pollan is donating all royalties from copies of "The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World" that will be given out on World Book Night, April 23. 7:30 p.m. April 22. Mrs. Dalloway's, 2904 College Ave. 510-704-8222, www.mrsdalloways.com, www.us.worldbooknight.org.

Author Annalee Newitz. Author Annalee Newitz reads and discusses "Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction." 7:30 p.m. April 23. Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Ave.. Free. 510-849-2087, www.moesbooks.com.

Red Hen Press Reading. Red Hen Press hosts a fantastic free reading featuring Douglas Kearney's "Patter," Kate Gale's "The Goldilocks Zone" and Peter Kline's "Deviants." 7:30 p.m. April 24. Mrs. Dalloway's, 2904 College Ave. Free. 510-704-8222. 626-356-4760, www.mrsdalloways.com, redhen.org.

Architects and Authors Max Jacobson and Shelley Brock. Max Jacobson, founding partner at JSWD Architects, and Shelley Brock, LEED-certified founder of Shelley Brock Architecture, prove that architecture isn't just for architects with "Invitation to Architecture." 7 p.m. April 25. Books Inc., 1760 Fourth St. Free. 510-525-7777, booksinc.net.

Author Justin Go. Author Justin Go reads from "The Steady Running of the Hour." 7:30 p.m. April 25. Mrs. Dalloway's, 2904 College Ave. 510-704-8222, www.mrsdalloways.com.

Walt Whitman: America's Poet of the Open Road. Writer and actor Tim Holt takes on the role of Walt Whitman, presenting his life and work in poetry and prose while celebrating the energy, sprawling expanse and diversity of America in the mid-19th century. 2 to 4 p.m. April 26. Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St. Free. 510-981-6278, www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.

Computers for Beginners. Learn how to use the mouse, use the keyboard, set up email and search the Internet at this free, drop-in class in a relaxed atmosphere. 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays. Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St. Free. 510-981-6148, www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.