When: Sun., Aug. 7, 2-4 p.m. 2011
Libraries and Burning Man might not seem to have much in common; yet no money changes hands in either environs, and the greeters are welcoming in both. Learn all about the counterculture festival at this otherwise anachronistically located event, with author Steven T. Jones (The Tribes of Burning Man), Marion Goodell from the Burning Man Foundation, Michael Snook of NIMBY, Karen Caruso of American Steel, and Syd Gris of Opulent Temple on Sunday, Aug. 7, in the Bradley Walters Community Room of the Oakland Main Library (125 14th St.). 2 p.m., free. 510-238-3138 or OaklandLibrary.org.