Super Cinema: The Rosa Parks Story. Berkeley Public Library's film series continues with "The Rosa Parks Story." 3 to 5:30 p.m. July 26. Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St. Free. 510-981-6148, www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.
Author Katie Hafner. "Mother Daughter Me" is Katie Hafner's memoir, an exploration of the year the author and her mother, Helen, spent working through, and triumphing over, a lifetime of unresolved emotions. 4 p.m. July 27. Mrs. Dalloway's, 2904 College Ave. 510-704-8222, www.mrsdalloways.com.
The Orchid Guy's Orchids 101. Garden and Henry's Garden TV personality Brian Petraska, The Orchid Guy, leads an orchid growing basics workshop and demonstration. Bring in orchids or orchid images from their home garden. Cover plants brought into the Garden. 10 to 11:30 a.m. July 27. UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley, Centennial Drive, Berkeley. $25/$20. 510-643-2755, events.berkeley.edu.
Discussing the Dragon: Bruce Lee & Wong Jack Man. Book talk looking at Bruce Lee's and Wong Jack Man's contributions to the martial arts with authors Greglon Yimm Lee, and Rick Wing. 3 to 5 p.m. July 28. Eastwind Books of Berkeley, 2066 University Ave. Free. 510-548-2350, www.asiabookcenter.com.
Poetry for Fun. Share an evening with other poetry lovers, learn how to understand poetry and its structure, and contribute a poem of your own creation or one written by another. This month's theme is sonnets. 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 29. Kensington Public Library, 61 Arlington Ave., Kensington. Free. 510-524-3043, ccclib.org.