The Palo Alto Library and Books Inc. proudly present bestselling author Francisco Jiménez for a discussion of the fourth book in his award-winning memoir series, Taking Hold: From Migrant Childhood to Columbia University. With few true accounts of the Latino experience in America, Francisco Jimenez's work comes alive with telling details about the warmth and resiliency of family and the quest for identity against seemingly impossible odds.
Celebrate Children's Book Week at our Curious George Costume Party! From 2 to 4 PM everyone's favorite inquisitive monkey will be hanging around Books Inc. in Mountain View. Themed activities for your little ones will be provided, as well as a variety of giveaways!
A former journalist in Mexico with short stories appearing in The New York Times, Story Quarterly, Poets & Writers, among other publications, multiple award-winning author Antonio Ruiz-Camacho discusses his much buzzed debut story collection Barefoot Dogs. Following the members of a wealthy Mexican family forced into exile--to Madrid, New York, Austin, Palo Alto--when the patriarch of their family is kidnapped, Barefoot Dogs is an urgent and unforgettable work of fiction.
Stanford University Arts & Humanities professor Alexander Nemerov discusses Silent Dialogues: Diane Arbus & Howard Nemerov. A probing, intimate reflection about photographer Diane Arbus, the author's aunt, and her brother, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Howard Nemerov, Silent Dialogues explores the siblings' disparate and distinct sensibilities, and in doing so uncovers signs of an unexpected aesthetic kinship.
Critically-acclaimed author M.P. Cooley discusses book two in her June Lyons mystery series, Flame Out. When FBI-agent-turned-small-town-cop June Lyons must solve two connected cases whose roots stretch back decades in time, she discovers that the crimes carry dangerous connection to the lives of those closest to her.
Kelly Jones shares her delightful middle grade debut Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer. Twelve-year-old Sophie Brown feels like a fish out of water when she and her parents move from Los Angeles to the farm they've inherited from a great-uncle. But farm life gets more interesting when a cranky chicken appears and Sophie discovers the hen can move objects with the power of her little chicken brain
Founder of the Rasur Foundation International--a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching a social and emotional skill set for a more connected world--Rita Marie Johnson discusses Completely Connected. Stunning in its simplicity, revolutionary in its impact, Completely Connected unites heart and brain and guides readers to achieving maximum brain functioning to build social-emotional intelligence for both personal and business relationships.
In conjunction with Children's Book Week, Saturday Storytime proudly presents award-winning author and illustrator Bob Barner for a reading of his latest lush picture book, Sea Bones!
Author and illustrator Bob Barner makes waves with his signature rhyming text and colorful illustrations in this lush picture book about the sea. Filled with incredible fishy facts about vertebrates, invertebrates, endoskeletons, and exoskeletons, plus an underwater informational chart, Sea Bones will make young readers want to dive right in!