Events

Wednesday May 01, 2013
Start: 05/01/2013 6:00 pm

Pajama Party at Laurel Village!  Put on your Jammies and join the party!  Literary Mamas will be here to read stories and take part in the fun.  Visit www.literarymama.com for details!

Start: 05/01/2013 6:00 pm

The SAN FRANCISCO TRAVEL BOOK CLUB and LECTURE SERIES will discuss Buttertea at Sunrise: A Year in the Bhutan Himalaya by Britta Das.

Start: 05/01/2013 6:30 pm
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Start: 05/01/2013 7:00 pm
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Start: 05/01/2013 7:30 pm

City Arts and Lectures presents Michael Lewis, author of Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World, in conversation with Dacher Keltner.

For more information visit: http://www.cityarts.net/

Thursday May 02, 2013
Start: 05/02/2013 3:30 pm

The BOOK BITES: Tasty Tales in Twenty read aloud series meets at 3:30 every Thursday and reads stories for newly independent readers (ages 6-8).

Start: 05/02/2013 7:00 pm
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Start: 05/02/2013 7:00 pm

The World Affairs Council presents Karen Elliott House, author of On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines - And Future.

For more information visit: http://www.worldaffairs.org/

Friday May 03, 2013
Saturday May 04, 2013
Start: 05/04/2013 9:30 pm

The FIRST SATURDAY BOOK CLUB will discusss Little Big Man by Thomas Berger.

Sunday May 05, 2013
Start: 05/05/2013 1:00 pm

The ADVENTUROUS READERS CLUB will discuss The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man's Canyon by S.S. Taylor.

Start: 05/05/2013 3:00 pm

The Belmont Library presents Alan Fleishman, author of Fine September Morning.

For more information visit: http://www.smcl.org/content/belmont

Start: 05/05/2013 7:30 pm
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Start: 05/05/2013 9:30 pm

The Forum at Grace Cathedral presents Jim Wallis, author of On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned about Serving the Common Good.

For more information visit: http://www.gracecathedral.org/cathedral-life/the-forum/

Monday May 06, 2013
Start: 05/06/2013 7:00 pm

The World Affairs Council presents Rory Carroll, author of Comandante: Hugo Chavez's Venezuela.

For more information visit: http://www.worldaffairs.org/

Start: 05/06/2013 7:00 pm

The Palo Alto JCC Presents Nathan Englander, author of What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank.

For more information visit: http://www.paloaltojcc.org/

Start: 05/06/2013 7:30 pm

City Arts and Lectures presents David Remnick, author of The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama, in conversation with Steven Winn.

For more information visit: http://www.cityarts.net/

Tuesday May 07, 2013
Start: 05/07/2013 7:00 pm
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Start: 05/07/2013 7:00 pm

The WOMEN WE'D LIKE TO LUNCH WITH BOOK CLUB will discuss The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones.

Wednesday May 08, 2013
Start: 05/08/2013 7:00 pm

The Belmont Library presents Helene Wecker, author of The Golem and the Jinni.

For more information visit: http://www.smcl.org/content/belmont

Start: 05/08/2013 7:00 pm

The NEPTUNE GARDEN BOOK CLUB will discuss Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James.

Start: 05/08/2013 7:00 pm
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Start: 05/08/2013 7:00 pm

The SFLGBT BOOK CLUB will discuss Jack Holmes and His Friend by Edmund White.

Thursday May 09, 2013
Start: 05/09/2013 3:30 pm

The BOOK BITES: Tasty Tales in Twenty read aloud series meets at 3:30 every Thursday and reads stories for newly independent readers (ages 6-8).

Start: 05/09/2013 7:00 pm

The Aquarium of the Bay presents Bubbles & Bivalves, a fundraiser for The Watershed Projcect, featuring author Andrew Beahrs author of Twain's Feast: Searching for America's Lost Foods in the footsteps of Samuel Clemens.

For more information visit: http://www.aquariumofthebay.org/

Start: 05/09/2013 7:00 pm

The GLBT History Museum presents author and activist Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, discussing her latest title The End of San Francisco which breaks apart the conventions of memoir to reveal the passions and perils of a life that refuses to conform to the rules of straight or gay normalcy.

For more information visit: http://www.glbthistory.org/museum/

Start: 05/09/2013 7:00 pm

The RECOMMENDED BY A STRANGER BOOK CLUB will discuss The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows.

Friday May 10, 2013
Start: 05/10/2013 6:30 pm
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Start: 05/10/2013 7:30 pm

City Arts and Lectures presents Fran Lebowitz, author of The Fran Lebowitz Reader, in conversation with Steven Winn.

For more information visit: http://www.cityarts.net/

Saturday May 11, 2013
Start: 05/11/2013 10:00 am

The SECOND SATURDAY BOOK CLUB will discuss The Glass Room by Simon Mawe.

Start: 05/11/2013 11:00 am

The Burlingame Library presents their Annual Charity Luncheon featuring Donia Bijan, author of Maman's Homesick Pie, Julia Scheeres, author of A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Jonestown, and Michelle Richmond, author of No One You Know.

For more information visit: http://www.burlingame.org/index.aspx?page=32

Start: 05/11/2013 4:00 pm

Come hear students from UC Berkeley Extension’s writing program share their works of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction at their 16th annual student reading event.  All are welcome!

Sunday May 12, 2013
Start: 05/12/2013 6:00 pm

The SPECULATIVE FICTION BOOK CLUB will discuss The Rook by Daniel O'Malley.

Start: 05/12/2013 6:00 pm

The Modern Lit Book Club is now meeting at Books Inc Opera Plaza at 601 Van Ness Avenue, 415.776.1111

The MODERN LIT BOOK CLUB will discuss Hunger by Knut Hamsun.

Monday May 13, 2013
Start: 05/13/2013 4:30 pm

BBQ sauce, check. Grill, check. Chili, check. Aliens . . . Check?! Celebrate Children's Book Week with a special reading of Take Me to Your BBQ, an out of this world cooking adventure (that includes a delicious recipe for barbecue sauce), with illustrator Adam McCauley.

Start: 05/13/2013 7:30 pm

The BROKEN COMPASS ADVENTURE BOOK CLUB will discuss Packing for Mars by Mary Roach.

Start: 05/13/2013 7:30 pm

This event has been cancelled with the hopes of rescheduling. Check City Arts for updated event details. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

City Arts and Lectures presents Edward O. Wilson, author of The Social Conquest of Earth, in conversation with Roy Eisenhardt.

For more information visit: http://www.cityarts.net/

Tuesday May 14, 2013
Start: 05/14/2013 4:00 pm

Celebrate Children's Book Week and follow Amelia's continuing adventures with ever-amazing author Marissa Moss, author of the Amelia's Notebook series.

Start: 05/14/2013 6:00 pm

The BOOK BUSTERS MIDDLE READER BOOK CLUB (ages 12+) will discuss The Emerald Key by Christopher Dinsdale.

Start: 05/14/2013 7:00 pm

The POLITICALLY INSPIRED BOOK CLUB will meet.

Start: 05/14/2013 7:00 pm

The B.G.P. SOCIAL NETWORK BOOK SOCIETY (ages 16 & up) will meet.

Start: 05/14/2013 7:00 pm

ALAMEDA'S YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB (ages 13+) will meet.

Start: 05/14/2013 7:00 pm
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Start: 05/14/2013 7:30 pm

City Arts and Lectures presents Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, in conversation with Thomas Goetz.

For more information visit: http://www.cityarts.net/

Wednesday May 15, 2013
Start: 05/15/2013 6:00 pm

Chilrdren's Book Week celebrations continue with Elissa Guest and Abigail Halpin. Bella makes her own rules. After all, where is the fun in not having candy for breakfast or having a set bedtime? No where, that's where. But when Bella gets a puppy who feels just as loose with rules, Bella's Rules are in for a change.

Start: 05/15/2013 6:30 pm

The CENTRAL SF CLASSIC LIT BOOK CLUB will discuss The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton.

Start: 05/15/2013 7:00 pm

The World Affairs Council presents Evgeny Morozov, author of To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism.

For more information visit: http://www.worldaffairs.org/

Start: 05/15/2013 7:00 pm
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Thursday May 16, 2013
Start: 05/16/2013 3:30 pm

The BOOK BITES: Tasty Tales in Twenty read aloud series meets at 3:30 every Thursday and reads stories for newly independent readers (ages 6-8).

Start: 05/16/2013 6:00 pm

The World Affairs Council presents Richard Haass, author of Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America's House in Order.

For more information visit: http://www.worldaffairs.org/ 

Start: 05/16/2013 7:00 pm
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Start: 05/16/2013 7:00 pm

The JCCSF presents Jaron Lanier, author of Who Owns the Future? and You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto.

For more information visit: https://www.jccsf.org/

Friday May 17, 2013
Start: 05/17/2013 5:00 pm

The Our Parents Made Us Do This Book Club will meet.

Start: 05/17/2013 7:00 pm
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Start: 05/17/2013 7:00 pm
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Start: 05/17/2013 7:30 pm

City Arts and Lectures presents Emily's Post, a wry look at the codes of civilized behavior according to the dictates of Mrs. Emily Post, circa 1927. Choreographed by Brenda Way and performed by ODC/Dance in concert with singer/performance artist Pamela Z.

For more information visit: http://www.cityarts.net/

***This event has been cancelled, our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.***

Saturday May 18, 2013
Start: 05/18/2013 11:00 am

Oh My Gosh! Story Time is celebrating Children's Book Week with two authors that bring big dreams and big adventures to every day. Jim Averbeck reads from Oh No, Little Dragon! and Bethanie Deeney Murguia shares Zoe Gets Ready.

Sunday May 19, 2013
Start: 05/19/2013 1:00 pm

The WILD GIRLS MOTHER DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB will discuss The Center of Everything by Linda Urban.

Start: 05/19/2013 2:30 pm
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Start: 05/19/2013 5:00 pm

NIGHT OF THE LIVING BOOK CLUB will discuss Anno Dracula by Kim Newman.

Start: 05/19/2013 8:00 pm

The Palo Alto JCC presents Eve Ensler discussing her memoir In the Body of the World and the classic The Vagina Monologues.

For more information visit: http://www.paloaltojcc.org/

Monday May 20, 2013
Start: 05/20/2013 6:00 pm

The NYM-ACTUAL-BOOK CLUB (ages 14+) will discuss Period 8 by Chris Crutcher.

Start: 05/20/2013 7:00 pm

The World Affairs Council presents Eric G. Bing, author of Pharmacy on a Bicycle: Innovative Solutions to Global Health and Poverty, in conversation with Marc Epstein.

For more information visit: http://www.worldaffairs.org/

Start: 05/20/2013 7:00 pm
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Tuesday May 21, 2013
Start: 05/21/2013 7:00 pm

The COOKS & BOOKS BOOK CLUB will meet.

Start: 05/21/2013 7:00 pm

The FOREIGN INTRIGUE BOOK CLUB will discuss Nights of Awe by Harri Nykänen.

Start: 05/21/2013 7:00 pm
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Start: 05/21/2013 7:00 pm

As part of the Jews & Money Series the JCCSF presents The True Value of the Jewish Community featuring Rabbi David Ellenson, author of Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice, Robert Bellah, author of Religion in Human Evolution, Stanford University's Ari Kellman, and UpStart's Toby Rubin.

For more information visit: https://www.jccsf.org/

Start: 05/21/2013 7:00 pm
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Start: 05/21/2013 7:00 pm
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Start: 05/21/2013 7:00 pm
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Wednesday May 22, 2013
Start: 05/22/2013 5:00 pm

Come out and support Palo Alto's own Fairmeadow Elementary at their school shopping night with featured author Cynthia Chin-Lee sharing her book Operation Marriage, an illustrated story set in San Francisco, and based on a real couple who refused to give up their right to equality and happiness.This event will feature a live performance of Operation Marriage performed by a group of students.

A portion of the proceeds from this evening's sales will be donated to Fairmeadow Elementary.

To learn more about the school visit: http://fairmeadow.startlogic.com/home/home.php

Start: 05/22/2013 6:00 pm

The YOUNG AT HEART BOOK CLUB will discuss Just One Day by Gayle Forman.

Start: 05/22/2013 7:00 pm
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Start: 05/22/2013 7:00 pm
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Thursday May 23, 2013
Start: 05/23/2013 3:30 pm

The BOOK BITES: Tasty Tales in Twenty read aloud series meets at 3:30 every Thursday and reads stories for newly independent readers (ages 6-8).

Start: 05/23/2013 7:00 pm

The San Francisco Travel Book Club and Lecture Series presents Joe Diaz, co-founder of Afar Magazine.

Start: 05/23/2013 7:00 pm

The DESERT ISLAND BOOK CLUB will discuss The Diving Pool: Three Novellas by Yoko Ogawa.

Start: 05/23/2013 7:00 pm
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Start: 05/23/2013 7:30 pm
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Start: 05/23/2013 7:30 pm

City Arts and Lectures presents humanitarian Paul Farmer, discussing his latest book Haiti: After the Earthquake, in conversation with Adam Hochschild.

For more information visit: http://www.cityarts.net/

Sunday May 26, 2013
Start: 05/26/2013 11:00 am

The WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL BOOK CLUB will discuss Country of My Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa by Antjie Krog.

Start: 05/26/2013 2:00 pm

The B.G.P. SOCIAL NETWORK BOOK SOCIETY (ages 16 & up) will discuss The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

Start: 05/26/2013 6:00 pm

The INTIMATES: EAST BAY QUEER BOOK CLUB will meet.

Monday May 27, 2013
Start: 05/27/2013 7:00 pm

The HANDS ON BAY AREA BOOK CLUB will discuss Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love, and Language by Deborah Fallows.

Wednesday May 29, 2013
Start: 05/29/2013 7:30 pm

CLASSICS I FORGOT TO READ will meet.

Start: 05/29/2013 7:30 pm

City Arts and Lectures presents Adam Savage of the Discovery Channel's Mythbusters in conversation with John Hodgman, author of That Is All.

For more information visit: http://www.cityarts.net/

Thursday May 30, 2013
Start: 05/30/2013 3:30 pm

The BOOK BITES: Tasty Tales in Twenty read aloud series meets at 3:30 every Thursday and reads stories for newly independent readers (ages 6-8).

Start: 05/30/2013 7:00 pm

The HEALTHY LIVES BOOK GROUP will discuss Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone by Eric Klinenberg.

Start: 05/30/2013 7:00 pm

The World Affairs Council presents Steven Pifer and Michael E. O'Hanlon, authors of The Opportunity: Next Steps in Reducing Nuclear Arms.

For more information visit: http://www.worldaffairs.org/

Start: 05/30/2013 7:00 pm
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Start: 05/30/2013 7:30 pm

City Arts and Lectures presents David Simon, creator of The Wire and Treme and author of Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets, David Chang, executive chef and author of the Momofuku cookbook & creator of Lucky Peach magazine, in conversation with Michael Krasny.

For more information visit: http://www.cityarts.net/

Friday May 31, 2013
Start: 05/31/2013 5:00 pm

The Magical Tales of Adventurous Children Book Club (ages 8-10) will meet.

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