Events

Tuesday April 15, 2014
Start: 04/15/2014 6:00 pm

Looking for feedback on your kid's book manuscript? Bring your work-in-progress to Writeous Writing Group, a hands-on critique group moderated by professional children's book editor Summer Dawn Laurie. You will be amazed at how much you learn yourself by critiquing another writer's work. Pre-register and learn more at http://www.booksinc.net/childrens_book_writing_group

Start: 04/15/2014 7:00 pm
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Start: 04/15/2014 7:00 pm

The FOREIGN INTRIGUE BOOK CLUB will discuss Havana Red by Leonardo Padura.

Wednesday April 16, 2014
Start: 04/16/2014 4:30 pm

Book one in the School for Good and Evil series debuted on the New York Times bestseller list and will soon be a major motion picture from Universal Pictures. Books Inc. Laurel Village very excitedly welcomes the man behind the magic, Soman Chainani sharing the much anticipated second installment in his epic series, The School for Good and Evil #2: A World Without Princes. Best friends Sophie and Agatha return to the spectacular world where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one. Together, they have the strength to face unseen enemies and new threats. But what will happen when they are torn apart?

Start: 04/16/2014 7:00 pm
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Start: 04/16/2014 7:00 pm
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Thursday April 17, 2014
Start: 04/17/2014 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: 04/17/2014 7:00 pm
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Start: 04/17/2014 7:00 pm
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Start: 04/17/2014 7:00 pm

The BIG YES SOCIETY DISCUSSION GROUP will discuss Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer.

Start: 04/17/2014 7:30 pm

City Arts & Lectures presents Dani Shapiro, author of Still Writing: The Pleasures and Perils of a Creative Life, and Ayelet Waldman, author of Love and Treasure, in conversation with Michael Krasny.

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

Friday April 18, 2014
Start: 04/18/2014 10:00 am

Books Inc. in The Marina presents Baby's First Book Club! It can be hard to find ways to entertain babies. After all, one grows weary of jangling their car keys and cooing. So join us for a storytime especially for you under 3's! We'll read, we'll sing, we'll do baby friendly things. And maybe jangle some keys.

Start: 04/18/2014 5:00 pm

The OUR PARENTS MADE US DO THIS BOOK CLUB will meet.

Saturday April 19, 2014
Start: 04/19/2014 2:00 pm
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Sunday April 20, 2014
Start: 04/20/2014 5:00 pm

The NIGHT OF THE LIVING BOOK CLUB will discuss Last Days by Adam Nevill.

Monday April 21, 2014
Start: 04/21/2014 7:30 pm

City Arts and Lectures presents John Hodgman, author of That Is All and How to Sharpen Pencils, in conversation with Mythbuster Adam Savage.

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

Tuesday April 22, 2014
Start: 04/22/2014 7:00 pm

The FOURTH TUESDAY (MARGIE’S) BOOK CLUB will discuss The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer.

Start: 04/22/2014 7:00 pm

The JCCSF presents Meg Wolitzer, author of The Interestings.

For more information visit: https://www.jccsf.org/arts-ideas/arts-ideas-home

Start: 04/22/2014 7:30 pm

City Arts and Lectures presents Heidi Cullen, author of The Weather of the Future: Heat Waves, Extreme Storms, and Other Scenes from a Climate-Changed Planet, in conversation with Elizabeth Farnsworth.

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

Wednesday April 23, 2014
Start: 04/23/2014 12:00 am
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Start: 04/23/2014 6:00 pm

The YOUNG@HEART BOOK CLUB will discuss Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick.

Start: 04/23/2014 7:00 pm
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Thursday April 24, 2014
Start: 04/24/2014 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: 04/24/2014 7:00 pm

The DESERT ISLAND BOOK CLUB will discuss Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy.

Start: 04/24/2014 7:00 pm

The Is That A Gun in Your Pocket? Book Club will discuss Acceptable Loss: A William Monk Novel by Anne Perry.

Start: 04/24/2014 7:00 pm

Joinn author Gary Kamiya - Bay Area Native, Yale dropout, cofounder of Salon.com, and San Francsico flaneur - to discuss his recent book, Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco, and to celebrate the daunting beauty of the fabled city by the Bay.

 

Interviewing him will be Clara Jeffrey, editor of Mother Jones, National Magazine Award winner, and current resident of San Francisco's Mission district.

 

For more information visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/cool-gray-city-of-love-a-conversation-with-g...

Start: 04/24/2014 7:00 pm

The JCCSF presents David Sibley, author of The Sibley Guide to Birds, Second Edition.

For more information visit: https://www.jccsf.org/arts-ideas/arts-ideas-home

Start: 04/24/2014 7:30 pm
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Friday April 25, 2014
Start: 04/25/2014 7:00 pm

Max Jacobson--founding partner in the internationally respected California firm JSWD Architects--and Shelley Brock--LEED certified founder of Shelley Brock Architecture--prove that architecture isn't just for architects with their glorious collaboration Invitation to Architecture: Discovering Delight in the World Built Around Us. Complete with 150 illustrations, the book delves into the “great” buildings of the world and also explores the whole range of architectural works from indigenous structures to contemporary buildings.This event will feature a slide show presentation.

Saturday April 26, 2014
Start: 04/26/2014 2:00 pm
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Start: 04/26/2014 3:00 pm

The Presidio Library presents Josey Baker, author of Josey Baker Bread: Get Baking - Make Great Bread - Be Happy!

For more information visit: http://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=0100002801

Start: 04/26/2014 4:00 pm
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Sunday April 27, 2014
Start: 04/27/2014 11:00 am

The WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL BOOK CLUB will discuss First World, Ha, Ha, Ha!: The Zapatista Challenge by Elaine Katzenberger.

Start: 04/27/2014 5:00 pm
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Start: 04/27/2014 6:00 pm

The INTIMATES: EAST BAY QUEER BOOK CLUB will discuss The Big Bang Symphony: A Novel of Antarctica with special guest author, Lucy Jane Bledsoe!

Monday April 28, 2014
Start: 04/28/2014 7:00 pm
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Start: 04/28/2014 7:00 pm

The HANDS ON BAY AREA BOOK CLUB will discuss The Man Behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley by Leslie Berlin.

Tuesday April 29, 2014
Start: 04/29/2014 7:00 pm

The JCCSF presents Katie Hafner, author of Mother, Daughter, Me: A Memoir.

For more information visit: https://www.jccsf.org/arts-ideas/arts-ideas-home

Wednesday April 30, 2014
Start: 04/30/2014 6:00 pm

The Oshman Family JCC presents Dara Horn, author of A Guide for the Perplexed.

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

Start: 04/30/2014 7:00 pm

The JCCSF presents Philip Bailey, author of Shining Star: Braving the Elements of Earth, Wind & Fire.

For more information visit: https://www.jccsf.org/arts-ideas/arts-ideas-home

Start: 04/30/2014 7:00 pm
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Start: 04/30/2014 7:00 pm
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Start: 04/30/2014 7:30 pm

City Arts and Lectures presents Olympia Snowe, author of Fighting for Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate in Congress, in conversation with Roy Eisenhardt.

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

Start: 04/30/2014 7:30 pm

The CLASSICS I FORGOT TO READ BOOK CLUB will discuss The Moviegoer by Walker Percy.

Thursday May 01, 2014
Start: 05/01/2014 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: 05/01/2014 7:00 pm
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Start: 05/01/2014 7:00 pm
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Start: 05/01/2014 7:30 pm

City Arts and Lectures presents Michael Pollan presenting a special end of season lecture, The Omnivore’s Solution: In Defense of Food.

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

Start: 05/01/2014 7:30 pm
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Friday May 02, 2014
Start: 05/02/2014 3:30 pm
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Start: 05/02/2014 7:00 pm
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Saturday May 03, 2014
Start: 05/03/2014 9:00 am
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Start: 05/03/2014 2:00 pm
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Sunday May 04, 2014
Start: 05/04/2014 10:30 am
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Start: 05/04/2014 1:00 pm

The ADVENTUROUS READERS CLUB will discuss Wake Up Missing by Kate Messner.

Start: 05/04/2014 2:00 pm
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Monday May 05, 2014
Start: 05/05/2014 7:00 pm
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Tuesday May 06, 2014
Start: 05/06/2014 7:00 pm
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Start: 05/06/2014 7:00 pm

The WOMEN WE'D LIKE TO LUNCH WITH BOOK CLUB will discuss The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons.

Wednesday May 07, 2014
Start: 05/07/2014 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: 05/07/2014 7:00 pm

The SAN FRANCISCO TRAVEL BOOK CLUB and LECTURE SERIES will discuss Into Thick Air: Biking to the Bellybutton of Six Continents by Jim Malusa.

Start: 05/07/2014 7:00 pm
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Start: 05/07/2014 7:00 pm
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Start: 05/07/2014 7:00 pm

Alameda Island Poets and Writers moderated by Nanette Bradley Deetz.

Start: 05/07/2014 7:00 pm
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Thursday May 08, 2014
Start: 05/08/2014 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: 05/08/2014 7:00 pm
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Start: 05/08/2014 7:00 pm
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Start: 05/08/2014 7:00 pm
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Start: 05/08/2014 7:30 pm

City Arts and Lectures presents former Secretary of Homeland Security from 2009-2013, and current President of the University of California system, Janet Napolitano, in conversation with Roy Eisenhardt.

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

Start: 05/08/2014 7:30 pm
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Friday May 09, 2014
Start: 05/09/2014 6:30 pm

With pieces utilizing several artistic mediums--from paintings to digital art to film and photography to dioramas and collages--Books Inc. Berkeley celebrates the artwork of their featured artist for the month of May, Sally Sherwood! So join us for a gallery reception featuring wine and cheese, and Sally's thought-provoking artwork, of course.

For more information on Sally's artwork visit: http://www.sallysherwood.net/

Start: 05/09/2014 7:00 pm

The JCCSF presents David Grossman, author of Falling Out of Time.

For more information visit: https://www.jccsf.org/arts-ideas/arts-ideas-home

Start: 05/09/2014 7:00 pm
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Start: 05/09/2014 7:30 pm
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Saturday May 10, 2014
Start: 05/10/2014 2:00 pm
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Start: 05/10/2014 4:00 pm
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Start: 05/10/2014 4:00 pm

Books Inc. Opera Plaza presents a panel reading featuring students from UC Berkeley Extension’s writing program sharing their works of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction for their 17th annual student reading event. All are welcome!

Start: 05/10/2014 10:00 pm

The SECOND SATURDAY BOOK CLUB will discuss Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner.

Sunday May 11, 2014
Start: 05/11/2014 6:00 pm

The SPECULATIVE FICTION BOOK CLUB will discuss The Magicians by Lev Grossman.

Monday May 12, 2014
Start: 05/12/2014 7:00 pm

The World Affairs Council presents Paul Taylor, author of The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown.

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

Start: 05/12/2014 7:30 pm

The BROKEN COMPASS ADVENTURE BOOK CLUB will discuss West with the Night by Beryl Markham.

Tuesday May 13, 2014
Start: 05/13/2014 6:00 pm

The BOOK BUSTERS MIDDLE READER BOOK CLUB (ages 8-12) will discuss Will in Scarlet by Matthew Cody.

Start: 05/13/2014 6:30 pm

The CENTRAL SF CLASSIC LIT BOOK CLUB will discuss Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev.

Start: 05/13/2014 7:00 pm
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Start: 05/13/2014 7:00 pm

The POLITICALLY INSPIRED BOOK CLUB will discuss Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class by Ian Haney López.

Start: 05/13/2014 7:00 pm

ALAMEDA'S YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB (ages 13+) will discuss The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey.

Start: 05/13/2014 7:00 pm

The MISS JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB will discuss The School for Scandal and Other Plays by Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

Start: 05/13/2014 7:30 pm

City Arts and Lectures presents singer Jessye Norman, author of Stand Up Straight and Sing!, in conversation with Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony since 1995, Michael Tilson Thomas.

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

Wednesday May 14, 2014
Start: 05/14/2014 7:00 pm
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Start: 05/14/2014 7:00 pm

The RECOMMENDED BY A STRANGER BOOK CLUB will discuss The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje.

Start: 05/14/2014 7:00 pm
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Start: 05/14/2014 7:00 pm

The SFLGBT BOOK CLUB will discuss London Triptych by Jonathan Kemp.

Start: 05/14/2014 7:30 pm

City Arts and Lectures and Noise Pop presents Carrie Brownstein, co-author of Portlandia: A Guide for Visitors and The Portlandia Activity Book, in conversation with Vendela Vita.

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

Thursday May 15, 2014
Start: 05/15/2014 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: 05/15/2014 6:00 pm

The Marines' Memorial Club presents Rick Atkinson, author of The Guns at Last Light: The War in Europe, 1944-1945, the final book in his Liberation Trilogy.

For more information visit: http://www.marinesmemorialtheatre.com/

Start: 05/15/2014 6:30 pm
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Start: 05/15/2014 7:00 pm

The BIG YES SOCIETY DISCUSSION GROUP will discuss Indie Spiritualist: A No Bullshit Exploration of Spirituality by Chris Grosso.

Start: 05/15/2014 7:00 pm
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Start: 05/15/2014 7:00 pm
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