Daytime Fiction Discussion Group
Apr
23
2:00 pm14:00

Daytime Fiction Discussion Group

The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer

Hamer's lush use of language easily conjures fairy-tale imagery, especially of dark forests and Little Red Riding Hood. Although a kidnapped child is the central plot point, this is not a mystery but a novel of deep inquiry and intense emotions. Hamer's dark tale of the lost and found is nearly impossible to put down and will spark much discussion.- -- Booklist, starred review  

In Deep with Angie Coiro: Josh Kornbluth
Apr
26
12:00 pm12:00

In Deep with Angie Coiro: Josh Kornbluth

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Dementia statistics  are daunting. One in three seniors dies with Alzheimers or other dementia;  every 66 seconds someone in the US develops the disease. Monologist Josh Kornbluth has immersed himself in this realm, and incorporates his experience in "Josh's Brain Improvs", a coproduction with The Marsh theater in San Francisco.

Josh Kornbluth has performed autobiographical one-man shows since 1987 -- The San Francisco Chronicle declared, "Kornbluth takes a world we ignore, or barely  observe, and brings it into brilliant comic relief."

Master Class: Memoir Writing with Tamim Ansary
Apr
27
7:00 pm19:00

Master Class: Memoir Writing with Tamim Ansary

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Master-Class: Memoir Writing with Tamim Ansary

In this hour and a half master class, Ansary will use his book Road Trips as a guide to writing memoir.

Tamim Ansary, author of acclaimed memoirs West of Kabul, East of New York (selected as San Francisco’s “One City One Book” in 2008), Road Trips, and other works of fiction and nonfiction. He ran the San Francisco Writers Workshop for 22 years, and has taught memoir writing in many venues from Puerto Vallerta’s Taheima Resort to UC Berkeley’s  OLLI program.  

Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham
May
2
4:00 pm16:00

Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham

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Join us to meet Newbery Honor author Shannon Hale and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham who have joined forces in this graphic novel memoir, Real Friends,  about a young girl who learns the happiness and heartache of making - and losing - her first friends

In Deep with Angie Coiro: Immigration -- Real Politics, Real People
May
3
12:00 pm12:00

In Deep with Angie Coiro: Immigration -- Real Politics, Real People

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Donald Trump's changes to immigration policy, initially supported by a majority of Americans, have faced steadily increasing disapproval. Despite that, the administration has moved to widen scrutiny to include tourists, business travelers and relatives of American residents. All this, even as construction contractors bid for contracts to build a wall on America's southern border.

In Deep takes a two-pronged approach this hour, with guests Terri Givens and Gabriel Thompson. Terri Givens is provost of Menlo College, and an authority on immigration policy and its impact. Gabriel Thompson is the editor of an upcoming oral history documenting the stories of migrant workers in California; Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture will be released this Spring. 

Scott Westerfeld
May
3
7:00 pm19:00

Scott Westerfeld

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You know Scott Westerfeld from the bestselling Uglies series. You followed him through the Locus Award-winning steampunk Leviathan series. Read Peeps, So Yesterday, The Midnighters series, Afterworlds, Horizon, and the Zeroes series, Next up: Spill Zone, a twisty sci fi graphic novel adventure set in the very near future. We can’t wait to welcome Scott Westerfeld back to Kepler’s. Join us.

Susan Faludi with Angie Coiro
May
4
7:30 pm19:30

Susan Faludi with Angie Coiro

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Pulitzer Prize winner Susan Faludi has distinguished herself as one of the most influential feminist voices in America. Faludi has written three books and contributed countless articles to The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. 

She sits down with award-winning radio host Angie Coiro for a special evening edition of In Deep where they will share an hour-long conversation, covering Faludi's distinguished career, her unprecedented offering to modern feminism, and the revelations unfolded in her new memoir. "In the Darkroom" is an inquiry into the meaning of identity in the wake of learning that her 76-year old father had undergone sex reassignment surgery.

Non-Fiction Discussion Group
May
8
2:00 pm14:00

Non-Fiction Discussion Group

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Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick

Award-winning journalist Barbara Demick follows the lives of six North Korean citizens over fifteen years--a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the rise to power of his son Kim Jong-il, and a devastating famine that killed one-fifth of the population. Demick brings to life what it means to be living under the most repressive totalitarian regime today--an Orwellian world that is by choice not connected to the Internet, where displays of affection are punished, informants are rewarded, and an offhand remark can send a person to the gulag for life. 

Jessamyn Stanley in conversation with Virgie Tovar
May
10
7:30 pm19:30

Jessamyn Stanley in conversation with Virgie Tovar

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Internationally acclaimed yogi, Jessamyn Stanley is joined by Instagram star Virgie Tovar for a conversation on body image, yoga, and the meaning of beauty.

Stanley has been profiled and/or featured in a wide range of media outlets, including Good Morning America, New York, Glamour, Shape, People, and theHuffington Post, among others. 

Elizabeth Strout with Scott Hutchins
May
11
7:30 pm19:30

Elizabeth Strout with Scott Hutchins

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Elizabeth Strout is the Pulitzer Prizewinning author of "Olive Kitteridge," the #1 New York Times bestseller "My Name Is Lucy Barton," and "The Burgess Boys." 

As I was writing My Name Is Lucy Barton,  it came to me that all the characters Lucy and her mother talked about had their own stories  of course!  and so the unfolding of their lives became tremendously important to me. --Elizabeth Strout

Misa Sugiura
May
12
7:00 pm19:00

Misa Sugiura

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Join us to celebrate the launch of Misa Sugiura’s charming and bittersweet coming-of-age debut novel, It’s Not Like It’s a Secret, that celebrates the culture of Silicon Valley as well as the diversity of families who live and work here.


 

Fierce Reads Spring Tour
May
13
2:00 pm14:00

Fierce Reads Spring Tour

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The Fierce Reads Spring Tour is coming to Kepler’s! Join us as we welcome three new fierce YA authors - Erin Beaty, Taran Matharu, and Kristen Orlando – with three fabulous new books

Fiction Discussion Group
May
15
7:00 pm19:00

Fiction Discussion Group

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The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich

National Book Award-winning author of The Round House, Louise Erdrich delves into the fraught waters of historical injustice and the impact of secrets kept too long. 

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich, is a gripping novel about a long-unsolved crime in a small North Dakota town and how, years later, the consequences are still being felt by the community and nearby Ojibwe reservation.

Evelyn Skye and Veronica Rossi
May
16
7:00 pm19:00

Evelyn Skye and Veronica Rossi

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The wait is over! We are so thrilled to invite you to THE launch event of the year. Join us to celebrate two spectacular much anticipated sequels from two New York Times bestselling authors: The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye and Seeker by Veronica Rossi. We couldn't be more excited.

In Deep with Angie Coiro: Bianca Bosker - Cork Dork
May
17
12:00 pm12:00

In Deep with Angie Coiro: Bianca Bosker - Cork Dork

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More Americans are drinking wine than ever before, yet the rituals, customs, and language around it are as rarefied and opaque as ever, leaving many of us wondering what all the fuss is about. What makes the bottle I bought for last week’s dinner party “bad”? Are sommeliers just pretentious, glorified salespeople, or can they actually taste things like pyrazine and honeysuckle in wine? And why do so many people devote their lives (or life savings) to experiencing minute differences in flavor that most of us can’t even perceive, let alone appreciate?  

CORK DORK: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste takes the reader inside an elite tasting group, a Burgundy bacchanal, a Michelin-starred restaurant, an fMRI machine, and more as Bosker strives to make sense, once and for all, of our complicated relationship with fermented grape juice.

Paul Hawken: A Plan to Combat Climate Change
May
17
7:30 pm19:30

Paul Hawken: A Plan to Combat Climate Change

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Paul Hawken, an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author who has dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment, talks about Drawdown, a comprehensive plan to reverse global warming.

Julie Foudy, Brandi Chastain & Darla Anderson
May
18
7:00 pm19:00

Julie Foudy, Brandi Chastain & Darla Anderson

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Meet Julie Foudy, two time Olympic Gold Medalist, two time World Cup Champion, former captain of the US national soccer team, and ESPN correspondent whose book Choose to Matter is a hands-on guide to leadership and empowerment for everyone who needs a little push to find courage, motivation, and confidence.  She will be in conversation with two incredible women: Brandi Chastain one of the best ambassadors for soccer, who has won 2 World Cups, 2 Olympic gold and 1 silver medals, the Inaugural WUSA Championship, and captained the San Jose Cyberrays for the 3 years the WUSA ran. And Darla Anderson, a senior producer at Pixar whose producing talents have brought us beloved movies such as Cars, Monster's Inc, A Bug’s Life, and Toy Story 3. 

Come and be inspired.

Kids Love Science with Steve Mould and Jemma Westing
May
19
6:00 pm18:00

Kids Love Science with Steve Mould and Jemma Westing

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Want to think like a scientist and look at the world to figure out how science works? Like the idea of bringing old cardboard to life and building amazing recycled creations you can play with, sit in, and wear. Join Steve Mould and Jenna Westing for a fun afternoon full of science and discovery for kids who love science.

Spanish Book Discussion Group
May
22
7:00 pm19:00

Spanish Book Discussion Group

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Final Del Juego by Julio Cortazar

Written with the enthusiasm of the very genius, the eighteen short stories that compose Final del juego constitute so many experiments of perfection. All the stories are gripping to the end, but "No se culpe a nadie," "El ro," "Axolotl," and "La noche boca arriba" deserve special mention. It also includes the story Los venenos which he considered autobiographical. 

This volume constitutes an excellent way to approach one of the best writers of the 20th century.

Cornelia Funke
May
23
5:30 pm17:30

Cornelia Funke

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Cornelia Funke is one of today’s most beloved and recognizable writers of magical stories.  A storyteller and illustrator of international acclaim, she is the New York Times bestselling author of the Inkheart series  Dragon Rider, The Thief Lord, the Ghosthunters series, and Igraine the Brave. We are honored to welcome her to Kepler’s to celebrate her remarkable body of work and to talk about her new picture book, The Book No One Ever Read and her Reckless series.  Join us for this unforgettable opportunityto hear one of the great voices of children’s literature

Tom Nichols with Angie Coiro: The Death of Expertise
May
24
7:30 pm19:30

Tom Nichols with Angie Coiro: The Death of Expertise

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Award-winning journalist Angie Coiro quizzes five-time, undefeated Jeopardy! Champion Tom Nichols on his new book "The Death of Expertise" and the instantaneity of information. 

Nichols, a professor of National Security Affairs at the US Naval War College asserts that the openness of the internet and the democratization of information consumption can have dangerous consequences.

Story Is The Thing: Kepler's Quarterly Reading Series
May
25
7:30 pm19:30

Story Is The Thing: Kepler's Quarterly Reading Series

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Join us for the third installment of Story Is the Thing for a lovely evening of storytelling as seven Bay Area authors reading on the theme "To Find a Home.

There will be wine, cheese and cupcakes at 7:15 -- the program will begin at 7:30.

Readers this time will be Lauren Alwan, Chris Drangle, Manjula Martin, Kalpana Mohan, Elizabeth McKenzie, Shanthi Sekaran and Jon Sindell.

Paul Madonna and Peter Moskowitz with Angie Coiro: Gentrification on the Fast Track
Jun
5
7:30 pm19:30

Paul Madonna and Peter Moskowitz with Angie Coiro: Gentrification on the Fast Track

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The irony can't be missed when an artist acclaimed for his loving depictions of San Francisco gets evicted from his home in the town that made his name. That's what happened to Paul Madonna, creator of the San Francisco Chronicle's All Over Coffee. Meanwhile, across the country, journalist Peter Moskowitz was unearthing the political and market machinations accelerating the gentrification of New York, New Orleans, Detroit, and San Francisco. Beyond describing the epidemic that's uprooting families and small businesses, Moskowitz details how to put a stop to it.
 

Paul Ehrlich and Jeremy Lent explore the future
Jun
7
7:30 pm19:30

Paul Ehrlich and Jeremy Lent explore the future

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The Future is what we make of it. But what will that be?

Population Explosion author and MacArthur Fellow Paul Ehrlich sits down to discuss the future before us and the world we want it to be with Jeremy Lent, founder of the Liology Institute and author of the books "The Patterning Instinct" and Requiem of the Human Soul. 

Get Ready for the Solar Eclipse with Andrew Fraknoi
Jun
10
2:00 pm14:00

Get Ready for the Solar Eclipse with Andrew Fraknoi

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2017 is a good time to be a skywatcher! On Aug. 21, the moon will completely blot out the sun for observers in 12 states, from Oregon to South Carolina, in the first total solar eclipse visible from the US mainland since 1979.  Andrew Fraknoi’s  book, When the Sun Goes Dark, is a fun way for young astronomers to find out all about this rare and spectacular event and gives children and adults hands-on techniques for learning the science behind eclipses of the Sun and Moon. Join us to find out everything you need to know about the upcoming Great American Eclipse.

Non-Fiction Discussion Group
Jun
12
2:00 pm14:00

Non-Fiction Discussion Group

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The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts

In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journeyed across the Sahara Desert and along the Niger River, tracking down and salvaging tens of thousands of ancient Islamic and secular manuscripts that were crumbling in the trunks of desert shepherds. His goal: to preserve this crucial part of the world's patrimony in a gorgeous library. But then Al Qaeda showed up at the door.  

Fuzzies vs. Techies: Katrina Lake, Fei-Fei Li, and Scott Hartley
Jun
12
7:30 pm19:30

Fuzzies vs. Techies: Katrina Lake, Fei-Fei Li, and Scott Hartley

If you majored in the humanities and social sciences, youre a fuzzy.

If you majored in computer science, youre a techie.

Katrina Lake of Stich Fix, Fei-Fei Li of Stanford's AI Lab and former Sand Hill venture capitalist Scott Hartley bring the rivalry between the fuzzies and the techies at long last to the forefront.

Hartleys revelations might surprise you. It's the fuzzies, not the techies  who are playing the key roles in developing the most creative and successful business ideas. Winner of the Financial Times/McKinsey Bracken Bower Prize, Hartleys insights pinpoint key changes the business world can make to add context to code and ethics to algorithms.

Join Hartley as he talks with two fuzzies who are making waves among techies: Katrina Lake and Fei-Fei Li.

Laurie King
Jun
15
7:30 pm19:30

Laurie King

The bestselling author of the Mary Russell mysteries, Laurie King, celebrates the release of an altogether new novel, an ominous and stunningly intricate story set in an inner-city middle school.

On the eve of career day at Guadalupe Middle School, Principal Linda MacDonald is dead-set on changing the course of a school known only for its truancy, gang violence, and failing test scores. But she never expects the cop with too many questions, or the kid under pressure to prove himself, or the basketball player with an affection guns ...

Join one of Northern Californias most renowned mystery writers for the release of her most exciting thriller yet!

Fiction Discussion Group
Jun
19
7:00 pm19:00

Fiction Discussion Group

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Sula by Toni Morrison

Two girls who grow up to become women. Two friends who become something worse than enemies. In this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio.

Their devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies and the burden of a dreadful secret. It endures even after Nel has grown up to be a pillar of the black community and Sula has become a pariah. But their friendship ends in an unforgivable betrayal or does it end? Terrifying, comic, ribald and tragic, Sula is a work that overflows with life.

Lee Kravetz with Julie Lythcott-Haims and Roni Habib
Jun
27
7:30 pm19:30

Lee Kravetz with Julie Lythcott-Haims and Roni Habib

From social media, to search, to state-of-the art healthcare and education, Silicon Valley is uniquely good at making things that catch. Yet in 2009, Silicon Valley created something that was never supposed to catch…but did, ensnaring students, parents, and the community in crisis.  In response, Palo Alto became an example of how to fight, how to live, how to be happy, and how to remain strong, a shining model of how to care for one another and a vital reminder of our responsibility to one another. 

Roxane Gay
Jun
28
7:30 pm19:30

Roxane Gay

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There is no one else in literature today quite like Roxane Gay. From her piercingly beautiful short stories to her bracing and hilarious essays on feminism, pop culture, and identity, she has transformed the national conversation. Now, with the publication of her new book, Hunger, this lion of the literary world discusses one of her most challenging subjects yet -- herself.

Big Ideas Reading Group
Jul
8
4:00 pm16:00

Big Ideas Reading Group

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The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself by Sean Carroll

Already internationally acclaimed for his elegant, lucid writing on the most challenging notions in modern physics, Sean Carroll is emerging as one of the greatest humanist thinkers of his generation as he brings his extraordinary intellect to bear not only on Higgs bosons and extra dimensions but now also on our deepest personal questions: Where are we? Who are we? Are our emotions, our beliefs, and our hopes and dreams ultimately meaningless out there in the void? Do human purpose and meaning fit into a scientific worldview?

Bill Nye the Science Guy
Jul
14
7:30 pm19:30

Bill Nye the Science Guy

The public face of science for over 20 years, is issuing a call to arms. Whatever your cause, whatever your persuasion, whatever your radical curiosity is driven by, Bill Nye thinks everyone can be the change they want to see in the world.

Why We Ask, "Why?"
Jul
18
7:30 pm19:30

Why We Ask, "Why?"

Astrophysicist Mario Livio traveled deep into the impulsiveness of our inquiry, interviewing dozens of question-seekers in fields from biology, mathematics, neuroscience and all the way to rock & roll to discover just why it is we ask, why

At the heart of Livio's investigation are two geniuses: Leonardo da Vinci and Richard Feynman. Through their probing and furiously curious minds, Livio shows how science has asked an almost infinite number of questions, but very little is known about the root of that insatiable curiosity

Sherman Alexie
Jul
20
7:30 pm19:30

Sherman Alexie

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Sherman Alexie's work is canonical. Novels like The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven are standards in classrooms across the country. Few writers have captured the American experience in quite the way Alexie has.

Now he faces head-on the ghosts of his past, grappling with the life and the upbringing that inspired the novels and stories that vaulted him to literary stardom. Join us for an evening of raw and honest reflection with Sherman Alexie

Michelle Richmond
Aug
1
7:30 pm19:30

Michelle Richmond

This will be one of the most exciting literary events of the summer. Award-winning author Michelle Richmond returns to Keplers for the release of her twisted, heart-stopping new novel: The Marriage Pact.  Already optioned to Twentieth Century Fox, Richmonds new novel is a relentless psychological thriller. 

Receiving admittance to an exclusive pact as an anonymous wedding gift, a newlywed couple joins the ranks of an exclusive club that, like marriage, is meant for life. Richmond is the acclaimed author of multiple national bestselling titles; join us to toast the release of her most gripping novel yet.

Michelle Richmond is the bestselling author of The Year of Fog, No One You Know, Hum: Stories, Golden State, Dream of the Blue Room, and the award-winning The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress. A native of Mobile, Alabama, she lives with her husband and son in San Francisco.


Donia Bijan
Apr
20
7:30 pm19:30

Donia Bijan

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Following her hugely successful memoir, Maman's Homesick Pie, chef and author Donia Bijan presents a novel about Iran that few in the West ever see. The Last Days of Cafe Leila is a novel set in a country balancing uncertainly between grace and brutality and holds, at its center, the relationship between a mother and a daughter as they search for each other from across generational and cultural divides.

Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal in conversation with Angie Coiro
Apr
19
7:30 pm19:30

Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal in conversation with Angie Coiro

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Healthcare, Obamacare, Medicare ... what does it all mean? Elisabeth Rosenthal has spent her career dissecting the monolith of today's healthcare system. Find out how to decode medical doublespeak, avoid the pitfalls of the pharmaceuticals racket, and get the care you and your family deserve.

Drew Daywalt
Apr
19
5:00 pm17:00

Drew Daywalt

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We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Drew Daywalt, the New York Times bestselling author of The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day The Crayons Came Home with his new, laugh-out-loud hilarious picture book, The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors about the epic tale of the classic game Rock, Paper, Scissors. You’ve played the game. Now read the legend of how it all began . . . 

Chelsea Clinton Book Signing
Apr
18
5:30 pm17:30

Chelsea Clinton Book Signing

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SORRY - SOLD OUT!

PLEASE NOTE NEW START TIME OF 5:30PM. WILL-CALL OPENS AT 4:30PM

THIS IS A BOOK SIGNING ONLY -- CHELSEA WILL NOT BE GIVING A PRESENTATION.

We’re thrilled to host a book signing with Chelsea Clinton for the paperback release of It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired and Get Going. In a book that tackles the biggest challenges facing us today,

Chelsea combines facts, charts, photographs and stories to give readers a deep understanding of the world around them and how anyone can make a difference. With suggestions and ideas for action, She shows that the world belongs to every single one of us, and every one of us counts.   You can make a difference. You can make a change. It’s "your "world."

Andy Griffiths
Apr
17
6:00 pm18:00

Andy Griffiths

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Join New York Times-bestselling author Andy Griffiths on another wild storytelling adventure in the series Publishers Weekly describes as "Anarchic absurdity at its best." and School Library Journal calls  "Wildly humorous without being smart-alecky or sarcastic, this is a top choice for middle-grade readers.” This time, come hang out with him and his friend Terry in their 65-Story Treehouse on a whirlwind trip through time as they try to stop their treehouse from being demolished.

Robert Hass: An Education in Poetry
Apr
12
7:30 pm19:30

Robert Hass: An Education in Poetry

 

Join us for an evening with one of poetry's most celebrated and widely-read voices, former poet laureate, and Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning author Robert Hass. He will offer penetrating insight into the true openness and instinctiveness of formal creation in poetry - our longest lasting mode of literature. 

Don't miss this chance to absorb Hass's profound education in the poetic arts, as he illuminates the formal impulses that underlie great poetry. Born in San Francisco and still local to California, Robert Hass has brought the kind of energy in his poetry to his work as an essayist, translator, and activist on behalf of poetry, literacy, and the environment. 

In his tenure as United States Poet Laureate, Robert Hass spent two years battling American illiteracy, armed with the mantra, "imagination makes communities."

Lisen Stromberg in Conversation with Julie Lythcott-Haims
Apr
11
7:30 pm19:30

Lisen Stromberg in Conversation with Julie Lythcott-Haims

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Hashtag Adulting: Moms, Millennials and How to Make Your Career Work for You 

 How did 1,500 highly successful women navigate work and life? Author Lisen Stromberg found out for her new book, Work Pause Thrive: How to Pause for Parenthood Without Killing Your Career.

Lisen will be talking raising adults while managing your career with Julie Lythcott-Haims.

Wine reception to follow. Come join the conversation.

Spanish Discussion Group
Apr
10
7:00 pm19:00

Spanish Discussion Group

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Coronel Lagrimas by Carlos Fonseca

Fina, sutil, elegante, extravagante, rara, Coronel Lágrimas supone el brillantísimo debut narrativo del joven escritor costarricense-puertorriqueño Carlos Fonseca, considerado por Ricardo Piglia como su alumno más brillante de la Universidad de Princeton. Una novela sobre las formas en las que ciframos nuestras pasiones, sobre las maneras en que transformamos nuestros temores en escritura.

Non-Fiction Discussion Group
Apr
10
2:00 pm14:00

Non-Fiction Discussion Group

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This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland by Gretel Ehrlich

For the last decade, Gretel Ehrlich has been obsessed by an island, a terrain, a culture, and the treacherous beauty of a world that is defined by ice. In This Cold Heaven she combines the story of her travels with history and cultural anthropology to reveal a Greenland that few of us could otherwise imagine.

Big Ideas Reading Group
Apr
8
4:00 pm16:00

Big Ideas Reading Group

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A Different Universe: Reinventing Physics from the Bottom Down by Robert Laughlin

A truly mind-bending book from a Nobel Laureate that shows us why everything we think about fundamental physical laws needs to change. 
 

Vivek Wadhwa: A look into the future
Apr
6
7:30 pm19:30

Vivek Wadhwa: A look into the future

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Personalized genomics, self-driving vehicles, AI, drones. Technology is rapidly making our lives healthier, safer, and easier. But at what cost? 

What are the risks and rewards? Who benefits? Who better to explore these issues than Washington Post columnist and distinguished fellow at Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering, Vivek Wadhwa?

Jacqueline Winspear
Apr
5
7:30 pm19:30

Jacqueline Winspear

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We're excited to welcome back Jacqueline Winspear and find out about Maisie Dobbs' latest assignment: to find the killer of a man who escaped occupied Belgium as a boy, some twenty-three years earlier during the Great War.

In Deep with Angie Coiro: Elizabeth Cobbs
Apr
5
12:00 pm12:00

In Deep with Angie Coiro: Elizabeth Cobbs

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In 1918, the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France. They were masters of the latest technology: the telephone switchboard. General John Pershing demanded female wire experts when he discovered that inexperienced doughboys were unable to keep him connected with troops under fire. 

The army discharged the last Hello Girls in 1920 without veterans benefits. They began a sixty-year battle for those benefits - a battle that a handful of survivors carried to triumph in 1979.

Historian, novelist, and documentary filmmaker Elizabeth Cobbs is Professor of American History at Texas A&M University and a Research Fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution.

Jane Mayer with Angie Coiro
Apr
3
7:30 pm19:30

Jane Mayer with Angie Coiro

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Americans from every political persuasion see money in politics as a disaster. 

No one knows the depth and the players of this national crisis better then Jane Mayer. This acclaimed investigative reporter has spent more than ten years probing the shadowed figures pumping money into elections.

Jane Mayer sits for special evening edition of In Deep with Angie Coiro - an hour not to be missed by anyone who cares about the future of American democracy.

Laini Taylor in conversation with Jandy Nelson
Mar
30
7:00 pm19:00

Laini Taylor in conversation with Jandy Nelson

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We are so excited to welcome the critically-acclaimed National Book Award finalist and New York Times- and USA Today-bestselling author Laini Taylor, author of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy. Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage with her new epic fantasy.

Khaled Hosseini and Ellen Grace O'Brian: Literacy of the Heart
Mar
29
7:30 pm19:30

Khaled Hosseini and Ellen Grace O'Brian: Literacy of the Heart

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Literacy of the Heart: A Conversation with Khaled Hosseini and Ellen Grace OBrian

The times we live in require us to develop a literacy of the heart - a deeper quality of listening, discerning, and connecting heart to heart and soul to soul. Literature itself, both poetry and prose, plays a timeless role in awakening our hearts to deeper truths we may otherwise miss. 

Author Khaled Hosseini and Poet Ellen Grace O'Brian will talk about the ways reading, writing, and listening can bring forth profound questions, surprising graces, and the palpable presence of radical hope. Khaled will read selections from "And the Mountains Echoed," and Ellen will read from her recently released award-winning book of poems, "The Moon Reminded Me." 

Please join us for this special evening as one of our favorite novelists introduces us to one of his favorite poets!

Yogacharya Rev. Ellen Grace O'Brian is a poet, teacher, writer, and spiritual director of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment in San Jose, California. Khaled Hosseini is the award winning author of "Kite Runner", "And the Mountains Echoed" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns." 

Mar
29
12:00 pm12:00

In Deep with Angie Coiro: The Internet of Things: Letting in the Spies?

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The "Internet of Things" - IoT for short - is a non-stop trade-off. What do we sacrifice for convenience? Who sees the pings you send to turn on your thermostat? What agencies might be interested in the Amazon book searches you request aloud?

Sheera Frenkel, cybersecurity correspondent for Buzzfeed, and Cyrus Farivar, Senior Business Editor at Ars Technica, bring their years of research and reporting to the discussion. As always, your questions are part of the show.

Daytime Fiction Discussion Group
Mar
26
2:00 pm14:00

Daytime Fiction Discussion Group

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At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier

1838: James and Sadie Goodenough have settled where their wagon got stuck in the muddy, stagnant swamps of northwest Ohio. They and their five children work relentlessly to tame their patch of land, buying saplings from a local tree man known as John Appleseed so they can cultivate the fifty apple trees required to stake their claim on the property. But the orchard they plant sows the seeds of a long battle. James loves the apples, reminders of an easier life back in Connecticut; while Sadie prefers the applejack they make, an alcoholic refuge from brutal frontier life.    

An Afternoon with Jim Shepard in conversation with Ron Hansen
Mar
25
2:00 pm14:00

An Afternoon with Jim Shepard in conversation with Ron Hansen

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Jim Shepard is the author of seven novels and four short story collections. For decades, Shepard's fiction has chronicled American lives and helped shape our national literature. 

Shepard will be in conversation with Ron Hansen. Hansen is the author of stories, essays, and novels such as Mariette in Ecstasy, Atticus, and A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion.

This will be an unforgettable afternoon with one of the great voices of American literature.

 Women Building Businesses from the Ground Up, featuring Joan Barnes, Sheryl O’Loughlin, Karen Behnke, and Helen Russell, moderated by Sramana Mitra
Mar
22
7:30 pm19:30

Women Building Businesses from the Ground Up, featuring Joan Barnes, Sheryl O’Loughlin, Karen Behnke, and Helen Russell, moderated by Sramana Mitra

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Despite the increasing emergence of women entrepreneurs and difference makers in the C-Suites of many businesses, fundamental challenges remain along the road to entrepreneurial success for women today. This panel of insightful and successful women have braved these challenges with courage, skill and perseverance. 

This event is Co-promoted by WFF Connect.

Spanish Discussion Group
Mar
20
7:00 pm19:00

Spanish Discussion Group

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Diálogo de conversos by Ampuero and Rojas

El respeto irrestricto a la libertad e integridad del ser humano asi como la reivindicacion de la tolerancia permean estas paginas en las que Roberto Ampuero y Mauricio Rojas conversan en torno a su evolucion politica desde el marxismo de los anos sesenta a las ideas liberales que hoy profesan.

Fiction Discussion Group
Mar
20
7:00 pm19:00

Fiction Discussion Group

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Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

Beginning in prewar Shanghai of the 1930s, Shanghai Girls tells an emotional story of two sisters who are 'pawned' in arranged marriages and sent to America as payment for a family debt.

Brittany Cavallaro and Jeff Zentner
Mar
16
7:00 pm19:00

Brittany Cavallaro and Jeff Zentner

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Are you a Sherlock or Elementary fan? Like watching or reading about Sherlock's mysteries set in today's world?  Have a deerstalker hat in your closet?   Join us to hear Brittany Cavallaro discuss The Last of August, her second action-packed novel to star Sherlock  descendants Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson. Brittany will be in conversation with Jeff Zentner, author of Goodbye Days and The Serpent King. 

In Deep with Angie Coiro: Chuck Collins
Mar
15
12:00 pm12:00

In Deep with Angie Coiro: Chuck Collins

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As inequality grabs headlines, steals the show in presidential debates, and drives deep divides between the haves and have nots in America, class war brews. Can we suspend both class wars long enough to consider a new way forward?  It is time to think differently, says longtime inequality expert and activist Chuck Collins. 

 

Rebecca Solnit in conversation with Angie Coiro
Mar
14
7:30 pm19:30

Rebecca Solnit in conversation with Angie Coiro

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Rebecca Solnit, author of Hope in the Dark and Men Explain Things to Me, has had her finger on the pulse of the American culture for over three decades. From popularizing the term “mansplaining” to her bestselling atlases of San Francisco, New Orleans, and New York City, Solnit has indelibly shaped the American feminist lexicon.

Join this giant of American letters as she discusses her new essay collection, The Mother of All Questions: Further Reports from the Feminist Revolutions.