Book Discussions/Events

Book discussion, author talks, Friend's book sales, Foundation events that are free and open to public.

RISING READERS Third Grade Book Club (Registration required) @Claremont

Join us on first Fridays at 4:00pm to discuss our book of the month, enjoy snacks and make new friends. Each meeting will last one hour and end promptly at 5:00pm. Space is limited, so make your reservation on Eventbrite soon! For more information, contact Michael at (510) 981-6280.

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Curious Things: A Flash Fiction Collection

Hope Silver (real name Nadezhda Serebrennikova) was born in 1977 in Тоmsk, Russia. She started her writing career as a journalist in St. Petersburg. Having moved to Berkeley, California in November 2013, Hope is now an active blogger and fiction writer. Her first novel, Born Against All Odds (winner of several international writing competitions), was originally published in Russian in 2013.

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"Lucky Boy" Author Shanthi Sekaran @North

Join the author of the celebrated Berkeley-based novel Lucky Boy at the North Branch for an expansive Q&A!

Lucky Boy tells the story of two mothers -- an illegal immigrant from Mexico who loses her young son Ignacio when she is detained, and an Indian-American woman whose long-frustrated wishes for a child are granted when Ignacio comes into her care. The extraordinary story of these two women and the lucky boy that unites them is equally deft exploring contemporary geopolitical issues as it is communicating the elemental love of a mother for a child.

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Playreaders @Central CMR

3rd floor Community Meeting Room

Playreaders does what the name says- we read great plays aloud, changing parts frequently so everyone gets a chance to read.  No auditions or registration necessary- just show up and join in the fun.  Scripts are provided.  Plays are selected annually by the Playreaders themselves and range from contemporary to classic.  Questions?  Call Debbie Carton at 510-981-6236.

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Rising Readers Third Grade Book Club (Registration required) @Claremont

Join us on first Fridays at 4:00pm to discuss our book of the month, enjoy snacks and make new friends. Each meeting will last one hour and end promptly at 5:00pm. Space is limited, so make your reservation on Eventbrite soon! For more information, contact Michael at (510) 981-6280.

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NaNoWriMo Kick-off! @North

Come celebrate National Novel Writing Month! NaNoWriMo is a creative writing project launched by the nonprofit of the same name to encourage writers of all ages to complete a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 pm November 30. NaNoWriMo is a time and place to connect with other writers. Bring your laptop or tablet, favorite pencil, notebook and your library card (if you want to reserve a laptop from us to use for an hour or two) and write away. Everyone is welcome!

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NaNoWriMo @North

Come celebrate National Novel Writing Month! NaNoWriMo is a creative writing project launched by the nonprofit of the same name to encourage writers of all ages to complete a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 pm November 30. NaNoWriMo is a time and place to connect with other writers. Bring your laptop or tablet, favorite pencil, notebook and your library card (if you want to reserve a laptop from us to use for an hour or two) and write away. Everyone is welcome!

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