Book Discussions/Events

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

Registration for RISING READERS Third Grade Book Club @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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Shakespeare Outside the Box: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead @Central

3rd floor Community Meeting Room

Last in our four part series, Shakespeare Outside the Box concludes today with our one "non-Shakespeare" title: Tom Stoppard's "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead", starring Tim Roth and Gary Oldman. Much original Shakespearean text  appears in Stoppard's classic play focusing on minor characters from "Hamlet".  Join us for a thought-provoking philosophical discourse on free will v. predestination. Ballots will be available to vote for the next selection of films for this continuing series.

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Shakespeare Outside the Box: Julius Caesar @Central

3rd floor Community Meeting Room

Marlon Brando stars as Mark Anthony, with James Mason as Brutus and John Gielgud as Cassius.  Also featuring Greer Garson and Deborah Kerr, the film has a score by Miklos Rosza and 7 Oscar nominations. Third in a 4 part series, Shakespeare outside the Box concludes Saturday, December 1 at 2 p.m. with our one "non-Shakespeare" title: Tom Stoppard's "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead". Ballots will be available to vote for the next selection of films for this continuing series.

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Shakespeare Outside the Box: Romeo and Juliet @Central

3rd floor Community Meeting Room

The beloved 1968 film, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, stars Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey and Michael York. With 2 Oscars (for cinematography and costume design) and 4 Oscar nominations (including Best Picture and Best Director), this 50 year old classic has worn well.  Bring your handkerchief!  Stay after the screening for a short discussion.   Second in a  four part series: next up is Julius Caesar (1953), with Marlon Brando as Mark Anthony, Saturday, November 10, 2 p.m.

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