Book Discussions/Events

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

Flaunt That Romance — Don't Hide It! @Central

In partnership with Bay Area Book Festival  T.J. Kline (Heart's Desire), Julie Ann Long (It Started with a Scandal), Jennifer Ryan (At Wolf Ranch)

If you think Bay Area readers are immune to the lure of the romance novel, think again. Bring your own love of this hugely popular genre out in the open — or get a taste of it for the first time — as three very popular practitioners share their work and observations on the books that really shouldn't hide in plain brown covers!

Making Marvelous Middle-Grade Fiction @Central

In partnership with Bay Area Book Festival

A panel discussion  with Award-winning authors, Gennifer Choldenko, Sarah Klise, Jordan Jacobs, Mitali Perkins, moderated by Marissa Moss.

The authors share their experiences on writing middle-grade fiction, describing what makes a book successful for this hyper-critical audience. From characters to plot to that all-important voice, what are the ingredients readers are hungry for?

Third floor community meeting room.