Book Discussions/Events

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

The People Make the Peace

Join us to hear the stories of three of these distinguished activists, Rennie Davis, one of the Chicago 7, who is visiting from Colorado, Judy Gumbo, one of the founders of the Yippies and Frank Joyce, a labor and peace activist from Detroit.  They returned together to Vietnam in 2013 and contributed to this outstanding new book. Their successes in antiwar organizing will challenge the myths that still linger from that era, and inspire a new generation seeking peaceful solutions to war and conflict today


Heritage: Ohlone Indian Culture in Berkeley

A talk by Heyday Books founder Malcolm Margolin and Ohlone cultural activist Vincent Medina.

Malcolm Margolin, author and publisher, will evoke vivid images of Indian life in Berkeley from the arrival of the earliest people at the end of the last Ice Age more than 12,000 years ago to the coming of Europeans.

Vincent Medina, Ohlone cultural activist, will discuss the revival of language and cultural practice, and how re-emergence of Ohlone customs and rights are reshaping our understanding of what it means to live in Berkeley.

Storytime for Adults @Central

4th floor Story Room

Storytime for Adults debuts with William Faulkner's "A  Rose for Emily".  Join us for readers theater, as multiple readers present the darkly humorous story of a Southern spinster whose secrets emerge posthumously, though the voices of her hometown neighbors. With two kinds of puppets, sets, and sound effects, it's Faulkner as you've never experienced him before. After the reading, stay for a discussion of the story, genre and author. Intended for teens and older.