Book Discussions/Events

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

Author Talk: Margret Elson @Central CMR

3rd floor Community Meeting Room

Margret Elson, author of The piano and the couch: music and psyche, will read from and talk about her latest book, which includes actual case studies of performers in crisis with whom Margret worked.  Musician and psychotherapist Elson takes us on an odyssey through the unconscious worlds of her musician clients, revealing their journeys through darkness and surprise, and ultimately into the light. 

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Guest Poet Bruce H. Feingold @Claremont

Join us for a poetry reading and discussion with local haiku poet Bruce H. Feingold. Currently the chair of the Haiku Foundation Touchstone Awards and vice-president of the Haiku Poets of Northern California, Bruce H. Feingold has published in haiku journals and anthologies from the United States to Europe and beyond. Three books, A New Moon, Sunrise on the Lodge, and old enough are available from Red Moon Press. Bruce believes that haiku, like his work as a psychotherapist and as a way of life, is an art of the heart which taps our intelligence, creativity, openness, courage and honesty.

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Barbara Ridley's When It's Over @North

Join local author Barbara Ridley as she discusses her debut novel When It's Over, set in Europe during WWII. Coming of age in Prague in the turbulent 1930’s, Lena Kulkova meets Otto, a refugee from Hitler’s Germany, and follows him to Paris to work for the Republican side in the Spanish Civli War. As the war in Spain ends and a far greater war engulfs the continent, Lena gets stuck in Paris with no news from her Jewish family, including her beloved baby sister, left behind in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia.

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"Who is Black Panther Now?”: A selected screening and discussion of the animated film “Who is Black Panther?" @Central

Duane Deterville, visual culture scholar, presents an entertaining and informative discussion with video clips of the animated film Marvel Knights: Black Panther for adults and teens, geeks and highbrows!

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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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Sweet on Books @THPS

Teens: write book reviews - get sweet treats!

That's right - free sweets for book loving teens - write reviews of your favorite books (or movies or music) for our teen reviews page. Or warn other teens about things that weren't any good. Bring reviews already written or take turns recording a review to be transcribed later. For each review you do you get a treat.

Want to know what we mean by a review? Find examples on the teen reviews page.

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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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