Book Discussions/Events

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

Yosemite Adventures: Winter Edition @ North

Love the outdoors?

Winter is upon us; get started planning your adventures!

Whether you want to walk back in time among ancient Giant Sequoias or backpack beside thundering waterfalls, Yosemite Adventures: 50 Outstanding Hikes, Climbs and Winter Treks, suggests trips for every season and level of ability.

Matt Johanson, author of Yosemite Epics: Tales of Adventure from America's Greatest Playground, Game of My Life: San Francisco Giants, and San Francisco Giants: Where Have You Gone?, will be signing copies of his new release.

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My Debut Novel and How I Got It Published: Patricia Bracewell Shares the Magical Journey of Her 1st Book, Shadow on the Crown

Novelist Patricia Bracewell, will share the amazing story of how her debut historical novel, Shadow on the Crown (Viking, 2013), got written, found an agent and major publisher, and paved the way for her sequel, The Price of Blood, coming out in early 2015. Her books concern the gripping tale of the medieval English queen, Emma of Normandy, whose marriage to an English king set in motion a series of events that would culminate in the Norman conquest of England

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Claremont Book Club Discussion and Author Visit

Join us on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 6:30p.m. when the Claremont Branch Book Club discusses My Foreign Cities by Elizabeth Scarboro. Ms.Scarboro will be joining us for the discussion of her memoir of her life with her first husband, Stephen.  My Foreign Cities was named one of the best memoirs of 2013 by Library Journal and was the 2014 winner of the Chautauqua Prize. For questions regarding this program, call 510-981-6280.

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Kids Journaling with Marissa Moss @Central CSR

Meet Marissa Moss, author of the Amelia's Notebook and Max Disaster series, as well as Blood Diaries: Tales of a 6th Grade Vampire. Marissa will guide us through the steps of creative journaling, just like Amelia! Bring a notebook or get a composition book from us (supplies are limited). 

Ages 8-13. Central Children's Story Room, 4th floor. 

Space is limited for this interactive workshop. 

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Teen Come Write In @Central

Come Write In 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. We have great resources online or in the library to help with your writing, from grammar guides to thesauruses: as well as books on how to plot your novel find an agent and get your book published. Ask a librarian!
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