Book Discussions/Events

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

Joe Lurie: Perception and Deception @Central CMR

Joe Lurie, Executive Director Emeritus of the International House at U.C. Berkeley, presents a fascinating and enlightening talk that spans his more than thirty years of experience in leadership, both at the International House and abroad. Bringing with him a feast of cross-cultural stories and misadventures, he explores the deeper cultural messages that typically escape people due to their prejudices, be they conscious or unconscious. Lurie reveals how cultural filters distort perceptions of others in the worlds of immigration, diplomacy, and business.

Claremont Book Club @Claremont

In 1955, British author Catherine Storr wrote a humorous children’s book to help her daughter Cecilia, nicknamed Polly, feel a bit more brave. The resulting work, Clever Polly an the Stupid Wolf, has never been out of print and was described in a recent Guardian article as reading “like a feminist reworking of Little Red Riding Hood“ and as being wonderfully contemporary, with no helpless little girls or doddering grannies.

Claremont Book Club @Claremont

Join the Claremont Book Club tonight on this special date and time! We meet on the second Tuesday at 5:30p.m to discuss Blindsided, a novel by Karis Walsh. We have a very limited supply of bookclub copies for this month. Please contact Shani at the Claremont branch if you'd like help reserving a copy of the book, which can be found in the Berkeley Public Library's collection and also in Link+. We hope you can make this talk!! The book group meets every other month to discuss a book we choose together!

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