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 story, Clever Polly an the Stupid Wolf, was extrememly popular and has a never gone out of print.
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Author Joe Lurie, Executive Director Emeritus of the University of California Berkeley’s International House, comes to North Branch to discuss the causes and perils of cultural misunderstanding in a hyper-connected world. How do our inborn cultural biases influence how we view things? Is a cow dinner, dowry, or divine? Learn more when Lurie gives a fascinating talk on how culture shapes and informs our perceptions.
Join two Northern California authors for an evening of readings and discussion about the wide and wonderful world of autism. Anne K. Ross, author of BEYOND RAIN MAN, and Anlor Davin, author of BEING SEEN, will read passages from their books, field questions, and facilitate a discussion about the rise in autism awareness and their experiences raising children with autism, working with kids on the spectrum (Anne), and being an autistic writer (Anlor).
3rd floor Community Meeting Room