Peninsula Arts & Letters Presents...



 

 

Independent Bookstore Day!

Saturday, April 30, 2016, Doors open at 9am

Activities 11am-1pm 

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Fun activities, crafts, coloring and treats for kids of all ages from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • Make cool book covers for your favorite books,
  • Decorate our “Indie Bookstore Day Coloring Banner.” 
  • Enjoy yummy cookies and drinks. 
  • Make “Book Cookie Catchers” with book recommendations inside.
  • No-holds-barred literary trivia contest for adults, hosted by our booksellers.
  • Glorious swag (we have a limited supply of these one-of-a-kind items).

And lots more!

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MAY 2016 EVENTS


 

 

Literary Seminar with Kimberly Ford

Tickets are available at Kepler's and online at Brown Paper Tickets

 

Monday, May 2 - The Prime of Miss Jean Brody by Muriel Spark
1-2:30 p.m.  

Tuesday, May 31 - A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin
1-2:30 p.m.  

 

 

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Credit: Daniel Portnoy
 

Premier Event: Dave Barry

Monday, May 2, 7:30 p.m.

The Worst Night Ever (Class Trip)

This event is SOLD OUT.

 

 

 

 

YA: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff in conversation with Ryan Graudin

Moderator: Stacey Lee

Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

Illuminae

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Redwood City Library, 1044 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City

 

 

Credit: Gordon Whiting

 

Angie Coiro - In Deep Radio live at Kepler's

Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 12:00  p.m. 

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Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Show starts promptly at 12:00 p.m!

 

Featured Guest: Nile Southern, American filmmaker, writer, and son of Terry Southern 


 
 
 

 

Premier Event: YA: Sarah J. Maas in conversation with Evelyn Skye

Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

A Court of Mist and Fury

Tickets are available at Kepler's and online HERE.

 

Please note:

  1. The purchase of A Court of Mist and Fury is required in order to join the signing line. 
  2. Sarah will sign up to three books per person, but only personalize one.

 

 

 

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Philip Zimbardo in conversation with Donnovan Somera Yisrael

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Man Interrupted: Why Young Men are Struggling & What We Can Do About It

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Youth: Andy Griffiths

Friday, May 6, 2016, 6:00 p.m.

The 52-Story Treehouse

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Credit: Gordon Whiting

Credit: Michael Todd
 

A Special Evening Edition of In Deep with Angie Coiro featuring Peggy Orenstein

Monday, May 9, 2016, 7:30  p.m. 

Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape

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Click HERE to check out Peggy's interview heard on NPR's Fresh Air.

 

 

 

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Youth: Matthew Jobin

Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

The Skeleth

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Credit: Gordon Whiting


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Angie Coiro - In Deep Radio live at Kepler's

Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 12:00  p.m. 

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Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Show starts promptly at 12:00 p.m!

 

Featured Guests: 

Samuel Freedman and Kerry Donahue, Dying Words: The AIDS Reporting of Jeff Schmalz

 

 

 

 

 

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YA: Evelyn Skye in conversation with Sabaa Tahir

Tuesday, May 17, 7:00 p.m.

The Crown's Game 

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Remember, you can preorder the book HERE and receive an extra special commemorative gift.

 

 

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Credit: Gordon Whiting

 

Angie Coiro - In Deep Radio live at Kepler's

Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 12:00  p.m. 

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Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Show starts promptly at 12:00 p.m!

 

Featured Guest: 

Frances Stroh,  Beer Money: A Memoir of Privilege and Loss

 

 

 

 

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PREMIER EVENT: Louise Erdrich in conversation with Gail Tsukiyama

Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

LaRose: A Novel

Tickets are available at Kepler's and online at Brown Paper Tickets

 

 

 
 
 
 
 


Credit: Jeff Fielding
 

Story Time with Todd Parr

Thursday, May 19, 2016, 11:00 a.m.

Teachers Rock!

Redwood Shores Branch Library, 399 Marine Parkway @ Bridge Parkway, Redwood City
 
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Credit: Lendel Marshall
 

Stephon Alexander

Thursday, May 19, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

The Jazz of Physics: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe

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Yoga Story Time with Sonia Jones in conversation with Sharath Jois

Saturday, May 21, 2016, 11:30 a.m.

Yoga, Poga, Shmoga

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Credit: Alan Edwards

 

PREMIER EVENT: Julian Barnes in conversation with Michelle Richmond

Monday, May 23, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

The Noise of Time

Menlo-Atherton High School Center for Performing Arts, 555 Middlefield Rd., Atherton  

Tickets are available at Kepler's and online at Brown Paper Tickets

 

 

 

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Marjorie R. Williams

Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Markets of Provence: Food, Antiques, Crafts and More

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Credit: Gordon Whiting
 

 

Angie Coiro - In Deep Radio live at Kepler's

Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 12:00  p.m. 

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Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Show starts promptly at 12:00 p.m!

 

Featured Guests: Anita Monga and Rob Byrne, San Francisco Silent Film Festival 


Among this year's offerings are Ernst Lubitsch's cross-dressing comedy I Don't Want to Be a Man, and Beggars of Life, starring Louise Brooks. Complete festival information is at http://silentfilm.org/festivalevents/save-the-date.
 
 
 


 

Dana Gioia

Thursday, May 26, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

99 Poems: New and Selected

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Literary Seminar with Kimberly Ford

Tickets are available at Kepler's and online at Brown Paper Tickets

 

Tuesday, May 31 - A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin
1-2:30 p.m.  

 

 

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JUNE 2016 EVENTS


Credit: Gordon Whiting
 

Angie Coiro - In Deep Radio live at Kepler's

Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 12:00  p.m. 

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Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Show starts promptly at 12:00 p.m!

 

Featured Guest: 

David Gans,  This Is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead

 

 

 

 


Credit: Gordon Whiting
Courtesy of SiriusXM
 

A Special Evening Edition of In Deep with Angie Coiro featuring Ari Rabin-Havt

Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 7:30  p.m. 

Lies, Incorporated: The World of Post-Truth Politics

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For 60 years, Kepler's Books has been one of the nation’s premier independent bookstores, famous for its outstanding author events, knowledgeable staff, and its broad selection of books, magazines and gifts. Its commitment to the local communities it serves has helped define the cultural identity of the San Francisco Bay Area.