History of Past Author Events


 

Ian Morris

Wednesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.

War! What Is It Good For?: Conflict and the Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robots


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YA Event: Laini Taylor

Monday, April 14, 7:00 p.m.

Dreams of Gods and Monsters



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YA Event: Kelley Armstrong in conversation with Veronica Rossi

Sunday, April 13, 3:00 p.m.

Sea of Shadows

Into the Still Blue

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YA Event: Ann Brashares

Friday, April 11, 7:00 p.m.


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YA Event: Rachel Hawkins

Thursday, April 10, 7:00 p.m.


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John L'Heureux

Wednesday, April 9, 7:30 p.m.

The Medici Boy


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LAUNCH: Katherine Maxfield

Tuesday, April 8, 7:30 p.m. 

Starting Up Silicon Valley: How Rolm Became a Cultural Icon and Fortune 500 Company

Introduction by Leslie Berlin, historian for the Silicon Valley Archives at Stanford University  

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Youth Event: Ridley Pearson

Friday, April 4, 7:00 p.m.

Kingdom Keepers 7: The Insider  

 

 

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Ayelet Waldman

Wednesday, April 2, 7:30 p.m.

Introduction by Ann Packer

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Allison Brennan

Tuesday, April 1, 7:30 p.m.


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Youth Event: Jonathan Stroud

Monday, March 31, 7:00 p.m.

The Screaming Staircase  


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Craig Nelson

Thursday, March 27, 7:30 p.m.


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Karen E. Fields in conversation with Sergio C. Muñoz

Wednesday, March 26, 7:30 p.m.

Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life

Dr. Fields will be introduced by Lalita Tademy, bestselling author of Cane River

 

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At Home with Harlan Coben

Tuesday, March 25, 7:00 p.m.


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Anchee Min

Thursday, March 20, 7:30 p.m.


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Jenny Bowen

Wednesday, March 19, 7:30 p.m.


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Kelly Corrigan

Tuesday, March 18, 7:30 p.m.

 

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Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen

Thursday, March 13, 7:30 p.m.

 

 

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Lisa Solomon in conversation with Hillview School Principal Erik Burmeister

Wednesday, March 12, 7:00 p.m.


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LAUNCH: T.T. Monday (aka local author Nick Taylor)

Tuesday, March 11, 7:30 p.m.

The Setup Man


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YA Event: Lauren Oliver

Saturday, March 8, 7:00 p.m.

 

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Janie Chang

Thursday, March 6, 7:30 p.m.



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LAUNCH: Alice LaPlante

Tuesday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.



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Michio Kaku

Sunday, March 2, 2:00 p.m. 

The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

Fox Theater, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City

 

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Youth Event: Eric Elfman, Neal Shusterman, and Steve Hockensmith

Kids Love Science! 

Saturday, March 1, 3:00 p.m. 

Tesla's Attic by Eric Elfman and Neal Shusterman

Nick and Tesla's High Voltage Danger Lab by Steve Hockensmith 

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Alan Weisman in conversation with Paul Ehrlich

Wednesday, February 26, 6:30 p.m.

Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth

 

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Natalie Baszile in conversation with Lalita Tademy

Tuesday, February 25, 7:30 p.m.

Queen Sugar


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Megan McArdle

Wednesday, February 19, 7:30 p.m.

The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success


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Gary A. Haugen

Monday, February 17, 7:30 p.m.

The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence


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YA Event: Julie Kagawa

Saturday, February 15, 7:00 p.m.

 
 

 

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Barry Eisler

Friday, February 14, 7:00 p.m. 

Graveyard of Memories: A John Rain Novel

Four Seasons Silicon Valley, 2050 University Ave., E. Palo Alto 

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Jennifer Senior

Wednesday, February 12, 7:30 p.m.

All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood


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Nate Jackson

Tuesday, February 11, 7:30 p.m.

Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile


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Youth Event: Tony Abbott

Friday, February 7, 7:00 p.m.

The Copernicus Legacy: The Forbidden Stone

 

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Fran Smith & Sheila Himmel

Monday, February 3, 7:30 p.m.

Changing the Way We Die: Compassionate End-Of-Life Care and the Hospice Movement


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Stephanie Brown

Thursday, January 30, 7:30 p.m.

Speed: Facing our Addiction to Fast and Faster--and Overcoming our Fear of Slowing Down


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Chinese New Year Story Time with Oliver Chin

Thursday, January 30, 10:30 a.m.

The Year of the Horse


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Society of Young Inklings: Sophia Nesamoney and Megan White

Sunday, January 26, 2:00 p.m.

The Other Side of Carroll by Sophia Nesamoney

Together by Megan White

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Deany Brady

Saturday, January 25, 2:00 p.m. 

An Appalachian Childhood

Introduction by Harriet Scott Chessman 


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Gretchen Rubin

Thursday, January 23, 7:30 p.m. 

Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon Self-Control, and My Other Experiments in Everyday Life


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Howard Pines

Wednesday, January 22, 7:30 p.m.

The Whale Song Translation



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Youth Event: Jennifer Holm

Tuesday, January 21, 7:00 p.m.

Babymouse #17: Extreme Babymouse

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Max Tegmark

Monday, January 20, 7:30 p.m. 

Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality



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Audrey Kalman, Dorcas Cheng Tozun, and other contributors from the San Francisco and Peninsula Branch of the California Writers Club

Saturday, January 18, 2:00 p.m.

Fault Zone: Shift

Fault Zone: Over the Edge

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YA Event: Joelle Charbonneau, Robin Benway, and Daisy Whitney

Friday, January 17, 7:00 p.m.

Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau 

Going Rogue by Robin Benway 

Starry Nights by Daisy Whitney

 

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Ishmael Beah in conversation with Susanne Pari

Thursday, January 16, 7:30 p.m. 

Radiance of Tomorrow


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Thomas Moore

Wednesday, January 15, 7:30 p.m. 

A Religion of One’s Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World


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John Rizzo

Tuesday, January 14, 7:30 p.m. 

Company Man: 30 Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA


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Premier Event: Amy Tan in conversation with Jan Yanehiro

Tuesday, January 7, 7:00 p.m.

The Valley of Amazement


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A Max & Ruby Story Time with Rosemary Wells

Sunday, December 8, 10:30 a.m.

Max and Ruby's Treasure Hunt 

Max's Christmas 


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Jacquy Pfeiffer

Friday, December 6, 7:30 p.m.

The Art of French Pastry


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Keith Raffel

Tuesday, December 3, 7:30 p.m.

A Fine and Dangerous Season


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Premier Event: Mitch Albom

Wednesday, November 20, 7:00 p.m.

At Kepler's Books  

The First Phone Call from Heaven

 


 

Fred Vogelstein in conversation with Yukari Kane

Tuesday, November 19, 7:30 p.m.

Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution


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Premier Event: Alexander McCall Smith

Thursday, November 14, 7:00 p.m.

DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 p.m.

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (14)

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Fritjof Capra

Wednesday, November 13, 7:30 p.m.

Learning from Leonardo: Decoding the Notebooks of a Genius


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Chef David Kinch

Tuesday, November 12, 7:30 p.m.

Manresa: An Edible Reflection


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Premier Event: Billy Collins

Saturday, November 9, 7:00 p.m.

Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems

Introduction by Ken Fields, poet and Stanford English professor

In partnership with the Stanford Humanities Center


 

Premier Event: Tom Kelley and David Kelley

Wednesday, November 6, 7:30 p.m.

Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All


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Betsy and Tom Franco

Tuesday, November 5, 7:30 p.m.

Naked


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Premier Event: Simon Winchester

Monday, October 28, 7:30 p.m.

The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible 

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Premier Event: James Franco

Sunday, October 27, 2:00 p.m.

Actors Anonymous 

Menlo-Atherton Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton High School

555 Middlefield Road, Atherton 

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Katrina Alcorn

Wednesday, October 23, 7:30 p.m.

Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink


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Indie Authors – Colleen Hoover, Jamie McGuire, and Abbi Glines

Tuesday, October 22, 7:00 p.m.

Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover

Red Hill  by Jamie McGuire

Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines

 

 

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Anne Firth Murray

Thursday, October 17, 7:30 p.m.

From Outrage to Courage: The Unjust and Unhealthy Situation of Women in Poorer Countries and What They Are Doing about It


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Steampunk comes to Kepler's: Gail Carriger and Suzanne Lazear

Saturday, October 12, 6:30 p.m.

Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger  

Charmed Vengeance by Suzanne Lazear

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Kepler's presents Litquake’s first-ever reading featuring Peninsula authors:

 

  • Harriet Scott Chessman
  • Meg Waite Clayton
  • Keith Raffel
  • Michelle Richmond
  • Ellen Sussman
  • Marilyn Yalom

 

Moderated by Jane Ganahl

Saturday, October 12, 4:00 p.m.

 

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YA Event: SIMONE ELKELES

Friday, October 11, 7:00 p.m.

Wild Cards 



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Edward Frenkel

Thursday, October 10, 7:30 p.m.

Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality


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Ken Goldstein

Wednesday, October 9, 7:30 p.m.

This Is Rage: A Novel of Silicon Valley and Other Madness



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Mary Wadden

Sunday, October 6, 1:00 p.m.

Silicon Valley: The History in Pictures

Click HERE to listen to Mary's interview on The California Report

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Premier Event: Richard Dawkins

Saturday, October 5, 7:30 p.m.

An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist 

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Katy Butler

Thursday, October 3, 7:30 p.m.

Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death


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Jennifer duBois

Wednesday, October 2, 7:30 p.m.

Cartwheel

 


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: Marissa Meyer, Leila Sales, S.A. Bodeen, and Alexandra Coutts

Tuesday, October 1, 7:00 p.m.

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

 This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

The Fallout by S.A. Bodeen

Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts


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Premier Event: Khaled Hosseini in conversation with Tamim Ansary

Friday, September 27, 7:30 p.m.

And the Mountains Echoed

Fox Theatre - Redwood City, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City

This event is a fundraiser for The Khaled Hosseini Foundation

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Nick Taylor

Wednesday, September 25, 7:30 p.m.

Father Junipero's Confessor


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David M. Kennedy

Tuesday, September 24, 7:30 p.m.

The Modern American Military


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YA Event: Kendare Blake, Anna Carey, Michelle Gagnon, and Stacey Jay

Friday, September 20, 7:00 p.m. 

Antigoddess by Kendare Blake                        

 Rise: An Eve Novel by Anna Carey                        

Don't Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon                        

Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay                        

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Youth Event: Ally Carter

Thursday, September 19, 7:00 p.m.

United We Spy  

 

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YA Event: Ellen Hopkins and Sonya Sones

Wednesday, September 11, 7:00 p.m.

Smoke by Ellen Hopkins

To Be Perfectly Honest: A Novel Based on an Untrue Story by Sonya Sones

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Meg Waite Clayton

Tuesday, September 3, 7:30 p.m.

The Wednesday Daughters

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Youth Event: Patricia Polacco

Thursday, August 29, 5:00 p.m.

The Blessing Cup


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YA Event: Sarah J. Maas

Wednesday, August 28, 7:00 p.m.

Crown of Midnight


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Alex Pang

Tuesday, August 27, 7:30 p.m.

The Distraction Addiction: Getting the Information You Need and the Communication You Want, Without Enraging Your Family, Annoying Your Colleagues, and Destroying Your Soul

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Tracy Guzeman in conversation with Ellen Sussman

Thursday, August 15, 7:30 p.m.

The Gravity of Birds


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Elisabeth Seaman in conversation with Acterra's Michael Closson

Thursday, August 8, 7:30 p.m.

Conflict - The Unexpected Gift: Making the Most of Disputes in Life and Work


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Andrew Sean Greer

Thursday, August 1, 7:30 p.m.

The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells


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Robin Chapman

Tuesday, July 30, 7:30 p.m.

California Apricots: The Lost Orchards of Silicon Valley


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Katie Hafner in conversation with Abraham Verghese

Thursday, July 25, 7:30 p.m.

Mother Daughter Me: A Memoir


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YA Event: L. Tam Holland

Tuesday, July 23, 7:00 p.m.

The Counterfeit Family Tree of Vee Crawford-Wong

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Nina Schuyler

Thursday, July 18, 7:30 p.m.

The Translator

Read the review in the San Jose Mercury: http://www.mercurynews.com/entertainment/ci_23577610/georgia-rowe-solnits-latest-blends-travel-introspection

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Scott Johnson

Wednesday, July 17, 7:30 p.m.

The Wolf and the Watchman: A Father, A Son, and the CIA

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Bertrand M. Patenaude

Tuesday, July 16, 7:30 p.m.

The Sun Never Sets: Reflections on a Western Life

Memoirs of L.W. "Bill" Lane - Longtime publisher of Sunset Magazine

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COME CELEBRATE THE PULITZER PRIZE IN FICTION WITH AWARD-WINNER ADAM JOHNSON and the remarkable debut novel from ANTHONY MARRA

Friday, July 12, 7:30 p.m.

The Orphan Master's Son

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena



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Rorke Denver

Tuesday, July 9, 7:30 p.m.

Damn Few: Making the Modern Seal Warrior


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Dr. Robert Burton

Thursday, June 27, 7:30 p.m.

A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind: What Neuroscience Can and Cannot Tell Us about Ourselves


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Kevin Hearne

Wednesday, June 26, 7:30 p.m.

HUNTED (The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book Six)


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Jennifer Byde Myers, Shannon Des Roches Rosa, Emily Willingham, Laura Shumaker, and Susan Walton

Tuesday, June 25, 7:30 p.m.


Thinking Person's Guide to Autism

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Bill Fernandez

Tuesday, June 18, 7:30 p.m.

Kaua'i Kids in Peace and War

http://blog.sfgate.com/hawaii/2013/06/18/kauai-kid-returns-with-world-war-ii-era-memoir/.UcCtEMNkRQM.email

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Jesse Ziff Cool and Lauri Pastrone

Thursday, June 13, 7:30 p.m.

Share: The cookbook that celebrates our common humanity.


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Helene Wecker

Wednesday, June 12, 7:30 p.m.

The Golem and the Jinni


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Credit: Joaquin Baca-Asay

 

Elizabeth Scarboro

Tuesday, June 11, 7:30 p.m.

My Foreign Cities: A Memoir


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Youth and Family Event: Mike Adamick

Sunday, June 9, 2:00 p.m.

Dad's Book of Awesome Projects: From Stilts and Super-Hero Capes to Tinker Boxes and Seesaws, 25+ Fun Do-It-Yourself Projects for Families

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The story of Kiva.org - Author Bob Harris and Kiva CEO Matt Flannery

Tuesday, June 4, 7:00 p.m.

The International Bank of Bob: Connecting Our Worlds One $25 Kiva Loan at a Time




 

Kevin Smokler

Thursday, May 23, 7:30 p.m.

Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven't Touched Since High School


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Youth Event: Jeanne DuPrau

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

City of Ember Deluxe Edition


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PREMIER EVENT: Jaron Lanier

Wednesday, May 15, 7:30 p.m.

Who Owns the Future?

ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT THE MIDDLE CLASS? WE ARE!

Read the profile in the January issue of Smithsonian Magazine: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/What-Turned-Jaron-Lanier-Against-the-Web-183832741.html


 

PREMIER EVENT: Isabel Allende

Tuesday, May 14, 7:30 p.m.

Maya's Notebook


 

James Franco

Monday, May 13, 7:00 p.m.

A California Childhood


 

Lee Smolin

Friday, May 10, 7:30 p.m.

Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe


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Molly Melching

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

However Long the Night: Molly Melching's Journey to Help Millions of African Women and Girls Triumph by Aimee Molloy


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PREMIER EVENT: Mary Roach

Monday, May 6, 7:30 p.m.

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal


 

David Henry Sterry, Alice LaPlante, and Sherril Jaffe: The Art of the Novel: Novelists Discuss Writing & Selling

(& 3 lucky writers get to present their pitch/query)

Sunday, May 5, 2:00 p.m.

The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published: How to Write It, Sell It, and Market It . . . Successfully

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John J. Geoghegan

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

Operation Storm: Japan's Top Secret Submarines and Its Plan to Change the Course of World War II


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Cecile Andrews in conversation with Acterra's Michael Closson

Tuesday, April 30, 7:30 p.m.

Living Room Revolution: A Handbook for Conversation, Community and the Common Good


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Mark Mazzetti

Thursday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.

The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth

NPR: Listen to Mark's interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air: http://www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=13&prgDate=04-10-2013

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Adam M. Grant

Wednesday, April 24, 7:30 p.m.

Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success

An innovative, groundbreaking book that will captivate readers of Malcolm Gladwell, Daniel Pink, The Power of Habit, and Quiet.


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Greg Bellow in conversation with Stanford professor Steven Zipperstein

Tuesday, April 23, 7:30 p.m.

Saul Bellow's Heart: A Son's Memoir


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Youth Event: Katherine Applegate

Thursday, April 18, 7:00 p.m.

The One and Only Ivan


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Youth Event: Jennifer Fosberry

Wednesday, April 17, 4:00 p.m.

Isabella: Star of the Story

Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St.

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Caroline Paul and Wendy McNaughton

Thursday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.

Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology


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PREMIER EVENT: Guy Kawasaki

Wednesday, April 10, 7:00 p.m.

APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur-How to Publish a Book


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Story Time with Roland Garrigue

Wednesday, April 10, 10:30 a.m.

How To Demolish Dinosaurs

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Amanda Coplin

Tuesday, April 9, 7:30 p.m.

The Orchardist


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Natalie Goldberg

Thursday, March 28, 7:30 p.m.

The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language


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Ellen Sussman

Tuesday, March 26, 7:30 p.m.

The Paradise Guest House


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Teen Event: Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Princess Bus Tour

Saturday, March 23, 7:00 p.m.

Clockwork Princess

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



 

Jonathan and Margaret Kathrein

Thursday, March 21, 7:30 p.m.

Surviving the Shark: How a Brutal Great White Attack Turned a Surfer into a Dedicated Defender of Sharks


With special guests: Marine biologist, Wallace "J" Nichols, and photographer David McGuire who will screen his short film "Swim for Sharks".

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Joyce Carol Oates

Wednesday, March 6, 7:30 p.m.

The Accursed

Introduction by Ann Packer


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Leonard Susskind

Tuesday, February 12, 7:30 p.m.

The Theoretical Minimum: What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics

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Carl Honoré

Monday, February 11, 7:30 p.m.

The Slow Fix: Solve Problems, Work Smarter, and Live Better in a World Addicted to Speed

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Leana S. Wen, M.D., M.Sc.

Thursday, February 7, 7:30 p.m.

When Doctors Don't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor in conversation with Belva Davis

Monday, January 28, 7:00 p.m.

My Beloved World

Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City

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Ward Wilson

Wednesday, January 23, 7:30 p.m.

Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons

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Lisa O'Donnell

Friday, January 18, 7:30 p.m.

The Death of Bees

USA TODAY Interview: click HERE to read.

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Neil Shubin

Tuesday, January 15, 7:30 p.m.

The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People

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Livestreaming: John and Hank Green

Tuesday, January 15, 4:00 p.m.

An Evening of Awesome at Carnegie Hall!

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Daniel Pink

Saturday, January 12, 7:30 p.m.

To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others


 

Robin Sloan

Thursday, December 6, 7:30 p.m.

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore


 

Julie Metzger, R.N., & Robert Lehman, M.D. - from the Heart to Heart Program

Tuesday, December 4, 7:30 p.m.

Will Puberty Last My Whole Life? REAL Answers to REAL Questions from Preteens About Body Changes, Sex, and Other Growing-Up Stuff


 

Tom Reiss

Friday, November 30, 7:30 p.m.

The Black Count: Glory, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo


 

Dominique Renda

Thursday, November 29, 7:30 p.m.

Midnight Daydreams: Poetry of Heart Tales and Mindscapes


 

Kepler's and the Menlo Park Library present Paola Gianturco and the Raging Grannies

Saturday, November 10, 2:00 p.m.

Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon

Menlo Park Library Community Room, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park


 

Justin Cronin

Thursday, November 8, 7:30 p.m.

The Twelve: Book 2 of The Passage Trilogy


 

 

Michael Chabon in conversation with Beth Morgan

Thursday, October 25, 7:00 p.m.

Telegraph Avenue     


 

Crossover Event (youth and adults!): Jasper Fforde

Thursday, October 18, 7:00 p.m.

The Last Dragonslayer

The Woman Who Died a Lot: A Thursday Next Novel

 


 
 

Timothy Egan 

Wednesday, October 17, 7:00 p.m. 

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis    


 

Kepler's Grand Reopening Party!

Featuring Michael Doyle in Conversation with Christin Evans 

Tuesday, October 16, 7:00 - 10:00 pm 

Radical Chapters: Pacifist Bookseller Roy Kepler and the Paperback Revolution   



 

 

Jacob Needleman 

Tuesday, October 9, 7:00 p.m. 

An Unknown World: Notes on the Meaning of the Earth  


 

 

Tony LaRussa 

Monday, October 8, 7:00 p.m. 

One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season   


 

 

Youth Event: Cory Doctorow

Wednesday, October 3, 7:00 p.m. 

Pirate Cinema  


 

T. C. Boyle 

Wednesday, September 26, 12:30 p.m. 

San Miguel   


 

Salman Rushdie in Conversation with Tobias Wolff

Tuesday, September 25, 12:30 p.m.

Joseph Anton: A Memoir 


 

 

Geoffrey Nunberg

Wednesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m.

Ascent of the A-Word: Assholism in Modern Life-The First Sixty Years


 

 

Louise Penny 

Friday, August 31, 7:00 p.m. 

The Beautiful Mystery: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel   


 

 

Gail Tsukiyama 

Tuesday, August 14, 7:00 p.m. 

A Hundred Flowers  



 

 

R.A. Salvatore 

Wednesday, August 8, 7:00 p.m. 
Charon's Claw: Neverwinter Saga Book III  



 

 

David Brin 

Saturday, June 23, 7:00 p.m. 


Existence      


 

Victoria Zackheim, Sam Barry, and Ellen Sussman 

Thursday, May 31, 7:00 p.m.

Exit Laughing: How Humor Takes the Sting Out of Death 

This event is dedicated to the memory of
Kathi Kamen Goldmark

 

 

Enrico Moretti 

Tuesday, May 22, 7:00 p.m. 


The New Geography of Jobs  


 

 

Peter Carey 

Monday, May 21, 7:00 p.m. 


The Chemistry of Tears  


 

 

Victoria Sweet 

Tuesday, May 8, 7:00 p.m. 


God's Hotel: A Doctor, A Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine  


 

Dana Gioia 

Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 p.m. 


Pity the Beautiful: Poems  


 
 

Youth Event: Rick Riordan 

Tuesday, May 1, 7:00 p.m.

The Kane Chronicles: The Serpent's Shadow  

Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City


 

Mick LaSalle 

Monday, April 30, 7:00 p.m. 


The Beauty of the Real: What Hollywood Can Learn From Contemporary French Actresses  


 

Anne Lamott & Sam Lamott 

Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. 
Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son  

 

Christopher Moore 

Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. 
Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art  

 
 

Tina Seelig  - BOOK LAUNCH!

Tuesday, April 17, 7:00 p.m. 
inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity  

 
 

Harlan Coben 

Sunday, March 25, 2:00 p.m. 
Stay Close 
 


 

Elaine Pagels 

Saturday, March 17, 7:00 p.m. 
Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation 
 

Introduction by Scotty McLennan, Dean of Religious Life at Stanford


 

 

Jack Kornfield 

Wednesday, March 7, 7:00 p.m. 
Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are 
 


 

 

Irvin D. Yalom 

Tuesday, March 6, 7:00 p.m.


The Spinoza Problem: A Novel 
 


 

 

Patricia Schultz 

Saturday, February 18, 6:00 p.m.


1,000 Places to See Before You Die
 


 

 

Adam Johnson 

Tuesday, February 7, 7:00 p.m.


The Orphan Master's Son 
 


 

Teen Event: Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket) and Maira Kalman

Thursday, February 2, 7:00 p.m.

Why We Broke Up  


 
 

John Green 

Friday, January 27, 7:00 p.m.

The Fault in Our Stars    

Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City


 

 

Dave Barry & Alan Zweibel 

Wednesday, January 18, 7:00 p.m.

Lunatics  


 

Michael Gazzaniga 

Tuesday, January 3, 7:00 p.m.

Who's In Charge?: Free Will and the Science of the Brain  


 

 

Meet & Greet Book Signing: Sue Grafton

Monday, November 28, 7:00 p.m.

V is for Vengeance 


 

 

Anthony Horowitz 

Friday, November 18, 7:00 p.m.

The House of Silk: Sherlock Holmes 


 

 

Neal Stephenson

Friday, October 7, 7:00 p.m.

Reamde: A Novel    


 

Caroline Kennedy

Tuesday, September 27, 7:00 p.m.

Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy