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February 2019

Dani Shapiro in conversation with Elizabeth Rosner

February 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park , CA 94025 United States
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$10 - $40
Dani Shapiro + Elizabeth Rosner

It was a simple test. Yet, the course of her life changed forever. Dani Shapiro, the award-winning author of bestselling novels like Hourglass, Devotion, and more, grappled with the self-shattering results of a simple DNA test. On TLC and in heart-warming ads, DNA testing is nothing more than a high-tech family tree for the digital age, an over-the-counter science experiment to deepen our own personal understanding ourselves. But millions of Americans are finding a different experience. In this intimate and…

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Story is the Thing

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park , CA 94025 United States
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$12
Story is the Thing

"The universe is made of stories, not of atoms." -Muriel Rukeyser Reading starts at 7:30 pm. Light refreshments and conversation at 7:00 pm. Join us for our quarterly reading series, Story is the Thing, where stunning, emerging voices can be heard alongside works from contemporary local masters. Reading starts at 7:30 pm. Light refreshments and conversation at 7:00 pm. Jeanne Althouse Flash fiction by Jeanne Althouse has appeared in numerous literary journals. Her most recent flash story collection, Boys in…

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Charlie Jane Anders

February 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park , CA 94025 United States
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Free
Charlie Jane Anders

The Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards all agree on Charlie Jane Anders, as do the devotees of her stunning 2016 achievement in literary science fiction, All the Birds in the Sky. This author is a Kepler’s favorite! Vivid, charming, quick-witted and ever-curious, Anders’ professional work ranges from captivating short stories and novels to a spoken-word variety show of over ten years, the lauded Writers With Drinks in San Francisco. Her vibrant speaking presence and dauntless intellectual curiosity have made this…

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Jill Abramson: This Is Now with Angie Coiro

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park , CA 94025 United States
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$15 - $45
Jill Abramson

One of the news media's most qualified voices examines critical information battlegrounds: old media vs. new, documented veracity vs. clickbait. Jill Abramson follows four companies— The New York Times, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, and VICE— over a decade of disruption and radical adjustment. The two venerable newspapers wrestle the challenge of an aging readership; the two upstarts confront a ballooning but fickle audience of millennials. She profiles the defenders of the legacy presses and the larger-than-life characters behind the new…

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Nayomi Munaweera

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SJSU MLK Library, 150 E San Fernando St
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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THURSDAY February 28, 2019 7PM MLK Library, Room 225/229 San José State University Reading followed by an on-stage interview – conducted by SJSU Professor of English Revathi Krishnaswamy – plus a book sale and signing. Nayomi Munaweera’s debut novel, Island of a Thousand Mirrors was long-listed for the Man Asia Literary Prize and the Dublin IMPAC Prize. It was short-listed for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and the Northern California Book Prize. It won the Commonwealth Regional Prize for the Asian Region and…

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March 2019

Story Time with Peter H. Reynolds

March 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park , CA 94025 United States
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From the creator of the New York Times bestsellers The Word Collector and I Am Human comes an empowering story about finding your voice and using it to make the world a better place. In Say Something! beloved artist and author Peter H. Reynolds explores the many ways that a single voice can make a difference. Each of us, each and every day, have the chance to say something: with our actions, our words, and our voices.  The world needs…

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Guy Kawasaki

March 4 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park , CA 94025 United States
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A veritable icon of Silicon Valley, Kawasaki is the author of 14 books, including staples in the entrepreneur's library like The Art of the Start. After working with some of the biggest tech companies in the world, including a stint at Apple in the 1980s, this guru of guerilla marketing went on to become the poster of reinvention, solo-prenuership, and a champion of self-branding. Today, he’s a chief evangelist for Canva, an online graphic-design tool, a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz,…

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Guy Kawasaki, Wise Guy: Lessons from a Life

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz , CA 95060 United States
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Silicon Valley icon and bestselling author Guy Kawasaki shares the unlikely stories of his life, and the lessons we can draw from them, in his new book, Wise Guy. Guy Kawasaki has been a fixture in the tech world since he was part of Apple's original Macintosh team in the 1980s. He's widely respected as a source of wisdom about entrepreneurship, venture capital, marketing, and business evangelism, which he's shared in bestselling books such as The Art of the Start and Enchantment. But before…

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Steinbeck Fellows Alumni Night

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

THURSDAY March 7, 2019 7PM MLK Library Steinbeck Center, Room 590                                                                                                             San José State University Reading followed by an audience Q&A, plus a book sale and signing. Join…

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Dana Frank, The Long Honduran Night

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz , CA 95060 United States
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Professor Dana Frank will join us to discuss and sign copies of her new book, The Long Honduran Night—a story of resistance, repression, and U.S. policy in Honduras in the aftermath of a violent military coup. This powerful narrative recounts the dramatic years in Honduras following the June 2009 military coup that deposed President Manuel Zelaya, told in part through first-person experiences, layered into deeper political analysis. It weaves together two broad pictures: first, the repressive regime that was launched with the…

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Big Ideas Reading Group

March 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park , CA 94025 United States
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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and…

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Poetry Santa Cruz

March 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz , CA 95060 United States
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Poetry Santa Cruz is dedicated to nurturing the poetry community and bringing poetry to the larger community in Santa Cruz County. They present poetry readings at Bookshop Santa Cruz and other locations in Santa Cruz County, and the Poet/Speak open reading. They also provide free information on other poetry-related events in the area. This free event will take place in Bookshop Santa Cruz. Chairs for opening seating are usually set up an hour before the event begins.

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Carolyn Burke, Foursome

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz , CA 95060 United States
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Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes author Carolyn Burke for a discussion and signing of her new book, Foursome, a captivating, spirited account of the intense relationship among four artists whose strong personalities, passionate feelings, and aesthetic ideals drew them together, pulled them apart, and profoundly influenced the very shape of twentieth-century art. This event is cosponsored by The Humanities Institute UC Santa Cruz. New York, 1921: Alfred Stieglitz, the most influential figure in early twentieth-century photography, celebrates the success of his latest exhibition—the centerpiece, a…

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Lisa Moore Ramee with Sabaa Tahir

March 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park , CA 94025 United States
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Join us to celebrate the launch of Lisa Moore Ramee’s highly anticipated, funny and big-hearted debut middle grade novel A Good Kind of Trouble,  about friendship, family, and standing up for what’s right – a book that Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give) calls “full of heart and truth” “Ramée effectively portrays the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement and the difficulty of navigating complex social situations while conveying universal middle school questions about friendship, first crushes, and identity.…

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Spanish Book Discussion Group

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park , CA 94025 United States
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Patria - Fernando Aramburu Please note: the Spanish Book Group will not be meeting in February. El dia en que ETA anuncia el abandono de las armas, Bittori se dirige al cementerio para contarle a la tumba de su marido el Txato, asesinado por los terroristas, que ha decidido volver a la casa donde vivieron. Podra convivir con quienes la acosaron antes y despues del atentado que trastoco su vida y la de su familia? Podra saber quien fue el…

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Lloyd Khan, Driftwood Shacks

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz , CA 95060 United States
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TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2019 - 7:00PM This is an advanced event listing. Please check back for updated information, or sign up for our events emails. This free event will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Chairs for open seating are usually set up about an hour before the event begins. If you have any ADA accommodation requests, please e-mail info@bookshopsantacruz.com by March 17th. "I started building almost 50 years ago, and have lived in a self-built home ever since. If…

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National Geographic Explorer Academy

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park , CA 94025 United States
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For science-loving, world-exploring young adventurers... National Geographic presents Explorer Academy with the help of actual National Geographic Explorer Erika Bergman — scientist, submersible pilot, and steamship engineer! Erika will share her adventures and open up a world of wonder with this new book series that J.J. Abrams, director and screenwriter of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Lost, calls "A fun, exciting, and action-packed ride that kids will love." and LeVar Burton, host of Reading Rainbow says "is sure to…

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Katy Butler, The Art of Dying Well

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz , CA 95060 United States
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2019 - 7:00PM This is an advanced event listing. Please check back for updates, or sign up for our events emails. This free event will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Chairs for open seating are usually set up an hour before the event begins. Please email info@bookshopsantacruz.com by March 25th, 2018 if you have any ADA accommodation requests. In The Art of Dying Well, Katy Butler seeks to restore an element of the sacred to the process…

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