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Wednesday, June 19

Book Release: Punk Rock Is Cool for the End of the World | City Lights Books
Wednesday, June 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books
Book Release: Punk Rock Is Cool for the End of the World | City Lights Books
Punk Rock Is Cool for the End of the World: Poems and Notebooks of Ed Smith by Ed Smith, Edited by David Trinidad published by Turtle Point Press. In Punk Rock Is Cool for the End of the World, David Trinidad brings together a comprehensive selection ...

Thursday, June 20

Free Author Talk: Stacy Adimando’s “Piatti” | Omnivore Books
Thursday, June 20 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Free Author Talk: Stacy Adimando's "Piatti" | Omnivore Books
The Executive Editor of SAVEUR magazine, author Stacy Adimando draws from her Italian heritage and her love of Italy’s traditional abundant antipasti spreads to create 75 recipes for easy, generous plates and platters meant for grazing and sharing. Filled with advice on how to easily ...

The Unburied: Indigenous Memory & Movement Poetics | SF
Thursday, June 20 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Alley Cat Books
The Unburied: Indigenous Memory & Movement Poetics | SF
Join Aunt Lute Books for “The Unburied: A Poetics of Indigenous Memory and Movement” with San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck and award-winning Texas-based author, ire’ne lara silva! This summer we reflect on the role of poetry as a tool to heal; as a tool to ...
Free Author Talk: Green Transportation in Copenhagen | SF
Thursday, June 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Green Arcade
Free Author Talk: Green Transportation in Copenhagen | SF
We are in climate emergency and cities around the world (including San Francisco) are struggling to find solutions. Copenhagen is often looked upon as a hopeful model because of its extensive bicycle system (29 percent of all trips are made by bicycle) and Copenhagen has ...
Author Novel Discussion: Nicole Dennis-Benn’s “Patsy” | Green Apple Books
Thursday, June 20 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
Author Novel Discussion: Nicole Dennis-Benn's "Patsy" | Green Apple Books
Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of Here Comes the Sun, discusses her new novel, Patsy. Praise for Patsy “Nicole Dennis-Benn is an exquisite writer who paints scenes with words so vivid you might as well be walking through it as a character, not a reader. In Patsy, she addresses ...

Friday, June 21

Free Author Talk: Maggie Hoffman’s “Batch Cocktails” | Omnivore Books
Friday, June 21 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Free Author Talk: Maggie Hoffman's "Batch Cocktails" | Omnivore Books
As anyone who has hosted a dinner party knows, cocktail hour is the most fun part of the evening for guests – but can be challenging for whomever is in charge of keeping the drinks flowing. The solution, though, is simple: batch it! In this ...

Saturday, June 22

Free Author Talk: Revitalizing Hawaii Foodways | Omnivore Books
Saturday, June 22 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Free Author Talk: Revitalizing Hawaii Foodways | Omnivore Books
Foodways are the cultural, social and economic practices connected to the production and consumption of food. It is a concept that we use to draw attention to the intersection of food in culture, traditions, and history. In Hawaii, these intersections have evolved dramatically over time. ...

Sunday, June 23

Books & Brews Summer Sale | SF
Sunday, June 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Anchor Public Taps
Books & Brews Summer Sale | SF
Love beer? Love books? Come to a special June Books and Brews event at Anchor Public Taps. Twice as big and all outdoors, our summer sale will have art and photography books, fiction and non-fiction, children’s books and more. All while you sample Anchor’s amazing handcrafted beers. ...
38th Annual Northern California Book Awards | Civic Center
Sunday, June 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Koret Auditorium
38th Annual Northern California Book Awards | Civic Center
The 38th Annual Northern California Book Awards will take place on Sunday, June 23, 2019, Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library. The NCBAs honor the work of northern California authors and translators, and recognize exceptional service to the community by northern California writers and literary leaders ...
Free Author Talk: Eat Like You Give A Fork | Omnivore Books
Sunday, June 23 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Free Author Talk: Eat Like You Give A Fork | Omnivore Books
Remake your kitchen, your taste buds, your body, and your energy level with honest, transparent and easy-to-understand recipes. Core meal planning and preparation techniques from Ibrahim’s Facebook Live show save time, money and sanity. These forking delicious recipes make healthy eating simple and quick to ...

Monday, June 24

Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose
Monday, June 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Hedley Club
Silent Book Club: Book Lovers' Monthly Reading | San Jose

Silent Book Club is a monthly meetup of reading afficionados. Bring yourself and what you’re currently reading to The Hedley Club. Free, but an RSVP is requested. The link can sometimes be hard to find. You can sometimes find it in these two sites: Silent Book ...Monthly

Free Author Talk: Aleksandra Crapanzano’s “Eat Cook L.A.” | Omnivore Books
Monday, June 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Free Author Talk: Aleksandra Crapanzano's "Eat Cook L.A." | Omnivore Books
Once considered a culinary wasteland, Los Angeles is now one of the most exciting food cities in the world. Like the multi-faceted, sprawling city itself, the food of Los Angeles is utterly its own, an amalgam of international influence, disposable income, glamour, competition, immigrant vitality, ...

Wednesday, June 26

Free Author Talk: Todd Richards’ “Soul” | Omnivore Books
Wednesday, June 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Free Author Talk: Todd Richards' "Soul" | Omnivore Books
Page after page, in more than 150 recipes and stunning photos, Todd shares his creativity and passion to highlight what soul food can be for a new generation of cooks. Whether you’re new to Southern and soul food or call the South your home, Soul ...
Louise Aronson’s Book Discussion: Elderhood | City Lights Books
Wednesday, June 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books
Louise Aronson's Book Discussion: Elderhood | City Lights Books
Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life from Bloomsbury Books As revelatory as Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal, physician and award-winning author Louise Aronson’s Elderhood is an essential, empathetic look at a vital but little respected stage of life. For more than 5,000 years, “old” has been defined as ...
Author Book Discussion: Indecent Advances | Green Apple Books
Wednesday, June 26 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
Author Book Discussion: Indecent Advances | Green Apple Books
James Polchin discusses his new book Indecent Advances: A Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall. About Indecent Advances A skillful hybrid of true crime and social history that examines the relationship between the media and popular culture in the portrayal of crimes against gay ...

Thursday, June 27

Sugar Rebels: +60 Kween Of Baking Recipes | Omnivore Books
Thursday, June 27 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Sugar Rebels: +60 Kween Of Baking Recipes | Omnivore Books
Sugar Rebels is the book that fans of The Scran Line and its host and creator Nick Makrides have been waiting for! It includes Nick’s signature delicious and sometimes outrageous cupcakes, macarons, and cakes—some favorites, some new recipes—presented alongside the story of The Scran Line ...
Author In-Conversation: Nightingales in Berlin | City Lights Books
Thursday, June 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books
Author In-Conversation: Nightingales in Berlin | City Lights Books
Nightingales in Berlin: Searching for the Perfect Sound by David Rothenberg published by University of Chicago Press and IrRational Music by Elliot Sharp published by Terra Nova Books (distributed by The MIT Press) about Nightingales in Berlin: A celebrated figure in myth, song, and story, the ...
Author Book Discussion: This is Not a T-Shirt | Green Apple Books
Thursday, June 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
Author Book Discussion: This is Not a T-Shirt | Green Apple Books
Bobby Hundreds discusses his new book, This is Not a T-Shirt. Praise for This is Not a T-Shirt “This is Not a T-Shirt tracks the history of surf and skate culture and its relationship to streetwear—from the Zephyr skate team of the ’70s to brands like Stüssy, ...

Saturday, June 29

LGBTQ+ Family Pride Celebration | Oakland
Saturday, June 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Dimond Park Recreation Center
LGBTQ+ Family Pride Celebration | Oakland
Celebrate Pride weekend at Dimond Park, Oakland for the LGBTQ+ Family Pride Celebration.  LGBTQ+ Family Pride Celebration Saturday, June 29, 2019 | 10 am to 1 pm Dimond Park, 3860 Hanly Rd, Oakland FREE Featuring: a performance by Queer Taiko at 10:00 am fashion show on the Rainbow Runway crafts with Oakland Museum of California face painting lawn games book ...
4th Annual Richmond District Book Swap | SF
Saturday, June 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Writing Salon
4th Annual Richmond District Book Swap | SF
Love a book so much you want to share it? Need to make room for new books? Join them for a book swap. It’s easy. Bring your unwanted (but still in good condition) books and swap them for some new (to you) books. You are ...

Wednesday, July 3

The Setup’s “A Funny Thing Happened” Storytelling Night | Beer Basement
The Setup's "A Funny Thing Happened" Storytelling Night | Beer Basement

The First Wednesday of every Month, The Setup presents“A Funny Thing Happened”, a night of world class storytelling. You’ll be joining bestselling authors, Emmy-Award winning writers, TED speakers, stars of The Moth Radio hour, Snap Judgment and accomplished comedic voices in an intimate setting right ...Monthly

Tuesday, July 9

Poetic Tuesdays: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Tuesday, July 9 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Poetic Tuesdays: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Lines and lyrics from Litquake Nation! Enjoy line breaks during your lunch break, as some of the Bay Area’s best poets and musicians share their work in the great outdoors.

Thursday, July 11

Thursday Night Poem Jam | SF Main Library
Thursday, July 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Thursday Night Poem Jam | SF Main Library

Join San Francisco Main Public Library with talented poets for a poetry jam. The Main Library’s monthly Poem Jam poetry reading series, moderated by Kim Shuck, takes place on Thursdays at 6 pm in the Main Library. Thursday Night Poem Jam Every 2nd Thursday | ...Monthly

Saturday, July 13

SF Public Library’s $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, July 13 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to look around and you can buy a book or media for only $1.
| The Book Donation Center
SF Public Library's $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.

The 2nd Saturday of each month, rain or shine, the San Francisco Public Library opens the doors to their Book Donation Center for a massive $1 sale. Selection changes each month, and random treasures abound. Come by and pick up choice books and media at ...Monthly

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, July 13 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre

Every second Saturday of the month, EXIT Theatre invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join in for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 minutes to generate original monologues based ...Monthly

Saturday, July 20

Bay Area Poetry Marathon | SF
Saturday, July 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Alley Cat Books
Bay Area Poetry Marathon | SF

At the Bay Area Poetry Marathon, poets from across the U.S. and the Bay Area celebrate innovative poetry in a series of readings throughout the summer. Join at the first BAPM event of the summer to hear a fantastic assembly of emerging & established writers. ...

Monday, July 22

Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose
Monday, July 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Hedley Club
Silent Book Club: Book Lovers' Monthly Reading | San Jose

Silent Book Club is a monthly meetup of reading afficionados. Bring yourself and what you’re currently reading to The Hedley Club. Free, but an RSVP is requested. The link can sometimes be hard to find. You can sometimes find it in these two sites: Silent Book ...Monthly

Wednesday, August 7

The Setup’s “A Funny Thing Happened” Storytelling Night | Beer Basement
The Setup's "A Funny Thing Happened" Storytelling Night | Beer Basement

The First Wednesday of every Month, The Setup presents“A Funny Thing Happened”, a night of world class storytelling. You’ll be joining bestselling authors, Emmy-Award winning writers, TED speakers, stars of The Moth Radio hour, Snap Judgment and accomplished comedic voices in an intimate setting right ...Monthly

Saturday, August 10

SF Public Library’s $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, August 10 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to look around and you can buy a book or media for only $1.
| The Book Donation Center
SF Public Library's $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.

The 2nd Saturday of each month, rain or shine, the San Francisco Public Library opens the doors to their Book Donation Center for a massive $1 sale. Selection changes each month, and random treasures abound. Come by and pick up choice books and media at ...Monthly

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, August 10 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre

Every second Saturday of the month, EXIT Theatre invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join in for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 minutes to generate original monologues based ...Monthly