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There are 147 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

San Carlos Library (0.2 miles)
610 Elm St., San Carlos, CA
The Reading Bug (0.3 miles)
785 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070
399 Marine Parkway, Redwood City, CA 94065
Belmont Library (1.8 miles)
1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, CA 94002
710 Hamilton Street, Redwood City, CA 94063
2200 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063
1091 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063
1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA
11 West Hillsdale Boulevard, San Mateo, CA 94403
2140 Euclid Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94061
205 W. Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94403
2510 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063
1000 East Hillsdale Boulevard, Foster City, CA 94404
Lee's Comics (3.7 miles)
2222 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, California 94403
1530 Susan Court, San Mateo, CA 94403
4200 Farm Hill Blvd, Building 9, 3rd Floor, Redwood City, CA 94061
1720 S. Amphlett Boulevard, #329, San Mateo, CA 94402
1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd, Building 9, San Mateo, CA 94402
2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton, CA 94027
1000 El Camino Real, Atherton, CA 94027
B Street Books (5.2 miles)
301 South B Street, San Mateo, CA 94401
55 West 3rd Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94402
3140 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA 94062
Feldman's Books (5.6 miles)
1170 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Local events

Jun
28
Reading of Brightfellow with Rikki Ducornet
City Lights Books, Tuesday, June 28 at 7pm
Rikki Ducornet will be reading from her new novel.

Brightfellow

published by Coffee House Press

A feral boy comes of age on a campus decadent with starched sheets, sweating cocktails, and homemade jams. Stub is the cause of that missing sweater, the pie that disappeared off the cooling rack. Then Stub meets Billy, who takes him in, and Asthma, who enchants him, and all is found, then lost. A fragrant, voluptuous novel of imposture, misplaced affection, and emotional deformity.

An artist and writer, Rikki Ducornet has illustrated books by Robert Coover, Jorge Luis Borges, Forrest Gander, and Joanna Howard. Her paintings have been exhibited widely, including, most recently, at the Pierre Menard Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Salvador Allende Museum in Santiago, Chile.

Critical Praise for the work of Rikki Ducornet:

"Linguistically explosive . . . one of the most interesting American writers around."—The Nation

"Rikki Ducornet, in the effervescent and airy Brightfellow, deftly executes a hefty lightness, the lightest of a bright, light touch that delights and spontaneously combusts right before our eyes. Like an unbounded baron in the trees, like a goat boy on the loose in the groves of academe, this book inscribes a lofty scaffolding of amazing mazes, canopies of wonder. Ignited luminescence, irresistible levitation, iridescent images—the words skip like philosophic stones through a saturated and shimmering exhalation." —Michael Martone, author of Michael Martone and Winesburg, Indiana

"Ducornet—surrealist, absurdist, pure anarchist at times—is one of our most accomplished writers, adept at seizing on the perfect details and writing with emotion and cool detachment simultaneously. I love her style because it is penetrating and precise but also sensual without being overwrought. You experience a Ducornet novel with all of your senses."—Jeff VanderMeer (CityLightsBooks)
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Jun
29
Wild Wednesday: Rick Huddle
Wild Wednesdays@ the Castro Valley Library!
 
 RICK HUDDLE
STORYTELLER & MUSICIAN
The whole family will enjoy this fun, lively and thoughtful show
Wednesday, June 29 @ 2:00pm
 
No Registration Required
First Come, First Served
Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times (added from Eventkeeper)
Jun
29
Laura McBride
Mrs. Dalloway's, Wednesday, June 29 at 4pm
Laura McBride teaches at the College of Southern Nevada and lives with her husband and two children in Las Vegas. She graduated with a degree in American Studies from Yale University and wrote part of We Are Called to Rise, her first novel, while in residency at Yaddo. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Jun
29
Indie Press Night featuring Ig Publishing
City Lights Books, Wednesday, June 29 at 7pm
Readings with Sean Carswell and Ron Tanner in celebration of the release of two new novels:

Metaphysical Ukulele by Sean Carswell and Missile Paradise by Ron Tanner

Both books published by Ig Press

About Metaphysical Ukulele:

Mixing the flair of literary invention with real events in the lives of some of our most well-known writers—Herman Melville living with a tribe of cannibals; Raymond Chandler holding The Blue Dahlia screenplay hostage from Paramount Studios; Flannery O'Connor falling in love; Chester Himes threatening to decapitate his landlord, a ukulele player who may or may not be Thomas Pynchon, among others—Sean Carswell takes the nonfiction of the literary life and turns it into exquisite fiction, with a ukulele thrown in to each story for good measure. At times heartbreaking, at times absurd, the stories in this truly one-of-a-kind collection delightfully blur the line between what is life, and what is literature.

Sean Carswell is the author of the novels Drinks for the Little Guy, Train Wreck Girl, and Madhouse Fog, and the short story collections Barney's Crew and Glue and Ink Rebellion. He co-founded the independent book publisher Gorsky Press and the music magazine Razorcake. He currently teaches writing and literature at California State University, Channel Islands.

About Missle Paradise:

In the Marshall Islands, an island-nation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean that was once a testing ground for nuclear bombs, American engineers and programmers are making and testing missiles while their "hosts," the indigenous Marshallese, sweep their streets and clean their houses. It's 2004, the Iraq war is heating up, and 9/11 is fresh in everyone's minds. Following four interconnected story lines—the meltdown of a burned-out cultural liaison who has "gone native" and bitterly resents his role in keeping the Marshallese down; a young programmer who has lost his leg in a reckless solo sailing journey; the struggles of a young widow with two children whose husband drowned in a mysterious diving accident; and the destructive spiral of a Marshallese teenager whose American girlfriend rejects him when she returns to the States—Missile Paradise is an extraordinary novel that deals with the major social and political issues of our time, including racism, represented by the relationship between the Americans who enjoy life on Kwajalein and the subservience of the native Marshallese, who live on the neglected and trash-strewn island of Ebeye; and climate change—the climax of the novel is a great storm and flood which forces the Marshallese on Ebeye to flee to Kwajalein.

Ron Tanner's awards for writing include a Faulkner Society gold medal, a Pushcart Prize, a New Letters Award, a Best of the Web Award, a Maryland Arts Council grant, and many others. He is the author of A Bed of Nails (stories), Kiss Me Stranger (illustrated novel), and From Animal House to Our House (memoir). He teaches writing at Loyola University-Maryland and directs the Marshall Islands Story Project.

Ig Publishing produces original literary fiction from writers who have been overlooked by the mainstream publishing establishment, and political and cultural nonfiction. Their Young Adult imprint, Lizzie Skurnick Books, is devoted to bringing back the very best in young adult literature, from the classics of the '30s and '40s to the thrillers and social issue novels of the ’70s and ’80s. (CityLightsBooks)
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Jun
30
Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin
City Lights Books, Thursday, June 30 at 7pm
A bookrelease party and evening of poetry co-hosted by Tamara Cushway and Michael Warr.

Readings by devorah major, CS Giscombe, Al Young, and Michael Warr from the new book:

Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin

Complied by Phil Cushway, Edited by Michael Warr

Published by W.W. Norton

City Lights celebrates the release of this stunning new anthology that illuminates today's black experience through the voices of our most transformative and powerful African American poets.

Included in this extraordinary volume are the poems of 43 of America's most talented African American wordsmiths, including Pulitzer Prize–winning poets Rita Dove, Natasha Tretheway, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Tracy K. Smith, as well as the work of other luminaries such as Elizabeth Alexander, Ishmael Reed, and Sonia Sanchez. Included are poems such as "No Wound of Exit" by Patricia Smith, "We Are Not Responsible" by Harryette Mullen, and "Poem for My Father" by Quincy Troupe. Each is accompanied by a photograph of the poet along with a first-person biography. The anthology also contains personal essays on race such as “The Talk” by Jeannine Amber and works by Harry Belafonte, Amiri Baraka, and The Reverend Dr. William Barber II, architect of the Moral Mondays movement, as well as images and iconic political posters of the Black Lives Matter movement, Malcolm X, and the Black Panther Party. Taken together, Of Poetry and Protest gives voice to the current conversation about race in America while also providing historical and cultural context. It serves as an excellent introduction to African American poetry and is a must-have for every reader committed to social justice and racial harmony.

Philip Cushway is the owner of Artrock and the author of Art of the Dead.

Michael Warr received a Creative Work Fund award for “Tracing Poetic Memory.” He is deputy director of the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco. (CityLightsBooks)
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Jul
5
Lawyers in the Library
Belmont Library, Tuesday, July 5 at 7pm
The first Tuesday of each month the library, in partnership with the San Mateo County Bar Association, holds free legal clinics. Participants have a twenty minute free consultation with an attorney. Lawyer's legal expertise may vary from month to month. Please call the Belmont Library for details on topics. (650) 591-8286

Registration is required by calling the library or asking at the reference desk.

(650) 591-8286 (MuranoBlue)
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Jul
13
Afternoon Storytime at Gamble Garden
Join us for an afternoon family storytime at Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden in the Carriage House.

Gamble Garden is located at 1431 Waverley Street Palo Alto, CA 94301

Categories: Family Storytime, PreSchool (added from RSS Feed)
Jul
22
David Rose
Kepler's Books, Friday, July 22 at 7:30pm
David Rose is an award-winning entrepreneur and instructor at the MIT Media Lab, specializing in how digital information interfaces with the physical environment. A former CEO at Vitality, a company that reinvented medication packaging, he founded Ambient Devices, which pioneered technology to embed Internet information in everyday objects like lamps, mirrors, and umbrellas. Currently Rose is the CEO of Ditto Labs, and his work has been featured at New York Museum of Modern Art and in The New York Times, and parodied on The Colbert Report. A frequent speaker at conferences and for corporations, he lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, with his wife and two children. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Aug
2
Lawyers in the Library
Belmont Library, Tuesday, August 2 at 7pm
The first Tuesday of each month the library, in partnership with the San Mateo County Bar Association, holds free legal clinics. Participants have a twenty minute free consultation with an attorney. Lawyer's legal expertise may vary from month to month. Please call the Belmont Library for details on topics. (650) 591-8286

Registration is required by calling the library or asking at the reference desk.

(650) 591-8286 (MuranoBlue)
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Aug
14
Cassandra Dunn
Books Inc. in Alameda, Sunday, August 14 at 7pm
Cassandra Dunn received her MFA in creative writing from Mills College. She was a semifinalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and a finalist in Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers. She has two children and lives in the San Francisco Bay area. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Sep
13
Claire Thomas
Book Passage, Tuesday, September 13 at 12:30pm
Claire Thomas is an unabashed food enthusiast and the host of Food for Thought with Claire Thomas, part of Litton’s Weekend Adventure on ABC. She works as a nationally recognized commercial director, food photographer, and writer, with her blog, The Kitchy Kitchen, as her experiment and much beloved playground. Born and raised in LA, Claire has turned food into an intellectual and grumbling stomach–driven passion. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Oct
11
Sophie Littlefield
Books Inc. in Opera Plaza, Tuesday, October 11 at 2pm
Sophie Littlefield grew up in rural Missouri and attended college in Indiana. She worked in technology before having children, and was lucky enough to stay home with them while they were growing up. She writes novels for kids and adults, and lives in Northern California. Visit her online at www.SophieLittlefield.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Oct
16
Hua Hsu, A Floating Chinaman: Fantasy and Failure across the Pacific
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland, Sunday, October 16 at 3pm
Hua Hsu, A floating Chinaman: Fantasy and Failure across the Pacific

In conversation with Jeff Chang, Executive Director of Stanford’s Institute for Diversity in the Arts, Diesel Bookstore Oakland (added from Harvard University Press)
Oct
23
Thomas Piketty, translated by Arthur Goldhammer, Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Thomas Piketty, translated by Arthur Goldhammer, Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Arrow Lecture, Stanford University (sponsored by the Department of Political Science) (added from Harvard University Press)
Nov
20
Chloe Benjamin
Mrs. Dalloway's, Sunday, November 20 at 7:30pm
Chloe Benjamin is a graduate of Vassar College and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received her MFA in fiction. She is a recipient of the Sally Mead Hands Award for fiction writing and the Dorothy D. Bailey Summer Prize Fellowship, and her work has appeared in PANK, The Washington Independent Review of Books, The Laurel Review, Pebble Lake Review, Tar River Poetry, Whiskey Island, Verse Wisconsin, and Devil’s Lake, among others. She has taught creative writing and freshmen composition at UW-Madison and Edgewood College. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where she works for a nonprofit, runs a writing workshop for preteen girls, and writes in the hours in between. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Feb
12
Mehrsa Baradaran, How the Other Half Banks: Exclusion, Exploitation, and the Threat to Democracy
The Green Arcade, Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 7pm
Mehrsa Baradaran, How the Other Half Banks: Exclusion, Exploitation, and the Threat to Democracy

Speaking and signing, The Green Arcade (added from Harvard University Press)
Feb
13
Mehrsa Baradaran, How the Other Half Banks: Exclusion, Exploitation, and the Threat to Democracy
Laurel Book Store, Monday, February 13, 2017 at 6pm
Mehrsa Baradaran, How the Other Half Banks: Exclusion, Exploitation, and the Threat to Democracy

Reading, speaking, and signing, Laurel Book Store (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
9
Nathan Perl-Rosenthal, Citizen Sailors: Becoming American in the Age of Revolution
Books Inc Palo Alto, Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 7pm
Nathan Perl-Rosenthal, Citizen Sailors: Becoming American in the Age of Revolution

Speaking, Q&A, and signing, Books Inc., Palo Alto (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
15
Allyson Hobbs, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life
Kepler's Books, Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7:30pm
Allyson Hobbs, A chosen exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life

Conversation with Helena Brantley (signing to follow), Kepler’s Books (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
17
Iris Bohnet, What Works: Gender Equality by Design
Mechanic's Institute Library & Chess Room, Friday, March 17, 2017 at 6pm
Iris Bohnet, What Works: Gender Equality by Design

Speaking and signing, Mechanics Institute Library (added from Harvard University Press)
Apr
14
Judith Butler, Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly
University Press Books, Friday, April 14, 2017 at 7pm
Judith Butler, Notes toward a performative theory of assembly

Speaking at University Press Books (added from Harvard University Press)
Apr
21
Ross Bassett, The Technological Indian
Computer History Museum, Friday, April 21, 2017 at 6:30pm
Ross Bassett, The Technological Indian

In conversation with Museum CEO John Hollar (signing to follow), Computer History Museum (added from Harvard University Press)
May
4
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War
City Lights Books, Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7pm
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

In conversation with Maxine Hong Kingston, City Lights Bookstore (added from Harvard University Press)
Jun
20
Hua Hsu, A Floating Chinaman: Fantasy and Failure across the Pacific
Green Apple Books on the Park, Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 7:30pm
Hua Hsu, A floating Chinaman: Fantasy and Failure across the Pacific

Speaking and signing, Green Apple Books on the Park (added from Harvard University Press)
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