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There are 64 "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
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
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
Kepler's Books (5.7 miles)
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, California 94025
800 Alma Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025
413 Ivy Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Local events

Jan
29
Meet James Riley!-January 29
The Reading Bug, Thursday, January 29 at 5pm
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Pre-K: Tues. & Thurs. at 11AM Babies & Toddlers: Wed. at 11AM Newborns: Fri. at 11AM All Ages: Sat. at 11AM

Stories & Free Crafts (Ages 3+): Sun. at 11AM FREE STORYTIME AND CRAFT!(1 day) Prenatal Fitness with Patty(1 day) Mother Daughter Book Club(2 days) more About Kobo eBooks Browse eBooks (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jan
29
Brandon Mull
The Reading Bug, Thursday, January 29 at 5:30pm
Brandon Mull is the author of the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling Beyonders and Fablehaven series, as well as the bestselling Five Kingdoms and Candy Shop Wars series. He resides in Utah, in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon with his wife and four children. Brandon’s greatest regret is that he has but one life to give for Gondor. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Jan
29
Yiyun Li
Book Passage, Thursday, January 29 at 6pm
Yiyun Li (A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, The vagrants, Kinder than solitude, Gold boy, emerald girl)

Yiyun Li is the author of A Thousand Years of Good Prayers and The vagrants. A native of Beijing and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she is the recipient of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, the Whiting Writers’ Award, and the Guardian First Book Award. In 2007, Granta named her one of the best American novelists under thirty-five. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, A Public Space, The Best American Short Stories, and The O. Henry Prize Stories, among others. She teaches writing at the University of California, Davis, and lives in Oakland, California, with her husband and their two sons. (added from Random House)… (more)
Jan
29
Henry Winkler & Lin Oliver ~ January 29
Hicklebee's, Thursday, January 29 at 7pm
It was a sad day in Willow Glen when Henry Winkler had to cancel his appearance at Hicklebee's last year. We're so glad he's recovered his voice and found time in his busy schedule to return, and extra glad that co-author Lin Oliver will be joining him. Join the fun! Thursday, January 29 at 7:00 The purchase of any Hank Zipzer title from Hicklebee's gains you entrance to the event. Space (& time) is limited! A Winkler/Oliver book purchased at Hicklebee's is your ticket in! (Each person must have at least one book.) After purchasing your book, be sure to reserve your *spot. *Priority will be given to those who purchased books last year hoping to see Mr. Winkler. Contact us by January 14th to be added to our priority list of attendees. Others purchasing books will be added to the list after that date. Winkler and Lin, writing for a younger (ages 6-8) audience, introduces HERE’S HANK. Here’s Hank stars the same Hank as in the bestselling Hank Zipzer series, only this time he's in 2nd grade. Hank is a kid who doesn't try to be funny, but he somehow always makes the kids in his class laugh. He's pretty bad at memorizing stuff, and spelling is his worst subject. (But so are math and reading!) In the first book in this new series, Hank's class is putting on a play, and Hank wants the lead part: Aqua Fly. But he freezes in his audition and can only buzz like a fly. His teacher creates a special part for Hank, a silent bookmark. This may seem like an insignificant role, but when his enemy, Nick McKelty, freezes during the performance, it's up to Hank to save the play! Henry Winkler is an accomplished actor, producer and director. In 2003, Henry added author to his list of achievements as he co-authored a series of children's books. Inspired by the true life experiences of Henry Winkler, whose undiagnosed dyslexia made him a classic childhood underachiever, the Hank Zipzer series is about the high-spirited and funny adventures of a boy with learning differences. Lin Oliver is a writer and producer of movies, books, and television series for children and families. She has written more than twenty-five novels for children, and one hundred episodes of television. She is cofounder and executive director of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and international organization of twenty thousand authors and illustrators of children's books. Please note that Mr. Winkler will only sign Hank Zipzer and Here's Hank books - please no memorabilia. Event guidelines. Browse Hank Zipzer titles here.

Location: Street: 1378 Lincoln Ave City: San Jose, Province: California Postal Code: 95125-3010 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
29
Tim Federle
Books Inc Palo Alto, Thursday, January 29 at 7pm
Tim Federle was born in San Francisco, grew up in Pittsburgh, and began crashing New York auditions as a teenager, landing in five Broadway shows. Tim’s debut novel, Better Nate Than Ever, was inspired by his adventures backstage; Five, Six, Seven, Nate! chronicles Nate Foster’s further exploits in E.T.: The Musical. Find the author at TimFederle.com and on Twitter @TimFederle. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Jan
29
Robert Repino
Green Apple Books, Thursday, January 29 at 7pm
Robert Repino (Morte) (added from Random House)
Jan
29
CANCELED - ALLYSON HOBBS
Kepler's Books, Thursday, January 29 at 7:30pm
Credit: Jessica Tampas

EVENT IS CANCELED!

Allyson Hobbs

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

A chosen exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life

Join us for a look back at the history of racial passing, and a topical discussion of race and identity problems in America today.

For centuries, countless African Americans passed as white, leaving behind families and friends, roots and community, almost always for the benefits of expanded opportunity and mobility. But along with these brighter possibilities came grief, loneliness, and isolation that often outweighed the rewards. A chosen exile is a beautiful, extensively researched book, with historical photographs and over 82 pages of notes.

As racial relations in america have evolved so has the significance of passing. To pass as white in the antebellum South was to escape the shackles of slavery. After emancipation, many African Americans came to regard passing as a form of betrayal, a selling of one's birthright. When the initially hopeful period of Reconstruction proved short-lived, passing became an opportunity to defy Jim Crow and strike out on one's own.

Allyson Hobbs is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Stanford. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and she received a Ph.D. with distinction from the University of Chicago. Hobbs teaches courses on African American history, African American women’s history and 20th century American history. Her research interests include American social and cultural history, racial mixture, identity formation, migration and urbanization, and the intersections of race, class and gender. Join the event on Facebook!

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
30
Angelique Kidjo will be promoting Spirit Rising
Angelique Kidjo will be promoting Spirit Rising (added from HarperCollins)
Jan
31
Feb
1
Louise Steinman
Louise Steinman (The Crooked Mirror) (added from Random House)
Feb
2
Prenatal Fitness with Patty
The Reading Bug, Monday, February 2 at 5:45pm
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Pre-K: Tues. & Thurs. at 11AM Babies & Toddlers: Wed. at 11AM Newborns: Fri. at 11AM All Ages: Sat. at 11AM

Stories & Free Crafts (Ages 3+): Sun. at 11AM FREE STORYTIME AND CRAFT!(1 day) Prenatal Fitness with Patty(1 day) Mother Daughter Book Club(2 days) more About Kobo eBooks Browse eBooks (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Feb
2
PREMIER EVENT: MICHAEL SHERMER
Kepler's Books, Monday, February 2 at 7:30pm
Credit: Jeremy Danger

PREMIER EVENT: Michael Shermer

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

The moral arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom Tickets are available at Kepler's and online at Brown Paper Tickets

In The moral arc, Shermer shows us how science and reason move humanity toward a more just world. This provocative and compelling book has been praised by Jared Diamond, Steven Pinker, and Lawrence M. Krauss as an important work of skepticism, science, and reason, both thrilling and fascinating, which will forever change your view of the history and destiny of humankind. This ambitious and thoroughly researched tome is a remarkably accessible work of scholarship that explains that the fabric of modern morality derives not from religion, but in large part from secular notions of rational empiricism.

The Age of Reason and the Enlightenment led theorists to apply scientific reasoning to the non-scientific disciplines of politics, economics, and moral philosophy. Instead of relying on the woodcuts of dissected bodies in old medical texts, physicians opened bodies themselves to see what was there; instead of divining truth through the authority of an ancient holy book or philosophical treatise, people began to explore the book of nature for themselves through travel and exploration; instead of the supernatural belief in the divine right of kings, people employed a natural belief in the right of democracy.

Learn how abstract reasoning, rationality, empiricism, skepticism--scientific ways of thinking--have profoundly changed the way we perceive morality and, indeed, move us ever closer to a more just world.

Dr. Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, a regular contributor to Time.com, and Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. He is also the author of The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies; The Mind of the Market, on evolutionary economics, and Why Darwin Matters: Evolution and the Case Against Intelligent Design. He has been a college professor since 1979.

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
3
Writing Workshop - 1/13-2/10
The Reading Bug, Tuesday, February 3 at 5pm
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Pre-K: Tues. & Thurs. at 11AM Babies & Toddlers: Wed. at 11AM Newborns: Fri. at 11AM All Ages: Sat. at 11AM

Stories & Free Crafts (Ages 3+): Sun. at 11AM FREE STORYTIME AND CRAFT!(1 day) Prenatal Fitness with Patty(1 day) Mother Daughter Book Club(2 days) more About Kobo eBooks Browse eBooks (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Feb
3
PREMIER EVENT: YA: MARISSA MEYER
Kepler's Books, Tuesday, February 3 at 7pm
Credit: Julia Scott

PREMIER EVENT: Marissa Meyer

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

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

You're cordially invited to join Marissa Meyer for a very special Lunar Ball to celebrate the release of Fairest: Levana’s Story, the prequel to her New York Times bestselling Lunar Chronicles (Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress).

We'll have a talk and booksigning with the author, light refreshments, a costume contest, activities, giveaways, and more!

Fans of The Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her "glamour" to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story — a story that has never been told... until now. Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This book includes full-color art and an excerpt from Winter, the next book in The Lunar Chronicles series.

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
4
Yoga for grown-ups
The Reading Bug, Wednesday, February 4 at 09:30am
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Pre-K: Tues. & Thurs. at 11AM Babies & Toddlers: Wed. at 11AM Newborns: Fri. at 11AM All Ages: Sat. at 11AM

Stories & Free Crafts (Ages 3+): Sun. at 11AM FREE STORYTIME AND CRAFT!(1 day) Prenatal Fitness with Patty(1 day) Mother Daughter Book Club(2 days) more About Kobo eBooks Browse eBooks (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Feb
4
Amanda Eyre Ward
Towne Center Books, Wednesday, February 4 at 11:30am
Amanda Eyre Ward (Forgive me, How to Be Lost, Love Stories in This Town, Close your eyes, The Same Sky)

Amanda Eyre Ward is the award-winning author of Forgive me, How to Be Lost and Sleep Toward Heaven. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family. To schedule a speaking engagement, please contact American Program Bureau at www.apbspeakers.com (added from Random House)… (more)
Feb
4
FREE STORYTIME AND CRAFT!
The Reading Bug, Wednesday, February 4 at 3pm
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Pre-K: Tues. & Thurs. at 11AM Babies & Toddlers: Wed. at 11AM Newborns: Fri. at 11AM All Ages: Sat. at 11AM

Stories & Free Crafts (Ages 3+): Sun. at 11AM FREE STORYTIME AND CRAFT!(1 day) Prenatal Fitness with Patty(1 day) Mother Daughter Book Club(2 days) more About Kobo eBooks Browse eBooks (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Feb
4
Lisa McMann
Hicklebee's, Wednesday, February 4 at 3pm
Lisa McMann is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy, Cryer’s Cross, Dead to You, the Visions series, and the middle grade dystopian fantasy series The Unwanteds. She lives with her family in the Phoenix area. Read more about Lisa and find her blog through her website at LisaMcMann.com or, better yet, find her on Facebook (Facebook.com/McMannFan) or follow her on Twitter (@Lisa_McMann). (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Feb
4
Lisa McMann
Hicklebee's, Wednesday, February 4 at 3:30pm
Lisa McMann is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy, Cryer’s Cross, Dead to You, the Visions series, and the middle grade dystopian fantasy series The Unwanteds. She lives with her family in the Phoenix area. Read more about Lisa and find her blog through her website at LisaMcMann.com or, better yet, find her on Facebook (Facebook.com/McMannFan) or follow her on Twitter (@Lisa_McMann). (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Feb
4
Prenatal Fitness with Patty
The Reading Bug, Wednesday, February 4 at 5:45pm
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Pre-K: Tues. & Thurs. at 11AM Babies & Toddlers: Wed. at 11AM Newborns: Fri. at 11AM All Ages: Sat. at 11AM

Stories & Free Crafts (Ages 3+): Sun. at 11AM FREE STORYTIME AND CRAFT!(1 day) Prenatal Fitness with Patty(1 day) Mother Daughter Book Club(2 days) more About Kobo eBooks Browse eBooks (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Feb
4
Grown up Book Club
The Reading Bug, Wednesday, February 4 at 7:30pm
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Pre-K: Tues. & Thurs. at 11AM Babies & Toddlers: Wed. at 11AM Newborns: Fri. at 11AM All Ages: Sat. at 11AM

Stories & Free Crafts (Ages 3+): Sun. at 11AM FREE STORYTIME AND CRAFT!(1 day) Prenatal Fitness with Patty(1 day) Mother Daughter Book Club(2 days) more About Kobo eBooks Browse eBooks (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Feb
4
SANDIP ROY in conversation with RICHARD RODRIGUEZ
Kepler's Books, Wednesday, February 4 at 7:30pm
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Sandip Roy in conversation with Richard Rodriguez

Wednesday, February 4, 7:30 p.m.

Don't Let Him Know

Roy’s mesmerizing debut explores the inner lives of a family of Indian immigrants who can never reveal their secrets. Booklist calls Don't Let Him Know “poignant, resonant…Told in 12 discrete chapters, each having the integrity of a short story, Roy’s is a quiet but piercing tale of immigrant domestic life…Roy’s is a warm, articulate voice speaking authentically about family influence on how we carry out our own lives.”

When Romola Mitra, a young Indian bride in the United States, stumbles upon a letter she was not meant to open, it changes her life. Decades later, her son, Amit, finds that letter among Romola’s possessions and thinks he has discovered a secret about her.

Traveling back and forth in time, crisscrossing between India and the United States, the stories follow Romola, her husband Avinash, and their son Amit, immigrants twice over, from childhood to adulthood to old age—through their struggles to bridge the chasms of geography, generation, and culture.

Sandip Roy was born in India, spent many years in San Francisco, and writes for mainstream and ethnic media outlets in both the U.S. and India, including regularly for The Huffington Post. He is the culture editor at Firstpost.com, a contributor to New American Media, and a commentator for Morning Edition on NPR. He has also been a radio host on KALW San Francisco.

Richard Rodriguez, the print and television journalist over many years, is the author of four collections of literary essays. His most recent, Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography, is concerned with “the desert religions” of the Middle East after September 11th. It ranges in its appraisal of religion from Jerusalem to Las Vegas, from Liberace to Mother Teresa.

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
5
Lisa McMann
The Reading Bug, Thursday, February 5 at 5:30pm
Lisa McMann is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy, Cryer’s Cross, Dead to You, the Visions series, and the middle grade dystopian fantasy series The Unwanteds. She lives with her family in the Phoenix area. Read more about Lisa and find her blog through her website at LisaMcMann.com or, better yet, find her on Facebook (Facebook.com/McMannFan) or follow her on Twitter (@Lisa_McMann). (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Feb
5
YA: COURTNEY ALAMEDA - LAUNCH
Kepler's Books, Thursday, February 5 at 7pm
YA: Courtney Alameda

Thursday, February 5, 7:00 p.m.

Shutter

Micheline Helsing can see the auras of the undead in a prismatic spectrum. As one of the last descendants of the Van Helsing lineage, she has trained since childhood to destroy monsters both corporeal and spiritual: the corporeal undead go down by the bullet; the spiritual undead by the lens.

With an analog SLR camera as her best weapon, Micheline exorcises ghosts by capturing their spiritual energy on film. She's aided by her crew. When a routine ghost hunt goes awry, Micheline and the boys are infected with a curse known as a soulchain. As the ghostly chains spread through their bodies, Micheline learns that if she doesn't exorcise her entity in seven days or less, she and her friends will die.

Now pursued as a renegade agent by her monster-hunting father, she must track and destroy an entity more powerful than anything she's faced before - or die trying. Lock, stock, and lens, she’s in for one hell of a week.

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
6
George Friedman
Book Passage, Friday, February 6 at 6pm
George Friedman (America's Secret War, The Next 100 Years, The Next Decade, Flashpoints)

George Friedman is the Chairman and founder of Stratfor, the world's leading private intelligence company. He is frequently called upon as a media expert in intelligence and international geopolitics, and is the author of six books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Next Decade and The Next 100 Years. He lives in Austin, Texas. (added from Random House)… (more)
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