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There are 36 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

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560 Escondido Mall, 4th Floor, Stanford, CA 94305
560 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, CA 94305
541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
434 Galvez Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
485 Lasuen Mall, Room 202-205, Stanford, CA 94305
550 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
435 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
557 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
557 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
450 Serra Mall, Building 110, Stanford, CA 94305
450 Serra Mall, Building 90, Stanford, CA 94305
655 Knight Way, Stanford, CA 94305
397 Panama Mall, 2nd Floor, Stanford, CA 94305
393 Serra Mall, 3rd Floor, Stanford, CA 94305
393 Serra Mall, 3rd Floor, Stanford, CA 94305
475 Via Ortega, Rm 201, Stanford, CA 94305
691 Pampas Lane, Stanford, CA 94305
300 Pasteur Drive, Rm L109, Stanford, CA 94305
Stanford Bookstore (0.9 miles)
519 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305-3079
2300 Wellesley Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306
855 El Camino Real #74, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Bell's Books (1.4 miles)
536 Emerson Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Local events

Dec
22
Bollywood Dance
The Reading Bug, Monday, December 22 at 7pm
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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 Chickies Puppet Show with author Janee Trasler!(1 day) Prenatal Fitness with Patty(4 days) Bollywood Dance(4 days) more About Kobo eBooks Browse eBooks (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Dec
29
Bollywood Dance
The Reading Bug, Monday, December 29 at 7pm
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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 Chickies Puppet Show with author Janee Trasler!(1 day) Prenatal Fitness with Patty(4 days) Bollywood Dance(4 days) more About Kobo eBooks Browse eBooks (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jan
9
Friday Night Book Club
Kepler's Books, Friday, January 9, 2015 at 7:30pm
Friday, January 9, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers Katherine Boo

In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport.

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
10
Big Ideas Reading Group
Kepler's Books, Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 4pm
Saturday, January 10, 2015, 4:00 p.m.

The Map and the Territory: Risk, Human Nature, and the Future of Forecasting by Alan Greenspan

Like all of us, though few so visibly, Alan Greenspan was forced by the financial crisis of 2008 to question some fundamental assumptions about risk management and economic forecasting. No one with any meaningful role in economic decision making in the world saw beforehand the storm for what it was. How had our models so utterly failed us?

To answer this question, Alan Greenspan embarked on a rigorous and far-reaching multiyear examination of how Homo economicus predicts the economic future, and how it can predict it better.

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
13
JOSHUA DAVIS in conversation with Wired magazine's MARK ROBINSON
Kepler's Books, Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7:30pm
Credit: Sebastian Mlynarski

Joshua Davis in conversation with Wired magazine's Mark Robinson

Tuesday, January 13, 7:30pm

Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream

Join us for an evening with Joshua Davis, the author of Spare Parts, the book that tells the incredible story of a team of undocumented Mexican American students who win a national robotics competition against all odds.

From Carl Hayden High, a scrappy, underfunded public school in West Phoenix, the newly formed robotics team, under the guidance of two unconventional teachers, took part in a national, NASA-sponsored underwater robotics competition. A seemingly classic underdog story, the Carl Hayden team beat out not only other better funded high schools with top-notch robotics programs, but also college teams, including a team of students from MIT.

Set against the backdrop of urban desert decay, a faltering school system, and our country’s cutthroat immigration policies, this becomes more than a book about triumph, it reveals the startling truth about what it means to be an American and where we will find the next generation of talent. The book is soon to be adapted into a major motion picture starring George Lopez, Marisa Tomei, and others.

Joshua Davis is an SF-based contributing editor for Wired magazine, a Stanford alum, and the cofounder of Epic magazine (www.epicmagazine.com). He is the author of The Underdog: How I Survived the World’s Most Outlandish Competitions, a memoir about his experiences as an arm wrestler, backward runner, and matador. In 2014, his work for Wired was nominated for a National Magazine Award for feature writing. He has also written for The New Yorker and other periodicals, and his writing is anthologized in the 2012 edition of Best American Science and Nature Writing, as well as in the 2006, 2007, and 2009 editions of Best Technology Writing.

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
14
Graeme Simsion
Books Inc Palo Alto, Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7pm
Graeme Simsion is a former IT consultant and the author of two nonfiction books on database design who decided, at the age of fifty, to turn his hand to fiction. His first novel, The Rosie Project, was published in 2013 and translation rights have been sold in over thirty-five languages. Graeme lives in Australia with his wife, Anne, and their two children. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Jan
14
MARY STREET ALINDER
Kepler's Books, Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7:30pm
Credit: Jim Alinder

Mary Street Alinder

Wednesday, January 14, 7:30 p.m.

Group f.64: Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, and the Community of Artists Who Revolutionized American Photography

Join us for an evening of photography and history with Mary Street Alinder, the author of Ansel Adams: A Biography, as she discusses perhaps the most famous movement in the history of photography, and shares her favorite photographs.

Revolutionary in its day, Group f.64 was one of the first modern art movements defined by women and men working as equals and contributed significantly to the recognition of photography as fine art. The group - first identified as such in a 1932 exhibition - was comprised of strongly individualistic artists brought together by a common philosophy and held together in a tangle of dynamic relationships. Their name, f.64, they took from a very small lens aperture used with their large-format cameras, a pinprick that allowed them to capture the greatest possible depth of field in their lustrous, sharply detailed prints.

The book contains over 100 different photographs (included a special 16 page insert), as well as chapters on individual artists such as Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, and Sonya Noskowiak, and more. Mary is an wonderful storyteller, expertly rooting the reader in the lives and thoughts of these famous photographers.

As a former assistant to Ansel Adams from 1979 until his death in 1984, Alinder personally knew most of the featured artists, and is perfectly situated to write this narrative. In addition to her writings, Alinder has curated exhibitions worldwide, including the 1987 Adams blockbuster at the de Young Museum and a 2002 Adams centennial exhibition.

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
15
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Kepler's Books, Thursday, January 15, 2015 at unknown time
Jan
15
ANITA DIAMANT in conversation with ALICE LAPLANTE
Kepler's Books, Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7:30pm
Credit: Gretje Fergeson

Credit: Anne Knudsen

Anita Diamant in conversation with Alice LaPlante

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

The Boston Girl

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Red Tent and Day After Night, comes a character written with such powerful emotional resonance that you will hurt when she hurts and rejoice when she rejoices. That character is Addie Baum, born in 1900 to immigrant parents. The novel is framed as 85-year-old Addie telling her life story to her 22-year-old granddaughter, Ava, who has asked her, "How did you get to be the woman you are today?"

As a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century, Addie's intelligence and curiosity take her to a world that would've shocked her parents - a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture and new opportunities for women. Addie's controversial desires (for the times) complements and contrasts to Ava's own life desires, including her wish to become a rabbi.

The Boston Girl, written with the same historical detail as Diamant's previous books, is a moving portrait of one woman’s complicated life in twentieth century America, and a fascinating look at a generation of women finding their places in a changing world.

Anita Diamant is the bestselling author of the novels The Red Tent, Good Harbor, The Last Days of Dogtown, and Day After Night. An award-winning jouranlist whose work has appeared in The Boston Globe magazine and Parenting, she is the author of six nonfiction guides to contemporary Jewish life.

Alice LaPlante is the author of five books, including Turn of Mind, a New York Times, NPR, and American Independent Booksellers Association bestseller. She teaches creative writing at both Stanford and San Francisco State.

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
17
Rosalinda Randall Book Signing
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Hillsdale, Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 11am
Author Signing Meet Rosalinda Randall author of Don't Burp in the Boardroom: Your Guide to Handling Uncommonly Common Workplace Dilemmas. Sassy, funny, blunt and definitely not sugar-coated. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Jan
24
I Love You Night and Day Storytime
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Hillsdale, Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 11am
I Love You Night and Day by Smriti Prasadam-Halls, Alison Brown (Illustrator)

Storytime, Special Event, Children's Event (added from Barnes & Noble)
Jan
24
Tony Johnston
Linden Tree Children's Books, Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 11am
Tony Johnstonis the award-winning author of more than 100 beloved children’s books. She lives with her family in San Marino, California, where she grew up. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Jan
24
Tony Johnston
Linden Tree Children's Books, Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 11am
Tony Johnstonis the award-winning author of more than 100 beloved children’s books. She lives with her family in San Marino, California, where she grew up. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Jan
27
JAN ELLISON in conversation with ANN PACKER
Kepler's Books, Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 7:30pm
Credit: Jay Blakesberg

LAUNCH: Jan Ellison in conversation with Ann Packer

Wednesday, January 27, 7:30 p.m.

A Small Indiscretion

With a stunning combination of tension - "The scarf I was wearing had been hand-colored a blunt red. It was tied around my neck like a choker, like a noose. But it wasn't me who was about to hang" - and eloquence - "It was a photograph innocent enough to anyone unacquainted with its history, its treacherous biological imperatives, its call for reparations left unpaid," Ellison has written a riveting debut novel that fixes an unflinching eye on the power of desire and the danger of obsession. What happens when our youthful mistakes come back to haunt us? When our indiscretions come to light and violently interfere with the success of our established careers and our families?

At nineteen, Annie Black trades a bleak future in her washed-out hometown for a London winter of drinking and abandon. Decades later, living in San Francisco with a family and a career, she receives a photograph in the mail, setting off a chain of events that threaten to overturn her family's hard-won happiness. Annie returns to London seeking answers, but she must first piece together the mystery of her past. This debut novel is sure to have you reading through the night, reminding you of your own intense youthful desires and secrets.

Jan Ellison is a graduate of Stanford and San Francisco State’s MFA Program. She has published award-winning short fiction and was the recipient of a 2007 O. Henry Prize for her first story to appear in print. Her work has also been shortlisted for Best American Short Stories and the Pushcart Prize.

Ann Packer is the author of two national bestsellers, the novels Songs Without Words and The Dive from Clausen’s Pier, which won a Great Lakes Book Award, an American Library Association Award and the Kate Chopin Literary Award. Her first book, Mendocino and Other Stories, included stories published in The New Yorker and featured in the annual O. Henry Awards prize stories anthology, and her essays have appeared in Vogue, Real Simple, and the Washington Post. Her most recent book is Swim Back to Me, a novella and five short stories.

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
28
ELIZABETH SVOBODA
Kepler's Books, Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 7:30pm
Elizabeth Svoboda

Wednesday, January 28, 7:30 p.m.

What Makes a Hero?:The Surprising Science of Selflessness

Recent breakthroughs in biology and neuroscience reveal that the human brain is primed for selflessness. But how do biology, upbringing, and outside influences intersect to produce altruistic and heroic behavior? And how can we encourage selflessness in corporations, classrooms, and individuals?

Using dozens of fascinating real-life examples, science journalist Elizabeth Svoboda explains how our genes compel us to do good for others, how going through suffering is linked to altruism, and how acting generously can greatly improve our mental health

Svoboda argues that it’s a common misconception that heroes are innately destined to be that way. In fact, anyone can be a hero if they’re committed to developing their heroic potential.

“The world would be a better place if everyone read Elizabeth Svoboda’s fun, fascinating, and deeply researched book.” —Joshua Foer, author of Moonwalking with Einstein.

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
29
Tim Federle
Books Inc Palo Alto, Thursday, January 29, 2015 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
ALLYSON HOBBS
Kepler's Books, Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:30pm
Credit: Jessica Tampas

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.

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
Amanda Eyre Ward
Towne Center Books, Wednesday, February 4, 2015 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
12
Yiyun Li
Towne Center Books, Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 11am
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)
Feb
12
Yiyun Li
Towne Center Books, Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 11am
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)
Feb
13
Tony Abbott will be promoting The Copernicus Legacy: The Forbidden Stone
Kepler's Books, Friday, February 13, 2015 at 7pm
Tony Abbott will be promoting The Copernicus Legacy: The Forbidden Stone (added from HarperCollins)
Feb
18
Tony Gemignani
Draeger's Market - San Mateo, Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 00am
Tony Gemignani (The pizza bible)

Tony Gemignani is the chef and owner of seven restaurants: Tony's Pizza Napoletana, Capo's, and Tony's Coal-Fired Pizza in San Francisco, Pizza Rock in Sacramento and Las Vegas, Tony's of North Beach and Slice House by Tony Gemignani in Rohnert Park. He's also the co-owner of the International School of Pizza in San Francisco. Gemignani has been making pizza for over 20 years and holds an impressive set of awards. (added from Random House)… (more)
Feb
18
Jennifer Senior will be promoting All Joy and No Fun
Kepler's Books, Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 7:30pm
Jennifer Senior will be promoting All Joy and No Fun (added from HarperCollins)
Feb
19
Christina Baker Kline will be promoting Orphan Train
Books Inc Palo Alto, Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7pm
Christina Baker Kline will be promoting Orphan Train (added from HarperCollins)
Feb
21
Issa Rae
Kepler's Books, Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 7:30pm
With her unique flare and infectious sense of humor, Issa Rae’s content has garnered over 20 million views and over 150,000 YouTube subscribers (and counting). In addition to making Glamour magazine’s “35 Under 35” list as well as Forbes’s “30 Under 30” list and winning the Shorty Award for Best Web Show for her hit series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” Issa Rae has worked on web content for Pharrell Williams, Tracey Edmonds, and numerous others. She developed a television series with Shonda Rhimes for ABC and is currently developing a half-hour comedy for HBO with Larry Wilmore. Issa has received national attention with major media outlets including The New York Times, CNN, Elle, Seventeen, Rolling Stone, VIBE, Fast Company, MSNBC, Essence, Fader, and more. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
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