Book Clubs Are Back!
Books, stacked diagonally

Join us virtually, to talk about some great reads! Our Literature Book Group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, our Mystery Readers Group convenes on the 3rd Wednesday, and our Sci-Fi/Fantasy group gets together on the 4th Monday.

Literature Book GroupTuesday, Aug. 11
Late in the Day, by Tessa Hadley
Mystery Readers GroupWednesday, Aug. 19
World War I Mysteries
Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Group
Monday, Aug. 24
His Majesty’s Dragon, by Naomi Novik
Literature Book GroupTuesday, Sept. 8The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Glorious Blooms Around the World

Photo by Joan Sparks: bright pink flowers against a black backgroundWednesday, July 29: Photographer Joan Sparks takes us along on her adventure photographing 89 species of extraordinary blooms. 

Social DisDancing

Feet on an exercise matFriday, July 31: Get your blood pumping, have fun, and feel good, with this all-levels hip-hop dance class with JC Caoile, Director of Str8jacket Dance Company.

Indian Odissi Dance Lesson

Group of dancers in Indian wardrobeMonday, Aug. 3: Move along with us, as we learn the basics of the centuries-old dance of India’s eastern coastal region!

Fall Crops: Brassicas and Friends

Vegetables: cabbage, broccoli, cauliflowerWednesday, Aug. 5: Learn about easy-to-grow veggies and greens for the fall. 

Commemorating the Hiroshima Bombing with Storyteller Megumi

Closeup of hands holding an origami craneThursday, Aug. 6: Bilingual storyteller Megumi tells the story of Sadako, a 12 year old girl who symbolizes world peace, then provides instructions on how to fold paper cranes. 

Virtual Tour: Museum of the African Diaspora

Museum of African Diaspora art gallery showing one painting, plus wall with exhibition title: "CoMonday, Aug. 10: Enjoy an insider’s experience! Explore the exhibition "Coffee, Rhum Sugar & Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox," and then try your hand at a tessellation (tile) drawing workshop.

Cooking Demonstration: Shahi Paneer

Close-up of a pot of shahi paneerFriday, Aug. 14: Cook along at home, as Chef Supriya Mehta guides you through an easy recipe that happens to be vegetarian, and very adaptable to a vegan diet.

Raising Anti-Racist White Kids:
A Conversation for All of Us

"Raising White Kids" with hand & shoulder of author seen in backgroundMonday, Aug. 17: Dr. Jennifer Harvey leads a discussion about teaching race and the conundrums impacting adults of every racial group, as much as they do our young people.

Laughter Yoga

Two people in yoga poses, laughingThursday, Aug. 20: Laughter is the best medicine! Enjoy an hour of easy, fun, playful, and stress-reducing laughter and breathing exercises.

Live Music with Faith Ako

Singer wearing lei, standing at microphoneSaturday, Aug. 22: The award-winning musician whisks us to the islands with her sultry voice, presenting a beautiful mix of original songs and Hawaiian classics.

Natural Dyes: Spice in the Kitchen

Hand reaching into water, holding colored fabricMonday, Aug. 24: Grab your turmeric, grab some cloth, and dye along with us!

Poetry Lab with Lisa Rosenberg

Over-the-shoulder close-up of woman writing in notebookWednesday, Aug. 26: The former San Mateo County Poet Laureate leads a skill-sharpening workshop open to all levels of experience.

Civil Rights 101

Person holding sign reading "know your rights"Monday, Aug. 31: What are your rights? We’ll cover our country’s civil rights history, and the current issues surrounding your civil liberties (and those of others).

Campaigning During Coronavirus

Man wearing surgical mask with "I Voted" stickerTuesday, Sept. 1: How difficult is campaigning, in a world where we are unable to knock on doors, or to meet voters in a group setting? 

Seed Harvesting and Saving

Open seed packetsWednesday, Sept. 2: How to perpetuate the successful results of this year’s harvest? Learn how to save your own heirloom seeds.

Live Music with Joey Leone: Great Artists, Great Songs

Musician Joey Leone playing guitar
Friday, Sept. 4: Enjoy a performance of the songs that defined the legacies of The Beatles, The Stones and so many more.