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, July 14
Giovanni’s Room, by James Baldwin
Mystery Readers Group
Wednesday, July 15
Mystery Books Set in the American West
Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Group
Monday, July 27The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells
Literature Book GroupTuesday, Aug. 11
Late in the Day, by Tessa Hadley
Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Group
Monday, Aug. 24
His Majesty’s Dragon, by Naomi Novik

Your Career During COVID-19

Hands typing on laptop showing job search websiteWednesday, July 8: Career advice with Dylan Houle, a Certified Career Advisor and Director of Career Services at Menlo College.

Laughter Yoga

Two people in yoga poses, laughingThursday, July 9: Laughter is the best medicine! Enjoy an hour of easy, fun, playful, and stress-reducing laughter and breathing exercises.

The Writer’s Life: Staying Focused in the Time of Pandemic

Writer behind typewriter, head down on deskTuesday, July 14: Are you struggling these days to write a sentence, much less the Great American Novel? Learn how a panel of Bay Area writers has been coping.

Bystander Intervention Training

3 Stick figures acting out the words "stand, speak, act"Friday, July 17: What role can bystanders can play in protecting targets of potential hate crimes? Learn about the principles of nonviolence and de-escalation techniques.

"So, What ARE You?"

Performer Judi Le in two photos: one as a toddler, one as an adultSaturday, July 18: Fleeing Vietnam upon the Fall of Saigon, Judi Le and her family faced culture shock once settled in Katy, Texas. She shares her story in a hilarious, touching performance.

Zines: a Self-Portrait in 6 Panels

Artist Breena Nunez in front of a wall of her cartoon artMonday, July 20: Try your hand at creating your own zine! Artist Breena Nuñez will guide you in creating a mini-comic all about you--and what makes you who you are.

Joan Morris: Gardening with Wildlife

Raccoon sitting in gardenMonday, July 20: Have the fauna got you down? Bay Area News Group "Animal Life" columnist Joan Morris has got tips (and wild stories) to share!

Raise a Glass--Quarantine Style!
Woman holding out glass of beer

Thursday, July 23: Join us for a virtual beer-tasting! We’ll sample a local brewer’s wares, and talk a little bit about home brewing.

Live Music with The Corner Laughers

Musical group posing outdoorsSaturday, July 25: The Guardian UK described the Corner Laughers as “sassy and smart, intelligent and intricate, twee with bite.”

Collecting Community History: The West During COVID-19

Two women wearing PPE masks to match headgearMonday, July 27: COVID-19 has altered our lives in ways that will shape our behavior, communities, and society for generations to come. Learn about an initiative to assist communities in saving and protecting objects of meaning.

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. 

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.