June 1-August 31: Our Summer Reading Adventure is here! It's for all ages. Adults, teens, and children can discover great books, enjoy activities and online events, and earn prizes. Sign up today!
Join us virtually, to talk about some great reads! Our new Melanated Reads group meets on the 1st Monday of each Month, our Fiction Book Group (formerly the "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.
|Melanated Reads||Monday, Aug. 2||My Sister, the Serial Killer, by Oyinkan Braithwaite|
|Fiction Book Group||Tuesday, Aug. 10||Ficciones, by Jorge Luis Borges|
|Mystery Readers Group||Wednesday, Aug. 18||Famous Historical People as Detectives|
|Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Group||Monday, Aug. 23||The Empress of Salt and Fortune, by Nghi Vo|
|Melanated Reads||Monday, Sep. 13||Kindred, by Octavia Butler|
Monday, Aug. 9: Journalist Kate Bradshaw discusses her groundbreaking report on the myriad ways land use decisions affect health in the communities of North Fair Oaks, East Palo Alto, and Belle Haven.
Thursday, Aug. 12: Grammy-nominated storyteller Diane Ferlatte, accompanied by musician Erik Pearson, shares tales to remind us to never lose hope, because better days are coming.
|Monday, Aug. 2||Film Discussion Meetup: Jafar Panahi’s Taxi|
What is the difference between equality and equity, and how can we achieve better lifetime outcomes for people in our pluralistic culture, regardless of ethnicity, economic status, learning style, or other differences? Pop in for one or two discussions, or join us for the whole series.
|Tuesday, Aug. 17||The Promise of America, Far Greater Than Its Reality: Achieving Equity, an Introduction||What are the underpinnings of a truly equitable society, and how does the notion of privilege impact our daily lives?|
|Tuesday, Aug. 31||Touch Each Life; Teach Each Child: Achieving Excellence in the Context of Equity for All||What are the barriers to academic achievement for students of color, those with fewer economic advantages, or those with differing learning, communication, or behavioral styles?|
|Tuesday, Sep. 14||Implicit Bias: The Equal Opportunity Virus||Explore how our unconscious associations get in the way of our public embrace of the concept of equity.|
|Tuesday, Sep. 28||Opportunities Denied, Promises Not Kept: Racism and Bias—The African American Journey||What are the interpersonal and institutional impediments to success that African Americans experience?|
|Tuesday, Oct. 12||Beyond Cultural Competence to Embracing Cultural Humility: The Challenge of Diversity in a Culturally Pluralistic Society||Explore the value of viewing the world from the multiple perspectives that diverse populations bring.|
Wednesday, Aug. 18: Over the course of our history, how has the view of Asian Americans gone from “Yellow Peril” to “Model Minority” – and what are the negative impacts of that Model Minority myth?
Wednesday, Aug. 25: Positivity is seen as a good thing, but serious contemporary issues impact many among us—and emotions did evolve for a reason. Dr. Stephanie Preston will address the topic.
Thursday, Aug. 26: It's a cooking demo and a gardening program! Learn how to grow and enjoy a wide variety of Asian vegetables with gardener, home cook, and author Wendy Kiang-Spray.
Friday, Aug. 27: We're celebrating the end of our Adult Summer Reading Adventure with an evening of fun book-related trivia! Have fun answering questions about books, movies, music and more.