Sessions

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Understanding the Other: How Emotion Shapes Politics and Can Heal our Divides (PRIORITY TICKETS ARE GONE! Arrive early for General Admission possibility)

UC Berkeley sociologist Arlie Hochschilld's recent 'Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right,' a National Book Award finalist, was one of the six books recommended by the New York Times to help understand Trump's…
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The Great Outdoors, Urban and Otherwise: The Delights and Joys of Taking a Closer Look at the Nature Around Us

Go outside. Just for a moment, be still, eyes and ears wide open. Whether it's your front yard, a tiny city park, a vast National Park, an alleyway, the beach, or the desert, there are astonishing sights and sounds to both soothe souls and envigorate…
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Absurd and Hilarious: Stories About Money

Money can't buy happiness. Except when these whip-smart, hilarious authors are writing about money, that is. Jonas Luscher (author of the German Book Award nominated 'Barbarian Spring'), Paul Murray ('The Mark and the Void,' which has been described…
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Post-Picture Books: Fantastic Fiction for Elementary School Readers

Moving from picture books to more text and fewer pictures is easy for some young readers and not so much for others. These writers successfully bridge the gap, creating stories that keep kids reading. They'll talk about their work, inspirations,…
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Karl Newsom Edwards Presents I Got a New Friend

Welcome back Karl Edwards, the artist and writer behind 'Fly!' (a story about self-discovery through perseverance that encourages toddlers to get up and move to their own buggy groove), and a brand-new book about a little girl, a new puppy,…
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All About Cornelia Funke: Meet and Hear the Beloved Author of Inkheart, The Reckless Series, Lilly and Finn and More!

Join beloved children’s author Cornelia Funke, the award-winning German storyteller and illustrator of ‘Inkheart,’ the Reckless series, ‘Lilly and Finn,’ and her latest, ‘The Book No One Ever Read.’ A children’s story that Cornelia…
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William Joyce Presents Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo

With 'Dinosaur Bob,' William Joyce cemented his place on family bookshelves as a beloved staple of the best in picture books. He's now written and illustrated 50 bestselling and classic children's books and written, produced or designed a number…
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Michael Slack Presents Shorty and Clem

Michael introduces a new dynamic duo: Shorty is not a lizard. He's a very short dinosaur. He's a shortysaurus. Clem is not a chicken. He's a quail, which doesn't explain his name at all. When Clem goes out one day, Shorty finds a package. An…
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Wanderlust: Essaying Forth

Many of the world’s great stories take the form of odysseys: an adventure through landscapes that inspire and challenge. But the best writers know that the most exotic and profound journeys really take place within. In their wildly original…
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Jon Agee Presents Life on Mars

Jon Agee is the author and illustrator of a slew of quirky, witty, and beloved books, including ‘Terrific,’ ‘Milo's Hat Trick,’ and ‘The Incredible Painting of Felix Clousseau,’ along with a series of popular wordplay books, among…