Humanities West Book Discussion: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Join us to discuss The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo, as background reading on medieval Paris and its centerpiece, the Gothic cathedral masterpiece justly famous throughout the world. The discussion will be moderated by Lynn Harris. Neither the author nor Quasimodo will be present.
MLF: Humanities Location: SF Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m. discussion Cost: FREE Program Organizer: George Hammond
Are you new to the Club? Just want to explore and check us out? Come take a peek, meet other members and staff and learn about all the Club has to offer. Explore how our programs come together, learn about volunteer opportunities, see our travel destinations, and enjoy scrumptious light hors d’oeuvres. Read more »
Meet-the-Artists Reception for “One Room, Many Voices”
Printmakers Sherry Smith Bell, Ruth Gendler, Elizabeth Jameson and Sasha Miyamoto will be available to personally answer your questions about their art, their inspiration and their process. Do you understand what printmaking entails? Could you identify the following from their exhibition: a monotype, a monoprint, a collograph or a giclee? Join us and learn. Tools of the trade will be on display, and a short video of the artists in action will be played at intervals throughout the evening. Read more »
We will discuss a classic short story, “Defender of the Faith,” by Philip Roth. It appeared in 1959 in Roth's first published work, Goodbye Columbus, a collection of five short stories and a novella that put Roth on the map as a chronicler of Jewish-American life at mid-century. As a reminder, this is a book discussion group; the author will not be present.
MLF: SF Book Discussion Location: SF Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m.Read more »
CEO, Center for a New American Security; Author, One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer
Fick spent five years in the Marines where, shortly after 9/11, he led a platoon in Afghanistan and Pakistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and later a reconnaissance unit during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Read more »
Join fellow Club members with similar interests and brainstorm upcoming Science & Technology programs. All Commonwealth Club members are welcome. We explore visions for the future through science and technology. Discuss current issues and share your insights with fellow Club members to shape and plan programs for the months ahead.
MLF: Science & Technology Location: Club Office Time: 6:15 p.m.Read more »
We will discuss The Great Crash 1929 by John Kenneth Galbraith. This classic history of the most memorable year in America’s financial history has never been out of print since its publication in 1955. Galbraith, a noted economist and U.S. diplomat, wrote a new introduction in 1997, drawing parallels between the Great Crash and the great bull market of the 1990s. Read more »
Humanities West Book Discussion: The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague in All the World by John Kelly
A book that chronicles one of the worst human disasters in recorded history shouldn't be so entertaining, but Kelly effectively illuminates the unwashed details of medieval life that contributed to so many of our underlying cultural fears. Lynn Harris will moderate the discussion. The author will not be present.
MLF: Humanities Location: SF Club Office Time: 6 p.m.Read more »