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Book Discussion: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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Mon, Oct 6 2014 - 5:30pm

Thought by many to be the best thriller novel of 2012, this book was a wildly successful tale and considered by culture writer Dave Itzkoff to be the biggest literary phenomenon of 2012, excluding the Fifty Shades of Grey series. A thrilling crime novel, it is also a story of the unknown that goes on behind closed doors. This book is a story filled with intrigue and suspense, painting a portrait of a marriage that delves deep into the true nature of the person on the other side of the bed. Read more »

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The Island of Knowledge: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning

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Mon, Oct 6 2014 - 12:00pm

Marcelo Gleiser, Author, The Island of Knowledge; Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Dartmouth College Read more »

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China Today, China Tomorrow

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Fri, Oct 3 2014 - 12:00pm

Barbara Finamore, Senior Attorney and Asia Director, Natural Resources Defense Council, China Program Director Read more »

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Oil on Rails

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Fri, Oct 3 2014 - 12:00pm

John Avalos, Member, Bay Area Air Quality Management District
Jess Dervin-Ackerman, Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter
Molly Samuel, Reporter, KQED Science
Tupper Hull, Vice President, Strategic Communications, Western States Petroleum Association Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion - Livy's The Dawn of the Roman Empire, Books 31-40

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Wed, Oct 1 2014 - 5:30pm

The Roman commander T.Q. Flamininus proclaimed the freedom of Greece at the Isthmian games near Corinth in 196 BC. Half a century later, Greece was annexed as a province by the Romans, who burned the ancient city of Corinth to the ground. Join us to discuss Books 31 to 40 of Livy's history, which charts Rome's emergence as an imperial nation and the Romans' tempestuous involvement with Greece, Macedonia and the near East. Read more »

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Meet the Artist Reception for Laurie Regan Chase

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Wed, Oct 1 2014 - 5:30pm

You are invited to meet our featured artist, Laurie Regan Chase, whose exhibition, “Coastal Reflections,” is currently on view in the Gold Room. Chase is a contemporary realist and a signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists. Her paintings capture the distinctive countryside and coastal communities of her world travels. She has personally sailed throughout the Mediterranean, Aegean and Black Seas; the Caribbean; and the coastal regions of the U.S., Mexico and South America. Read more »

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Andrej Kiska, President, Slovak Republic

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Tue, Sep 30 2014 - 12:00pm

Slovakia at the Core of European Integration Read more »

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Human Trafficking of Foreign-Born Individuals into the Bay Area: Stories of Hope and Survival

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Mon, Sep 29 2014 - 6:00pm

Jadma Noronha, Former Human Trafficking Program Manager, SAGE Project
Hediana Utarti, Ph.D., Community Project Coordinator, Asian Women's Shelter Read more »

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Necessary Wisdom

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Mon, Sep 29 2014 - 6:00pm

Jacob Needleman, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Philosophy, SFSU; Author, Necessary Wisdom
Stephanie Kriebel, Board Certified Health Coach; Educator; Chair, Personal Growth Member-Led Forum - Moderator Read more »

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San Francisco Neighborhood Newspapers: Creating Healthy and Informed Environments and Neighborhoods

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Mon, Sep 22 2014 - 6:00pm

Juan Gonzales, Founder and Editor, El Tecolote
Earl Adkins, Publisher, Marina Times
Willie Ratcliff, Publisher, San Francisco Bay View
Glenn Gullmes, Publisher, West Portal Monthly – Moderator Read more »

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