Featured Program

Good Lit

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Good Lit is a branch of the Club devoted to literature and memoir. The series consists of conversations with prominent authors, playwrights and figures of importance in the literary community, as well as up-and-coming talent. Their voices are brought to our audience by a dedicated group of Bay Area literary critics, writers and other prominent community figures. The series also deals with issues of importance to the literary community.

Upcoming Events

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Spend the Night with Alan Cumming

Date: Thu, September 22, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM

Star of stage, screen, and TV


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Ayesha Curry: The Seasoned Life

Date: Mon, September 26, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM

Recipes for the whole family


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Elizabeth Lesser in Conversation with Isabel Allende

Date: Mon, September 26, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM

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Author Tracy Kidder: Profiling the Pied Piper of Geeks

Date: Thu, September 29, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM

"Money is meant to be moved"


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Rorke Denver: U.S. Navy SEAL Commander

Date: Thu, September 29, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM

What does it mean to be a hero?


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KQED’s Michael Krasny: Oy, Does He Have Jokes for You

Date: Wed, October 05, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM

Come ready to laugh a lot


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Larry Brilliant: Sometimes Brilliant

Date: Mon, October 10, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM

The inspiring life and journey of a local hero.


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Senator Barbara Boxer: The Art of Tough

Date: Wed, October 26, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM

Senator Boxer's secret to success


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Joel McHale Live

Date: Fri, October 28, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM

"The Soup" and "Community" star


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Frances Dinkelspiel: Greed, Murder, and Arson in California's Vineyards

Date: Tue, November 01, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM

Time for wine crime


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Francis Ford Coppola: The Program You Can’t Refuse

Date: Tue, November 15, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM

A cinema legend opens up


Janet Napolitano Interviews Uri Bar-Joseph on Spycraft

Date: Mon, November 21, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM

Inside international espionage