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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What Makes a Great President? Talmage Boston Cross Examines History

Date: Fri, August 05, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM

What are the most important questions about our presidents?


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Pulitzer Prize finalist Carla Power: Bridging Islam and the West

Date: Mon, August 15, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM

How a secular American and a madrasa-trained sheikh explore and explain the Quran


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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.