Odd Mondays | Lily Iona MacKenzie & Laurie Ann Doyle
Monday | January 7 | 7PM
Authors and teachers Lily Iona MacKenzie and Laurie Ann Doyle will read from their works and discuss their writing. MacKenzie’s latest novel, Freefall: A Divine Comedy, was published this month. She teaches creative writing at the University of San Francisco’s Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning and blogs here. Doyle is the author of World Gone Missing and teaches writing at The Writers Grotto and UC Berkeley. Find out more on her website.
Author Reading & Book Signing | The Politics of Autism by Bryna Siegel, PhD
Friday | January 11 | 7PM
The Politics of Autism addresses false news about fake ‘cures’ and examines public education for autism that fails to prepare those with autism for adulthood. For 24 years, Dr. Bryna Siegel served on the faculty at UCSF as an assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor of child and adolescent psychiatry where she founded and headed its Autism Clinic, taught medical students, and supervised child psychiatry and child neurology fellows in her clinic.
Odd Mondays | What Does Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Mean to Me?
Monday | January 21 | 7PM
Honoring MLK’s birthday, join Rev. David Brown of the Noe Valley Ministry, District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, Prof. Ajuan Mance, and Charles McCullough of Noe Valley Chamber Music in conversation. For more information, visit the Odd Mondays Facebook page here.
Bookworms | You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P! with Alex Gino
Friday | January 25 | 6–7PM
Our club (and pizza party!) for readers 8-12 gathers the third Friday of every month. This month we welcome award-winning author of George Alex Gino (preferred pronoun: they/them) and their newest novel, which uses their trademark humor, heart, and humanity to show readers how being open to difference can make you a better person and being open to change can make you change in the best possible ways. RSVP required here!