Cookbook author Patricia Wells

Rakestraw Books 522 Hartz Avenue, Danville, CA

Celebrated cookbook author Patricia Wells returns to Rakestraw Books as we celebrate the publication of The French Kitchen Cookbook with a gala dinner on Friday, 1 November 2013 at 7 PM. Call Rakestraw Books for details.

California Writers Club

Zio Fraedo's Restauarnt 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA

Three of Our Own: Ann Damaschino, Lyn Roberts, and Elisabeth Tuck will present ”Why Editing is Essential to Writing” at the next luncheon meeting of the Mt. Diablo Branch of the California Writers Club (CWC) on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Zio Fraedo’s Restaurant, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Ann Damaschino is a former technical […]

$20 – $25

Walnut Creek Library Birthday Bash

Walnut Creek Library 1644 N. Broadway Ave. in the Oak View Room, Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek Library Birthday Bash!   On Thursday, July 17th at 4:00 p.m. celebrate Walnut Creek Library’s 4th birthday, and the city of Walnut Creek’s 100th by participating in our Birthday Bash! The library has partnered with Sleep Train Mattress Centers for this special all-ages-welcome event, asking each Birthday Bash attendee to bring a new […]

Free

One Enchanted Evening with Brenda Lin

San Ramon Library 100 Montgomery Street, San Ramon

On Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at 6:30 PM, the San Ramon Library will present One Enchanted Evening , featuring East Bay vocalist Brenda Lin.  Reared in Taiwan, the youngest of eight siblings, Lin's earliest memories are of her family singing popular Western tunes.  This evening Brenda Lin will draw from her repertoire of jazz standards, show tunes, classic rock, R&B, […]

Free

Summer Book Sale in San Ramon

San Ramon Library 100 Montgomery Street, San Ramon

The Summer Book Sale at the San Ramon Library will be held the last weekend of July, 2014. The sale begins with a Members-only preview on Friday, the 25th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. It is open to the public on Saturday, July 26 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and on Sunday, the 27th  from noon to […]

Aging safely in their own home

Walnut Creek Library 1644 N. Broadway Ave. in the Oak View Room, Walnut Creek

How to Maintain Your Aging Loved One Safe and Happy in Their Own Home On Thursday, September 11th at 6:30 p.m., The Elder Care Team, in conjunction with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Contra Costa County will present an informative evening of information about how to best care and provide for aged family members. In this […]

Free

Rick Yancy Visits Rakestraw Books

Rakestraw Books 550 Hartz Ave., Danville, CA

Award-winning novelist for teens Rick Yancy  discussing and signing his fast-paced and brilliant new novel, The Infinite Sea. Wednesday, 17 September 2014 at 7 PM.

 How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity. Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in […]

Free

Megan Shull Visits Rakestraw Books

Rakestraw Books 522 Hartz Avenue, Danville, AR

Author megan Shull visits Rakestraw Books Novelist for teens Megan Shull, discussing her funny and thought-provoking new novel, The Swap. "In this savvy twist on Freaky Friday, a tween girl with mean-girl issues swaps lives -- and bodies -- with the most popular boy in school. The internal lives of both boy and girl come across […]

Free

Annie Barrows Visits Rakestraw Books

Rakestraw Books 522 Hartz Avenue, Danville, CA

Annie Barrows will visit Rakestraw Books Children's writer Annie Barrows -- one of our all-time favorite visitors sharing her new book, Magic in the Mix, the sequel to The Magic Half. Molly and Miri Gill are twins. They look the same, act the same, sometimes even think the same. But they weren’t always twins. . . . […]

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Gail Sheehy with the Hon. Ellen Tauscher

Rakestraw Books 522 Hartz Avenue, Danville, AR

Journalist Gail Sheehy will visit Rakestraw Books Sept. 27 Iconic journalist Gail Sheehy, author of Passages, named by the Library of Congress one of the ten most influential books of our times, in conversation with the Hon. Ellen Tauscher, former member of the US House of Representatives and under Secretary of State. The author of Passages, […]

$33