Wed., Feb. 5, 7:00 pm • Priority seating with book purchase
If the Big Data revolution has a presiding genius, it is MIT's Alex "Sandy" Pentland. Over years of groundbreaking experiments, he has distilled remarkable discoveries significant enough to become the bedrock of a whole new scientific field: social physics. Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread - The Lessons From a New Science ($27.95) will change the way we think about how we learn and how our social groups work.
Thurs., Feb. 6, 7:00 pm • Ticket price of $32 includes a signed book.
Isabel Allende, the New York Times bestselling author of Maya's Notebook, Island Beneath the Sea—demonstrates her remarkable literary versatility with Ripper, an atmospheric, fast-paced mystery involving a brilliant teenage sleuth who must unmask a serial killer in San Francisco. When a string of strange murders occurs across the city, Amanda Jackson, Deputy Chief of Homicide for the SFPD, plunges into her own investigation, discovering, before the police do, that the deaths may be connected.
Wed., Mar. 5, 7:00 pm; Ticket price of $32 includes a signed book.
When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the family dynamic as "Your father's the glitter but I'm the glue." Her memoir Glitter and Glue is a book about the difference between travel and life experience, stepping out and stepping up, fathers and mothers. But mostly it's about who you admire and why, and how that changes over time. Corrigan is the author of The Middle Place and Lift, both New York Times bestsellers, and the co-founder of the Notes & Words benefit concert.
Fri., April 4, 2:00 pm • Ticket price of $35 includes a signed book
In her wise and elegant new book, Jane Goodall blends her experience in nature with her enthusiasm for botany to give readers a deeper understanding of the world around us. Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants introduces readers to botanists around the world, as well as places where hope for plants can be found, such as The Millennium Seed Bank, where one billion seeds are preserved. Jane Goodall is the world's foremost authority on chimpanzees. An internationally renowned conservationist, she is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and has received many distinguished awards in science.
Wed., Apr. 30, 7:00 pm • Free and open to the public.
In our culminating event for the 2014 One Book One Marin selection Farm City, author Novella Carpenter is joined by KQED “Forum” host Michael Krasny for a discussion of her work. Ambivalent about repeating her parents’ disastrous mistakes, yet drawn to the idea of backyard self-sufficiency, Carpenter decided that it might be possible to have it both ways. Farm City is an unforgettably charming memoir, full of hilarious moments, fascinating farmers’ tips, and a great deal of heart.
Lectures are open to the public. When an event is free, the seating is open, no ticket or RSVP is required and seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. Some events have a ticket price. Advance ticket purchases are recommended.
For Free Events: Priority seating is provided to those who purchase the speaker's book at Book Passage.
Also, for all of the authored events, books are available for purchase at the Angelico Concert Hall on the night of the event. Book signings immediately follow the lecture.
Lectures take place at Dominican University of California. 50 Acacia Avenue, San Rafael 94901. For directions, refer to the University map and directions to the campus. For each lecture's exact room location, refer to the individual lecture's descriptions.
Lectures take place at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Look at our upcoming lectures to learn what we have planned for you this semester.