BookShop West Portal

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Included In This Newsletter:

Catherine Brady on Tuesday, December 11th
Knitting Classes with Thea Gray
Writing and Your Health Workshop with Dr. Abby Caplin begins January 13th

Happy Holidays from BookShop West Portal!

Tonight, don't miss our last author event of the year. And while you're here, be sure to stop by and check out our extensive collection of sale books and calendars. We're open every night until at least 9 p.m.

Thank you for your support!

Upcoming Author Event

Elizabeth Blackburn and the Story of Telomeres: Deciphering the Ends
Catherine Brady
Elizabeth Blackburn and the Story of Telomeres: Deciphering the Ends of DNA
Tuesday, December 11th at 7:00 PM

Author Catherine Brady and molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn will be on hand to discuss Blackburn's groundbreaking work on telomeric DNA, which launched the field of telomere research. Brady's book gives readers an in-depth look at Blackburn's struggle to break down barriers in a male-dominated profession and her dismissal from the President's Council on Bioethics after she objected that council reports misrepresented scientific evidence on stem-cell research and biomedical technology.

Upcoming Classes

There's still time to enroll in Thea Gray's Knitting Classes at BookShop West Portal and create some last minute holiday gifts!

Sunday December 16th, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Short-row Ruff Scarf from One-Skein Wonders - One 3-hour sessions, $50 (Price Includes Book)

Warm scarves are a must for our foggy clime, but sometimes the long ones just get in the way. Consider this attractive ruff as an alternative, for you or a loved one. Knit in a worsted weight yarn, it works up quickly but looks rather fancy. Plus, you’ll learn an excellent technique, short rows, that can be used for hats, sweaters, and all manner of other projects, as well as a simple buttonhole technique. The pattern comes from One-Skein Wonders, a fun book that is included in the class fee and may turn out to be your primo source for gift ideas this year.

Wednesday, December 19th, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Drop-in Social Circle and Knitting Clinic

Pre-registration is required for all knitting classes except the Drop-In Social Circle. To register, contact BookShop West Portal: 415-564-8080

Sunday evenings, from 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Writing And Your Health
Begins January 13th, 2008

Join Dr. Abby Caplan for a five-session workshop designed for those with healthcare concerns who would like to share their experience through writing. Space is limited, so register early! Contact Dr. Caplin at (415) 255-9981.