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John Grogan - Tuesday, October 27
WNBA Writers - Thursday, October 29
Big Bow Cardigan - Classes start Sunday, November 1
Upcoming Events

The Longest Trip Home JOHN GROGAN will discuss
The Longest Trip Home
Tuesday, October 27 at 7 PM

The bestselling author of Marley & Me reaches back to when he was a gleefully mischievous boy in a Catholic family, navigating his way through the social upheaval of the 1960s. Grogan, with his trademark humor and pathos, tells of his failed efforts to straddle two worlds: that of his loving but comically traditional parents, and his neighborhood pals and all their misdeeds. The Longest Trip Home is the story of Grogan's journey into adulthood, of his breaking away and finding his way home again.

"As he did in Marley, Grogan makes readers feel they have a seat at the family dinner table. He's now a nonpracticing Catholic, but here - to wonderful effect - he confesses all." — People

WNBA WNBA WRITERS will discuss
Reading Group Selections
Thursday, October 29 at 7 PM

In celebration of National Reading Group Month, WNBA writers will participate in a unique panel discussion, exploring what makes their books good selections for reading groups, and the particular elements which lend themselves to lively group discussion.

This special evening will be hosted and moderated by Joan Gelfand, author of A Dreamer's Guide to Cities and Streams. Writers include: Mary Mackey (The Widow's War); Allison Hoover Bartlett (The Man Who Loved Books Too Much); Meg Waite Clayton (The Wednesday Sisters), and Charlie Haas (The Enthusiast).

The Women's National Book Association (WNBA) is a nonprofit organization that promotes reading and supports the role of women in the community of books.

Big Bow Cardigan SUE APPELBAUM teaches crochet:
Big Bow Cardigan
Sundays, November 1-Dec 20, 1-3 PM

Julia Vaconsin’s very hip pattern, reminiscent of Jackie O’s style, would be a great first sweater for a beginning crocheter who knows chain stitch and single crochet. The built-in scarf extends from the collar of the jacket and can be used like a traditional scarf or tied in a bow. An asymmetrical closure adds interest to this warm cardigan that is perfect for San Francisco. The pattern, which includes plus sizes, gives you the opportunity to learn a foundation single crochet.

Please visit our website for more information on signing up for this and other classes.

To preview our November events
(featuring Annie Barrows and more!)
visit our website.

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