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In This Newsletter:
Kevin Starr - Tuesday, July 13
Oren Harman - Wednesday, July 14
Fiber Arts Class: Jaywalker Socks - begins Sunday, July 25
More Upcoming Events

Golden Gate KEVIN STARR will discuss
Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America's Greatest Bridge
Tuesday, July 13 at 7 PM

From California's foremost historian and author of the acclaimed seven-volume series, Americans and the California Dream, comes a lyrical account of the building and significance of the Golden Gate Bridge - the quintessential image of California's breathtaking blend of nature and civilization. Golden Gate encompasses every aspect, from politics and finances to design and construction - even suicide. Highly readable and rewarding.

The Price of Altruism OREN HARMAN will discuss
The Price of Altruism: George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness
Wednesday, July 14 at 7 PM

Harman tells the tragic tale of one man's scientific quest to crack the mystery of altruism, an evolutionary enigma that has haunted scientists since Darwin. From the heights of the Manhattan Project to the inspired equation that explains altruism to the depths of homelessness and despair, George Price's life embodies the paradoxes of this enigma. His tragic suicide among the vagabonds to whom he gave all his possessions provides the ultimate contemplation on the possibility of genuine benevolence.

"This is a book for anyone interested in the question, first posed by Darwin himself, of how we ended up with so much kindness in a natural world customarily depicted as 'red in tooth and claw'. Price struggled with it on an intensely personal level. His story is highly relevant at a time when greed as the basis of society has lost much of its appeal." — New York Times

Grumperina's Jaywalker Socks THEA GRAY teaches how to knit
Jaywalker Socks
Classes begin Sunday, July 25 at 10:30 AM

Grumperina's Jaywalker is knit in the classic cuff-down tradition. Pictured here is Sandra Park's fabulous version of the Jaywalker socks; she used a self striping sock yarn. A subtler yarn would yield a far subtler sock – it's your choice! This class will teach you a fun zigzag pattern and how to make a standard cuff-down sock.

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