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Authors & Speakers

Entertaining events, featuring local and national authors and speakers, leading in-depth discussions that you won't want to miss.


Fariba Nawa: Being a Refugee and Raising Bilingual Children​

December 20, Wednesday, 6 p.m. - Arcade Library

Join Afghan-American journalist Fariba Nawa as she talks about growing up as a refugee in America and her struggle to raise her children in a multilingual environment. 

Michael Troyan20th Century Fox: A Century of Entertainment

January 14, Sunday, 1 p.m. - Central Library
January 20, Saturday, 1 p.m. - Franklin Library
January 24, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. - South Natomas Library
January 27, Saturday, 2 p.m. - Belle Cooledge Library
January 30, Tuesday, 6 p.m. - McClatchy Library

Celebrate the 100 year anniversary of 20th Century Fox Studios with Michael Troyan, and see movie clips and several behind the scenes stories that span Shirley Temple to Stars Wars.

Additional dates TBA

Tanim Ansary, West of Kabul, East of New York
March 10, Saturday, 1 p.m. - Arcade Library

Join critically-acclaimed Afghan-American writer Tamim Ansary for a workshop on writing your own story. This will be framed by his own experiences running the San Francisco Writers' Workshop and crafting his memoirs, including the bestselling West of Kabul, East of New York.


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