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Sue Bender
The author of Everyday Sacred. Nov 7, 7:30pm. A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 21269 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino (408/255-7600).

Jon Dorberer
The author reads from his collection of essays, Out of My Mind: Triple Axles, Sperm Tests & Neutrinos. Nov 7, 7:30pm. Borders Books Palo Alto, Historic Varsity Theater, 456 University Ave, Palo Alto (415/326-3670).

Carl Djerassi
The author of Marx Deceased, a novel about a bestselling writer who fakes his own death, speaks. Nov 7, 8pm. Printers, Inc, 310 California Ave, Palo Alto (415/327-6500).

Jeffrey Patnaude
The consultant and executive coach discusses his guide to leadership, Leading From the Maze. Nov 7, 7:30pm. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park (415/324-4321).

O'Brien/Bradley
Two Civil War experts discuss their books: O'Brien's My Life in the Irish Brigade and Bradley's Last Stand in the Carolinas: The Battle of Bentonville. Nov 8, 7:30pm. Barnes and Noble, 3600 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose (408/984-3495).

Dr. "Millie" Brown
The author signs copies of True Selves, which explores transsexualism. Nov 8, 7pm. Billy DeFrank Lesbian and Gay Community Center, 175 Stockton Ave, San Jose (408/293-2429).

Belle Yang
The author of Odyssey of a Manchurian. Nov 9, 7:30pm. Barnes and Noble, 3600 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose (408/984-3495).

Elaine Corn
A talk by the author of Now You're Cooking for Company .Nov 9, 2pm. Borders Books Palo Alto, Historic Varsity Theater, 456 University Ave, Palo Alto (415/326-3670).

Sue Grafton
The author signs copies of "M" Is for Malice. Nov 9, 2pm. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park (415/324-4321).

Cass Adams
The editor of the anthology The Soul Unearthed and founder of Men's Wilderness Retreats. Nov 11, 7:30pm. East West Bookshop, 324 Castro St, Mtn View (415/988-9800).

Joy Sterling
Vintage Feasting author speaks. Nov 11, 7:30pm. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park (415/324-4321).

Beth Wilson Saavedra
The author of Restoring Balance to a Mother's Busy Life. Nov 12, 7:30pm. Barnes and Noble, Westgate, 1600 Saratoga Ave, San Jose (408/370-0444).

Jane Breskin Zalben
The author of Beni's Family Cookbook for the Jewish Holidays. talks. Nov 12, 7:30pm. Borders Books Palo Alto, 456 University Ave, Palo Alto (415/326-3670).

Susan Trott
Appearance by author of Tainted Million, Nov 12, 8pm. Printers, Inc, 310 California Ave, Palo Alto (415/327-6500).

Tales of Hoffman
Music historian Marvin Tartak presents a lecture/musical presentation of Jacques Offenbach's opera. $6/$5. Nov 12, 8pm. Palo Alto Senior Center, 450 Bryant St, Palo Alto (415/369-7168).

Nancy Snyderman
The author of Dr. Nancy Snyderman's Guide to Good Health and the correspondent for ABC-TV's Good Morning America answers questions about women and their aging bodies. Nov 12, 7:30pm. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park (415/324-4321).

Jack Douglas
Douglas discusses "Binder and Curtis Architects" at this talk sponsored by the Heritage Council of Santa Clara County. $10. Nov 12, 7:30pm. Le Petit Trianon, 72 N. Fifth St, San Jose (408/236-2274) Heritage_Council@Vval.com.

Mythology Book Group
A discussion of Cry for Myth by Rollo May. Nov 13, 7:30pm. A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 21269 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino (408/255-7600).

Non-Fiction Book Group
A discussion of The Liars Club. Nov 13, 7:30pm. Barnes and Noble, 3600 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose (408/984-3495).

Screenwriting
Ron Fields, grandson of W.C. Fields, presents Screenwriting: The Quick Course. $22/$17. Nov 13, 6:15-9pm. Mariani's, 2500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara (408/243-1431).

Terry Castle
The author of Noel Coward and Radclyffe Hall: Kindred Spirits speaks. Nov 13, 8pm. Printers, Inc, 310 California Ave, Palo Alto (415/327-6500).

Creating Killer Websites
A demonstration by award-winning website designer David Siegel. Nov 13, 7:30pm. Barnes and Noble, 3600 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose (408/984-3495).

Temple Grandin
The author of Thinking in Pictures gives a unique report on autism. Nov 13, 7:30pm. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park (415/324-4321).

Embedded Computing
Basilio Chen, president and CEO of EvoTech, Inc., lectures on future directions in embedded computing technology. Free. Nov 13, 5-6pm. International Technological University, 4701 Patrick Henry Dr, Bldg 17, Santa Clara (408/727-1000).

Elaine Aron
The author of The Highly Sensitive Person which offers helpful suggestions to the one out of five people who are born with a special sensitivity to their surroundings. Nov 14, 7:30pm. A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 21269 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino (408/255-7600).

David Harris
The Peninsula Conservation Center's monthly B.E.N. breakfast featuring guest speaker Harris, the author of The Last Stand, a book which through a comprehensive look at the Headwaters Forest controversy, illustrates how business decisions and progress can threaten the planet. Nov 14, 8am. A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 21269 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino (408/255-7600).

The Writers Harvest: The National Reading
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, the author of Arranged Marriage. Nov 14, 7:30pm. Barnes and Noble, 3600 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose (408/984-3495).

Writer's Harvest: The National Reading
Michael King, the author of Lorien Lost. Nov 14, 7:30pm. Barnes and Noble Westgate, Westgate Shopping Center, 1600 Saratoga Ave, San Jose (408/370-0444).

James Richardson
The author of Willie Brown. Nov 14, 8pm. Printers, Inc, 310 California Ave, Palo Alto (415/327-6500).

Human Resources Management
Barbara Beck of Cisco Systems discusses "I.P. Issues in Human Resources Management" as part of a weekly seminar series offered by the U.S.-Japan Technology Management Center at Stanford University. Nov 14, 4:15-5:30pm. Skilling Auditorium, Stanford (415/725-4811).

Writers Harvest: The National Reading
Cathryn Alpert, the author of Rocket City. Nov 14, 7:30pm. Barnes and Noble, 3600 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose (408/984-3495).

Jacquelyn Aldana, S.O.L.
The Awareness Network presents "How to Create Your Own Incredible Coincidences on Purpose." Nov 14, 8-10am. Fresh Choice Restaurant, Valley Fair Mall, San Jose (408/882-5009). .

Dr. Jonathan Katz
The chair of the Gay/Lesbian Studies Department at City College of San Francisco presents a lecture titled "The Art of Code: Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol." Free with museum admission of $6 adults/$3 seniors/students. Nov 14, 6:30pm. San Jose Museum of Art, 110 S. Market St, San Jose (408/271-6840).

Women Entrepreneurs
The Center to Develop Women Entrepreneurs presents "Women in Transition: From Corporation to Cottage and/or Cottage to Corporation." $35/$25 adv. Nov 14, 6-9pm. Silicon Graphics, 2011 N. Shoreline Blvd, #20, Mountain View (408/924-3433).

Holiday Heart
Alice Doyle discusses how to deal with stress during the holiday season. Free. Nov 14, 4pm. O'Connor Medical Office Building Auditorium, 2101 Forest Ave, San Jose (408/947-2994).

Lawrence Krauss
The theoretical physicist discusses his book, The Physics of Star Trek. Nov 14, 7:30pm. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park (415/324-4321).

Jackson J. Benson
The author discusses Wallace Stegner: His Life and Work. Nov 15, 7:30pm. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park (415/324-4321).

Relationship Help
Tana Marie Richards and Robert Misrak, the authors of Isle of Fantasies discuss their journal that helps singles seeking a love relationship and couples wanting to improve one or more aspects of their current relationship. Nov 16, 7:30pm. Borders Books Palo Alto, Historic Varsity Theater, 456 University Ave, Palo Alto (415/326-3670).

Dr. Donald Johanson
The paleontologist explores dozens of issues and controversies in his encyclopedic survey of human origins, From Lucy to Language. Nov 17, 6pm. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park (415/324-4321).

Gregg Kleiner
The author of Where River Turns to Sky. Nov 18, 7:30pm. A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 21269 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino (408/255-7600).

Janet Dawson
The author of Credible Threat. Nov 18, 8pm. Printers, Inc, 310 California Ave, Palo Alto (415/327-6500).

Breast Health Seminar
A primary care physician, oncologist, radiation oncologist and radiologist discuss the latest information about detection and treatment. Nov 18, 7:30pm. O'Connor Medical Office Building Auditorium, 2101 Forest Ave, San Jose (408/947-2698).

Poetry Night
Featuring poet Whitman McGowan before open mic readings, 8pm. Nov 19, Blue Rock Shoot, 14523 Big Basin Way, Saratoga (408/867-3437).

Daniel C. Matt
The author of God and the Big Bang. Nov 19, 7:30pm. A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 21269 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino (408/255-7600).

Torie Osborn
The author of Coming Home to America: A Roadmap to Gay and Lesbian Empowerment. Nov 19, 8pm. Printers, Inc, 310 California Ave, Palo Alto (415/327-6500).

Non-Fiction Reading Group
A discussion of My Old Man and the Sea by David Hays. Nov 19, 7:30pm. Barnes and Noble, 3600 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose (408/984-3495).

Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison
An authority on manic-depressive illness, the author discusses her latest book An Unquiet Mind. Nov 19, 7:30pm. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park (415/324-4321).

Susan Trott
The author of Tainted Million. Nov 20, 7:30pm. A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 21269 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino (408/255-7600).

Fiction Book Group
A discussion of Justine. Nov 20, 7:30pm. Barnes and Noble, 3600 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose (408/984-3495).

Contemporary Fiction reading Group
A discussion of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle. Nov 20, 7pm. Barnes and Noble Westgate, Westgate Shopping Center, 1600 Saratoga Ave, San Jose (408/370-0444).

Gymboree Storytime
Nov 20, 10:30am. Barnes and Noble, 3600 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose (408/984-3495).

Tana Marie and Robert Misrack
The authors of Isle of Fantasies discuss secrets for creating the love of your life. Nov 20, 7:30pm. Borders Books Palo Alto, Historic Varsity Theater, 456 University Ave, Palo Alto (415/326-3670).

Stephen Diamond
The author of Anger, Madness and the Diamonic: The Psychological Genesis of Violence, Evil and Creativity. Nov 20, 8pm. Printers, Inc, 310 California Ave, Palo Alto (415/327-6500).

Pat Dillon
San Jose Mercury News editor and author of The Last Best Thing. Nov 20, 7:30pm. Borders Books Milpitas, McCarthy Ranch Marketplace, Milpitas (408/934-1184).

Aaron Shepard
The award-winning children's author gives dramatic readings of his published stories and works-in-progress. Free. Nov 20, 7:15pm. Almaden Branch Library, 6455 Camden Ave, San Jose (408/268-7601).

Eilzabeth Berg
The author reads from her uplifting novel, Range of Motion, about love and friendship. Nov 20, 7:30pm. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park (415/324-4321).

Objects, WWW and Groupware
Dr. Mohammed Ketabchi, professor of computer enginnering at Santa Clara University, lectures. Free. Nov 20, 5-6PM. International Technological University, 4701 Patrick Henry Dr, Bldg 17, Santa Clara (408/727-1000).

History of Alta California
A discussion and booksigning with Rose Marie Beebe and Robert M. Senkewicz, the editors and translators of Antonio María Osios' 1851 The History of Alta California: A Memoir of Mexican California. Nov 21, 7:30pm. San Jose Historical Museum, 1600 Senter Road, San Jose (408/287-2290).

Margaret Wheatley
The co-author of A Simpler Way, which explores how organizations are living systems: intelligent, creative and life-affirming. Nov 21, 7:30pm. A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 21269 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino (408/255-7600).

Classics Book Group
A discussion of The Count of Monte Cristo. Nov 21, 7:30pm. Barnes and Noble, 3600 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose (408/984-3495).

David Harris
The author of Our War: What We Did in Vietnam and What It Did to Us. Nov 21, 8pm. Printers, Inc, 310 California Ave, Palo Alto (415/327-6500).

Adrienne Rich
The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet reads her poetry Nov 21, 7:30pm. SJSU Music Concert Hall. Rich appears in conversation to discuss her work and issues she addresses as a poet. Nov 22, 12:30pm. Washington Square Hall. Both events are free. San Jose State University, San Jose (408/924-1378).

Buryl Payne
The Awareness Network presents "The Friendship Spiral," an introduction to the Heart to Heart Sytem of Astrology. $10. Nov 21, 7-9:30pm. Book Cafe Center, 3485 S. Bascom Ave, Campbell (408/358-3756).

Dr. Mitchell J. Pearce
The Awareness Network presents "For Lovers Only: Using Chinese Herbs to Support Relationships and Sexual Function." Nov 21, 8-10am. Fresh Choice Restaurant, Valley Fair Mall, San Jose (408/882-5009). .

Menopause: Myths and Realities
Dr. Erik Cohen answers questions. Nov 21, 7pm. Saint Louise Hospital, 18500 Saint Louise Dr, Morgan Hill (408/778-6708).

Sadja Greenwood
The doctor explores menopause in her comprehensive new book, Menopause, naturally. Nov 21, 7:30pm. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park (415/324-4321).

Chico MacMurtrie
"A Dance of Robots" The Tech Museum's groundbreaking was celebrated with a performance by a troupe of anthropmorphic robots created by artist Chico MacMurtrie who discusses his techniques and ideas and demonstrates some of his creative and frolicsome robots. $6. Nov 21, 7pm. Tech Museum, 145 W. San Carlos St, San Jose (408/279-7150) www.thetech.org.

Sylvia Branzei
The author of Animal Grossology demonstrates some of her disgusting recipes for parents and kids alike. Nov 22, 3pm. Barnes and Noble, 3600 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose (408/984-3495).

Ruthanne and Dixon Long
The authors talk about their book, Markets of Provence: A Culinary Tour of Southern France. Nov 23, 2pm. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park (415/324-4321).

David G. Stork
The author reads from his collection of non-technical essays exploring how the vision of the 1968 epic film 2001: A Space Odyssey compares with actual developments in the field. Nov 23, 7:30pm. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park (415/324-4321).

Mo: Tibetan Divination
Lama Mingyur Dorje presents Mo, the tibetan art of divination. $5. Nov 24, 7:30pm. East West Bookshop, 324 Castro St, Mtn View (415/988-9800).

John Avalon Reed
The author presents his cat lovers' catalog. Nov 25, 7:30pm. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park (415/324-4321).

Poetry Night
Featuring poet Louise Whitney before open mic readings, 8pm. Nov 26, Blue Rock Shoot, 14523 Big Basin Way, Saratoga (408/867-3437).

Dan Yaccarino
The author of the children's book If I Had a Robot. Nov 26, 10am. Barnes and Noble, 3600 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose (408/984-3495).

Finding Your Wings
Gerald A. Benjamin and Joel Margulis unveil a three-step strategy that shows entrepreneurs how to locate, contact and cultivate profitable relationships with so-called "Angel Investors." Nov 26, 7:30pm. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park (415/324-4321).

Building and Managing
Gerald C. Hsu, chairman, president and CEO of Avant! Corporation, lectures on building and managing a successful high-tech company. Free. Nov 27, 5-6pm. International Technological University, 4701 Patrick Henry Dr, Bldg 17, Santa Clara (408/727-1000).

Tom Dalzell
The first-time author unravels a century's worth of teenage vernacular in Flappers 2 Rappers: American Youth Slang. Nov 29, 7:30pm. Borders Books Palo Alto, Historic Varsity Theater, 456 University Ave, Palo Alto (415/326-3670).

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