Corte Madera Events

Class: Alex McNeil & Andrew Vargas Delman - Personal Essay for College Admission (Corte Madera)

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 10:00am

Two Sundays: Sep. 24 & Oct. 1 2017 • 10:00am-12:00pm • $125

The college essay is a powerful tool for conveying a student’s personality while demonstrating capacities for introspection and maturity. Over two weekends, we explore the fundamentals of a great college essay—learning to recognize and avoid cliché, accessing stories that reconcile past experiences with future aspirations, and learning the art of self-evaluation and revision. The workshop is a chance for rising high school seniors to brainstorm and to begin writing their own college essays.

Alex McNeil and Andrew Vargas Delman are the founders of North Coast Prep, a tutoring and college counseling group that helps families navigate the process of applying to college with an emphasis on student health and mental wellbeing. They have extensive experience as tutors and teachers, application consultants, and writing advisors, and have written two short books—one about the “prestige trap” of college admissions, and another about their “whole person” approach to college applications.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau - The 30-Day Vegan Challenge (Corte Madera)

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 1:00pm

Take The 30-Day Vegan Challenge and see the difference a plant-based diet makes in your life! Whether you want to improve your overall health, shed a few pounds, demonstrate your compassion for animals, or help the environment, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, dubbed "The Vegan Martha Stewart" by VegNews magazine, holds your hand every step of the way, giving you the tools, resources, and recipes you need to make the vegan transition - healthfully, joyfully, and deliciously. In this one-stop, comprehensive guide, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau: debunks common nutrition myths and explains the best sources of such nutrients as calcium, protein, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids helps you become a savvy shopper, eat healthfully affordably, restock your kitchen, read labels, and prepare nutrient-rich meals without feeling overwhelmed offers practical strategies for eating out, traveling, hosting holiday gatherings, and attending social events provides delicious, nutrient-rich, easy plant-based recipes empowers you to experience the tangible and intangible benefits of living a healthy, compassionate life, including achieving healthful numbers for cholesterol, blood pressure, weight, and more.

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is the award-winning author of six books, including the bestselling The Joy of Vegan Baking, The Vegan Table, Color Me Vegan, and Vegan's Daily Companion. Through her inspiring work, she has guided thousands of people to living compassionately and healthfully.
 

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781944903145
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Published: Roundtree Press - September 12th, 2017

Take the 30-Day Vegan Challenge and see the difference a plant-based diet makes in your life Whether you want to improve your overall health, shed a few pounds, demonstrate your compassion for animals, or help the environment, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, dubbed "The Vegan Martha Stewart" by VegNews magazine, holds your hand every step of the way, giving you the tools, resources, and recipes


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Janna Barkin - He's Always Been My Son (Corte Madera)

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 4:00pm

This inspiring and moving story, told from the heart of an extraordinary family, recounts the emotional and uplifting journey of raising a transgender son.

Janna Barkin's family has come a long way since their child, Amaya, first told them he was a boy and not a girl and this captivating memoir charts the family's experiences of raising Amaya, from birth through to adulthood. With powerful chapters written by Amaya's family and friends, Janna shares personal stories of the support and discoveries her family has encountered and provides a 'care package' of advice for families facing similar issues, including a glossary of helpful terms and a list of hand-picked support sources.

Written with warmth and humor, He's Always Been My Son reminds us to accept others for who they are and will support, educate and inspire anyone who reads it.

Janna Barkin is the proud mother of a transgender son, and a passionate transgender youth rights advocate. A long-time Marin County resident, she is well known and loved as a yoga teacher and also as a preschool teacher/director. Janna and her husband Gabriel raised their three children in Novato, Ca and now reside in Sausalito, Ca. She writes regularly for the Huffington Post and on her personal blog, He's Always Been My Son.

He's Always Been My Son: A Mother's Story about Raising Her Transgender Son Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781785927478
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Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - August 21st, 2017

This inspiring and moving story, told from the heart of an extraordinary family, recounts the emotional and uplifting journey of raising a transgender son. Janna Barkin's family has come a long way since their child, Amaya, first told them he was a boy and not a girl and this captivating memoir charts the family's experiences of raising Amaya, from birth through to adulthood.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Kathleen Buckstaff - Get Savvy (Corte Madera)

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

On a winter night at a prestigious New England boarding school, two teenage girls compared secret love letters male teachers had written them. One girl kept a journal and recorded the events that followed. The other, years later, took her own life.

When her own daughter was 16, Kathleen Buckstaff, author and former Los Angeles Times columnist, developed severe stomach pain and within a few months lost 30 pounds. Doctors eventually determined she was suffering from PTSD. As she reviewed her old journals, Kathleen had to face painful truths. When she discovered the two teachers were still teaching, she felt obligated to do everything possible to protect current students.

Kathleen interviewed over 60 college students, recent graduates, healthcare professionals, self-defense instructors, and professors. In letters to a teenage girl, she revisits the events that changed her life and the lives of her closest friends, drawing from her interviews to describe what she wishes she had known about sex, predators, self-defense, and love.

Get Savvy also includes a journal section with reflection questions, in which Kathleen offers a practice of self-love, kindness, and respect, encouraging the reader to take time to get to know herself.

This book can be used as a reference book in Health and Sexuality education classes. It covers bullying, resisting peer pressure and how to create positive social alliances. Get Savvy also addresses what to say to someone who has been sexually assaulted or raped; how to identify an abusive relationship; what to say to someone who is depressed and may be suicidal; what to say to someone who may have an eating disorder. Get Savvy covers how to ask someone on a date; how to talk about sexual boundaries; what consent looks like; how to identify predatory behavior; verbal language around self-defense; how to intervene and help as a bystander; bystander training; and how to get help for oneself or a friend who is suffering from PTSD, mental illness, or sexual trauma. Get Savvy specifically deals with suicide prevention and lists warning signs and prevention strategies.

Get Savvy also includes mindfulness training, the cultivation of compassion and healthy boundaries, and encourages the exploration of one's inner guide, gifts, and goals. Get Savvy teaches self-love, respect and resilience. It is a resource tool for teens, both male and female, parents, educators, healthcare providers and community leaders.

Kathleen Buckstaff is an award-winning author, columnist, speaker and artist. Her columns have been published in The Huffington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Arizona Republic, The Sun Literary Magazine, and The San Francisco Chronicle. She has been speaking and performing at schools, churches, conferences and theaters for over 20 years. In 2010, Kathleen created a one-woman play “The Tiffany Box, a love remembered” from her own private emails, letters, published columns and diary entries about the last two years of her mother’s life. She performed the play to sold-out theatres in San Francisco, Phoenix, and NYC. Kathleen expanded the play into a book called The Tiffany Box, a memoir, which was an Award-Winning Finalist, USA Best Book Awards and International Best Book Awards.
Kathleen has a BA in Creative Writing from Stanford and a MA in Journalism from Stanford. She lives in Marin with her husband where she loves to hike, take photographs, and have their young adult children return home for a visit

Get Savvy: Letters to a Teenage Girl about Sex and Love Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780988764293
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Two Dolphin Productions - May 13th, 2017

On a winter night at a prestigious New England boarding school, two teenage girls compared secret love letters male teachers had written them. One girl kept a journal and recorded the events that followed.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Clare Doorbos - Storytime with Clare (Corte Madera)

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 9:30am

Come to Book Passage, Corte Madera every Monday morning at 9.30am for a preschool story time with bounce! There's no better way to start the week than with picture books, songs, rhymes and some jumping around. Our story teller Clare will pick her favorite new books, classics and poetry to share with kids aged 0-5 and their parents in this half hour story time. Clare is a popular storyteller, who has read at local libraries and other stores in the Bay Area and is now pleased to join the Book Passage team.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Silent Book Club - Monthly Meeting (Corte Madera)

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

 

Silent Book Club is happy hour for introverts. Bring a book (or buy one at Book Passage). Order a drink or food if you like, and then settle in for an hour or so of quiet reading with fellow book lovers at Book Passage's Cafe.There's no assigned reading or discussion guides -- that's the "silent" part of our book club -- but we do like to share book recommendations and meet like-minded readers. 

No one will be shushed or shamed at Silent Book Club. All readers are welcome -- even e-readers. 

 

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Lauren Walker - The Energy Medicine Yoga Prescription (Corte Madera)

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

During this fun and interactive evening, Lauren will share key practices from her new book, The Energy Medicine Yoga Prescription. You’ll also learn the primary energy technique that can change your life right now – in less than five minutes a day! Lauren is a funny, engaging, storyteller and teacher, and this evening is sure to inform and delight.

Lauren Walker’s Energy Medicine Yoga method is a potent synthesis of traditional energy medicine, yoga, and key principles from Ayurveda. In this follow-up to her debut book, she delivers a solution-oriented manual for addressing hundreds of common ailments using practices that complement any existing health regimen. Join her to discover essential insights for well-being, techniques to activate your body’s natural healing intelligence, and a powerful new vision for health and happiness.

A Powerful How-To Guide for Energetic Self-Care

When you’re dealing with a health issue, what kind of energy practice will help the most? “To bring ourselves back into wellness,” teaches Lauren Walker, “we first have to understand what brought our body out of wellness. When we return to balance, the body is best able to heal itself.” With The Energy Medicine YogaPrescription, Lauren brings you an invaluable guide to help you uncover the root causes of specific physical, emotional, and psychological health complaints—along with a treasury of potent self-care practices to accelerate your healing.

This easy-to-use resource includes:

• Simple instructions for learning to sense and diagnose your body’s subtle energy
• The Five Elements System—the ancient healing practice at the heart of Energy Medicine Yoga
• Easy reference charts to match hundreds of health complaints with the most effective energy healing practice
• Links to training videos to help guide you in many Energy Medicine Yoga techniques
• The three most important Ayurvedic techniques to change your life right now
• Guidance for creating your own daily practice—and maintaining good health and balance on and off the yoga mat

“If you want to affect the physical matter that is your body and the invisible matter that is your mind and your soul,” says Lauren Walker, “the most effective practice you can learn is how to work with your own energy.” With The Energy Medicine Yoga Prescription, she brings you a solution-oriented manual to complement any health regimen—filled with essential insights for well-being, techniques to activate your body’s natural healing intelligence, and a powerful new vision for happiness and wholeness.

Lauren Walker is the author of The Energy Medicine Yoga Prescription and Energy Medicine Yoga: Amplify the Healing Power of Your Yoga Practice. She's been teaching yoga and meditation since 1997, and created Energy Medicine Yoga while teaching at Norwich University. She teaches EMYoga across the US and internationally, and has been featured in Yoga Journal, Mantra Yoga + Health, Yoga Digest, and the New York Times. She was recently named one of the top 100 most influential yoga teachers in America by Sonima.

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$19.95
ISBN: 9781622036615
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Published: Sounds True - August 31st, 2017

A Powerful How-To Guide for Energetic Self-Care


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Literary Luncheon: Nicole Krauss - Forest Dark (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 12:00pm

In conversation with Kelly Corrigan
Tickets: $55 (includes lunch & signed book)

“A brilliant novel. I am full of admiration.” —Philip Roth

Jules Epstein, a man whose drive, avidity, and outsized personality have, for sixty-eight years, been a force to be reckoned with, is undergoing a metamorphosis. In the wake of his parents’ deaths, his divorce from his wife of more than thirty years, and his retirement from the New York legal firm where he was a partner, he’s felt an irresistible need to give away his possessions, alarming his children and perplexing the executor of his estate. With the last of his wealth, he travels to Israel, with a nebulous plan to do something to honor his parents. In Tel Aviv, he is sidetracked by a charismatic American rabbi planning a reunion for the descendants of King David who insists that Epstein is part of that storied dynastic line. He also meets the rabbi’s beautiful daughter who convinces Epstein to become involved in her own project—a film about the life of David being shot in the desert—with life-changing consequences.

But Epstein isn’t the only seeker embarking on a metaphysical journey that dissolves his sense of self, place, and history. Leaving her family in Brooklyn, a young, well-known novelist arrives at the Tel Aviv Hilton where she has stayed every year since birth. Troubled by writer’s block and a failing marriage, she hopes that the hotel can unlock a dimension of reality—and her own perception of life—that has been closed off to her. But when she meets a retired literature professor who proposes a project she can’t turn down, she’s drawn into a mystery that alters her life in ways she could never have imagined.

Bursting with life and humor, Forest Dark is a profound, mesmerizing novel of metamorphosis and self-realization—of looking beyond all that is visible towards the infinite.

Nicole Krauss is the author of Great House, a finalist for the National Book Award; the New York Times bestseller The History of Love; and Man Walks into a Room. She was selected as one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists in 2007 and named to The New Yorker’s “Twenty Under Forty” list in 2010. Her fiction has been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Esquire, and Best American Short Stories, and her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

 

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$27.99
ISBN: 9780062430991
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - September 12th, 2017

"A brilliant novel. I am full of admiration." --Philip Roth


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Picture Book Club: Dashka Slater - The Antlered Ship (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 4:00pm

PIcture Book Club Event!

At least once a month at Book Passage, kids aged 4-8 and their grown-ups have the chance to hear a picture book read aloud by the author or illustrator. These events will always be after school, midweek and feature our favorite newly published books. Picture Book Club is also available as a subscription service, one new signed picture book per month can be delivered to the child (or adult) of your choice. Contact cdoornbos@bookpassage.com or call 414-927-0960 ext 402 for more information about Picture Book Club.

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In The Antlered Ship, an inquisitive fox sets off on a seafaring voyage with a crew of deer and pigeons in this enchanting tale of friendship and adventure.

Marco the fox has a lot of questions, like: how deep does the sun go when it sinks into the sea? And why do birds have such lizardy feet? But none of the other foxes share his curiosity. So when a magnificent ship adorned with antlers and with a deer for a captain arrives at the dock looking for a crew, Marco volunteers, hoping to find foxes who are as inquisitive as he is that can answer his questions. The crew finds adventure and intrigue on their journey. And, at last, Marco finds the answer to his most important question of all: What’s the best way to find a friend you can talk to?

Dashka Slater’s four picture books have won widespread praise for their inventive language and vivid imagery. Baby Shoes was named one of the best children’s books of 2006 by both Booklist and Nick Jr.magazines and was chosen for the Texas 2x2 list. The Sea Serpent and Me was a Junior Library Guild Selection and a finalist for the Cybil and Chickadee Awards. Dangerously Ever After was named the 2013–14 Surrey Picture Book of the Year based on the votes of over 12,700 elementary school students. Slater is also an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in such publications as Newsweek, Salon, The New York Times Magazine, and Mother Jones.

 

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By Dashka Slater, Terry Fan (Illustrator), Eric Fan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481451604
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Published: Beach Lane Books - September 12th, 2017

An inquisitive fox sets off on a seafaring voyage with a crew of deer and pigeons in this enchanting tale of friendship and adventure.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Gabrielle Zevin - Young Jane Young (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

Aviva Grossman, an ambitious congressional intern in Florida, makes the mistake of having an affair with her boss--and blogging about it. When the affair comes to light, the beloved congressman doesn’t take the fall. But Aviva does, and her life is over before it hardly begins: slut-shamed, she becomes a late-night talk show punch line, anathema to politics.

She sees no way out but to change her name and move to a remote town in Maine. This time, she tries to be smarter about her life and strives to raise her daughter, Ruby, to be strong and confident. But when, at the urging of others, Aviva decides to run for public office herself, that long-ago mistake trails her via the Internet and catches up--an inescapable scarlet A. In the digital age, the past is never, ever, truly past. And it’s only a matter of time until Ruby finds out who her mother was and is forced to reconcile that person with the one she knows.

Young Jane Young is a smart, funny, and moving novel about what it means to be a woman of any age, and captures not just the mood of our recent highly charged political season, but also the double standards alive and well in every aspect of life for women.

Gabrielle Zevin is a New York Times bestselling author whose books have been translated into more than thirty languages. Her eighth novel, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, spent more than four months on the New York Times Bestseller list, reached #1 on the National Indie Bestseller list, and has been a bestseller all around the world. She has also written books for children and young adults, including the award-winning Elsewhere.

 

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781616205041
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - August 22nd, 2017

"This sly, exhilarating novel takes on slut-shaming . . . and manages to be hilarious in the process." --People

"It's brilliant and hilarious . . . It has a heart. And a spine. It's exactly what we need more of right now." --Chicago Tribune

From the author of the international bestseller The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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