Classes

Class: Graciela Pera - Beginning Continuing Spanish (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:00am

6 Wednesdays; March 14 – April 25, (no class Apr. 18) • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm • $235

Graciela Pera was born in Buenos Aires. She is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires and has been teaching Spanish for over 35 years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Alessandra Beraldi - Advanced Italian (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 3:30pm

Eight Wednesdays; February 28-April 25; 4-6 pm (no class April 11) • 3:30-5:30pm • $250

 Alessandra Beraldi is from Genoa, Italy and has been teaching Italian to children, undergraduates and adults for over 20 years. She has taught in US at University of Pennsylvania, in England at several language institutions, and at the Italian General Consulate. She teaches at several schools here in Marin.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Alessandra Beraldi - Beginning Italian 2 (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 11:30am

Eight Thursdays; March 22 - May 17, (no class April 12), 2018 • 11:30 am-1:30 pm • $265

 Alessandra Beraldi is from Genoa, Italy and has been teaching Italian to children, undergraduates and adults for over 20 years. She has taught in US at University of Pennsylvania, in England at several language institutions, and at the Italian General Consulate. She teaches at several schools here in Marin.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Alessandra Beraldi - Beginning Italian 3 (Sausalito Store)

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 9:00am

Eight Mondays; April 16 - June 11 (no class May 28) • 9:00 - 11:00 am • $265

 Alessandra Beraldi is from Genoa, Italy and has been teaching Italian to children, undergraduates and adults for over 20 years. She has taught in US at University of Pennsylvania, in England at several language institutions, and thought the Italian General Consulate. She teaches at several schools here in Marin.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Bill Petrocelli - Provocative Histories Book Group (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 6:30pm

Four Thursdays; Mar. 15, Apr. 12, May. 10, & Jun. 14 • 6:30-8:30pm • $100

**Regsistration closed, please call 415 927-0960 for waitlist**

There’ve been a wealth of scholarly, readable, and provocative works of history published in recent years. This book group includes books that look at the impact of slavery on the British empire, the events leading up to the U.S, Constitution, the struggle over the U.S.’s first foreign war, and then the struggle over slavery that lead up to the Civil War.

Author and attorney Bill Petrocelli is co-owner of Book Passage. His latest novel is Through the Bookstore Window.

March
 Adam Hochschild - Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels
in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves


April
 Joseph J. Ellis - The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second
American Revolution, 1783-1789


May
Amy S. Greenberg - A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln,
and the U.S. Invasion of Mexico


June
Bruce Levine - The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil
War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South

Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780618619078
Availability: Backordered
Published: Mariner Books - December 1st, 2005

From the author of the widely acclaimed King Leopold's Ghost comes the taut, gripping account of one of the most brilliantly organized social justice campaigns in history -- the fight to free the slaves of the British Empire.


The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789 Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780804172486
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - May 3rd, 2016

In The Quartet, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Joseph Ellis tells the unexpected story of America's second great founding and of the men most responsible--Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, John Jay, and James Madison: why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew.


A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307475992
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - August 13th, 2013

Often forgotten and overlooked, the U.S.-Mexican War featured false starts, atrocities, and daring back-channel negotiations as it divided the nation, paved the way for the Civil War a generation later, and launched the career of Abraham Lincoln. Amy S.


The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812978728
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Trade - April 1st, 2014

In this major new history of the Civil War, Bruce Levine tells the riveting story of how that conflict upended the economic, political, and social life of the old South, utterly destroying the Confederacy and the society it represented and defended.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Hamid Emami - Beginning German for Travelers One-Day Workshop (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 9:00am

Saturday March 10 • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm • $120

This one-day course teaches you to have instant rapport when traveling to Germany. While most of the business conducted by foreigners in Germany is in English, Germans appreciate their guests making an effort to speak their language. You’ll learn enough German to carry on a simple conversation with anyone.
You’ll learn
-    Greetings and good-byes
-    Introductions
-    The verbs sein (to be) and haben (to have)
-    Polite requests
-    Numbers from 0-1 million
-    Telling time (including official or military time)
-    The present tense of regular verbs
-    Word order and forming questions
-    The days of the week
-    The past tense of sein
-    Pertinent vocabulary
 

Hamid Emami has a master’s degree from the University of Hamburg, and is fluent in German, English, French, Spanish, and Farsi. He has taught German for many years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Hamid Emami - Beginning German for Travelers (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 9:00am

Eight Fridays; Mar. 2 - Apr. 27 (no class Mar. 30) • 9:00 - 11:00 am • $250

Hamid Emami has a master’s degree from the University of Hamburg, and is fluent in German, English, French, Spanish, and Farsi. He has taught German for many years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kim Hermanson - The Power of Metaphor (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:00am

Saturday April 14 • 10am-1pm • $75

Metaphor takes us ‘under the surface’ of our everyday consciousness, into a Deep Creative realm that lies beyond the linear mind. In this experiential class you will directly tap into your own metaphoric imagery and symbolic language, and discover the ways in which metaphor is currently influencing how you see the world, your life, and your creative work. You don’t need to be a writer to benefit from this class. Artists, teachers, organizational leaders, coaches, therapists, and others who wish to expand their ways of learning and knowing are welcome.

Kim Hermanson, Ph.D.   Founder of Doorway Sessions for Creative Breakthroughs.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Hillary Homzie - How to Write for Tweens (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:00am

Saturday April 28 • 10am-1pm • $75

 In this workshop, we’ll learn techniques for writing for tweens, what works and what doesn’t work. Additionally, I’ll present some emotional, physical, social, and moral milestones that you should know about. Phew! It’s a lot but it’s also so much fun. Additionally, it’s a growing market. I’ll also share with you the mistakes that I’ve made, so you don’t have to! 

Hillary Homzie has published five novels for tween girls, including The Queen of Likes, and her sixth book, Apple Pie Promises, is forthcoming in October. Additionally, she has published chapter books, including the forthcoming series Ellie May. Booklist wrote that Hillary: “captures the angst of young teen friendships and fragile identities.” Hillary writes for the popular middle grade blog, The Mixed of Files of Middle Grade Authors, and teaches in the MFA program at Hollins University, where she loves to mentor other writers.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kerrin Meis - Significant Others (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 1:00pm

Three Fridays; March 2, 9, and 16 • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm • $105

CREATIVE COUPLES IN WESTERN ART HISTORY: INTIMACY AND INSPIRATION
A close look of the works and lives of artists who inspired each other  from Vasily Kandinsky and Gabriele Muenter to Julia Kleinhans Mathews and Arthur Mathews. Was their most brilliant work created while they were together or was parting company  an opportunity for growth?  We study Natalia Goncharova and Mikhail Larionov, Sonia Terk- Delaunay and Robert Delaunay, Van Gogh and Gauguin, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, Max Ernst and Leonora Carrington, and others all considered in the context of the artistic  milieu in which they worked.

Kerrin Meis taught art history at SFSU for ten years, and she currently teaches for the OLLI programs at Dominican University and UC Berkeley. She leads study tours in Europe. Her Book Passage classes have been big favorites for years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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