Classes

Class: Alessandra Beraldi - Italian 3: Elementary (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 11:30am

Eight Thursdays; August 23 - October 18, 2018 (no class September 27) • 11:30 am-1:30 pm • $275

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.

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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Alessandra Beraldi - Italian 4: Elementary (Sausalito Store)

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 9:00am

Ten Mondays; August 27 - November 19, 2018 (no class September 3, October 22, November 12) • 9:00 am-11:00 am • $325

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.

100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Class: Alessandra Beraldi - Italian 1: Beginning (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 10:00am

Eight Tuesdays; August 28 - October 16, 2018 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm • $275

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 - Advanced Italian (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 3:30pm

8 Wednesdays; August 29 - October 17, 2018 • 3:30 pm-5:30 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: Kathy Freschi - Advanced Italian Literature (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:45am

Five Wednesdays; Sep. 5 - Oct. 3 • 11:45 am - 1:45 pm • $160

FOR INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED students of Italian
Le Tre del Mattino, Gianrico Carofiglio’s most recent novel, is a departure from mafia related crimes and investigations. Rather, it portrays the resolution of a previously distant and troubled father-son relationship, in the unexpected backdrop of a city outside of Italy. We will read and discuss this book in Italian.

Kathy Freschi has been teaching Italian for over 40 years at UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley and College of Marin. In 1987, she founded the Credit Program of Italian at College of Marin, for which she was awarded La Stella d’Italia by the Republic of Italy.

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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Sandra Kierulff - French for Travelers (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 2:00pm

Eight Thursdays; Sept 6 - Nov 1 (no class Sep. 27) • 2-3:30pm • $265

Creating basic communication skills and confidence for traveling through lots of practice in scenarios that travelers most often encounter, with focus on practical vocabulary and grammar for those with only a little French, and emphasis on pronunciation.

Sandra Kierulff has taught French at the College of Marin, and was the instructor and author of “French à la Carte,” aired on KQED radio. She lived in Paris for several years and holds
teaching degrees in French and Spanish.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kerrin Meis - The Cultural Heritage of London (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 1:00pm

Three Fridays; Sep. 7 - 21  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm • $120

Study London from prehistory to the present through visits to museums devoted to her history such as the Tower of London, Shakespeare's Globe, The Museum of the City of London, her churches , Hampton Court Palace, the Churchill War Rooms and the extension of the Tate Modern.

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.

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Corte Madera, CA 94925

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

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 9:00am

Eight Mondays; Sep. 10 - Nov. 5 (no class Oct. 1) • 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: Sandra Kierulff - Conversational French (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 2:00pm

Eight Mondays; Sept 10 - Nov 5 (no class Oct. 22) • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm • $265

Conversational French, with an emphasis on practical vocabulary for travelers, as well as a review of useful grammar structures through lively discussion, readings and songs.

Sandra Kierulff has taught French at the College of Marin, and was the instructor and author of “French à la Carte,” a French course aired on KQED radio. 

She lived and worked in France for several years and holds degrees in French and Spanish.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Pat Holt - Contemporary Classics (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 10:30am

Five Tuesdays; Sep. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11, & Jan. 8 • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm • $125

September 11

Sing, Unburied Sing - Jesmyn Ward

October 9

Frankenstein in Baghdad - Ahmed Saadawl

November 13

Elmet - Fiona Mozley

December 11

Like a Fading Shadow - Antonio Munoz Molina 

January 8, 2019  

Winter - Ali Smith 

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Pat Holt leads a discussion of books that have captured the contemporary imagination. Holt is the former book review editor of the S.F. Chronicle and publisher of Holt Uncensored.

Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501126079
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Published: Scribner - May 8th, 2018

WINNER of the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD and A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

A finalist for the Kirkus Prize, Andrew Carnegie Medal, Aspen Words Literary Prize, and a New York Times bestseller, this majestic, stirring, and widely praised novel from two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, the story of a family on a journey through rural Mississippi, is


Frankenstein in Baghdad: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143128793
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Published: Penguin Books - January 23rd, 2018

*Man Booker International Prize finalist*

“Brave and ingenious.” —The New York Times

“Gripping, darkly humorous . . . profound.” —Phil Klay, bestselling author and National Book Award winner for Redeployment


Elmet Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616208424
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Published: Algonquin Books - December 5th, 2017

The family thought the little house they had made themselves in Elmet, a corner of Yorkshire, was theirs, that their peaceful, self-sufficient life was safe. Cathy and Daniel roamed the woods freely, occasionally visiting a local woman for some schooling, living outside all conventions.


Like a Fading Shadow: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250182432
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Published: Picador - July 17th, 2018

A hypnotic novel intertwining the author’s past with James Earl Ray’s attempt to escape after shooting Martin Luther King Jr.


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