Josie Iselin (The Curious World of Seaweed) at Point Reyes Station

Saturday Dec 14 2019   10:30 AM
Bear Valley Visitor Center Auditorium   1 Bear Valley Visitor Center Access Rd, Point Reyes Station, CA  map

Join Josie Iselin in scenic Point Reyes Station as she discusses her mesmerizing book, The Curious World of Seaweed. The talk will be followed by a book signing.

Marine algae are the supreme eco-engineers of life: they oxygenate the oceans, create habitat for countless other organisms, and form the base of a food chain that keeps our planet unique in the universe as we know it. In this beautiful volume Josie explores both the artistic and the biological presence of sixteen seaweeds and kelps that live in the thin region along our Pacific Coast. Historical botanical illustrations and Iselin’s signature portraits of each specimen reveal their vibrant colors—whether rosy, “olivaceous,” or grass-green—and whimsical shapes. Iselin posits that we can learn not only about the seaweeds but also from them: their resilience, their resourcefulness, their poetry and magic. Josie will describe her path as an artist into the science of seaweed and share a few seaweed stories, introducing some women scientists who were crucial in broadening our understanding of the oceans. Projections of Josie’s spectacular imagery of seaweeds—collected from her constant wanderings along our California coastline and beaches—will help explain the science and impart the wonder of this ocean universe.

Open to the public; no registration required.

For more information: https://www.ptreyes.org/events/curious-world-seaweed

Heyday Holiday Book Sale

Saturday Dec 14 2019 - Saturday Dec 14 2019  10:00 AM
Heyday Offices  1808 San Pablo Ave. Suite A, Berkeley, CA  map

It’s back! The annual Heyday Holiday Book Sale recommences this year in our new offices.

Join us between 10am-3pm for 30% off all titles, and up to 75% off dinged and damaged books.

Questions?  Email sales@heydaybooks.com

Josie Iselin (The Curious World of Seaweed) at Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

Thursday Jan 30 2020   7:00 PM
Aquarium of the Pacific  100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA  map

Josie Iselin will be featured as a guest speaker at Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach to discuss her fascinating book, The Curious World of Seaweed.

Marine algae like seaweed and kelp help oxygenate the ocean, create habitat for other organisms, and from the base of a critical food web for life on Earth. In her new book The Curious World of Seaweed, artist Josie Iselin combines essays and imagery to explore seaweed and kelp from the Pacific coast. She will discuss how her interest in art and science brought her to study seaweed and introduce a few women scientists who were crucial in broadening our understanding of the oceans. She will also share her imagery of seaweeds collected from California’s coastline and beaches. Iselin uses a flatbed scanner and computer for generating imagery and exhibits large-scale fine art prints at select galleries and museums.

For more information: http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/the_curious_world_of_seaweed/

 

Gary Noy (Hellacious California!) at the Sierra Writers Conference in Rocklin

Friday Jan 31 2020   TBD
Sierra College--Rocklin Campus  5100 Sierra College Blvd, Rocklin, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Hellacious California!, will offer a workshop entitled The Utility and Importance of Research in Writing for the Sierra Writers Conference on January 31, 2020, at the Sierra College – Rocklin Campus.

A Sierra Nevada native, Gary Noy has taught history at Sierra Community College since 1987. His books include Distant Horizon: Documents from the 19th Century American West (1999); Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots and Rogues (2014); Gold Rush Stories: 49 Tales of Seekers, Scoundrels, Loss and Luck (2017), Hellacious California: Tales of Rascality, Revelry, Dissipation, Depravity and the Birth of the Golden State (Heyday Books and Sierra College Press), and more.

The Sierra Writers Conference is an annual event providing inspiration and craft progression activities for area writers and Sierra College students through lectures, panels, Q &A, workshops, and networking opportunities.

Registration required in advance. For more information on the Conference or to register, click on the Sierra Writers website at www.sierrawriters.org or visit the Sierra College website at www.sierracollege.edu

Josie Iselin (The Curious World of Seaweed) at REI Mountain View

Thursday Feb 06 2020   7:00 PM
REI Mountain View  2450 Charleston Road, Mountain View, ca  map

Join Josie Iselin at REI Mountain View as she discusses her work, The Curious World of Seaweed

Marine algae are the supreme eco-engineers of life: they oxygenate the waters, create habitat for countless other organisms, and form the base of a food chain that keeps our planet unique in the universe as we know it. In this beautiful volume Josie Iselin explores both the artistic and the biological presence of sixteen seaweeds and kelps that live in the thin region where the Pacific Ocean converges with the North American continent–a place of incomparable richness. Throughout the writings are historical botanical illustrations and Iselin’s signature portraits of each specimen that reveal their vibrant colors–whether rosy, “olivaceous,” or grass-green–and whimsical shapes. Iselin posits that we can learn not only about the seaweeds but also from them: their resilience, their resourcefulness, their poetry and magic. Josie will describe her path as an artist into the science of seaweed and share a few seaweed stories from her newest book, highlighting why and how these foundational organisms succeed in their ocean niche.

This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited.

Register here to reserve a space: https://www.rei.com/events/93996/the-curious-world-of-seaweed/259285

Josie Iselin (The Curious World of Seaweed) at REI Santa Rosa

Thursday Feb 06 2020   7:00 PM
REI Santa Rosa  2715 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA  map

Join Josie Iselin at REI Santa Rosa as she discusses her work, The Curious World of Seaweed

Marine algae are the supreme eco-engineers of life: they oxygenate the waters, create habitat for countless other organisms, and form the base of a food chain that keeps our planet unique in the universe as we know it. In this beautiful volume Josie Iselin explores both the artistic and the biological presence of sixteen seaweeds and kelps that live in the thin region where the Pacific Ocean converges with the North American continent–a place of incomparable richness. Throughout the writings are historical botanical illustrations and Iselin’s signature portraits of each specimen that reveal their vibrant colors–whether rosy, “olivaceous,” or grass-green–and whimsical shapes. Iselin posits that we can learn not only about the seaweeds but also from them: their resilience, their resourcefulness, their poetry and magic. Josie will describe her path as an artist into the science of seaweed and share a few seaweed stories from her newest book, highlighting why and how these foundational organisms succeed in their ocean niche.

This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited.

Register here to reserve a space: https://www.rei.com/events/93996/the-curious-world-of-seaweed/259285

Berkeley Public Library Foundation’s Annual Authors Dinner with Laura Atkins, Obi Kaufmann, and Richard Schwartz

Saturday Feb 08 2020  
Berkeley City Club  2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA  map

The Foundation’s Annual Authors Dinner is a unique cultural event that honors authors and spotlights the Bay Area’s literary tradition. For one magical night in February, over 300 people gather for this glamorous gala featuring a lively meet-the-authors reception, an epicurean meal seated with one of our honored authors, and a festive program introducing all 24 authors. Guests take home lasting memories and a celebrated author’s book.

The evening’s hosts include Emmy Award winner Linda Schacht Gage, Pulitzer Prize-winning author T.J. Stiles, and San Francisco Chronicle columnist and author Vanessa Hua. Heyday authors Laura Atkins (Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, Biddy Mason Speaks Up), Obi Kaufmann (The State of Water, The California Field Atlas), and Richard Schwartz (The Man Who Lit Lady Libertywill be honored at the event.

The Foundation raises funds to benefit all five locations of the Berkeley Public Library by supporting innovations, building improvements, and literacy projects for all ages. This is all made possible thanks to authors, sponsors, and donors who support the beloved annual Authors Dinner. More details and tickets here.

Josie Iselin (The Curious World of Seaweed) at REI San Francisco

Tuesday Feb 11 2020   7:00 PM
REI San Francisco  840 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA  map

Join Josie Iselin at REI San Francisco as she discusses her work, The Curious World of Seaweed

Marine algae are the supreme eco-engineers of life: they oxygenate the waters, create habitat for countless other organisms, and form the base of a food chain that keeps our planet unique in the universe as we know it. In this beautiful volume Josie Iselin explores both the artistic and the biological presence of sixteen seaweeds and kelps that live in the thin region where the Pacific Ocean converges with the North American continent–a place of incomparable richness. Throughout the writings are historical botanical illustrations and Iselin’s signature portraits of each specimen that reveal their vibrant colors–whether rosy, “olivaceous,” or grass-green–and whimsical shapes. Iselin posits that we can learn not only about the seaweeds but also from them: their resilience, their resourcefulness, their poetry and magic. Josie will describe her path as an artist into the science of seaweed and share a few seaweed stories from her newest book, highlighting why and how these foundational organisms succeed in their ocean niche.

This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited.

Register here to reserve a space: https://www.rei.com/events/93996/the-curious-world-of-seaweed/259287

Josie Iselin (The Curious World of Seaweed) at REI Concord

Wednesday Feb 12 2020   7:00 PM
REI Concord  Diamond Blvd Ste B100, Concord, CA  map

Join Josie Iselin at Concord as she discusses her work, The Curious World of Seaweed

Marine algae are the supreme eco-engineers of life: they oxygenate the waters, create habitat for countless other organisms, and form the base of a food chain that keeps our planet unique in the universe as we know it. In this beautiful volume Josie Iselin explores both the artistic and the biological presence of sixteen seaweeds and kelps that live in the thin region where the Pacific Ocean converges with the North American continent–a place of incomparable richness. Throughout the writings are historical botanical illustrations and Iselin’s signature portraits of each specimen that reveal their vibrant colors–whether rosy, “olivaceous,” or grass-green–and whimsical shapes. Iselin posits that we can learn not only about the seaweeds but also from them: their resilience, their resourcefulness, their poetry and magic. Josie will describe her path as an artist into the science of seaweed and share a few seaweed stories from her newest book, highlighting why and how these foundational organisms succeed in their ocean niche.

This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited.

Register here to reserve a space: https://www.rei.com/events/93996/the-curious-world-of-seaweed/259288

Josie Iselin (The Curious World of Seaweed) at REI Corte Madera

Wednesday Feb 19 2020   7:00 PM
REI Corte Madera  213 Corte Madera Town Ctr, Corte Madera, CA  map

Join Josie Iselin at REI Corte Madera as she discusses her work, The Curious World of Seaweed

Marine algae are the supreme eco-engineers of life: they oxygenate the waters, create habitat for countless other organisms, and form the base of a food chain that keeps our planet unique in the universe as we know it. In this beautiful volume Josie Iselin explores both the artistic and the biological presence of sixteen seaweeds and kelps that live in the thin region where the Pacific Ocean converges with the North American continent–a place of incomparable richness. Throughout the writings are historical botanical illustrations and Iselin’s signature portraits of each specimen that reveal their vibrant colors–whether rosy, “olivaceous,” or grass-green–and whimsical shapes. Iselin posits that we can learn not only about the seaweeds but also from them: their resilience, their resourcefulness, their poetry and magic. Josie will describe her path as an artist into the science of seaweed and share a few seaweed stories from her newest book, highlighting why and how these foundational organisms succeed in their ocean niche.

This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited.

Register here to reserve a space: https://www.rei.com/events/93996/the-curious-world-of-seaweed/259289

Josie Iselin (The Curious World of Seaweed) at REI Berkeley

Wednesday Feb 26 2020   7:00 PM
REI Berkeley  1338 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA  map

Join Josie Iselin at REI Mountain View as she discusses her work, The Curious World of Seaweed

Marine algae are the supreme eco-engineers of life: they oxygenate the waters, create habitat for countless other organisms, and form the base of a food chain that keeps our planet unique in the universe as we know it. In this beautiful volume Josie Iselin explores both the artistic and the biological presence of sixteen seaweeds and kelps that live in the thin region where the Pacific Ocean converges with the North American continent–a place of incomparable richness. Throughout the writings are historical botanical illustrations and Iselin’s signature portraits of each specimen that reveal their vibrant colors–whether rosy, “olivaceous,” or grass-green–and whimsical shapes. Iselin posits that we can learn not only about the seaweeds but also from them: their resilience, their resourcefulness, their poetry and magic. Josie will describe her path as an artist into the science of seaweed and share a few seaweed stories from her newest book, highlighting why and how these foundational organisms succeed in their ocean niche.

This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited.

Register here to reserve a space: https://www.rei.com/events/93996/the-curious-world-of-seaweed/259290

John Tateishi (Redress) at Book Passage Corte Madera – Book Launch Event!

Tuesday Mar 03 2020   7:00 PM
Book Passage (Corte Madera)  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA  map

Join John Tateishi to celebrate the publication of his book, Redress: The Inside Story of the Successful Campaign for Japanese American Reparations, at this special book launch event!

This is the unlikely but true story of the Japanese American Citizens League’s fight for an official government apology and compensation for the imprisonment of more than 100,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. Author John Tateishi, himself the leader of the JACL Redress Committee for many years, is first to admit that the task was herculean in scale. The campaign was seeking an unprecedented admission of wrongdoing from Congress. It depended on a unified effort but began with an acutely divided community: for many, the shame of “camp” was so deep that they could not even speak of it; money was a taboo subject; the question of the value of liberty was insulting. Besides internal discord, the American public was largely unaware that there had been concentration camps on US soil, and Tateishi knew that concessions from Congress would only come with mass education about the government’s civil rights violations. Beyond the backroom politicking and verbal fisticuffs that make this book a swashbuckling read, Redress is the story of a community reckoning with what it means to be both culturally Japanese and American citizens; how to restore honor; and what duty it has to protect such harms from happening again. This book has powerful implications as the idea of reparations shapes our national conversation.

More information here: https://www.bookpassage.com/event/john-tateishi-redress-corte-madera-store

 

Gary Noy (Hellacious California!) at Auburn Rotary

Tuesday Jun 02 2020   12:00 PM
Elks Lodge  195 Pine St., Auburn, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Hellacious California!, will read from and sign copies of his book for the Auburn Rotary Club.

Hellacious California tours the rambunctious and occasionally appalling amusements of the Golden State: gambling, gun duels, knife fights, gracious dining and gluttony, prostitution, fandangos, cigars, con artistry, and the demon drink. Historian Gary Noy unearths myriad primary sources, many of which have never before been published, to spin his true tall tales that are by turns humorous and horrifying. Whether detailing the exploits of an inebriated stallion, gambling parlors as a reinforcement and subversion of racial norms, armed skirmishes over eggs, or the ins and outs of the “Spirit Lover” scam, Noy expertly situates these stories in the context of a live-for-the-moment society characterized by audacity, bigotry, and risk.

Open to Auburn Rotary members only. https://auburncarotary.com/

Gary Noy (Hellacious California!) at The Book Seller in Grass Valley

Friday Jun 12 2020   6:00 PM
The Book Seller  107 Mill Street, Grass Valley, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Hellacious California!, will sign copies of his book for The Book Seller in Grass Valley.

Hellacious California tours the rambunctious and occasionally appalling amusements of the Golden State: gambling, gun duels, knife fights, gracious dining and gluttony, prostitution, fandangos, cigars, con artistry, and the demon drink. Historian Gary Noy unearths myriad primary sources, many of which have never before been published, to spin his true tall tales that are by turns humorous and horrifying. Whether detailing the exploits of an inebriated stallion, gambling parlors as a reinforcement and subversion of racial norms, armed skirmishes over eggs, or the ins and outs of the “Spirit Lover” scam, Noy expertly situates these stories in the context of a live-for-the-moment society characterized by audacity, bigotry, and risk.

Open to the public. For more information, visit The Book Seller website at www.thebookseller.biz/welcome

 

 

John Muir Laws and Emilie Lygren (How to Teach Nature Journaling) at Book Passage Corte Madera

Sunday Jun 14 2020   4:00 PM
Book Passage Corte Madera  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA  map

John Muir Laws and Emilie Lygren present their rigorously tested, beautifully illustrated guide, How To Teach Nature Journaling. This event will be introduced by Amy Tan, who also wrote the foreword to this book.

Expanding on the philosophy and methods of The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling, John Muir Laws and Emilie Lygren have developed the first-ever comprehensive book devoted to helping educators use nature journaling as an inspiring teaching tool to engage young people with wild places. In their workshops Laws and Lygren are often asked the how-tos of teaching nature journaling: how to manage student groups in the outdoors, teach drawing skills (especially from those who profess to have none), connect journaling to educational standards, and incorporate journaling into longer lessons. This book puts together curriculum plans, advice, and in-the-field experience so that educators of all stripes can leap into journaling with their students. The approaches are designed to work in a range of ecosystems and settings, and are suitable for classroom teachers, outdoor educators, camp counselors, and homeschooling parents.Full-color illustrations and sample journal pages from notable naturalists show how to put each lesson into practice. Field-tested by over a hundred educators, this book includes dozens of activities that easily support the Common Core and the Next Generation Science Standards—and, just as important, it will show kids and mentors alike how to recognize the wonder and intrigue in their midst.

Gary Noy (Hellacious California!) at the South Lake Tahoe Library

Tuesday Jun 16 2020   6:00 PM
El Dorado County Library--South Lake Tahoe Branch  1000 Rufus Allen Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Hellacious California!, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book for the South Lake Tahoe Friends of the Library at the South Lake Tahoe Branch of the El Dorado County Library.

Hellacious California tours the rambunctious and occasionally appalling amusements of the Golden State: gambling, gun duels, knife fights, gracious dining and gluttony, prostitution, fandangos, cigars, con artistry, and the demon drink. Historian Gary Noy unearths myriad primary sources, many of which have never before been published, to spin his true tall tales that are by turns humorous and horrifying. Whether detailing the exploits of an inebriated stallion, gambling parlors as a reinforcement and subversion of racial norms, armed skirmishes over eggs, or the ins and outs of the “Spirit Lover” scam, Noy expertly situates these stories in the context of a live-for-the-moment society characterized by audacity, bigotry, and risk.

Free and open to the public.  For more information, visit www.eldoradolibrary.org/

Gary Noy (Hellacious California!) in Nevada City

Thursday Jul 16 2020   7:00 PM
The Sierra Presbyterian Church  175 Ridge Road, Nevada City , CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Hellacious California!, will sign copies of his book for the Nevada County Historical Society in Nevada City.

Hellacious California tours the rambunctious and occasionally appalling amusements of the Golden State: gambling, gun duels, knife fights, gracious dining and gluttony, prostitution, fandangos, cigars, con artistry, and the demon drink. Historian Gary Noy unearths myriad primary sources, many of which have never before been published, to spin his true tall tales that are by turns humorous and horrifying. Whether detailing the exploits of an inebriated stallion, gambling parlors as a reinforcement and subversion of racial norms, armed skirmishes over eggs, or the ins and outs of the “Spirit Lover” scam, Noy expertly situates these stories in the context of a live-for-the-moment society characterized by audacity, bigotry, and risk.

Free and open to the public. For more information, visit https://www.nevadacountyhistory.org/

Gary Noy (Hellacious California!) at the California State Library, Sacramento

Thursday Jul 23 2020   6:00 PM
California State Library, Room 500, Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building  914 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Hellacious California!, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book for “A Night at the State Library” at the California State Library, Sacramento.  This event is part of the official book launch for Hellacious California!.

In 1855 an ex-miner lamented that nineteenth-century California “can and does furnish the best bad things,” including “purer liquors…finer tobacco, truer guns and pistols, larger dirks and bowie knives, and prettier courtezans [sic]” than anywhere else in America. Lured by boons of gold and other exploitable resources, California’s settler population mushroomed under Mexican and early American control, and this period of rapid transformation gave rise to a freewheeling culture best epitomized by its entertainments. Hellacious California tours the rambunctious and occasionally appalling amusements of the Golden State: gambling, gun duels, knife fights, gracious dining and gluttony, prostitution, fandangos, cigars, con artistry, and the demon drink. Historian Gary Noy unearths myriad primary sources, many of which have never before been published, to spin his true tall tales that are by turns humorous and horrifying. Whether detailing the exploits of an inebriated stallion, gambling parlors as a reinforcement and subversion of racial norms, armed skirmishes over eggs, or the ins and outs of the “Spirit Lover” scam, Noy expertly situates these stories in the context of a live-for-the-moment society characterized by audacity, bigotry, and risk.

Doors open at 5 PM. Program at 6 PM. Free and open to the public.

Seating is limited.  Online reservation is required to obtain a ticket.

For more information and to RSVP, visit the California State Library at www.library.ca.gov