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Literary Industries: Kim Bancroft at the Mendocino County Museum

Sat Apr 19 2014   5:00 PM
Mendocino County Museum  400 E. Commercial St., Willits, CA  map

Kim Bancroft has created a new edition of the 1890 autobiography of her great-great-grandfather, Hubert Howe Bancroft, historian and founder of the Bancroft Library at U.C. Berkeley. Literary Industries: Chasing a Vanishing West, is published by Heyday. She will present a slide show about H.H. Bancroft, his historical work, and his legacy. In honor of Earth Day, she’ll focus on Bancroft’s attitude toward nature, both for the life of the mind and in relation to California’s resources and developments in the 19th century. Vicki Patterson will speak about Native Americans and their environment when California became a state. Please join the Museum in celebrating Literary Industries and its Local Editor. The slide show begins at 5:30 PM. 

Free and open to the public; for more information visit mendocinomuseum.org/events-calendar.html.

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Earth Day: The story of the Sacramento River

Tue Apr 22 2014   7:00 PM
Readers' Books  130 E. Napa St., Sonoma, CA  map

“To fall in love with a wild river is to be changed forever, heart and soul. To fall for a river in California is to live with the scars and ghosts of loss.”

Rebecca Lawton, author of Sacrament, will give a presentation and sign copies of her book.

Free and open to the public; for more information call (707) 939-1779.

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Gold Country Celtic Society: Sierra Stories

Wed Apr 23 2014   6:30 PM
Nevada County Veteran's Building  415 N. Pine St., Nevada City, CA  map

Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Gary Noy, author of Sierra Stories, will read from and sign copies of his book for the Gold Country Celtic Society Potluck.

Open to the public, but potluck dinner reservation required; for more information visit nevadacountycelticclub.org/mmmtg.htm.

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How Streetcars and Cable Cars Shaped San Francisco’s History

Wed Apr 30 2014   6:00 PM
California Historical Society  678 Mission St., San Francisco, CA  map

San Francisco just wouldn’t be the same without its colorful streetcars and cable cars. These vintage forms of public transit are not only practical ways to explore the City—they’re amusement rides that jangle through a mix of historic buildings and vibrant new development, filling your ears with the sound of cables clicking as steel wheels rumble under your feet. At the same time, they’re a fleet of unique traveling museums. Rick Laubscher, author and president of Market Street Railway, will tell a few of the remarkable stories of San Francisco’s cable cars and streetcars detailed in his new book, On Track. Part travel and field guide, part civic and engineering history, his book has everything from illustrations and specs to a trainspotter’s checklist. 

Free for Heyday and CHS members, $5 general admission; for tickets and more information visit ontracksfcablecars.eventbrite.com.

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Bear Yuba Land Trust: Sierra Stories

Thu May 01 2014   7:00 PM
Gene Albaugh Community Room, Madelyn Helling Library  980 Helling Way, Nevada City, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Sierra Stories, will read from and sign copies of his book for the Bear Yuba Land Trust.

$10 suggested admission donation; for more information visit bylt.org or contact Melony Vance, Community Programs Manager, at 530-272-5944 x200.

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Sierra Stories at Sierra College Press

Fri May 02 2014   6:00 PM
Sierra College, Boardroom, LR 133  5000 Rocklin Rd., Rocklin, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Sierra Stories, will read from and sign copies of his book for the Sierra College Press. Reception with light refreshments at 6:00 p.m., program at 7:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public, campus parking $3; for more information visit sierracollege.edu or call 916-660-7202.

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BOOK LAUNCH EVENT: Sierra Stories

Sat May 03 2014   12:00 PM
Empire Mine State Historic Park  10791 E Empire St., Grass Valley, CA  map

Join author Gary Noy and publisher Malcolm Margolin for lunch, private cottage and yard tour, and presentation. Tickets include one copy of Sierra Storiesadmission to the park, lunch, and a guided tour of the Empire Mine grounds.

$25; for more information visit sierrastoriesbooklaunch.brownpapertickets.com.

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Malcolm Margolin and Dave Eggers at Pegapalooza

Sat May 03 2014   7:30 PM
Pegasus Books  2349 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA  map

Join Heyday founder Malcolm Margolin and McSweeney’s founder Dave Eggers  for a conversation about books, publishing, and operating a business that is deeply committed to community. Pegasus president Amy Thomas will moderate the event.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit pegasusbookstore.com/event/dave-eggers-malcolm-margolin or download the Pegapalooza poster.

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Forbidden City: Author Talk

Tue May 06 2014   6:00 PM
San Francisco Public Library (Main)  100 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA  map

Join us when curator and author Arthur Dong talks about his book Forbidden City, USA: Chinese American Nightclubs, 1936-1970.  A book sale by Readers Books follows the event.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit sfpl.org/index.php?pg=1016189201.

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Meet Matilda Bancroft: A Performance and Book Event with Kim Bancroft

Thu May 08 2014   6:00 PM
Mechanics’ Institute Library, 4th Floor Meeting Room  57 Post St., San Francisco, CA  map

Kim Bancroft portrays her great-great-grandmother, Matilda Bancroft, in a performance based on the book Literary Industries: Chasing a Vanishing West by Hubert Howe Bancroft. This new publication is an abridged edition by Kim Bancroft with foreword by Kevin Starr. In this Chautauqua-like presentation, Kim Bancroft will arrive in Victorian attire as Matilda and discuss her husband’s work as a businessman, collector, and historian. “Mrs. Bancroft” will provide H.H.’s story from her perspective as his wife and colleague behind the scenes in addition to being the mother of their large family and manager of the estate.

Members $10, public $20; for more information visit milibrary.org/events/bancroft0514.

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Lake Tahoe Historical Society and Lake Tahoe Community College present Sierra Stories

Fri May 09 2014   7:00 PM
Lake Tahoe Community College Library  1 College Dr., South Lake Tahoe, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Sierra Stories, will read from and sign copies of his book. This event is cosponsored by the Lake Tahoe Historical Society and Lake Tahoe Community College.

Free and open to the public; for more information contact Library Director Lisa Foley at (530) 541-4660 x233.

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Nevada County Historical Society: Sierra Stories

Thu May 15 2014   7:00 PM
Gene Albaugh Community Room, Madelyn Helling Library  980 Helling Way, Nevada City, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Sierra Stories, will read from and sign copies of his book. This event is sponsored by the Nevada County Historical Society.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit nevadacountyhistory.org.

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Sierra Club: Sierra Stories

Fri May 16 2014   7:00 PM
Seaman’s Lodge  425 Nimrod St., Nevada City, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Sierra Stories, will read from and sign copies of his book for the Sierra Club (Sierra Nevada Group).

Free and open to the public; for more information visit motherlode.sierraclub.org/sierraNevada.

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Sierra Stories in South Lake Tahoe

Tue May 20 2014   6:00 PM
South Lake Tahoe Library  1000 Rufus Allen Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Sierra Stories, will read from and sign copies of his book.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit eldoradolibrary.org/tahoe.htm or contact Denise Haerr at haerrtrip@gmail.com.

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Sierra Stories

Tue May 27 2014   6:00 PM
Margie Edinger Room, City of Santa Clara – Central Park Library  2635 Homestead Rd., Santa Clara, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Sierra Stories, will read from and sign copies of his book.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit library.santaclara.gov or call 408-615-2930.

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Sierra Stories in Carson City

Thu May 29 2014   6:00 PM
Carson City BRIC Library  108 E. Proctor St., Carson City, NV  map

Gary Noy, author of Sierra Stories, will read from and sign copies of his book.

Free and open to the public; for more information, contact Librarian Susan Antipa at 775-887-2244 x1016.

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Placer County Historical Society: Sierra Stories

Thu Jun 05 2014   6:30 PM
Veteran’s Memorial Hall  100 East St., Auburn, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Sierra Stories, will read from and sign copies of his book. This event is sponsored by the Placer County Historical Society.

Open to the public, but dinner reservation required; for more information visit placercountyhistoricalsociety.org.

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Sierra Stories: Davis

Fri Jun 06 2014   7:30 PM
The Avid Reader  617 Second St., Davis, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Sierra Stories, will read from and sign copies of his book. 

Open to the public; for more information visit avidreaderbooks.com.

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Reading at The John Muir House in Martinez

Sat Jun 21 2014   6:30 PM
John Muir Home, John Muir National Historic Site  4202 Alhambra Ave., Martinez, CA  map

Gary Noy and Rick Heide, co-editors of The Illuminated Landscape, will read from and sign copies of the book.

Free and open to the public; for more information, contact Ranger Jim MacDonald at 925-228-8860 x6621.

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Sierra Stories @ The Book Seller

Thu Jul 10 2014   6:00 PM
The Book Seller  107 Mill St., Grass Valley, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Sierra Stories, will read from and sign copies of his book. 

Open to the public; for more information visit thebookseller.biz.