Fantastic Authors Land in Palo Alto this April

April showers bring a great line-up of authors to the Peninsula.

Our community is regularly blessed with visits by amazing authors of all kinds, and April is no different. From fiction to nonfiction, picture books to novels, here are a few of the free or inexpensive ways to connect with a favorite author or subject.

Sue Fliess
Sunday, April 1; 11:00 AM
Hippo is looking for a new dress. But there are so many choices - will she find the perfect dress? Celebrate the launch of A Dress for Me by local children’s author, Sue Fliess. Free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

Diane Ackerman
Monday, April 2; 7:00 PM
Poet, essayist and naturalist Diane Ackerman talks about her latest memoir, One Hundred Names for Love, a dramatic love story that combines science, inspiration, wisdom and heart. $10-$18. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

Jonah Lehrer
Thursday, April 5; 7:00 PM
Science writer Jonah Lehrer delves into the human mind with Imagine: How Creativity Works to decipher the anatomy of imagination and explore the new science of creativity. $7-$20. Put on by the Commonwealth Club of California at the Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

Jennifer DuBois
Thursday, April 12; 7:00 PM
Spanning two continents and a sweep of history, DuBois’s A Partial History of Lost Causes reveals the stubbornness and splendor of the human will even in the most trying times. Free-$10. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

John van Der Zee
Thursday, April 12; 7:00 PM
John van Der Zee has gathered together a delightful collection of stories by San Francisco natives in San Francisco Childhood: Memories of a Great City Seen Through the Eyes of Its Children. Books Inc., 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto.

This week at the OFJCC

Tango Dance Party
Saturday, 3/31 7:00 PM-12:00 AM
Live music, two dance floors, spectacular demonstrations, a free lesson and wine & food! More

Documentary Screening: Love Translated
Sunday, 4/1 7:00 PM
Experience the personal journey of ten men who are determined to find a spouse. More

Spring Break Camps
4/2-4/6 & 4/9-4/13 8:45 AM-4:00 PM 
Kids out of school but you need to work? Our Spring Camps offer fun options for K-6 grade. More

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