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Michael Pollan discusses “This is Your Mind on Plants” among this week’s author events – Marin Independent Journal

Book events

Passage of the book: 51 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera; 415-927-0960; July 26: “Sex and the Single Woman” panel with Kate Crawford, Tawny Lara, Vanessa Friedman, Samantha Allen and moderator Eliza Smith. 5:30 p.m. online; July 28: Alec Scott discusses “Until It Shimmers” with Gordy Slack. 5:30 p.m. online; July 30: Michael Pollan discusses “This is Your Mind on Plants” with Mark Danner. 1 p.m. in person and online. $23. Register online; July 30: Staci Greason discusses “All the Girls in Town” with Marin author Jasmin Darznik. 4 p.m. in person; July 31: Brian Copeland reads “Grandma & Me”. 1 p.m. in person.

Novato Library: 1720 Novato Boulevard, Novato; 415-473-2050; July 27: Wednesday night book club discusses “The Color of Water” by James McBride. 6 p.m. online. Register online.

Sausalito Books by the Bay: 100 Bay Street, Sausalito; 415-887-9967; August 4: San Geronimo Valley author Barbara Graham discusses “What Jonah Knew” with Molly Giles. 6 p.m. in person.

Point Reyes Books: 11315 Rte 1, Point Reyes Station; 415-663-1542; August 4: Daisy Hildyard discusses “Emergency” with Sarah Moss. Noon online. Register online.
San Geronimo Valley Community Center: 6350 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, San Geronimo; 415-488-8888; July 31: Book release event for “Ope”: Collected Poems by Coast Miwok Poet Yulu Ewis. 3 p.m. in person.

Toby’s Feeding Barn: 11250 Rte 1, Point Reyes Station; July 30: Malcolm Margolin discusses “Deep Hanging Out: Wanderings and Wonderment in Native California” with California Indian cultural leaders Gregg Castro, Michelle La Pena, Jennifer Bates and Theresa Harlan, along with other guests. 3 p.m. in person. A VIP fundraising reception for the California Institute for Community, Arts and Nature with Margolin and others will be held prior to the event at 1:30 p.m. The event is free, $250 for the pre-event reception. Register online.

Other talks

HopMonk Tavern: 224 Vintage Way, Novato; July 26: Damian Elias, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley, discusses the “hidden world of vibrations” at the Wonderfest event. 7 p.m. in person. Get vaccinated and masks requested.

Marin County Genealogical Society: July 28: Jacquie Schattner discusses “Self Publishing Your Genealogy” at the Marin County Genealogical Society meeting. 7 p.m. online. To access it, send an email to [email protected]

Tomales Regional History Center: 26701 Highway 1, Tomales; 707-878-9443; July 31: Sonoma County Parks Educator Ellie Muelrath discusses historic schools. 2 p.m. in person.

— Compiled by Colleen Bidwill

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