Bill T. Jones - Story/Time: The Life of an Idea

Spinster Sisters, Santa Rosa • Ticket: Single $95; Couple $165 (one book)

      

 

 

In this ceaselessly questioning book, acclaimed African American dancer, choreographer, and director Bill T. Jones reflects on his art and life as he describes the genesis of Story/Time, a recent dance work produced by his company and inspired by the modernist composer and performer John Cage. Presenting personally revealing stories, richly illustrated with striking color photographs of the work’s original stage production, and featuring a beautiful, large-format design, the book is a work of art in itself.

Like the dance work, Story/Time the book is filled with telling vignettes—about Jones’s childhood as part of a large, poor, Southern family that migrated to upstate New York; about his struggles to find a place for himself in a white-dominated dance world; and about his encounters with notable artists and musicians. In particular, Jones examines his ambivalent attraction to avant-garde modernism, which he finds liberating but also limiting in its disregard for audience response. As he strives to make his work more personal and broadly engaging, especially to an elusive African American audience, Jones—who is still drawn to the avant-garde—wrestles with questions of how an artist can remain true to himself while still caring about the popular reception of his work.

Bill T. Jones is an acclaimed dancer, choreographer, and director. He is the artistic director, cofounder, and choreographer of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and executive artistic director of New York Live Arts. He is the recipient of many awards and honors, including Tony Awards for FELA! and Spring Awakening, a Kennedy Center Honor, and a MacArthur Fellowship. In 2014, President Barack Obama awarded Jones the National Medal of Arts, the country’s highest honor for achievement in the arts.

The ticket includes the meal, wine, tax, tip, and a signed copy of the book.

 

Location: 
Street:
Spinster Sisters
Additional:
401 South A Street
City:
Santa Rosa
,
Postal Code:
95401
$24.95
ISBN-13: 9780691162706
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Princeton University Press, 9/2014

Dr. Christine Carter - The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work

Guzman Hall, Dominican University

Tickets: $30 (includes book)

 

 

In this inspiring and influential new book, Christine Carter synthesizes the very latest in neurological, psychological and sociological science to reveal the secret to success and happiness at work and at home. Through an extraordinary blend of cutting-edge scientific research and its practical application, Carter offers a way not just to cope with modern pressures, but to truly thrive. The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work is the first book to offer readers a clear and achievable alternative to our modern busyness treadmill. Full of surprises about the ways we may have been going at this all wrong, it's a book about moving from trying to do things right to doing the right things.

Christine Carter got her PhD from UC Berkeley in sociology and is now the resident happiness expert at UC-Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, an interdisciplinary research center that "translates" the study of happiness, resilience, and emotional intelligence for the public. The author of the bestselling Raising Happiness Dr. Carter blogs regularly for Greater Good, The Huffington Post, and Psychology Today. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Dr. Oz Show, Rachael Ray, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the Today show and NPR, and has helped thousands of people lead happier and more productive lives through her lectures and online classes.

 

Location: 
Street:
Guzman Hall, Dominican University
Additional:
50 Acacia Ave.
City:
San Rafael
,
Postal Code:
94901
$26.00
ISBN-13: 9780553392043
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ballantine Books, 2/2015

Don George - An Innocent Abroad

02/27/2015 2:30 pm

College of Marin, Kentfield Library

Other College of Marin ESCOM Lectures:

Cara Black - Murder on the Champ de Mars

Michael David Lukas - The Oracle of Stamboul

ESCOM is delighted to partner with Book Passage in bringing a free series of interesting authors to the community. ESCOM, the Emeritus Students College of Marin, is a unique organization of 1500 senior students within the Community Education Department at the College of Marin. The organization fosters lifelong learning through classes, clubs, special events and a reading room. They publish a newsletter of original writing and commentary. ESCOM is sustained by memberships, gifts and bequests. Leadership is through a Council and various committees.

In An Innocent Abroad, more than 20 well-known writers and celebrities share the travel experiences that shaped their personalities and changed their lives.

In his introduction, editor Don George explains how innocence and worldliness intertwine into an intricate relationship that enables each to thrive: “As long as we continue into unfamiliar situations, to open our hearts and minds to foreign ways, as long as we are able to keep losing our innocence abroad, that innocence will never end—and our appreciation of the world, our embrace of this unembraceable whole, will extend, and extend, and extend.”

Don George is the Global Travel Editor for Lonely Planet Publications.  In 25 years of wandering, Don has visited more than 60 countries and has published more than 600 articles in newspapers and magazines around the globe.

Parking: Free campus parking for the event.

For more information call the ESCOM Volunteer Desk: 415-485-9652

 

Location: 
Street:
College of Marin, Kentfield Library
Additional:
835 College Ave.
City:
Kentfield
,
Postal Code:
94904
$15.99
ISBN-13: 9781743603604
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Lonely Planet, 12/2014

Heidi Insalata Krahling - Insalata's and Marinitas

 

Insalata's in San Anselmo • Single $115; Couple $180 (one book)

            

 

Heidi Insalata Krahling's newest cookbook, Insalata's and Marinitas: The Story of Two Restaurants, is a culmination of recipes from her two restaurants, Insalata's and Marinitas, in San Anselmo. Krahling brings to the home chef the ingredients, flavors, sauces, and basic techniques of her kitchen which are the building blocks that have led to her Michelin star success. Heidi's own voice is on every page, helping the chef prepare each recipe. Krahling is also the author of Insalata's Mediterranean Cookbook.

The ticket includes the meal, wine, tax, tip, and a signed copy of the book.

 

Location: 
Street:
Insalata's
Additional:
120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
City:
San Anselmo
,
Postal Code:
94960
$36.00
ISBN-13: 9780692236710
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Laura Parker Studio, 11/2014

Cara Black - Murder of the Champ de Mars

03/27/2015 2:30 pm

College of Marin, Kentfield Library

Other College of Marin ESCOM Lectures:

Don George - An Innocent Abroad

Michael David Lukas - The Oracle of Stamboul

ESCOM is delighted to partner with Book Passage in bringing a free series of interesting authors to the community. ESCOM, the Emeritus Students College of Marin, is a unique organization of 1500 senior students within the Community Education Department at the College of Marin. The organization fosters lifelong learning through classes, clubs, special events and a reading room. They publish a newsletter of original writing and commentary. ESCOM is sustained by memberships, gifts and bequests. Leadership is through a Council and various committees.

Paris, April 1999: Aimée Leduc has her work cut out for her - running her detective agency and fighting off sleep - deprivation as she tries to be a good single mother to her new bébé. The last thing she has time for now is to take on a personal investigation for a poor manouche (French Gypsy) boy. But he insists his dying mother has an important secret she needs to tell Aimée, something to do with Aimée's father's unsolved murder a decade ago. How can she say no?

Set in the seventh arrondissment, the quartier of the Parisian elite, Murder on the Champ de Mars takes us from the highest seats of power in the Ministries and embassies through the city's private gardens and the homes of France's oldest aristocratic families. Aimée discovers more connections than she thought possible between the clandestine "Gypsy" world and the moneyed ancien régime, ultimately leading her to the truth behind her father's death… After all, for Aimée, murder is never far from home.

Cara Black is the author of fifteen books in the New York Times bestselling Aimée Leduc series. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and son, and visits Paris frequently.

Parking: Free campus parking for the event.

For more information call the ESCOM Volunteer Desk: 415-485-9652

 

Location: 
Street:
College of Marin, Kentfield Library
Additional:
835 College Ave.
City:
Kentfield
,
Postal Code:
94904
$27.95
ISBN-13: 9781616952860
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Soho Crime, 3/2015

Barney Frank - Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage

Angelico Hall, Dominican University
Tickets: $35 (includes signed book)

 

 

In Conversation with Dr. Mary Marcy

How did a disheveled, intellectually combative gay Jew with a thick New Jersey–Massachusetts accent become one of the most effective politicians of his time?

In Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage, a candid and witty political memoir, Barney Frank relates his journey from the outskirts of New York City to Boston’s city hall and the Massachusetts legislature, and then to the U.S. Congress, where he played a vital role in the struggle for personal freedom and economic fairness for more than four decades. With his trademark directness and insight, Frank explores the emotional toll of living in the closet and how he became the first member of Congress to voluntarily disclose his homosexuality. And he chronicles his lifelong struggle against inequality, which culminated in cowriting the most significant Wall Street regulations since the Great Depression. He also demonstrates how he used his rhetorical skills to expose his opponents' hypocrisies and delusions, and details the endless favors, grudges, and fears that compose a legislator’s career. From the Clinton impeachment to the economic meltdown of 2008 to the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Frank’s words and deeds mattered, and Frank shows why. Here is a guide to how political change really happens—composed by a master of the art—and a testament to how Democrats, if they reject purism and passivity, can rebuild trust in an active government.

Barney Frank represented the Fourth Congressional District of Massachusetts for nearly five decades, and chaired the House Financial Services Committee from 2007 to 2013. He is the first member of congress to enter a same-sex marriage while serving in office. He is a regular commentator on MSNBC and lives near Portland, Maine, with his husband.

A political scientist, President Mary Marcy earned her Doctorate of Philosophy and Master of Philosophy from the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on women in American politics, and she has published extensively on issues of diversity, leadership, and strategy in higher education. Born and raised in western Nebraska, President Marcy received her Bachelor of Arts with honors from the University of Nebraska. She became Dominican University of California’s ninth President on July 1, 2011.

Location: 
Street:
Dominican University, Angelico Hall
Additional:
50 Acacia Ave.
City:
San Rafael
,
Postal Code:
94901
$27.00
ISBN-13: 9780374280307
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 3/2015



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