Author Visits With Congresswoman Jackie Speier and Award-Winning Poet Charif Shanahan

Congresswoman Jackie Speier Author Visit and Book Signing

Saturday, February 9th
Belmont Library at 10:00 AM
Half Moon Bay Library at 3:00 PM

Named as one of Newsweek Magazine’s 150 Fearless Women of the World, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, opens a new window will visit our libraries to talk about her collective experiences as a widow, a mother, a congresswoman, and a fighter. Hear how her experiences have shaped her into becoming a vocal champion and tireless advocate for human and women’s rights in her new book Undaunted: Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage, and Fighting Back.

In conversation with:
Belmont: Charles Stone, opens a new window, Library JPA Governing Board Chair.
Half Moon Bay: Marina Fraser, Foundation for San Mateo County Libraries Board President.

Stay for a Q&A and book signing after her talk. Light refreshments will be served.

Award-Winning Poet Charif Shanahan Poetry Reading and Book Signing

Tuesday, February 19th
Belmont Library at 7:00 PM

Wednesday, February 20th
East Palo Alto Library at 6:30 PM

Charif Shanahan, opens a new window is the author of Into Each Room We Enter Without Knowing (Crab Orchard Series in Poetry/SIU Press, 2017), which was named a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry and the Publishing Triangle's Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry.

A Q&A and book signing will follow the poetry reading. Light refreshments will be served.