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Author Dan Jurafsky on 'The Language of Food'
Dan Jurafsky will share his book "The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu," which delves into the origins of treasured foods and culinary customs. Sept. 16, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

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Tuesday Tea with Ted Atlas
Author and Bay Area native Ted Atlas will discuss his book, "Candlestick Park: Images of Sports," which captures some of the great athletes and teams that played in the stadium. Sept. 16, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $3. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
 

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Author Natalie Baszile on 'Queen Sugar'
For this Peninsula Parlour event, Author Natalie Baszile will share her debut novel, "Queen Sugar," in conversation with Lisen Stromberg. A portion of the store's proceeds that evening will benefit Abilities United. Sept. 16, 7 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto.
 

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Author Megan O'Keefe on 'Writers of the Future'
Megan O'Keefe will talk about the 30th volume of the anthology, "L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future," which includes her story, "Another Range of Mountains." Sept. 17, 7 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto.
 

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Substance Abuse Prevention Workshops
Adolescent Counseling Services invites the parents of pre-teens and teens to attend a breakfast where they can learn about substance abuse and participate in an open discussion. Sept. 17, 8:30-8:30 a.m. Free. Adolescent Counseling Services, 1717 Embarcadero Road, Suite 4000, Palo Alto.
 

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'Creating Conditions of Discovery & Inquiry in Our Schools'
Authors Lisa Kay Solomon and Warren Berger will lead a conversation about how to teach students important critical thinking and problem-solving skills they will need to succeed in today's job landscape. Sept. 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Center for Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

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Author Benedict Carey on 'How We Learn'
Benedict Carey will discuss the ideas presented in his book "How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens." He will cover the roles of mood, location and environment, as well as sleeping and daydreaming, in the learning process. Sept. 18, 7-8 p.m. $12-$20. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

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'Poetry for the People' celebration
This event celebrating "99 Poems for the 99 Percent" will welcome a number of contributors to the poetry collection: Ellen Bass, Sally Ashton, Dean Rader, J.P. Dancing Bear, C.J. Sage, Rachelle Escamilla, Dan Bellm and Dennis Richardson. Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

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Author Ruth Ozeki with Joan Bigwood
Ruth Ozeki -- a novelist, filmmaker and Zen Buddhist priest -- will discuss with Joan Bigwood her body of work, including her most recent novel, "A Tale for the Time Being." Sept. 20, 4 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.
 

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Author Hampton Sides on 'In the Kingdom of Ice'
Hampton Sides, outdoors journalist and bestselling writer, will share his latest work, "In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette." Sept. 22, 7 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View.

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Author Sarah Granger on 'The Digital Mystique'
In a conversation with Lisen Stromberg, Sarah Granger will share thoughts from her book, "The Digital Mystique: How the Culture of Connectivity Can Empower Your Life--Online and Off," including real-life stories and surprising facts. Sept. 23, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

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Public panel on Ebola outbreak
This panel discussion called "Ebola: Health, Governance, Security and Ethical Dimensions" will feature Stanford experts from multiple disciplines. The event is co-sponsored by the Stanford School of Medicine and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Sept. 23, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall, 616 Serra St., Stanford.

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Garry Winogrand and street photography lecture
This talk will explore the work of Garry Winogrand and other street photographers who documented American culture during the mid-20th century. Sept. 23, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $5. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
 

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'Making a Safer Community for our Children'
Tony Spitaleri, former mayor of Sunnyvale, will talk about what Sunnyvale and other communities have and can do to improve gun safety and curb gun violence. There will be a Q&A session after the talk. Sept. 24, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Fireside Room, 505 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto.

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'The Three Myths of the Food Industry'
Dr. Robert H. Lustig of U.C. San Francisco will give a talk called "The Three Myths of the Food Industry," focusing in part on Lustig's vocal position on the harmfulness of sugar. Sept. 25, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $65-$79 (includes wine and hors d'ouevres). Stanford Faculty Club, 439 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.
 

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Author Eric Butow on 'Google Glass for Dummies'
Eric Butow, a technical writer and online marketing specialist, will share his new book "Google Glass for Dummies," a full-color guide to using the product from setup to configuration. Sept. 25, 7 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View.

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Author Gail Sheehy with Angie Coiro
Gail Sheehy, a pioneering female journalist of the '60s, will speak in conversation with talk radio host Angie Coiro about her new book, "Daring: My Passages." Sept. 25, 7:30-8:30 p.m. $20-$40. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

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'Ground Shaking in the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake'
For the USGS September Evening Public Lecture, Brad Aagaard will give a talk called "Ground Shaking in the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake: A view from 25 years later." Among other topics, he will discuss the advances made over the past quarter century in recording ground shaking. Sept. 25, 7-8 p.m. Free. USGS Menlo Park Campus, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park.

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'Success By Design: Is It Possible?'
Challenge Success, a nonprofit founded at Stanford's Graduate School of Education, will hold a parent education talk called "Success By Design: Is It Possible?" about different definitions of success for students. Keynote speakers will include Wendy Mogel and Dave Evans, as well as Challenge Success co-founders Denise Pope and Madeline Levine. Sept. 26, 7-9 p.m. $10 adult; free for ages 18 and under. Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford.
 

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Computer History Museum: Celebrating 35 Years
Museum co-founder Gordon Bell and Chairman Len Shustek will talk about the making of the computing museum and its impact on society with President and CEO John Hollar. Please register on the website. Sept. 26, noon. Free. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

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Author Karen Joy Fowler on 'We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves'
Karen Joy Fowler will speak in conversation with Andrew Sean Greer to celebrate the inclusion of her latest book "We Are All Beside Ourselves" on the Man Booker Prize 2014 longlist. Sept. 26, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.
 

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'Sleeping Through the Night'
Melissa Zdrodowski, a certified sleep consultant and local mom, will give a presentation discussing infant and child sleep issues. She will go over different techniques to suit a variety of parenting styles. Sept. 27, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside.

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Authors Chris Yeh and Ben Casnocha on 'The Alliance'
Entrepreneurs Ben Casnocha and Chris Yeh will discuss their book "The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age," sharing insights on inspiring loyalty and creativity and managing winning teams. Sept. 29, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

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Author Deborah Rhode on 'What Women Want'
Deborah Rhode will talk about her new book "What Women Want: An Agenda for the Women's Movement" in which she argues women can and should act on what they want. Sept. 30, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.