Although we make every effort to ensure that the information below is accurate, occasionally dates and times may change. We always recommend calling ahead to confirm. Our phone number is (925) 837-7337.
June - August 2020
6/22 Join cartoonist and author Andy Runton to discuss his wonderful new graphic novel featuring the pluckiest little owl ever, Owly: The Way Home. During this special Zoom event on Monday, 22 June 2020 at 10 AM, Andy will be talking books, reading, and drawing with an audience of 6 to 9 year olds. As a special bonus, Andy will be teaching a fun lesson in cartooning, so be sure to come ready with a pen and paper. Purchase a copy of Owly: The Way Home to receive the Zoom link for this event.
6/22 Join author Ernesto Cisneros to discuss his new novel, Efrén Divided with him and a group of fellow readers. During this special Zoom event on Monday, 20 June 2020 at 4 PM, readers age 9 to 13 will have a great opportunity to discuss one of the best novels of the year. Purchase a copy of Efrén Divided to receive the Zoom link for this event..
6/24 We we welcome back our old friend Veronica Rossi -- together with novelist Tamara Ireland Stone -- for a lively conversation about Veronica's new book, Rebel Spy On Wednesday, 24 June 2020 at 7PM. Pre-order Rebel Spy to RSVP for this event.
7/15 Award winning author, Laurie Halse Anderson will be presenting her new DC Universe graphic novel, Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed. She will be in conversation with TJ Klune, presenting his newest young adult fantasy novel The Extraordinaries. Tickets are $5 (admits one and includes a $5 coupon to rakestrawbooks.com). Purchase your tickets HERE.
7/21 Surfer-writer-dad Jaimal Yogis joins us for a special Zoom for Kids to introduce his new book, Mop Rides the Waves of Life, on Tuesday, 21 July 2020 at 10AM. This is a terrific age-appropriate way to introduce mindfulness to your 4 to 8 year olds. Purchase a copy of Mop Rides the Waves of Life to receive the Zoom link for this event.
7/27 Janae Marks joins us for a special Zoom for Kids to introduce her new book, From the Desk of Zoe Washington, on Monday, 27 July 2020 at 4PM. Readers age 8 to 12 will have a great opportunity to discuss one of the best novels of the year. Purchase a copy of From the Desk of Zoe Washington to receive the Zoom link for this event.