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Author Daniel Alarcon. Daniel Alarcon discusses and signs his new novel, "At Night We Walk in Circles." His previous novel, "Lost City Radio," was named Best Novel of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle in 2007. 7 p.m. Nov. 9. Diesel, A Bookstore, 5433 College Ave., Oakland. Free. 510-653-9965, www.dieselbookstore.com.
Authors Rebecca Solnit and Rebecca Snedeker. Rebecca Solnit is the author of many books, including "Savage Dreams" and "Storming the Gates of Paradise." Rebecca Snedeker is an Emmy Award-winning independent filmmaker and native New Orleanian. The two will talk about "Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas." 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12. Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Ave. Free. 510-849-2087, www.moesbooks.com.
Claremont Book Club. The Claremont Book Club holds a conversation on "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card, winner of numerous awards, that looks at what it means to be a soldier. Copies of the book may be checked out and placed on hold. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13. Claremont Branch Library, 2940 Benvenue Ave. 510-981-6280, berkeleypubliclibrary.org.
Author H.S. Kim. H.S. Kim shares "Waxing Moon," an epic story set in feudal 19th century Korea. Told with warmth and humor, this historical novel is a passionate look at characters driven by ambition yet tempered by love. 7 p.m. Nov. 13. Books Inc., 1760 Fourth St. Free. 510-525-7777, www.booksinc.net.
Author Isa Moskowitz. Creator of Post Punk Kitchen, and named favorite cookbook author in VegNews for seven years running, America's bestselling vegan author Isa Moskowitz, shares "Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week." 7 p.m. Nov. 14. Books Inc., 1760 Fourth St. Free. 510-525-7777, www.booksinc.net.
Launch party with Jason Brand. Launch party celebrating Jason Brand's clear-cut guide to managing the digital gadgets, "1-To-1 at Home, A Parents Guide to School-Issued Laptops and Tablets." 7 p.m. Nov. 15. Books Inc., 1760 Fourth St. Free. 510-525-7777, www.booksinc.net.
Medicare Health Fair. Get your flu shots, blood pressure and more at the Medicare Health Fair, also featuring University of the Pacific students on hand to review medication to make sure they're safe to take together, evaluate Part D presription drug plan, and help decide what's the best plan for you. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 16. Appointments recommended. Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline, Berkeley. 510-841-4776, ext. 3130.
Art Inspired by Science and Mathematics. What came first, art or science? This Science@Cal Event with UCB Prof. Carlo Sequin discusses his work in the worlds of engineering and art and how they are connected. Prof. Sequin is a fellow of several prestigious engineering societies and has been part of the teams that developed the fundamental RISC chip design and the application of CAD to chip manufacturing. 11 a.m. Nov. 16. Genetics and Plant Biology bldg, Rm 100, UC Berkeley, Berkeley. Free. 510-642-0352, scienceatcal.berkeley.edu/lectures.