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Free Events for Monday, January 31, 2000

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This page lists free events taking place in San Francisco. It is broken down into several categories. You can receive a weekly e-mail listing of free events as well. You can also have your event listed for free.

Readings and Lectures

Madame Bovary Study Group, led by Beverly Langer
Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St.
In speaking of Madame Bovary Vladimir Nabokov said, "Flaubert's novel deals with the delicate calculus of human fate, not the arithmetic of social conditioning." We will consider this delicate calculus as we discuss Madame Bovary, the novel and the character, and what Flaubert meant when he said, "Madame Bovary is myself." We will also try to understand why we love this classic -- or why, perhaps, we don't. This discussion group will meet every week for two to three hours over the next four weeks. No prior reading or previous study is required. Just bring your knowledge, insight, and enthusiasm!
07:30pm [Web Page] (415) 282-9246

Catherine Ryan Hyde: Pay It Forward
Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market St.
Not since "Jonathan Livingston Seagull," has there been a novel of such simple grace and power. Catherine Ryan Hyde's remarkable new novel, "Pay It Forward," captures the essence of compassion and kindness. Out of the mouth and heart of a child comes the idea of a human chain letter of good will. Trevor McKinney, the lead character in this inspiring book, has conceived a plan that could change the world for the better. To share this spirit, Stacey's and local homeless organizations will distribute food at the conclusion of the event.
12:30pm [Web Page] (415) 421-4687

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