The library will be closed on Monday, September 5th for Labor Day. All locations except the Main Library and the Brookfield and Eastmont Branches will be closed on Tuesday, September 6th for Labor Day.
Katrina in Five Worlds: A Palestinian Woman's Global Journey in the Early 20th Century: A Reading by the Author
Katrina In Five Worlds/Katrina en Cinco Mundos is the bilingual biography of the author’s Bethlehem-born grandmother, Katrina Sa’ade. Drawing upon family records, taped interviews and long-lost letters, this dramatic emigrant women’s tale explores the historical and social events that thrust young Katrina from Ottoman-ruled Palestine into far-flung places, including Mexico during the Revolution, and across social divides in the first half of the 20th century. Kathy will also share her experiences in researching, writing and self-publishing a family history. Her reading will be followed by questions and answers!
Ms. Kenny is an Oakland-based family historian and artist who traces her origins to Bethlehem, Palestine and Mexico. She is the former President of the Arab Film Festival and a founder of Women in Black in San Francisco