Maggie Anton. Author of the popular fiction series “Rashi’s Daughters” speaks about the Talmudic figure Rav Hisda, whose daughter is the subject of her latest book. 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Congregation Beth Sholom. 301 14th Ave., S.F. Free. Also Feb 10 at Congregation Beth El, 1301 Oxford St., Berkeley. 2 p.m. Free. www.maggieanton.com. (See story, 19)
“The Marcel Network: Saving Children from the Holocaust.” Fred Coleman discusses his book on the true story of a young couple in Nazi-occupied France who saved 527 children from the gas chambers. At the Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F. Noon. Free for members, $7-$20. www.commonwealthclub.org.
Adam Mansbach. Author of the New York Times bestseller “Go the F**K to Sleep” discusses his new novel, “Rage is Back.” At City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F. 7 p.m. Free. Also Feb. 21, in conversation with hip-hop journalist Joan Morgan. At Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F. 4 p.m. Free. www.adammansbach.com.
“The Kabbalah of Relation.” Bezalel Naor reads from his new book that juxtaposes the surrealist art of Marc Chagall and the teachings of Talmud, Kabbalah and Hassidism regarding romance. At Afikomen Judaica, 3042 Claremont Ave., Berkeley. 7 p.m. Free. www.afikomen.com.