“Dinosaur Goes to Israel.” Author and librarian Diane Levin Rauchwerger talks about her children’s book. At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 10:30 a.m. Free. www.jewishlearningworks.org.
“Superman Is Jewish?” Harry Brod discusses his book on how popular comic books reflect Jewish American life. At Books Inc., 74 Town and Country Village, Palo Alto. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 2:30 p.m. Included with admission. www.thecjm.org.
“My Mother’s War.” Lillian Faderman discusses the memoir she imagines her mother, who came of age in New York’s Garment District in the 1930s, would have written. At Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 1 p.m. Free. www.bookpassage.com.
Alan Kaufman. Author discusses his memoirs, “Jew Boy” and “Drunken Angel,” with psychologist Orit Atzmon. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 7:30 p.m. $10-$15. www.paloaltojcc.org.
Robert Alter. The U.C. Berkeley professor discusses “Ancient Israel,” his commentary and translation of “Former Prophets.” At Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley. 5 p.m. Free. http://tinyurl.com/alter-talk.
“Mishkan R’fuah: Where Healing Resides.” Presentation by Rabbi Eric Weiss on the collection of readings and poems he edited on illness, addiction, forgiveness and more. At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 7 p.m. Free. www.jewishlearningworks.org.
“A Rabbi’s Path to Palestinian Solidarity.” Rabbi Brant Rosen reads from “Wrestling in the Daylight,” about becoming a Palestinian solidarity activist. At Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Ave., Piedmont. 7 p.m. $10-$20. www.kehillasynagogue.org/calendar.