“The Golem and the Jinni.” Author Helen Wecker discusses her novel blending Jewish and Arabic mythology. At Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F. 12 p.m. $20; free for members/students. www.commonwealthclub.org.
“Here We Go Round the Jewish World.” Storyteller Diana Shmiana reads stories to children and their families in English, Hebrew and Spanish. At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 10:30 a.m. Free. www.jewishlearningworks.org/library.
Gary Shteyngart. The Russian-born author discusses “Little Failure,” his new memoir about being an immigrant and growing up in the United States. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 7 p.m. $25-$45. www.jccsf.org. (See story, 17)
“Did Hollywood Collaborate with Hitler?” Author Ben Urwand discusses “The Collaboration,” his book describing Hollywood’s Jewish studio executives as actively colluding with the Nazis. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 7 p.m. $25-$35. www.jccsf.org.