“The Diary of Rywka Lipszyc.” Book launch of a teenage girl’s diary found at Auschwitz in 1945 that was in obscurity until recently and has just been published by Jewish Family and Children’s Services at JFCS, 2150 Post St., S.F. 4:30 p.m. Free. www.jfcs.org. (See story, 8)
“The UnAmericans.” San Francisco author Molly Antopol discusses her debut collection of eight stories about Jewish characters struggling to find their footing in life and dealing with alienation, loneliness and love. At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 7 p.m. Free. www.jewishlearningworks.org/library.
“Embodying Hebrew Culture.” Author Nina S. Spiegel discusses her book about how dance festivals helped facilitate Jewish cultural development in Israel from the 1920s to the 1940s. At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 7 p.m. Free. www.jewishlearningworks.org/library.
“Story of the Jews.” Author Simon Schama discusses his book about Jewish history from 1000 B.C. to 1492 C.E. At Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 7 p.m. Free. www.bookpassage.com.