“Grandpa’s Third Drawer.” Author and illustrator Judy Tal Kopelman discusses her Holocaust book for children. At Congregation Netivot Shalom, 1316 University Ave., Berkeley. 10 a.m. Free. www.netivotshalom.org.
“Hope into Practice.” Author and founding board member of Jewish Voice for Peace Penny Rosenwasser speaks about her book on Jewish women and anti-Semitism. At Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza, Cotati. 4 p.m. Free. www.pennyrosenwasser.com.
Navigating history. Author Laurel Corona comes to the Bay Area to discuss “The Mapmaker’s Daughter,” her novel about a woman who grew up in 15th-century Spain among Conversos — Jews who lived as Christians to avoid persecution — and decides to live her life openly as a Jew. Corona, a historical novelist, also wrote the 2008 nonfiction book “Until Our Last Breath: A Holocaust Story of Love and Partisan Resistance,” about Lithuanian Jews in World War II. 2 p.m. Sunday, June 8 at the Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. Free. www.jewishcommunitylibrary.org