“We Are Here.” Author Ellen Cassedy discusses the Holocaust victims of Lithuania. At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 7 p.m. Free. http://www.jewishlearningworks.org/library.
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 — from an Israeli soldier defending Americans in Jerusalem to a young journalist dating a middle-age widower still mourning his wife. Antopol is a 2013 National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 award recipient whose work has been praised as smart, empathetic and “fully imagined.” 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13 at Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis St., S.F. Free. http://www.jewishlearningworks/library