Schedule of events

Discussion Dates

  • Wednesday, November |  6:30 pm  |  Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library  |   Blanchard Room |  315 E. 14th Street, Davis | Book: Gulp, by Mary Roach

Past Discussions

  • Tuesday, 26 February  |  6:00 pm  |  Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library  |   Blanchard Room |  315 E. 14th Street, Davis
  • Wednesday, 6 March  |  7:00 pm  |  Arthur F. Turner Community Library  |   Community Room |  11212 Merkley Ave, West Sacramento 
  • Thursday, 14 March  |  6:30 pm  |  Esparto Regional Library  | 17065 Yolo Ave, Esparto

Hope to see you at one or several of the events! 


The new books are in!  Look for a copy of A Primate’s Memoir at your local Yolo County library.

Misha Angrist will be giving a free public lecture at the Davis branch of the Yolo County Library on Wednesday March 7th starting at 7:30 pm. He will be available at the library between 7 and 9 pm if you would like to speak with him before or after his presentation.

Additionally, we will be hosting discussions of the book around Yolo County.  These discussions will be led by UC-Davis graduate students and members of the Yolo County Library.

Although we encourage everyone to read the book, we understand that some people may not be able to.  We are structuring the discussions so that everyone can participate regardless.  Here is the handout we will be using, it has excerpts from the books to spark conversation.

BigReadDiscussionParagraphs (pdf)

BigReadDiscussionParagraphs (doc)

We also prepared a short handout describing the basics of of “Genotype to Phenotype Mapping”.



Below is the schedule of events.  Hope to see you soon!

West Sacramento Branch, 1212 Merkley Avenue:  January 31, 7-9 p.m.

Esparto Regional Library, 17065 Yolo Avenue:  February 8, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Davis Branch, 315 E. 14th Street:  February 15, 7-9 p.m.

Winters Community Library, 708 Railroad Avenue:  February 23, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Davis Branch, 315 E. 14th Street:  March 14, 7-9 p.m..

Further details on locations can be found here:


The local cable station, DCTV, has produced a 30 minute discussion of the book for their program In the Studio.  Moderated by Jay Johnstone, the program discusses the book with UC-Davis graduate students Jeremy Berg and Judy Wexler.  The programs airs on channel 15 on February 21, 22, and 26 at 7:00 PM, February 28, 28 at 7:30 PM and March 4 at 7:30 PM.

Additionally, the program will be available on AT&T’s U-verse service, Channel 99, and on demand at


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