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Non-fiction Book Club
The Non-fiction Book Club at the Portola Valley Library -- which meets the third Thursday of the month -- will discuss "No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II" by Doris Kearns Goodwin. The club is for adults. Sept. 18, 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

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Lifetree Cafe conversations
Lifetree Cafe Menlo Park will host two hour-long conversations about atheism. A film about atheists' beliefs and experiences with people of faith will be shown. Complimentary snacks and beverages will be served. Sept. 17, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Sept. 18, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Free. Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.
 

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Peninsula Rose Society meeting
Jolene Adams, president of the American Rose Society and Master Gardener, will talk about the drought and its effects on roses and gardens, focusing specifically on the interaction of water and soil. Sept. 19, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Redwood City Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City.

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ESL Conversation Club
Those learning or improving English speaking skills are invited to come practice at club meetings with casual conversation and friendly company. All levels are welcome, no registration required. Wednesdays, year-round, 5-6 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

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ESL Conversation Club - Menlo Park
Each week this club will give community members an opportunity to practice their English conversation skills in a welcoming environment. Wednesdays, through January, 5-6 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.
 

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Palo Alto Toastmasters
Since 1924, Toastmasters International has been helping people around the world to improve their communication and leadership skills. The Palo Alto Toastmasters Club meets each week in city hall's Council Chambers. Club membership is diverse, and guests are welcome. Tuesdays, through December, noon-1 p.m. Free. City Hall, First Floor, Council Chambers, 250 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto.
 

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SRI Organon Toastmasters
Toastmasters focuses on improving the communication and leadership skills of its members. Each week covers a different skill related to public speaking. Club membership is diverse, and guests are welcome. Tuesdays, through December, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. SRI International, Building G, Laurel Avenue, opposite the Menlo Park Police Station, Menlo Park.

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Palo Alto Scrabble Club
The Palo Alto Scrabble Club welcomes players of all levels every Monday night, holidays included. No need to RSVP. No charge to play. Players can drop in with their equipment or use the club's. Mondays, through December, 6-9:30 p.m. Free. Freebirds World Burrito, 2305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.