STANFORD EVENTS ... Authors scheduled to speak soon at Stanford University include Siva Vaidhyanathan, "The Googlization of Everything (And Why We Should Worry)" (May 16, 5:30 p.m., Building 200, Room 002, Lane History Corner); Joel Brinkley, "Cambodia's Curse" (May 18, 6 p.m., Stanford Bookstore); Elaine Tyler May, "America and the Pill: A History of Promise, Peril and Liberation" (May 19, 5:30 p.m., The Terrace Room, Fourth Floor, Margaret Jacks Hall); William Nickel, "The Death of Tolstoy: Russia on the Eve, Astapovo Station, 1910" (May 31, noon, Encina Hall West, Room 208, Second Floor). Info: events.stanford.edu
MORE TALKS ... Upcoming authors at Books Inc. at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto include Jennifer Grant, "The Good Stuff: A Reminiscence of My Father, Cary Grant" (May 17, 7 p.m.). Info: booksinc.net
COLLECTIBLE SALE ... The Friends of the Menlo Park Library are hosting a sale of collectible books, including a first edition of Bret Harte's "In a Hallow of the Hills," according to a press release. The event is May 22 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Menlo Park Library's downstairs meeting room, 800 Alma St. Info: menloparklibrary.org
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