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“In the Shadow of Zion.” Adam Rovner, professor at University of Denver’s Center for Judaic Studies, discusses his book about the different proposals for a Jewish national home before Israel was founded. At Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. 7 p.m. Free.


Marissa Moss. Author celebrates the 20th anniversary of “Amelia” series, as well as her latest release,“Amelia’s Middle-School Graduation Yearbook.” At Folio Books, 3957 24th St., S.F. 6 p.m. Free. (415) 821-3477 (See story, 27)


“Germans and Jews and 1963.” Local author Alan Fleishman’s multimedia presentation on the historical background of his new book, “Lara’s Shadow” about the aftermath of World War II. At Books Inc., 1375 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame. 5 p.m. Free. (650) 685-4911