“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


“Granada: A Pomegranate in the Hand of God.” Author Steven Nightingale reads from his new book about coexisting Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities in medieval Spain. Followed by a conversation with Rabbi Allen Bennett, the Rev. Canon Sally Bingham and Ameena Jandali of the Islamic Networks Group. At Presidio Chapel, 130 Fisher Loop, S.F. 7 p.m. Free. [email protected]