“Inside the Bubble.” Author Noga Niv discusses her novel about the friendship between a group of Israeli women transplanted to Silicon Valley with Maya Arad and Daniel Jacobs. At the Freidenrich Conference Center, Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 5 p.m. Free. (See story, 30)


“The Girl from the Garden.” Parnaz Foroutan discusses her new book, about the crises visited upon a Persian Jewish family living in early 20th-century Iran, with fellow author Carolina De Robertis. At Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore, 2904 College Ave., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. Free. (See story, 29)