Amid all the activities for kids this summer, a little something for the adults: Sonoma Valley Library’s Distinguished Speaker Series will feature New York Times bestselling author Firoozeh Dumas on Saturday, August 3, at 2 p.m.
Dumas grew up listening to her father, a former Fulbright Scholar, recount the many colorful stories of his life in both Iran and America. In 2001, with no prior writing experience, she decided to write her stories as a gift for her two children. Her book, Funny in Farsi, was a finalist for the PEN/USA award in 2004 and a finalist in 2005 for an Audie Award for best audio book.
Events are free, but advance registration advised at 755 West Napa St. or Sonomalibrary.org/locations/sonoma-valley-regional-library.