Good day: Monday, May 7

Liza Mundy, Washington Post reporter and author of “Everything Conceivable,” gives a talk on how test tubes and assisted-reproduction methods are changing our view of the world. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St.]

City activities

Monday at the ballpark: The S.F. Giants play the New York Mets. [7:15 p.m., AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza]

At SFMOMA: “New Work: Sylvie Blocher,” an exhibit of video portraits from the French artist’s “Living Pictures” project, continues through May 13. [11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., S.F. Museum of Modern Art, 151 Third St.]

Lectures

Future of music: “Digital Rights or Wrongs?” is the theme of this program examining what music rights and creative license will mean in the world of new technologies. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St.]

Cat seminar: S.F. Bay Area Cat Advocacy Seminar, presented by Alley Cat Allies, covers ways of reforming animal-control systems and nonlethally reducing feral-cat populations. [5:30 to 7:30 p.m., SF/SPCA, 250 Florida St.]

Literary events

Michael Chabon: The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist appears in conversation. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave.]

Maureen Webb: The author and attorney discusses “Illusions of Security.” [12:30 p.m., Stacey’s Bookstore, 581 Market St.]

At the public library

‘First Monday Movies’: Film series presents Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds.” [6:30 p.m., Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission St.]

Infant-toddler lap-sit: Program, designed for ages birth to 3, features songs and stories. [10:15 a.m., Golden Gate Valley Branch, 1801 Green St.]

At the colleges

Baby-care class: Instruction covers basic techniques for newborn care and emphasizes postpartum care for mothers. [6:30 to 9 p.m., UCSF, 2356 Sutter St., third floor, Room J3-08]

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