2011: Silicon Valley Reads

2011 Silicon Valley Reads Events for The Year of Fog

Jan. 26: Silicon Valley Reads 2011 kickoff event. Michelle will be interviewed onstage at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell, CA, by San Jose Mercury News columnist Mike Cassidy. Public reception and Q&A. This event kicks off two months of Year of Fog programming at libraries and other venues in 15 Bay Area cities. Visit Silicon Valley Reads for more information about high school involvement, community essay contests, companion books for young readers, and more.

Tuesday, Feb. 1
Book Fair for teachers, librarians and the public. Author talk followed by book signing.
10 a.m., Santa Clara County Office of Education, 1290 Ridder Park Dr., San Jose
Information: (408) 453-6800

Wednesday, Feb. 2
Author talk and book signing.
6:30 p.m., Evergreen Branch Library, 2635 Aborn Rd., San Jose
Information: (408) 808-3060

Saturday, Feb. 5
Author talk and book signing, plus announcement of winners of the Cupertino Silicon Valley Reads Essay Contest and Photo Contest for teens and adults. Presented by the Cupertino Library Foundation.
2-4 p.m., Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Ave., Cupertino
Information: (408) 446-1677

Monday, Feb. 7

Branham High School, 7:00 p.m.
1570 Branham Lane San Jose, CA

Tuesday, Feb. 8
Author talk and book signing. Co-sponsored by the Los Altos Library Endowment and Friends of Los Altos Library.
7 p.m., Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Rd., Los Altos
Information: (650) 948-7683

Thursday, Feb. 10
Author talk and book signing. Co-sponsored by Friends of Morgan Hill Library, AAUW-Morgan Hill, Morgan Hill Times and BookSmart.
7 p.m., Morgan Hill Library, 660 W. Main Ave., Morgan Hill
Information: (408) 779-3196

Friday, Feb. 11
Book signing followed by author talk plus a special reading by Los Gatos Poet Laureate Parthenia M. Hicks who has written a poem inspired by The Year of Fog. Co-sponsored by Friends of the Los Gatos Library.
7 p.m. book signing, 7:30 p.m. program, Los Gatos Town Council Chambers, 110 E. Main St., Los Gatos
Information: (408) 354-6891

Saturday, Feb. 12
Author talk and book signing. Co-sponsored by Friends of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.
1 p.m., Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 150 E. San Fernando St., San Jose
Information: (408) 808-2000

Tuesday, Feb. 15
Author talk and book signing. Co-sponsored by Santa Clara University Library.
3:30 p.m., Saint Claire Room, Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center and Orradre Library, Santa Clara University
Information: (408) 554-6830

Wednesday, Feb. 16
Author talk and book signing. Co-sponsored by Friends of Milpitas Library and Books Inc.
7:30 p.m., Milpitas Library, 160 N. Main St., Milpitas
Information: (408) 262-1171

Thursday, Feb. 17
Author talk and book signing. Co-sponsored by Friends of Palo Alto Library
7 p.m., Palo Alto Art Center, 133 Newell Rd., Palo Alto
Information: (650) 329-2436

Sunday, Feb. 20
Author talk and book signing.
1 p.m., Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View
Information: (650) 903-6335

Sunday, Feb. 27
Author talk and book signing. Co-sponsored by Friends of Sunnyvale Library.
3 p.m., Sunnyvale Public Library, 665 W. Olive Ave., Sunnyvale
Information: (408) 730-7300

Thursday, March 3
Author talk and book signing. Co-sponsored by Gilroy Library Commission, Friends of the Gilroy Library, AAUW-Gilroy, and Gilroy Library Book Club.
7 p.m., Gilroy Senior Center, 7371 Hanna St., Gilroy
Information: (408) 842-8207

Tuesday, March 8
Author talk and book signing.
6 p.m., Santa Clara Central Park Library, 2635 Homestead Rd., Santa Clara
Information: (408) 615-2900

Wednesday, March 9
Author talk and book signing.
6:30 p.m., West Valley Branch Library, 1242 San Tomas Aquino Rd., San Jose
Information: (408) 244-4766

Thursday, March 10
Author talk and book signing.
7 p.m., Books Inc. Palo Alto, Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real #74, Palo Alto
Information: (650) 321-0600

Tuesday, March 15
Author talk and book signing.
7 p.m., Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga
Information: (408) 867-6126

Wednesday, March 16
Author talk and book signing.
6:30 p.m., Cambrian Branch Library, 1780 Hillsdale Ave., San Jose
Information: (408) 808-3080

Saturday, March 19
Author talk and book signing. There will be a panel discussion after the author’s talk. Co-sponsored by IBPW Indian Business & Professional Women
2 p.m., India Community Center, 525 Los Coches, Milpitas
Information: www.IBPW.net
Directions: www.indiacc.org

Wednesday, March 23
Author talk and book signing. Co-sponsored by Friends of Berryessa Library.
6:30 p.m., Berryessa Branch Library, 3355 Noble Ave., San Jose
Information: (408) 808-3050

Saturday, March 26
Author talk and book signing. Co-sponsored by Friends of Almaden Library.
3 p.m., Almaden Branch Library, 6445 Camden Ave., San Jose
Information: (408) 808-3040

Wednesday, March 30
Author talk and book signing.
6:30 p.m., Santa Teresa Branch Library, 290 International Circle, San Jose
Information: (408) 808-3068

Book Discussion Groups

Drop in to any of these book groups to discuss The Year of Fog.

Tuesday, Jan. 18
6:30 p.m., Vineland Branch Library, 1450 Blossom Hill Rd., San Jose

Tuesday, Jan. 25
6:30 p.m., Pearl Avenue Branch Library, 4270 Pearl Ave., San Jose

Wednesday, Feb. 2
6 p.m., San Jose Women’s Club, 75 S. 11th St., San Jose
or
6 p.m., Edenvale Branch Library, 101 Branham Lane East, San Jose

Wednesday, Feb. 9
6:30 p.m., West Valley Branch Library, 1243 San Tomas Aquino Rd., San Jose

Special activities in Cupertino

The Cupertino Library Foundation is sponsoring two special contests in conjunction with Silicon Valley Reads 2011. An essay contest for teens and adults who live or work in Cupertino asks participants to write up to 500 words on how the themes of The Year of Fog deal with discouragement, human frailties and the power of perseverance, hope, faith and love. Deadline is Jan. 26. Two Grand Prize winners (one teen and one adult) will each receive $500. Two second place winners (one teen and one adult) will be awarded $300 each.

The “Light & Shadow” Holga Photo Contest is open to anyone who lives in Santa Clara County. Participants may check out a Holga camera from the Cupertino Library (Santa Clara County Library card required) and use it to create photos inspired by The Year of Fog. Four winners (two teens and two adults) will each win $100.

Winners of both contests will be announced on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2-4 p.m. at the Cupertino Community Hall with author Michelle Richmond.

Photo Exhibit: Lost and Found Have you ever experienced the joy of finding something important that you thought you had lost? Or the thrill of discovering a treasure that has been sitting all along just under your nose? We all have taken something for granted until it is gone. Too often we may fail to notice the mystery of the people and things in our daily lives because we see them everyday.

Venture into your own community or in your own backyard and look for something of value that you may have overlooked. Take a photograph of a person, a place, or idea that you rediscover in your community or in your life. Write a caption of no more than 250 words explaining what this photograph means to you. Entries will be accepted Feb. 1-March 5. An exhibition of the photos will be at the Gilroy Library during April 2011.

For details and an application, visit http://www.santaclaracountylib.org/gilroy/, emailsnapshot@library.sccgov.org or call (408) 842-8207.

In addition to the Year of Fog events, there will be a series of special events for children and families based on child safety, as well as on the 2011 Silicon Valley Reads companion books, Kathryn Otoshi’s ONE and Wyatt Key’s Alabama Moon. See below.

Events for Children & Families

Storytime Crafts

Craft projects tied in with the readings of Pouch! and One.
Wed., Jan. 26, 10:30 a.m. for children 3 and under and 7:15 p.m. for families
Thur., Jan 27, 10:30 a.m. for children 3-6
Campbell Library, 77 Harrison Ave., Campbell
Information: (408) 866-1991

Bullying and Self Esteem
A program for parents and children ages 7 and older, facilitated by Amy Powell and Angie Burch, local counselors who specialize in working with families and children.
Thursday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m., Campbell Library, 77 Harrison Ave., Campbell
Information: (408) 866-1991

Child Safety Workshops
Kimberlee Gaddis of San Jose Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit will present a workshop for youngsters, parents and caregivers on child safety. Topics include stranger danger, police as your friend and safe passage.
Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m.  –  Biblioteca Latinoamericana, 921 S. First St., San Jose
Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m.  –  West Valley Branch Library, 1243 San Tomas Aquino Rd., San Jose
Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m.  –  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 150 E. San Fernando St., San Jose
March 9, 6:30 p.m.  –  Willow Glen Branch Library, 1157 Minnesota Ave., San Jose
March 16, 6:30 p.m.  –  Rose Garden Branch Library, 1580 Naglee Ave., San Jose
March 23, 6:30 p.m.  –  Evergreen Branch Library, 2635 Aborn Rd., San Jose

Fun with Kathryn Otoshi’s One
A special program for grades K-3. Learn about teamwork, perseverance and courage through Reader’s Theatre, media and watercolor art. Limited space. Registration begins Jan. 12.
Thursday, Feb. 10, 3:45 p.m., Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Ave., San Jose
Information: (408) 867-6126

Mini Quilt of Memories
Create your own family’s mini quilt of memories in this craft workshop. All ages welcome.
March 5, 2 p.m., Berryessa Branch Library, 3355 Noble Ave., San Jose
March 15, 4 p.m., Evergreen Branch Library, 2635 Aborn Rd., San Jose

Special Storytime Readings of One

Volunteer readers from Project Cornerstone will read One to children and families, followed by a discussion of its themes.

Feb. 5, 11 a.m.  –  West Valley Branch Library, 1243 San Tomas Aquino Rd., San Jose
Feb. 8, 11:30 a.m.  –  Evergreen Branch Library, 2635 Aborn Rd., San Jose
Feb. 9, 11:30 a.m.  –  Rose Garden Branch Library, 1580 Naglee Ave., San Jose
Feb. 16, 11:30 a.m.  –  Willow Glen Branch Library, 1157 Minnesota Ave., San Jose
Feb. 17, 11:30 a.m.  –  Hillview Branch Library, 1600 Hopkins Dr., San Jose
March 3, 11:30 a.m.  –  Pearl Avenue Branch Library, 4270 Pearl Ave., San Jose
March 3, 7 p.m. – Milpitas Library, 160 N. Main St., Milpitas
March 8, 7 p.m. – Milpitas Library, 160 N. Main St., Milpitas
March 10, 11 a.m.  –  Santa Teresa Branch Library, 290 International Circle, San Jose
March 12, 11 a.m.  –  Vineland Branch Library, 1450 Blossom Hill Rd., San Jose
March 15, 11:15 a.m.  –  Almaden Branch Library, 6445 Camden Ave., San Jose
March 16, 11:30 a.m.  –  Edenvale Branch Library, 101 Branham Lane East, San Jose
March 29, 11:45 a.m.  –  Tully Community Branch Library, 880 Tully Rd., San Jose


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