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Calendar of Events

If you missed our kickoff event, we have posted this outstanding panel discussion. The panel includes the authors of One Green Thing, Heather White and The Light Pirate, Lily Brooks-Dalton along with contributors to All We Can Save: Alexandria Villasenor and Favianna Rodriguez. Damian Trujillo from NBC news moderates the conversation. Videos from this season including read-alouds and virtual interviews are also available.


For questions about events, please email Reid Myers at siliconvalleyreads@gmail.com.

  • Euphrat Museum of Art: Sacred Terrain Exhibit
    Euphrat Museum of Art: Sacred Terrain Exhibit
    Wed, Jan 31
    Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino
    Jan 31, 2024, 11:00 AM – Mar 23, 2024, 3:00 PM
    Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014, USA
    Jan 31, 2024, 11:00 AM – Mar 23, 2024, 3:00 PM
    Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014, USA
    Sacred Terrain explores the beauty and healing powers of plants and the natural world and our need to honor and protect both. Artwork by Laurin Chichkanoff, Barnali Ghosh, Meesha Goldberg, Liz Hickok, Pantea Karimi, Katherine Levin-Lau, Favianna Rodriguez, and May Shei.
  • Author Talk on Climate: Writing Your Future (Ellen Hagan: Don't Call Me a Hurricane)
    Author Talk on Climate: Writing Your Future (Ellen Hagan: Don't Call Me a Hurricane)
    Wed, Feb 21
    The Tech Interactive, San Jose
    Feb 21, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    The Tech Interactive, San Jose, 201 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113, USA
    Feb 21, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    The Tech Interactive, San Jose, 201 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113, USA
    You're invited to join author and teacher Ellen Hagan in a special event at The Tech Interactive, Author Talk on Climate: Writing Your Future With Ellen Hagan. Teens and young adults are encouraged to attend. Doors open at 10 a.m., and the program starts at 10:30.
  • To Change a Planet: Story and Blanket of Hope Activity
    To Change a Planet: Story and Blanket of Hope Activity
    Wed, Feb 21
    Rose Garden Branch Library, San Jose
    Feb 21, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Rose Garden Branch Library, San Jose, 1580 Naglee Ave, San Jose, CA 95126, USA
    Feb 21, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Rose Garden Branch Library, San Jose, 1580 Naglee Ave, San Jose, CA 95126, USA
    Join us as we read To Change a Planet, which speaks in simple terms about both the causes of climate change and how our actions can create a better world. Participants will listen to the story, then do a craft using coffee filters, markers, and water to create a beautiful earth to take home.
  • Book Club: Page Turners for 4th-5th Grade, Two Degrees
    Book Club: Page Turners for 4th-5th Grade, Two Degrees
    Wed, Feb 21
    Los Altos Library
    Feb 21, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Los Altos Library, 13 S San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022, USA
    Feb 21, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Los Altos Library, 13 S San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022, USA
    The Page Turners read and discuss Two Degrees, a novel by Alan Gratz. Page Turners Book Club for 4th-5th graders meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 4-5pm.
  • Teens Create Up-cycled Books!
    Teens Create Up-cycled Books!
    Wed, Feb 21
    Sunnyvale Library
    Feb 21, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Sunnyvale Library, 665 W Olive Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA
    Feb 21, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Sunnyvale Library, 665 W Olive Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA
    Reuse, recycle, and... read? You can do all three with this craft! Teens join us to upcycle pages from damaged books into art using papier-mâché. This craft is for teens in grades 6 to 12.
  • Book Discussion: All We Can Save
    Book Discussion: All We Can Save
    Wed, Feb 21
    Edenvale Branch Library, San Jose
    Feb 21, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Edenvale Branch Library, San Jose, 101 Branham Ln E, San Jose, CA 95111, USA
    Feb 21, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Edenvale Branch Library, San Jose, 101 Branham Ln E, San Jose, CA 95111, USA
    Join Edenvale Branch Library for an engaging literary discussion of "All We Can Save," a intermix of essays that illuminates the expertise and insights of dozens of diverse women leading on climate in the United States-- scientists, journalists, farmers, lawyers, teachers, and more.
  • Book Club: The Light Pirate- Virtual Event
    Book Club: The Light Pirate- Virtual Event
    Wed, Feb 21
    Virtual Event
    Feb 21, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Virtual Event
    Feb 21, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Virtual Event
    Engage in stimulating conversation about books and exchange perspectives about characters and plot while getting to know your neighbors. This event is virtual.
  • Master Gardeners: California Native Flowers
    Master Gardeners: California Native Flowers
    Wed, Feb 21
    Cupertino Library
    Feb 21, 2024, 7:00 PM – Feb 22, 2024, 8:30 PM
    Cupertino Library, 10800 Torre Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014, USA
    Feb 21, 2024, 7:00 PM – Feb 22, 2024, 8:30 PM
    Cupertino Library, 10800 Torre Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014, USA
    Master Gardeners will give an overview about growing native flowers with particular emphasis on CA natives that are naturally found in the Cupertino zip code. There will also be some CA native seeds available for participants.
  • Recycling 101 for Preschoolers
    Recycling 101 for Preschoolers
    Wed, Feb 21
    Sunnyvale Library
    Feb 21, 2024, 11:00 PM – 11:30 PM
    Sunnyvale Library, 665 W Olive Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA
    Feb 21, 2024, 11:00 PM – 11:30 PM
    Sunnyvale Library, 665 W Olive Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA
    Join us for a fun presentation and learn about recycling! This program is for children age 3 to 5 and their caregivers. This program will be in the Library Program Room. No registration required, but space is limited. Doors will close This program is for children age 3 to 5 and their caregivers.
  • To Change a Planet: Story and Blanket of Hope Activity
    To Change a Planet: Story and Blanket of Hope Activity
    Thu, Feb 22
    Santa Teresa Library, San Jose
    Feb 22, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Santa Teresa Library, San Jose, 290 International Cir, San Jose, CA 95119, USA
    Feb 22, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Santa Teresa Library, San Jose, 290 International Cir, San Jose, CA 95119, USA
    Join us as we read To Change a Planet, which speaks in simple terms about both the causes of climate change and how our actions can create a better world. Participants will listen to the story, then do a craft using coffee filters, markers, and water to create a beautiful earth to take home.
  • The Forest Man & Tote Bag Craft
    The Forest Man & Tote Bag Craft
    Thu, Feb 22
    Morgan Hill Library
    Feb 22, 2024, 2:00 PM – 2:05 PM
    Morgan Hill Library, 660 W Main Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, USA
    Feb 22, 2024, 2:00 PM – 2:05 PM
    Morgan Hill Library, 660 W Main Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, USA
    A Greener Tomorrow Starts at the Morgan Hill library. Join us to listen to a recording from Anne Matheson, author of The Forest Man. Inspired by this story children will color their own tote bag, a sustainable alternative to plastic bags, and contribute to saving our environment.
  • How to afford an Electric Vehicle (EV)
    How to afford an Electric Vehicle (EV)
    Thu, Feb 22
    Virtual Event
    Feb 22, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Virtual Event
    Feb 22, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Virtual Event
    Think you can’t afford an Electric Vehicle (EV)? Think again! Learn about the many financial assistance programs available for purchasing an EV. This webinar is available in Spanish and English. For more guidance, opt-in for a free consultation in the post-event survey
  • To Change a Planet: Reading and Earth Coffee Filter Activity
    To Change a Planet: Reading and Earth Coffee Filter Activity
    Fri, Feb 23
    Berryessa Branch Library, San Jose
    Feb 23, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Berryessa Branch Library, San Jose, 3355 Noble Ave, San Jose, CA 95132, USA
    Feb 23, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Berryessa Branch Library, San Jose, 3355 Noble Ave, San Jose, CA 95132, USA
    Join us as we read To Change a Planet, which speaks in simple terms about both the causes of climate change and how our actions can create a better world. Participants will listen to the story, then do a craft using coffee filters, markers, and water to create a beautiful earth to take home.
  • In-Person Tour: Water Purification Plant, Valley Water
    In-Person Tour: Water Purification Plant, Valley Water
    Sat, Feb 24
    Valley Water, San Jose
    Feb 24, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Valley Water, San Jose, 4190 Zanker Rd, San Jose, CA 95134, USA
    Feb 24, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Valley Water, San Jose, 4190 Zanker Rd, San Jose, CA 95134, USA
    Purifying recycled water provides a drought-proof, locally controlled water supply. Join Valley Water on a virtual tour of their innovative Water Purification Plant.
  • City of Gilroy Community Clean-Up Event
    City of Gilroy Community Clean-Up Event
    Sat, Feb 24
    Gilroy: Downtown Gourmet Parking Lot
    Feb 24, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Gilroy: Downtown Gourmet Parking Lot, 7330 Eigleberry St, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA
    Feb 24, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Gilroy: Downtown Gourmet Parking Lot, 7330 Eigleberry St, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA
    Volunteer to help keep our Community clean! Meet at the Downtown Gourmet Parking Lot located at 7360 Eigleberry St.
  • Family Storytime at Cupertino Library (Celebrity Visit)
    Family Storytime at Cupertino Library (Celebrity Visit)
    Sat, Feb 24
    Milpitas Library
    Feb 24, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Milpitas Library, 160 N Main St, Milpitas, CA 95035, USA
    Feb 24, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Milpitas Library, 160 N Main St, Milpitas, CA 95035, USA
    In honor of Silicon Valley Reads, join us for a very special storytime! A special SVR story will be read by none other than Milpitas' own, Vice Mayor Evelyn Chua!
  • Swap It Like It's Hot
    Swap It Like It's Hot
    Sat, Feb 24
    Gilroy Library
    Feb 24, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Gilroy Library, 350 W 6th St, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA
    Feb 24, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Gilroy Library, 350 W 6th St, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA
    We’re hosting a free clothes-swap event for South County residents to refresh wardrobes while being more sustainable. During the week leading up to the event, the Gilroy Library will accept clean gently-used clothing donations.
  • Swap It Like It's Hot: Clothes Swap!
    Swap It Like It's Hot: Clothes Swap!
    Sun, Feb 25
    Campbell Express Library
    Feb 25, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Campbell Express Library, next to the Orchard City Banquet Hall, 1 W Campbell Ave E46, Campbell, CA 95008, USA
    Feb 25, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Campbell Express Library, next to the Orchard City Banquet Hall, 1 W Campbell Ave E46, Campbell, CA 95008, USA
    The Campbell Express Library is hosting a free clothes-swap event for North County residents to refresh wardrobes while being more sustainable.
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