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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.
  • Storywalk: To Change a Planet
    Storywalk: To Change a Planet
    Fri, Mar 01
    Oak Meadow Park, Los Gatos
    Mar 01, 2024, 10:00 AM – Apr 30, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Oak Meadow Park, Los Gatos, 233 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95032, USA
    Mar 01, 2024, 10:00 AM – Apr 30, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Oak Meadow Park, Los Gatos, 233 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95032, USA
    Take a stroll through Oak Meadow Park and enjoy our storywak featuring Christina Soontornvat's "To Change a Planet"!
  • Dial-A-Story: Listen to "To Change a Planet" by Soontornvat
    Dial-A-Story: Listen to "To Change a Planet" by Soontornvat
    Mon, Mar 04
    Telephone: Dial-a-Story
    Mar 04, 2024, 10:00 AM – Mar 10, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Telephone: Dial-a-Story
    Mar 04, 2024, 10:00 AM – Mar 10, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Telephone: Dial-a-Story
    To celebrate Silicon Valley Reads: A Greener Tomorrow Starts Today, you can listen to "To Change a Planet" by Christina Soontornvat in our special stories channel! Call (408) 615-2909 and press 3. This story will be available from March 4- March 10.
  • One Edible Green Thing (led by Peter Ruddock)
    One Edible Green Thing (led by Peter Ruddock)
    Mon, Mar 04
    Gilroy Library
    Mar 04, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Gilroy Library , 350 W 6th St, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA
    Mar 04, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Gilroy Library , 350 W 6th St, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA
    Join local sustainable food advocate Peter Ruddock for a discussion of food and the environment. Peter will talk about what farmers, producers, and you can do to grow, make, and eat in tune with the environment followed by a discussion with the audience.
  • To Change a Planet: Reading and Earth Coffee Filter Activity
    To Change a Planet: Reading and Earth Coffee Filter Activity
    Tue, Mar 05
    Educational Park Library, San Jose
    Mar 05, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Educational Park Library, San Jose, 1772 Educational Park Dr, San Jose, CA 95133, USA
    Mar 05, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Educational Park Library, San Jose, 1772 Educational Park Dr, San Jose, CA 95133, 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.
  • Electrify Your Life: BayREN
    Electrify Your Life: BayREN
    Wed, Mar 06
    Sunnyvale Library
    Mar 06, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Sunnyvale Library, 665 W Olive Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA
    Mar 06, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Sunnyvale Library, 665 W Olive Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA
    Are you concerned about indoor air quality? Do you want to help reduce dependence on fossil fuels? Learn how you can transform your house into a healthy and efficient home, with our Electrify Your Life speaker series. This session will feature the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN).
  • Toddler Storytime at Los Altos Library (Celebrity Visit)
    Toddler Storytime at Los Altos Library (Celebrity Visit)
    Thu, Mar 07
    Los Altos
    Mar 07, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    Los Altos, 13 S San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022, USA
    Mar 07, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    Los Altos, 13 S San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022, 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 Los Altos' own, Mayor Jonathan D. Weinberg!
  • Family Story Time/Hora de Cuentas
    Family Story Time/Hora de Cuentas
    Thu, Mar 07
    Gilroy Library
    Mar 07, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    Gilroy Library, 350 W 6th St, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA
    Mar 07, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    Gilroy Library, 350 W 6th St, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA
    Join us Miss Elizabeth for fun stories, rhymes, fingerplays and songs. Don't forget to stay to play!
  • The Forest Man: Community Forest Activity
    The Forest Man: Community Forest Activity
    Thu, Mar 07
    Calabazas Branch Library, San Jose
    Mar 07, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Calabazas Branch Library, San Jose, 1230 S Blaney Ave, San Jose, CA 95129, USA
    Mar 07, 2024, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Calabazas Branch Library, San Jose, 1230 S Blaney Ave, San Jose, CA 95129, USA
    This 1-hour program starts with the story reading and discussion followed by the activity “Our Community Forest”, using recyclable materials to encourage recycling and upcycling practices in your household.
  • The Forest Man: Community Forest Activity
    The Forest Man: Community Forest Activity
    Thu, Mar 07
    Calabazas Branch Library, San Jose
    Mar 07, 2024, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    Calabazas Branch Library, San Jose, 1230 S Blaney Ave, San Jose, CA 95129, USA
    Mar 07, 2024, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    Calabazas Branch Library, San Jose, 1230 S Blaney Ave, San Jose, CA 95129, USA
    We will create Our Community Forest by upcycling materials and “planting” our own special trees. We will populate it with animals from the book and every other animal you like. The “forest” will stay in the library for the whole community to enjoy.
  • Virtual Cook-Along with Zero-Waste Chef, Anne-Marie Bonneau
    Virtual Cook-Along with Zero-Waste Chef, Anne-Marie Bonneau
    Thu, Mar 07
    Virtual Event
    Mar 07, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Virtual Event
    Mar 07, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Virtual Event
    Anne-Marie Bonneau, author of The Zero Waste Chef cookbook, will demonstrate how to make pasta with a handful of ingredients in this virtual cook-along. Together, we’ll make pasta from scratch with a fresh spinach pesto topping.
  • K-8th Grade Environmental Career Fair at the County Office of Ed
    K-8th Grade Environmental Career Fair at the County Office of Ed
    Sat, Mar 09
    Santa Clara County Office of Education
    Mar 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 10:05 AM
    Santa Clara County Office of Education, 1290 Ridder Park Dr, San Jose, CA 95131, USA
    Mar 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 10:05 AM
    Santa Clara County Office of Education, 1290 Ridder Park Dr, San Jose, CA 95131, USA
    Embark on an exciting and educational journey with the Santa Clara County Office of Education in support of Silicon Valley Reads, as we present a unique K-8 Education & Career Fair focused on environmental sustainability and conservation careers!
  • Master Gardeners: Plan Your Tomato Garden
    Master Gardeners: Plan Your Tomato Garden
    Sat, Mar 09
    Gilroy Library
    Mar 09, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Gilroy Library, 350 W 6th St, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA
    Mar 09, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Gilroy Library, 350 W 6th St, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA
    Grow your own tomato garden! Learn how to increase your success with correct planting methods, pest control, irrigation, soil management and fertilizer to produce healthy and productive plants. Presented by UCCE Master Gardener Joan Cloutier.
  • How to Plan a Vegetable Garden
    How to Plan a Vegetable Garden
    Sat, Mar 09
    Santa Clara Central Park Library
    Mar 09, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Santa Clara Central Park Library, 2635 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051, USA
    Mar 09, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Santa Clara Central Park Library, 2635 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051, USA
    Learn from a Santa Clara County Master Gardener about how to plan your vegetable garden.
  • Zero Waste Chef Cooking Demonstration
    Zero Waste Chef Cooking Demonstration
    Sat, Mar 09
    Morgan Hill Library
    Mar 09, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Morgan Hill Library, 660 W Main Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, USA
    Mar 09, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Morgan Hill Library, 660 W Main Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, USA
    Join the Morgan Hill Library and the author of the book Zero Waste Chef, Anne Marie Bonneau. During this demonstration, Ann Marie will demonstrate the basics of fermentation with sauerkraut and kombucha.
  • Teen Craft: Seed Sprouters
    Teen Craft: Seed Sprouters
    Sat, Mar 09
    Cupertino Library
    Mar 09, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Cupertino Library, 10800 Torre Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014, USA
    Mar 09, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Cupertino Library, 10800 Torre Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014, USA
    Teens, help celebrate the planet and Go Green! Join us as we show our support for the environment by recycling plastic bottles and turning them into seed sprouters where you can grow your own vegetation. Help give back to Mother Earth and join us for this special Silicon Valley Reads project.
  • Mend to End Waste: A Green Fashion Trend
    Mend to End Waste: A Green Fashion Trend
    Sun, Mar 10
    Saratoga Library
    Mar 10, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070, USA
    Mar 10, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070, USA
    Learn how to reduce your fashion waste by mending your clothes rather than tossing them.
  •  To Change a Planet:Special Interactive Storytime & Art Activity
     To Change a Planet:Special Interactive Storytime & Art Activity
    Sun, Mar 10
    Hillview Branch Library, San Jose
    Mar 10, 2024, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Hillview Branch Library, San Jose, 1600 Hopkins Dr, San Jose, CA 95122, USA
    Mar 10, 2024, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Hillview Branch Library, San Jose, 1600 Hopkins Dr, San Jose, CA 95122, USA
    To Change A Planet invites young readers to care about the earth. This in-person read aloud for parents and pre-school aged children will share interactive reading strategies for developing reading comprehension with pre-schoolers at home.
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