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Los Altos to celebrate 100 years of library use with 'Centennial Faire'


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The Los Altos main library is among the more popular branches in the county library district system, set to celebrate 100 years.

In 1914, Babe Ruth made his debut with the Boston Red Sox, wages hit $5 per day, the first steamboat revolutionized world trade with its inaugural trip through the Panama Canal and the U.S. entered World War I.

Amid the national and global events, the Santa Clara County Library publicly premiered its collection of books. Housed in several rooms of San Jose’s Hall of Justice, the Santa Clara County Library’s first librarian, Stella Huntington, opened the library with a typewriter, a dictionary, two chairs and a collection of 6,127 books.

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Block Action Team emergency training continues

Block Action Team (BAT) training sessions are scheduled 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 15 in the El Camino Hospital conference rooms, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View.

The mission of BAT, a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation, is to help Los Altos residents organize their neighborhoods to respond in the event of an emergency or natural disaster, band together to prevent crime, assist seniors, organize a neighborhood watch and promote social interaction through block parties.

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LWV sets election forum schedule

The Los Altos-Mountain View Branch of the League of Women Voters has scheduled a series of forums that address the Nov. 4 election. All events are free.

• Candidates Forum for Mountain View Los Altos Union High School and Mountain View Whisman Elementary District school boards: 6:30-9:15 p.m. Thursday in the Mountain View High School Auditorium, 3535 Truman Ave. The MVLA candidates are scheduled to appear 6:30 to 8 p.m. and the Mountain View Whisman candidates 8:15-9:15 p.m.

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Morning Forum kicks off 65th season of speakers

The Morning Forum of Los Altos recently launched the 65th season of its annual speakers series.

Founded in Los Altos in 1950, Morning Forum is an all-volunteer organization with 450 local members. The series features 16 speakers who appear 10:15 a.m. every other Tuesday morning from September through the beginning of June.

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LAH Town Hall zooms in on Karlak's work: Local Arts Roundup


Image courtesy of Susanne Karlak
The town of Los Altos Hills hosts an exhibition of Susanne Karlak’s work, above.

The town of Los Altos Hills has scheduled a reception for photography artist Susanne Karlak 2-5 p.m. Oct. 12 at town hall.

Fifty-four of Karlak’s photos are slated for display throughout town hall through Feb. 28.

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Ohlone Day slated Oct. 11 at Deer Hollow Farm


Courtesy of Elizabeth Montgomery
Children learn the ways of the native Ohlones during Deer Hollow Farm’s Ohlone Day.

Friends of Deer Hollow Farm has scheduled its annual Ohlone Day Living History Festival and fundraiser noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 11 at the farm, located in Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve, 22500 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos.

The festival offers visitors a once-a-year chance to tour Deer Hollow Farm’s replica Native American Ohlone Village and learn about the Ohlones, who lived in the Bay Area for thousands of years. Attendees can participate in a range of hands-on traditional Native American activities, including acorn grinding, shell drilling and rope making.

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