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Summer Writing Project seeks next great author

The Santa Clara County Library District, which includes the Los Altos main and Woodland libraries, joined forces with JukePop Inc. and Black Hill Press to promote writing and reading through the Summer Writing Project.

A collaborative effort to identify up-and-coming literary talent, the Summer Writing Project provides aspiring authors the opportunity to create novellas (fictional narratives normally longer than a short story but shorter than a novel) and submit them one chapter at a time for immediate quantitative and qualitative feedback from readers.

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Save the Date

Save the Date is an ongoing feature that lists notices of special events planned by local nonprofit groups.

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AAUW looking for new members


Courtesy of Allyson Johnson
The local American Association of University Women’s Tech Trek scholarship recipients include, from left, Karenna Olson from Egan Junior High, Idalia Martinez from Crittenden Middle School, Sarah Haslem from Blach Intermediate School, Michele Yuan from Crittenden, Tori Hausch from Egan, Katherine Shok from Blach and Katherine Houston from Blach.

The Los Altos-Mountain View branch of the American Association of University Women is scheduled to launch its membership year 10:30 a.m. Sept. 13 in the Hillview Community Center Social Hall, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

Members, prospective members, friends and interested women and men are invited to attend, particularly parents of school-age daughters.

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Celebrity Forum Speaker Series highlights politics, photography, sciences in upcoming season

The 47th annual Foothill College Celebrity Forum Speakers Series, which opens in October and runs through May, features a varied lineup of newsmakers who discuss their areas of expertise for three consecutive nights.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District sponsors the series. Founder Dick Henning serves as moderator.

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Scouting News


Kevin Tang and Max Louis Simpson

Troop 37 honors new Eagle Scouts

Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 37 recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout to Max Louis Simpson and Kevin Tang, both seniors at Mountain View High School.

Simpson, who also earned the Bronze and Gold Eagle Palms, joined Troop 37 in 2008 and has served in various leadership positions. For his Eagle project, he refurbished the Festival of Lights Parade’s Jack-in-the-Box float.

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Community Briefs

MV library sponsors cheesemaking event

Author and urban homesteader K. Ruby Blume is scheduled to discuss “Everyday Cheese” 7 p.m. Thursday at the Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St.

Blume will share techniques presented in her new book, “Everyday Cheesemaking: How to Succeed at Making Dairy and Nut Cheese at Home” (Microcosm Publishing, 2014). The discussion will focus on simple, farmstead cheeses that require little specialty equipment and that that anyone can make. Samples will be provided.

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