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Los Altos History Museum hosts Family Day March 14


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The Tech Museum of Innovation’s Social Robot, above, will be on display at the Los Altos History Museum’s Family Day March 14.

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled Family Day/Young Minds @ the Museum noon to 4 p.m. March 14 at 51 S. San Antonio Road.

Family Day, designed for children in grades K-8, will feature the Tech Museum of Innovation’s Social Robot, a demonstration of the Los Altos Library’s 3D printer and hands-on learning activities that teach how motion works, the characteristics of living organisms and the principles of gravity. Docents, including former teachers, will be on hand to assist with activities.

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Los Altos main library offers financial seminars

The Santa Clara County Library District has scheduled a series of financial planning seminars at the Los Altos main library.

Topics include knowing your net worth, saving for retirement and keeping up to date on the latest investments.

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GreenTown speakers energetic about conservation


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GreenTown Los Altos Executive Director Margie Suozzo is flanked by Curtis Tongue, left, and David Siddiqui.

GreenTown Los Altos hosted the presentation “Button Up Your Home: Save Energy and Money” at the Los Altos main library Feb. 18, featuring two speakers touting conservation.

David Siddiqui, founder of Green Evolution Consulting, discussed the primary sources of energy loss in the home, including simple things like leaky or disconnected heating ducts. The typical house has a 30 percent leakage rate, he said, a huge waste of energy and money.

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Silicon Valley Reads author speaks at Los Altos main library


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Author NoViolet Bulawayo is scheduled to discuss her work as part of the annual Silicon Valley Reads event 7 p.m. March 24 at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Bulawayo’s book “We Need New Names” (Reagan Arthur, 2013) is one of three selected under this year’s Silicon Valley Reads theme, “Homeland & Home: The Immigrant Experience.” The other two are “The Book of Unknown Americans” (Knopf, 2014) by Cristina Henriquez and “Stealing Buddha’s Dinner” (Viking Penguin, 2007) by Bich Minh Nguyen.

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Speakers focus on women's issues at Los Altos AAUW event

Local branches of the American Association of University Women sponsored a program with three speakers discussing women’s health and safety Jan. 22.

The event, held at the Los Altos Youth Center, marked the 42nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion.

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World Affairs Council hosts talk on UN

The World Affairs Council Peninsula Chapter has scheduled Stephen Stedman, deputy director of the Stanford Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, to discuss “The United States and the United Nations Security Council: Getting to Yes” 7:30-9 p.m. today at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

Stedman will draw on his experiences serving on the UN Election Commission and as special assistant to the Secretary General to present the Security Council’s evolution and prospects for a more effective future.

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