Silicon Valley Reads comes to Los Altos main library

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of U.S. women’s suffrage, Silicon Valley Reads 2020 will celebrate the achievements of women with its theme “Women Making It Happen.”

Silicon Valley Reads is an annual community engagement program presented by the Santa Clara County Library District, the Santa Clara County Office of Education and the San Jose Public Library. It selects books that reflect a theme relevant to the region and asks residents to read, think, discuss and share their diverse perspectives.

In conjunction with the program, the Los Altos Library is set to host the following programs and events. All events are scheduled in the Orchard Room of the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

• 7-8:45 p.m. Feb. 10: Screening of the film “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story”

• 1:30-3 p.m. Feb. 11: Discussion of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles exhibition “The Forgotten Women of Science” with artist Pantea Karimi

• 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 20: Discussion of “Wherever There’s a Fight” with author Elaine Elinson

• 7:30-9 p.m. Feb. 28: “Alpha Girls” author Julian Guthrie in conversation with Abe Kleinfeld

• 2-4 p.m. March 8: Screening and discussion of the documentary “Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time” with author Tanya Lee Stone, who wrote a young adult book by the same name inspired by the film

• 7-9 p.m. March 9: Screening of the film “RBG”

• 7-8:30 p.m. March 11: Discussion of “Paving the Way: Women’s Struggles for Political Equity in California” with authors Steve Swatt and Susie Swatt

• 2-3:30 p.m. March 14: Discussion for children and parents on the entrepreneurial mindset, “Learning from the Lemonade Stand,” with author Brian Weisfeld

• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 28: Silicon Valley Reads Day at the Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View

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