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Library features 'Alpha Girls' author Friday

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of U.S. women’s suffrage, Silicon Valley Reads 2020 celebrates 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, the Santa Clara County Office of Education and the San Jose Public Library. Program organizers select books that reflect a theme relevant to the region and ask 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 held in the Orchard Room of the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

• 7:30-9 p.m. Friday: “Alpha Girls” author Julian Guthrie in conversation with entrepreneur Abe Kleinfeld. In “Alpha Girls,” Guthrie profiles four local women who bucked the system in the high-stakes, male-dominated venture capital community and found ways to survive and thrive. Kleinfeld, president & CEO of GridGain, has worked with and supported women in companies throughout his 40-year career in technology. The event is co-sponsored by the Los Altos Library Endowment.

• 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 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

For more information on library programs, visit sccld.org.

For more information on Silicon Valley Reads, visit siliconvalleyreads.org.

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