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.

At the Library, Feng Shui master

The following free events are scheduled at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road. Events are held in the Orchard Room unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 948-7683 or visit

• 6:30 p.m. today: Black Cedar Trio (flute, cello and guitar) is scheduled to perform Renaissance music as part of the library’s Family Concert Series. The performance is open to all.

Community Briefs, World Affairs, Great Decisions

World Affairs talk centers on Venezuela

The Peninsula Chapter of World Affairs has scheduled a presentation on “Venezuela’s Crisis: Chavez, Maduro and Beyond,” 7:30 p.m. March 4 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

Stanford University Professor Harold Trinkunas, deputy director of Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, will examine the apparently intractable political and economic crisis facing Venezuela, the role of the military in keeping the present government in power and how the Maduro regime has managed to hang on to power in the face of domestic and international pressures.

Symphony's Silicon Valley League hosts Game Day benefit

The Silicon Valley League of the San Francisco Symphony has scheduled its annual Game Day event 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 6 at Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club, 3000 Alexis Drive.

Games will include canasta, bridge, mah-jongg, Scrabble and gin rummy.

Assemblyman Berman hosts open house

State Assemblyman Marc Berman, a Democrat who represents Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View, is scheduled to host his annual open house 4-6 p.m. Thursday at his district office, 5050 El Camino Real, Suite 117, Los Altos.

Berman encouraged his constituents to attend and share their ideas, ask questions and discuss community and legislative matters important to them.

Los Altos History Museum offers art classes for kids


The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled art classes led by the Los Altos Art Docents for children in grades 2-6 who wish to learn basic drawing and painting skills.

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