Meditation group offers weekly sessions in MV

Insight Meditation South Bay has scheduled an evening of meditation and landscape images with local photographer Rex Naden 7:30-9 p.m. Jan. 29 at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View.

Community Briefs - week of Jan. 16

LA History Museum hosts final Crab Feed

Tickets are available for the Los Altos History Museum’s final Crab Feed fundraiser, scheduled 6-10 p.m. Feb. 2 at St. William Church Parish Hall, 611 S. El Monte.

For 31 years, the all-you-can-eat crab fest and live auction has been a Los Altos tradition, raising funds to help the museum continue its mission of producing engaging educational programs and exhibitions for the community. The final Crab Feed will honor Pinky Whelan, founder and creator of the event.

At the Library - Week of Jan. 16

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 sccl.org/losaltos.

Biracial author, former Stanford dean shares journey of self-acceptance


Lythcott-Haims

In her Dec. 20 presentation “On Being Black and Biracial in a Country Where Black Lives Weren’t Meant to Matter,” Julie Lythcott-Haims, Stanford University’s first dean of freshmen, explained to the Rotary Club of Los Altos why her trailblazing achievements didn’t seem to be enough.

Lythcott-Haims said her biracial background is a heavy burden to bear and an even heavier one to hide. She described herself as a third-generation college and graduate student, the daughter of a black physician descended from an African slave, whose wife was white and entered the U.S. from England.

SV Reads events explore impact of family history on identity


Jacobs

Best-selling author A.J. Jacobs is scheduled to discuss his book “It’s All Relative” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road. The event is the first of 10 library programs in the next few weeks focused on the Silicon Valley Reads 2019 theme “Finding Identity in Family History.”

No tickets or reservations are needed for the free discussion, presented in partnership with the Los Altos Library Endowment.

Celebrity Forum kicks off year with foreign policy expert Bremmer


Bremmer

The 51st season of the Foothill College Celebrity Forum Speaker Series is currently underway.


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