Silicon Valley Reads!

Tue 16 Feb 2016 - Filed under: Not a Journal., , | Leave a Comment | Posted by: Gavin

Sherwood Nation cover - click to view full sizeBen Parzybok returns today to Silicon Valley for the Silicon Valley Reads Program, where all Silicon Valley is reading a couple of water-themed novels: Sherwood Nation and Emmi Itäranta’s Memory of Water. There are tons of events in high schools (not listed) and libraries, listed below:

January 26 –  Silicon Valley Reads Kick-off – Heritage Theater  – Emmi Itäranta, author of Memory of Water, and Benjamin Parzybok, author of Sherwood Nation, are interviewed on stage by Mercury News columnist Sal Pizarro.  Co-sponsored by Commonwealth Club Silicon Valley. [Listen to this on the Commonwealth Club podcast.]

February 16 –  Santa Clara University, Learning Commons, St. Clare Room – 4pm – interviewed by SCU faculty member John Farnsworth, followed by audience Q&A and book signing.

February 17 –  West Valley College, Campus Center, The Baltic Room – 12:30pm

February 17 –  Milpitas Library – 7pm

February 18 –  Los Altos Library – 7pm

February 19 –  Berryessa Branch Library – 1pm

February 20 –  Evergreen Branch Library – 1pm

February 20 –  Santa Teresa Branch Library – 3pm

March 7 –  The Tech Museum – 6 – 7:30pm: “Could it happen here?” Panel: Discussing “Could It Happen Here” with author Parzybok are panelists:
• Dr. Brian Green, Assistant Director, Campus Ethics, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and Assistant Director of Engineering, Santa Clara University
• Jim Fiedler, Chief Operating Officer, Water Utility, Santa Clara Valley Water District
• Additional panelists to be announced
Moderated by Barbara Marshman, Editorial Page Editor, Mercury News.

March 8 – Santa Clara County Office of Education – 10 – 11:30 –  “Chance of Rain: The impact of climate change in our lives”  followed by a signing until 11:30 a.m. Books will be available for purchase.

March 8 – West Valley Branch Library – 4pm

March 8 –  Morgan Hill Library – 7pm

March 9 – Pearl Avenue Branch Library – 5:30pm

March 10 –  Evergreen Valley College, Montgomery Hall – 2pm

March 10 –  Tully Community Branch Library – 5:30pm

March 19 –  Willow Glen Branch Library – 2pm

March 20  –  Cupertino Community Hall – 1-3pm at   Cupertino Community Hall.  Closing Event of Silicon Valley Reads 2016! – Authors Emmi Itäranta and Benjamin Parzybok discuss their books and the Silicon Valley Reads experience with Nancy Howe, Santa Clara County Librarian and co-chair of Silicon Valley Reads.   Co-sponsored by the Cupertino Library Foundation.

Silicon Valley Reads 2016

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