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Silicon Valley Reads 2024

"A Greener Tomorrow Starts Today" is the theme for Silicon Valley Reads 2024.  The selected books are All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis, edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson, One Green Thing, by Heather White and The Light Pirate, by Lily Brooks-Dalton.

See the Calendar of Events for details.

Silicon Valley Reads 2024 is presented by Santa Clara County Office of Education, San José Public Library and Santa Clara County Library District.

Past Events


The Friends hosted Morgan Hill's Mark Gaetano, entertaining us on piano with a musical journey, spanning Ragtime, Honky Tonk, Boogie Woogie, Blues, Jazz, and Swing tunes. The free performance took place Friday, December 8, 2023 in the Program Room at the Morgan Hill Library. Get the flyer. (PDF, 637 kB)

Portrait of Dorothy Lazard Lazard book cover

Author of memoir What You Don't Know Will Make a Whole New World, former Oakland librarian, and public historian Dorothy Lazard joined us for a Zoom reading and Q&A on Thursday, October 19, 2023. She received the 2023 Oscar Lewis Award for contributions to Western History from the Book Club of California and the Partners in Preservation Lifetime Achievement Award in 2022 from the Oakland Heritage Alliance.  Get the flyer (313 kB, PDF).

Steve Lin playing guitar

On Saturday, May 27, 2023 the Friends of the Morgan Hill Library invited the public to a free one-hour live performance by Steve Lin,  where they enjoyed pieces by Bach, Taiwanese folk music, and new Japanese anime transcriptions!  Steve Lin has performed in the U.S. and abroad, won guitar competitions and recorded three albums. He teaches at SJSU and West Valley College.  Get the flyer. (PDF, 323 kB)