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Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 3 p.m., in the Program Room at the Morgan Hill Library.  Conversations with Elias Castillo, author, and Robin Shepherd, journalist and filmmaker, discussed Castillo's book, A Cross of Thorns as part of Native American Heritage Month.  Get the flyer. (PDF, 1 MB)

Los Laureles group on steps of building

Monday, September 30, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Program Room at the Morgan Hill Library.  The Friends of the Library hosted local youth from Los Laureles Academy to share the Mexican folklórico tradition.  Get the flyer. (PDF, 174 kB)

Silicon Valley Reads 2019

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The theme for Silicon Valley Reads 2019 was "Finding Identity in Family History".  The selected books were Finding Samuel Lowe, by Paula Williams Madison, It's All Relative, by A.J. Jacobs and The Stranger In My Genes, by Bill Griffeth.

This year's series of over 100 events began with a free class, Getting Started with Genealogy on Friday afternoon, January 18, at the Santa Clara Central Park Library, on Homestead Road in Santa Clara.

On Saturday, January 26, Friends of the Morgan Hill Library hosted a visit by A.J. Jacobs at the Morgan Hill Library.

All three authors made appearances at various venues in Santa Clara County.

Silicon Valley Reads 2019 was presented by Santa Clara County Library District, Santa Clara County Office of Education and San José Public Library.