FMHL Logo Since 1974 banner
Home Events Book Sales Help The Friends Beyond Books Contact
Coming Events

Silicon Valley Reads 2020

Silicon Valley Reads 2020 masthead


The theme for Silicon Valley Reads 2020 is "Women Making it Happen".  The selected books are Alpha Girls, by Julian Guthrie and The Tenth Muse, by Catherine Chung.

This year's series of over 180 events begins with a panel discussion with author Julian Guthrie and the four women in Alpha Girls, moderated by Mercury News columnist Sal Pizarro, Thursday, January 23, 7:30 p.m. at the Visual & Performing Arts Center, DeAnza College. Cupertino.

Alpha Girls with Julian Guthrie

Both authors will make appearances at various venues in Santa Clara County.  Download the Calendar of Events for details.

Silicon Valley Reads 2020 is presented by Santa Clara County Library District, Santa Clara County Office of Education and San José Public Library.

Friends Programs

To be announced ...
Past Events

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 7 p.m., in the Program Room at the Morgan Hill Library.  Resounding Achord delighted the audience with an hour of a capella Christmas music.  Get the flyer. (PDF, 489 kB)

Resounding Achord



Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 3 p.m., in the Program Room at the Morgan Hill Library.  Native American Heritage Month 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)




Steve Lin playing guitar

Monday, October 28, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Program Room at the Morgan Hill Library.  In celebration of our 45th Anniversary, the Friends of the Morgan Hill Library hosted a free live performance by Steve Lin.  Lin is an accomplished classical guitarist and recording artist with a masters degree from the Yale School of Music.  He is the guitar professor at San Jose State University.  Get the flyer. (PDF, 146 kB)



Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Morgan Hill Community Playhouse, 17000 Monterey Street, Santa Clara County Library District kicked off its Distinguished Author Series in Morgan Hill!  Sonia Nazario, author and twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize brought to life Enrique's Journey, the true story of a Honduran boy's journey to the U.S. to find his mother.  Book signing followed, including added Spanish and Young Reader versions.

Enrique's Journey cover