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Silicon Valley Reads 2018

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Events begin Thursday evening, February 1, in the Visual and Performing Arts Center, De Anza College, Cupertino.  The theme for Silicon Valley Reads 2018 is "No Matter What: Caring, Coping, Compassion".  The selected books are My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward, by Mark Lukach and Goodbye, Vitamin, by Rachel Khong.

Author Rachel Khong discusses her book at the Morgan Hill Library on Saturday, March 24, at 3 p.m.  Her visit is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Morgan Hill Library.

Both Khong and Lukach are Bay Area residents and will make multiple appearances in Silicon Valley during February and March.  Schedule information about these talks and other Silicon Valley Reads events for all ages can be found in the Silicon Valley Reads 2018 Calendar of Events.

Silicon Valley Reads 2018 is presented by Santa Clara County Library District, San José Public Library, and Santa Clara County Office of Education.

Speakers Forum

Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Four Shillings Short

Past Events

January 29, 2018, author and journalist John H. McManus, Ph.D., talked about how to spot "Fake News". Copies of his book, Don't Be Fooled, were available for sale and signing. Get the flyer (PDF, 466 kB).




December 12, 2017, Harpers Hall Ensemble presented their holiday concert to a packed room. Get the flyer (PDF, 557 kB).




On Tuesday,October 10, 2017, author and lecturer Gary Noy brought the California Gold Rush to life in his newest book, Gold Rush Stories: 49 Tales of Seekers, Scoundrels, Loss and Luck, just co-published by Heyday Books and Sierra College Press. Get the flyer (PDF, 608 kB).

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Gary Noy at the Morgan Hill Library Gary Noy at the Morgan Hill Library



Excitement filled the full room even before the Mariachi Academy's Los Toritos students started their performance on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. The 9-15 year old musicians, led by the school's co-founder and guitar instructor, Jorge Rodriguez, wowed the families and individuals present. The audience responded with clapping, cheering, and singing along and were impressed hearing the youth herald the start of National Hispanic Heritage month.

See additional photos and the story at the Morgan Hill Times.

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Photo ©2017 Morgan Hill Times

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Library 10th Anniversary

The Friends of the Morgan Hill Library celebrated the library's 10th birthday on Saturday, July 22, 2017. The party included games for children, music by the Frank Dicker Band and Sandoshin Taiko drummers, Germar the Magician, W.E.R.C.'s educational ambassadors and a ceremonial groundbreaking for the library expansion. Refreshments were served.

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Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer, The Essential Urban Farmer, and Gone Feral visited the library on June 3 to share her experiences on farming in Oakland and as an Adjunct Professor at USF.





Former Morgan Hill Community Librarian Peggy Tomasso came to the library on April 11 and presented "30 Tips in 30 Minutes", "insider" information for avid library fans and users. Attendees also met our new Community Librarian, Heather Geddes, over refreshments