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Silicon Valley Reads Author Mark Lukach @ Campbell Library

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Campbell Library
Mark Lukach, author of My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward, discusses his book. Audience Q&A follows. Co-sponsored by Friends of Campbell Library.
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Mindfulness for Teens at Milpitas Library

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
SVR Calendar Event
Milpitas Library
Auditorium
This one-hour fun, interactive session is conducted by instructors from the YES! For Schools program that has been taught to more than 13000 students in the Bay Area. The session includes: tension releasing exercises, targeted breathing techniques to help reduce stress, full body relaxation and short guided meditation. Participants are requested to bring a yoga mat or a large towel.
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Mindfulness for Teens at Morgan Hill Library

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
SVR Calendar Event
Morgan Hill Library
Program Room
This one-hour fun, interactive session is conducted by instructors from the YES! For Schools program that has been taught to more than 13000 students in the Bay Area. The session includes: tension releasing exercises, targeted breathing techniques to help reduce stress, full body relaxation and short guided meditation. Participants are requested to bring a yoga mat or a large towel.
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Silicon Valley Reads Program: The Brain and Transformation at Gilroy Library

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SVR Calendar Event
Gilroy Library
Community Room
Professor Nick Fortino Ph.D. of Gavilan College will discuss the way the brain functions and how it can change. He will describe how people can use the principles of brain function to transform themselves into who they wish to be. Co-sponsor by Gavilan College.
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After Dinner Book Club

7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Morgan Hill Library
Please join us for a discussion of the book Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong. This book is the 2018 fiction selection of Silicon Valley Reads. The After Dinner  book group reads a variety of fiction and non fiction and it meets  the first Tuesday of the month except in December. Thanks to the Friends of the Morgan Hill Library for providing the books for this group.
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Silicon Valley Reads: Teen Writing Workshop

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SVR Calendar Event
Cupertino Library
Teen Area

Teen Writing Workshop with SVR Author, Eric Lindstrom, at Cupertino Library                                                          Wednesday, February 7th                                                                                                                                                  7 - 8:30pm                                                                                                                                                                        Teen Study Room

Are you a teen who likes to write? If so, join us for this special writer’s workshop (just for teens!) as the Cupertino Library welcomes special guest instructor and Silicon Valley Reads 2018 YA author, Eric Lindstrom (Not If I See You First and A Tragic Kind of Wonderful). This interactive workshop will be a unique opportunity for teen writers to ask questions, get feedback, and learn from a successful working novelist.


 

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Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
SVR Calendar Event
Saratoga Library
Community Room
Presented in English and Mandarin, this program will describe lifestyle habits that can help maintain or potentially improve health. These habits may also help to keep the brain healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline. Lifestyle habits associated with healthy ageing include: cognitive activity, physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition, and social engagement.
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Silicon Valley Reads Film: Alive Inside: The Story of Music and Memory at Gilroy Library

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Alive Inside movie
Gilroy Library
Community Room
A joyous cinematic exploration of music's capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music.
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Silicon Valley Reads Program: Mindfulness: Learning to be Happy, Healthy, and Stress Free -- No Matter What at Gilroy Library

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
SVR Calendar Event
Gilroy Library
Community Room
In this session on mindfulness and meditation, participants will be introduced to the benefits of yogic breathing exercises by experiencing guided relaxation through breathing, light yoga, and stretching and guided meditation. A discussion will follow on insights into the nature of the mind with a focus on compassion.
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Silicon Valley Reads: Mark Lukach in Conversation with Dr. Lucy Kalanithi at Milpitas Library

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SVR Calendar Event
Milpitas Library
Auditorium
Mark discusses caregiving, coping, and compassion with Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine and widow of Dr. Paul Kalanithi, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir When Breath Becomes Air. Co-sponsored by Friends of Milpitas Library.
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CareMapping Workshop at Morgan Hill Library

7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
SVR Calendar Event
Morgan Hill Library
Program Room
In this two-hour interactive workshop, participants will learn about and draw their own “CareMap” -- a diagram of their own care ecosystem. The CareMap illustrates the caregiver’s own support system, highlights what is working well, and can reveal duplication or gaps in care and resources. The workshop was developed with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Santa Barbara Foundation and AARP and has been presented to hundreds of individuals during the past two years. Co-sponsored by the Seniors’ Agenda, Santa Clara County Department of Aging and Adult Services.
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Cultivating Compassion at Los Altos Library

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SVR Calendar Event
Los Altos Library
Simple gestures of care can change a person's life, and cultivating compassion can make us healthier and more resilient. Lakiba Pittman, author of Bread Crumbs From The Soul: Finding Your Way Back Home, will discuss how to develop the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness for oneself and for others. Learn about how compassion cultivation can increase self-compassion and self-care, reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and enhance connection with others.
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Silicon Valley Reads film: Best Boy

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Best Boy SVR film event
Saratoga Library
Community Room
Director Ira Wohl documents three years in the life of his cheerful, mentally handicapped 52-year-old cousin, Philly Wohl, whose elderly parents have recently started to prepare him for the day when they can no longer be his caretakers. Ira follows Philly as he travels from his apartment in Queens into Manhattan, where he takes classes to learn to care for himself. Slowly, Philly begins to learn the ways of the world and becomes more self-reliant and independent. Initially released in 1979, this film won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
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Silicon Valley Reads: "Here One Day: A Family Copes With Mental Illness" film at Campbell Library

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Campbell Library
Community Room - Lower Level
Kathy waits 16 years to listen to audio tapes her mother left behind after suicide and learns her mother struggled with mental illness for years. This emotionally candid film is about a woman coping with mental illness, her relationships with her family, and the ripple effects of suicide on those she loved.
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Silicon Valley Reads: Mark Lukach in Conversaton with Jeff Bell at Los Altos Library

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SVR Calendar Event
Los Altos Library
Mark discusses adversity and advocacy with KCBS broadcaster Jeff Bell, author of Rewind, Reply, Repeat and founder of The A2A Alliance. Co-sponsored by Los Altos Library Endowment.
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Happy Birds at Saratoga Library

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Silicon Valley Reads 2018
Saratoga Library
Community Room
They ride scooters, they sing songs, they play basketball, they're parrots? Prepare to be amazed by these clever, colorful, incredible birds. This program is for all ages.
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Silicon Valley Reads Author Rachel Khong at Cupertino Community Hall

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
SVR 2018 Logo
Cupertino Library
Community Hall
Sunday February 18, 1:00 pm
Cupertino Community Hall 


Novelist Rachel Khong is the author of Goodbye, Vitamin, a Silicon Valley Reads 2018 selected title.  Goodbye, Vitamin is the story of Ruth an adult daughter  who returns home to realize her father is sinking into dementia, but both of her parents need her help. Ms. Khong will visit the Cupertino Community Hall to talk about her book and her work. Further details TBA. 

Rachel Khong grew up in Southern California and holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Florida. Goodbye, Vitamin is her first novel.

No charge for Admission
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