Community Service…Sheila Gold

Silicon Valley Reads is an annual community program that selects books on a contemporary theme and offers free events throughout Santa Clara County to engage the public in reading, thinking and discussing the topic. This year Silicon Valley Reads focuses on climate change with two outstanding books that speculate about a future with extreme weather. For the first time in 14 years, there will be an Author in Residence as well as a Visiting Author. MEMORY OF WATER by Emmi Itaranta and SHERWOOD NATION by Ben Parzybk are the two books highlighted. There are 140 free programs including films and discussions at various libraries including Dr. MLK. Jr, Rosegarden, Campbell, Calabazas and others. The closing event with both authors present will be March 20 at Cupertino Community Hall. For the entire list of programs, go to