KICKOFF January 28th, 6:30 - 7:45 PM [Register Here]
Together: Connecting and Finding Comfort with Dr. Sara Cody, Director of Public Health, Dr. James Doty, Neurosurgeon & Founder of the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism, Usha Srinivasan, Co-Founder and President, Mosaic Silicon Valley with Special Appearance by Dr. Vivek Murthy, US Surgeon General Nominee
Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 6:30 PM Please join us for a discussion based on the book, Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World by Surgeon General nominee, Dr. Vivek Murthy. Panelists Dr. Sara Cody, Director of Public Health for Santa Clara County, Dr. James Doty, Neurosurgeon and founder of the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism, and Usha Srinivasan Co-founder and President of Mosaic Silicon Valley will discuss their perspectives on ways in which each of us and our community can find comfort and connection through difficult times. Special appearance from Dr. Vivek Murthy. Moderated by San Jose Mercury News Columnist Sal Pizarro. Enjoy music from the Cupertino High School Acapella Choir and join early to enjoy a virtual art show by the Euphrat Museum of Art, "Sources of Solace" in the zoom waiting room.
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Meet the Silicon Valley Reads 2021 authors including Fanny Singer- Always Home, Carol Novello- Mutual Rescue, Rachel Joyce- The Music Shop, Nicola Yoon- The Sun is Also a Star, Nikki Grimes- Garvey's Choice, Jessica Curry- Parker Looks Up, and Isabelle Campoy, Theresa Howell and Illustrator Rafael Lopez- Maybe Something Beautiful.
Pick your favorite Silicon Valley Reads book and join us for a small group discussion (break out sessions on Zoom if needed). We will host limited book discussions on other select books related to the "connecting" theme.
In collaboration with the UNAFF in Libraries Program (United Nations Association Film Festival), these award-winning films span the world and touch on many of our Silicon Valley Reads topics for 2021. Each Wednesday evening we will offer a live, virtual film discussion with a film representative. We will provide the link to each movie for a week prior to the discussion.
Arts and crafts, coloring, watercolor, papermaking, yoga, virtual bird show, teen book clubs, postcard swap and more! We have many events for all ages to connect!
Join us for free beginner adult classes including yoga, knitting, Jazzercise, quilting, papermaking, crafting, and dance.
Indian dance performance, Marcus Shelby - Storyteller and Jazz performer, Music Mends Minds (scientific information and sing-along for people with memory loss illnesses), global dance party, San Jose Taiko.
Rich conversations about our theme including panel discussions with the President of the National Audubon Society, authors, naturalists, chefs, musicians, and more.