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Silicon Valley Reads emphasizes connection with upcoming programming

Author talks, storytimes and other online events highlight resilience, comfort and joy

Carol Novello, author of "Mutual Rescue," will be interviewed by Kurt Krukenberg, the President of Humane Society Silicon Valley in a Silicon Valley Reads event March 2. Courtesy Mutual Rescue.

From now through March, Silicon Valley Reads is offering a variety of online public programs for all ages, including author talks, panel discussions and storytimes centered on the program's 2021 theme "Connecting."

Organizers of the annual reading program said they curated recommended books and virtual programs to reflect the universal human ability to build resilience by looking for people, places and things that provide comfort and joy during tough times.

Upcoming events include an interview with Carol Novello, author of "Mutual Rescue," which profiles the transformational impact that shelter pets have on humans. Kurt Krukenberg, president of the Humane Society of Silicon Valley, will moderate the event (which will include a guest appearance by one of the "characters" in the book). The 90-minute event starts at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 2.

To attend the event, go to facebook.com, or register at sccl.bibliocommons.com to receive a Zoom link.

On Thursday, March 11, at 6 p.m., Fanny Singer, author of "Always Home," along with her mother, renowned chef Alice Waters, will join Bay Area food writer Carolyn Jung. Singer will talk about her memoir, which chronicles her unique childhood and special relationship with her famed mother. Register for the event at commonwealthclub.org.

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Silicon Valley Reads emphasizes connection with upcoming programming

Author talks, storytimes and other online events highlight resilience, comfort and joy

by / Palo Alto Weekly

Uploaded: Thu, Feb 25, 2021, 10:53 am

From now through March, Silicon Valley Reads is offering a variety of online public programs for all ages, including author talks, panel discussions and storytimes centered on the program's 2021 theme "Connecting."

Organizers of the annual reading program said they curated recommended books and virtual programs to reflect the universal human ability to build resilience by looking for people, places and things that provide comfort and joy during tough times.

Upcoming events include an interview with Carol Novello, author of "Mutual Rescue," which profiles the transformational impact that shelter pets have on humans. Kurt Krukenberg, president of the Humane Society of Silicon Valley, will moderate the event (which will include a guest appearance by one of the "characters" in the book). The 90-minute event starts at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 2.

To attend the event, go to facebook.com, or register at sccl.bibliocommons.com to receive a Zoom link.

On Thursday, March 11, at 6 p.m., Fanny Singer, author of "Always Home," along with her mother, renowned chef Alice Waters, will join Bay Area food writer Carolyn Jung. Singer will talk about her memoir, which chronicles her unique childhood and special relationship with her famed mother. Register for the event at commonwealthclub.org.

For a full schedule of events, go to siliconvalleyreads.org.

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