Silicon Valley Reads 2024: A Greener Tomorrow Starts Today

This year’s Silicon Valley Reads program features several engaging titles and a cascade of online and in person events. The environmental theme of A Greener Tomorrow Starts Today will engage readers in ideas and actions for making meaningful change toward a sustainable future. Check out the titles chosen for this year by viewing our booklist.  

Kick Off Event

The season will kick off on Wednesday, January 31 with a moderated conversation featuring Heather White (One Green Thing), Lily Brooks-Dalton (The Light Pirate) and contributors to All We Can Save: Favianna Rodriguez, Artist and president of the Center for Cultural Power and Alexandria Villaseñor, youth environmental activist and Founder of Earth Uprising. The free event will be held at Visual Performing Arts Center (VPAC) at De Anza College from 7–8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. It will be simultaneously live streamed by the Commonwealth Club of Silicon Valley. Visit the Silicon Valley Reads events page to register for the in-person or online program.

Book Tastings

Here in Palo Alto, librarian Rebecca will host 2 “book tasting” events at the Rinconada Library to introduce the seven titles and talk about the upcoming programs. These will be held on: Sunday, January 28 from 4:30–5:30 p.m. and Thursday, February 1, 4:00–5:00pm.

The third book tasting will be at The Foster Museum at 940 Commercial Avenue on Sunday, February 4 from 3–5 p.m. Come hear about the books and enjoy a walk through the museum that features the artwork of watercolor painter Tony Foster. Register for this free event.

Silicon Valley Reads will host a variety of programs throughout Santa Clara County through February and March, including author appearances, outdoor programs, and online events. Take a look at the books, the events, and get ready to make a greener tomorrow.