On Tuesday, March 15, 2011, from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. you are warmly invited to enjoy a special kids' story time at Almaden Branch Library presented by volunteers from Project Cornerstone! They will read One by Kathryn Otoshi and then discuss the book. One is the story of ill-tempered Red, who gets too powerful for his own good and has to be brought down to size by One. This program is part of Silicon Valley Reads and will be held in the library's program room.
Volunteer readers from Project Cornerstone will read One by Kathryn Otoshi to children and families on Tuesday, March 16 at 11:30 AM at the Edenvale Branch Library. The reading of the book will be followed by a discussion of the themes of the book. One is a Silicon Valley Reads Children's Companion book for 2011. One introduces children to numbers, counting, and colors. The book begins with Blue, a mellow character who enjoys looking up at the sky and other activities. Blue likes to be with Yellow, Green, Purple and Orange. Blue feels uncomfortable around Red, a bad-tempered character who bullies the others. Along comes One, who just might have the courage to stand up to Red. What will happen next? Come to the library and find out! This book is great for pre-schoolers and children in grades K-3.
Every year Silicon Valley residents have the opportunity to read the same book and come together to discuss it and participate in a variety of programs on topics related to it. Silicon Valley Reads programs take place in libraries and other venues throughout the county.
The title selected for adults for 2011 is:
The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond - "Photographer Abby Mason's life is changed forever by the disappearance of the young girl with whom she had been walking on a cold and foggy beach, and her desperate search for the truth behind the child's vanishing."
The companion books for children are:
Alabama Moon by Watt Key (grades 4-8) - "After the death of his father, ten-year-old Moon leaves their forest shelter home and is sent to an Alabama institution, becoming entangled in the outside world he has never known and making good friends, a relentless enemy, and finally a new life."
Silicon Valley Reads will kick off on January 26, 2011, with a conversation between author Michelle Richmond and Mercury News columnist Mike Cassidy. The free program will be held at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 6:45 pm, and it's a good idea to arrive early since last year's event attracted an overflow crowd.