Thursday, September 20, 2012

2011 book's author, Bill McKibben, to speak Oct. 18, 2012

FYI, the author of last year's book, Eaarth,  Bill McKibben will speak on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Point Reyes Station.

See the Point Reyes Books website for more information.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

FYI: Grazing in the Grass

This is not part of Mountain View Reads Together, but was brought to our attention. Perhaps it's interesting for you.

Tuesday, November 8
Creating a Sustainable Food System through Pastured Livestock & Poultry

Join us for an eaters' event celebrating pastured livestock and poultry and learn some simple actions you can take to create a healthy and sustainable food system. Guest speakers Michael Dimock, president of Roots of Change, and Dan Imhoff, editor of CAFO, the Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories, will discuss industrial food fallacies, facts about the importance of biodiversity and show you how to vote with your fork for healthy food.

Our sponsor and host, Epicurean Group, a Bay Area sustainable food service company, will make the case for taste. Attendees will enjoy fine organic wines and graze on tasty appetizers of grass-fed meat and poultry and organic vegetables and artisan cheeses prepared by Epicurean chefs.

Seating is limited, so get your ticket now at Brown Paper Tickets:

$15 Student - $25 Member - $30 Nonmember - $10 Wine supplement

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
6:00 - 8:30 PM
SLAC Café, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Thursday, July 28, 2011

2011 Book: Eaarth

This year’s Mountain View Reads Together book choice is Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet, the most recent book by environmental writer Bill McKibben. The author describes a drastically changed planet he calls “Eaarth,” yet also offers hope via new ways of living. McKibben is the founder of the grassroots group, dedicated to solving climate change.

Mountain View Reads Together, currently in its sixth year, is a project that creates a shared community experience by offering a series of events related to one book. All of Mountain View is encouraged to read or listen to the chosen book, and participate in related events. A series of free activities that are related to the themes of the book will be offered throughout November. For more information, visit or

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

How [2008 book] "Three Cups of Tea" Changed One [Mountain View] Woman's Life

How ‘Three Cups of Tea’ Changed One Woman’s Life
June Bennehoof was so inspired after reading the book, she decided to raise enough funds to build a school in Pakistan—and she’s nearly there.

Read more

Friday, July 23, 2010

2010 Book: Persepolis

The City of Mountain View Public Library has announced its fifth annual Mountain View Reads Together, a city-wide celebration of one book that is scheduled for November.

This year’s selection, Persepolis: the Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi, is a memoir of the author’s childhood during the Iranian Revolution. The highly-acclaimed book is told in a vivid graphic-novel format.

The month-long program includes book discussions and events for all ages that explore the themes of the book. For details, check the library's website or phone the Reference Desk at 650 903-6337.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Help Select the Book for 2010!

If you'd like to help select the book that Mountain View will be reading in 2010, please contact Karin Bricker (, (650) 526-7042.

A planning meeting will take place in March 2010, with a date to be finalized later.

In the meantime, think of books that lend themselves to good discussion and diverse activities. Ask others you know, too!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Artists' Reception on December 2, 2009

The winning artists and their pieces of art at the reception held the evening of December 2 at the City of Mountain View Public Library lobby.

Magnetic Bookmarks on stand: photographs suggested by the book and the inspiring quotes. By Nanci Tousignant
Pillow with bookcover and iconic swatches suggested by the book. By Susan Morgan.
"A Higher Place" (charcoal drawing) by Lynn Fennema
"Don't Be Afraid" (paper collage) by Karen Zellers
"The Fall Garden" by Amanda Miller (pictured) and Carly Miller.
Susan Morgan presents the Mailbox pillow as a gift to the author, Audrey Shafer (on left).