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AUGUST

Friday, August 17 Online Q&A with Daniel Alarcón

Join Cal Humanities for an online discussion with Daniel Alarcón, author of Lost City Radio. The Q&A will be ongoing throughout the day on Cal Humanities’ Goodreads page: http://bit.ly/M8HNgg. We look forward to a lively discussion!


SEPTEMBER

Monday, September 3 thru Friday, October 12

Digital Photography Contest for Teens
Teens grades 6-12 are invited to participate in our online digital photography contest, “Democracy Is.” Winners will receive a gift card and have their photo posted online. Entries are no longer being accepted. Vote for your favorite online and winners will be announced November 9.

Wednesday, September 5 at Milpitas Library
160 North Main Street • Milpitas, California • 95035
7:00 pm

An Evening in Conversation with Daniel Alarcón
The Milpitas Library welcomes Daniel Alarcón for a reading and conversation with the author of Lost City Radio.

Wednesday, September 5 thru Friday, October 26

Children’s Art Contest: We Are America
Children grades K-8 are invited to submit original drawings, paintings, collages, or photos in our art contest.  For contest entry form and details, visit the Children’s Desk at your library.  Prizes include art supplies!

Saturday, September 29 at Saratoga Library
13650 Saratoga Avenue • Saratoga, California • 95070
2:00 pm

Voter Education: Pros and Cons Ballot Forum
The League of Women Voters presents an unbiased look at the pros and cons of the upcoming State Propositions on the November ballot.

Sunday, September 30 at Cupertino Community Hall
10350 Torre Avenue • Cupertino, California • 95014 (across from Cupertino Library)Moving Days: The Japanese American Experience in the Santa Clara Valley
1:30 pm

Moving Days: The Japanese American Experience in the Santa Clara Valley
The Santa Clara Valley History Collaborative (SCVHC) is featuring its third exhibit through December 31, 2012.  The exhibit is entitled “Moving Days: The Japanese American Experience in the Santa Clara Valley.”

The Moving Days exhibit features rare books from the Santa Clara County Library District’s collection, and artifacts, historical photos, and artwork on loan from the Japanese American Museum of San Jose. 

The kickoff event of “Moving Days” is Sunday, September 30, 2012 from 1:30pm – 3:00pm with a public reception beginning at 12:45 in the Cupertino Community Hall located at 10350 Torre Ave. Cupertino, CA.

Picture of artifacts on loan from the Japanese American Museum of San JoseThe public is invited to this free panel discussion entitled “Local Japanese Americans Remember Life Before and During World War II.”  Panelists will discuss life before WWII in the Valley, life in an internment camp, life as a drafted or enlisted soldier, and how these experiences have shaped modern day lives and experiences.


Sunday, September 30 at Los Altos Library
13 South San Antonio Road • Los Altos, California • 94024
1:45 pm

Los Altos School District Candidate Forum
League of Women Voters will moderate a forum featuring the candidates for the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees.

Sunday, September 30 at Los Altos Library
13 South San Antonio Road • Los Altos, California • 94024
3:45 pm

Foothill-DeAnza Board of Trustees Candidate Forum
League of Women Voters will moderate a forum featuring the candidates for the Foothill-DeAnza College Board of Trustees.

OCTOBER

Saturday, October 6 at Gilroy Library
350 West Sixth Street • Gilroy, California • 95020
2:00 pm

Voter Education: Pros and Cons Ballot Forum
The League of Women Voters presents an unbiased look at the pros and cons of the upcoming State Propositions on the November ballot.

Monday, October 8 at Los Altos Library
13 South San Antonio Road • Los Altos, California • 94024
6:00 pm

Voter Education: Pros and Cons Ballot Forum
The League of Women Voters presents an unbiased look at the pros and cons of the upcoming State Propositions on the November ballot.

Monday, October 8 at Cupertino Community Hall
10350 Torre Avenue • Cupertino, California • 95014 (across from Cupertino Library)
7:00 pm

Voter Education: Pros and Cons Ballot Forum
The League of Women Voters presents an unbiased look at the pros and cons of the upcoming State Propositions on the November ballot.

Wednesday, October 10 at Los Altos Library
13 South San Antonio Road • Los Altos, California • 94024
7:30 pm

Dr. Jack Rakove presents: The Electoral College
Dr. Rakove, Stanford University Professor of Political Science, discusses why we have the Electoral College and what we can do about it.

Saturday, October 13 at Saratoga Library
13650 Saratoga Avenue • Saratoga, California • 95070
2:00 pm

Social Media and Democracy: A Panel Discussion
Experts in the fields of social media, journalism, and political science discuss how social media is shaping politics.

Monday, October 22 at Campbell Library
77 Harrision Avenue • Campbell, California • 95008
4:00 pm

Voter Education: Pros and Cons Ballot Forum
The League of Women Voters presents an unbiased look at the pros and cons of the upcoming State Propositions on the November ballot.

Tuesday, October 23 at Milpitas Library
160 North Main Street • Milpitas, California • 95035
7:00 pm

Voter Education: Pros and Cons Ballot Forum
The League of Women Voters presents an unbiased look at the pros and cons of the upcoming State Propositions on the November ballot.

NOVEMBER

Monday, November 5 thru Friday, November 9

Facebook Election Week Reader Recommendations
Join us on Facebook during Election Week and share your book recommendations on democracy, government and politics.
www.facebook.com/santaclaracountylibrary

Sunday, November 18 at Cupertino Community Hall
10350 Torre Avenue • Cupertino, California • 95014 (across from Cupertino Library)
1:30 pm

Civil Liberties and the Japanese American Experience: What Lessons Can We Learn from the World War II Internment?
Tom Izu, Executive Director of De Anza College’s California History Center moderates this panel discussion, including Ling Wu Liu, Director of the Korematsu Institute, Professor Stephen Doi of San Jose State University’s Asian American Studies program, and Jimi Yamaichi, Curator of the Japanese American Museum of San Jose. 

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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Nonfiction books about the Japanese-American internment during WWII

Films that portray the internment of Japanese Americans

Fiction titles depicting experiences of the Japanese-American Internment


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