Castro Valley Reads

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                                         Castro Valley Reads

Join a new community-wide literary event to

  •      Read the same book
  •      Discuss the book
  •      Attend special events inspired by the book


                                                       The 2018 Book

                                                           Lab Girl             

                                                            Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

                                        A memoir by an award-winning paleobiologist traces her childhood in her father's laboratory, her longtime relationship with a brilliant but wounded colleague and the remarkable discoveries they have made both in the lab and during extensive field research assignments.


                                     About the Author

                                                       * Award-winning scientist

                                                       * 2016, 100 Most Influential People by Time magazine.

                                                       * Author Biography


Kick Off Event

January 21st at 2 p.m. For more information see Eventkeeper.


Discussion Groups

Join a library discussion group or form your own. By signing up, you get a free copy of the book, while supplies last.  Attendees of a discussion group receive a special invitation to the Grand Finale on Friday, April 6 at 6 p.m.


To join a library-coordinated group, please complete this form and return it to the Library.

To form your own discussion group, please complete this form and return it to the Library.


Castro Valley Reads is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Castro Valley Library.





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