News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 02/05/2008
Subject :

Book Discussions: "The Distant Land of My Father"
Presented by Palo Alto City Library
Contact : Sylvia Baker, Supervising Librarian    650-329-2620
Palo Alto, CA – The Palo Alto City Library will offer readers the chance to discuss the Silicon Valley Reads 2008 selection, The Distant Land of My Father, by Bo Caldwell.  The Library will host free forums at three locations:  

  • Monday, February 11, 7 p.m.
    Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Road
  • Tuesday, February 12, 12 p.m.  noon
    Downtown Library, 270 Forest Avenue
  • Wednesday, February 13, 7 p.m.
    College Terrace Library, 2300 Wellesley Street

These book discussions continue the Palo Alto City Library’s series of free events related to The Distant Land of My Father.  Future programs in the series include a performance by the Firebird Youth Chinese Orchestra and In Conversation with Bo Caldwell.  For more information about Palo Alto City Library’s Silicon Valley Reads events, visit or call the Library at 650-329-2436 and select the Reference Desk option. 

This is the sixth year of the Silicon Valley Reads program, co-sponsored by the Santa Clara County Office of Education, the Santa Clara County Library and the San Jose Public Library Foundation. Visit more information regarding this program and this year’s selection. The Friends of the Palo Alto Library has generously provided funding for these programs.