One Valley, One Book, Many Conversations
Welcome to Castro Valley Reads! This annual literary event asks our residents to read and discuss the same book. It builds community by encouraging a thoughtful exchange of ideas and celebrates the joy of reading together.
In addition to discussion groups, the program includes special events inspired by the themes in the book.
For 2023 we will learn about the history and culture of China and Taiwan through a beautiful and moving work of historical fiction.
Kick-Off Event: Celebrate Lunar New Year
Join us to Kick Off Castro Valley Reads 2023 on Sunday, February 5 from 2 pm to 4 pm.
You’ll learn more about Peach Blossom Spring by Melissa Fu and be able to pick up a copy of the book. You can make a wish for the Lunar New Year on our wishing tree and enjoy a concert of traditional and contemporary Chinese music.
The music and video presentations will repeat throughout the afternoon. Please register so we know you are coming and drop in when you like!
At the heart of the Castro Valley Reads program are discussion groups. Please help us build community connections by joining a Library discussion group or creating your own discussion group in your community. All participants will get free copies of the books, while supplies last.
Can't wait to get started? Download a copy of the discussion guide.