'111 PLACES' EXPLORES SILICON VALLEY ... The new guidebook "111 Places in Silicon Valley That You Must Not Miss" explores the area's history, creative community and lush natural environment. Author Floriana Petersen reveals the best-kept secrets and hidden stories in over 30 cities and towns, from Woodside to San Jose, including Atherton, Mountain View, Stanford and Palo Alto. The book is organized geographically, with detailed maps to help readers plan their treks to the farthest reaches of the valley. Among the more unusual places are the geometric, bee-inspired design of the Hanna Honeycomb House at Stanford that was a creative breakthrough for Frank Lloyd Wright, who designed the structure without a single right angle. There also is a chapter dedicated to Stanford's Cantor Arts Center. The book is part of the 111 Places Guidebooks series. For more information, go to 111places.com.
VETERANS BOOK CLUB ... Rinconada Library is hosting Reading for Recovery: A Book club for Veterans on Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 7-8 p.m. The club provides participants the opportunity to connect with each other and engage with the larger community. Veterans and their friends and families are welcome. The group will meet once a month in the Embarcadero Room to discuss books chosen collaboratively by the group's members. For more information, contact Alison de Geus at email@example.com or call the library at 650-329-2436.