One City One Book

One City One Book: Walnut Creek Reads is a “citywide book club” that encourages the community to read the selection and participate in a series of events that celebrate the book. The annual choice is typically announced in May-June and the community events are planned in the fall giving the community the summer months to read […]

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Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys

What is “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys?” The National Endowment for the Humanities, in cooperation with the American Library Association, has given the Walnut Creek Library and Dr. Hatem Bazian the opportunity to host Contra Costa County’s second round of the “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys” reading and discussion series. “Muslim Journeys” is […]

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Landscape Makeover – Ygnacio Valley Library

The Ygnacio Valley Library is getting a “landscape makeover” during a six-month improvement project funded entirely by private donations and made possible by grants from the William A. Kerr Foundation and the Walnut Creek Library Foundation. The busy city library, also known as the Thurman G. Casey Library, makes its “makeover début” in Fall 2014, […]

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Libraries Are Essential

Library Hours Preserved for 2014-16 Thank you for your messages! The Walnut Creek City Council approved funding the additional hours at both the Walnut Creek Library and Ygnacio Valley Library. They will be open the full 56 hours for the next two years. Your calls, emails and statements at the council meeting made a difference. […]

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Children’s Programs

Programs at the Libraries Children sing, dance and listen to stories with other children at both the Walnut Creek and Ygnacio Valley  libraries’ storytimes and special children’s events. In addition to lots of special one-time programs the library provides ongoing weekly age-appropriate story times. Special Children’s Programs: Walnut Creek Library Fall Children’s Programs 2014 Ygnacio […]

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Planned Giving

Leave a Legacy that Strengthens Your Walnut Creek Community I’m Kristin Anderson, the Walnut Creek Library Foundation Executive Director. I’m pleased to share with you information on writing or revising your estate plan, making a planned gift to the Walnut Creek Library Foundation, or establishing a gift that pays you. I will also be happy […]

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