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4:00 pm

ARF’S All Ears Reading

February 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Oak View Room – Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States

For children in grades K-5. Reading with animals is a great way for children who are struggling with reading to improve their skills. Children can read aloud for 20 minutes to a dog from ARF's Pet Hug Pack in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment. Space is limited, sign-up online or call 925-977-3340 to reserve a spot. […]

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6:00 pm

A Life Rebuilt: The Remarkable Transformation of a War Orphan

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Oak View Room – Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States

Born in 1939 Belgium, Sylvia Ruth Gutmann became an orphan at age three when her parents were sent to their deaths at Auschwitz. In her debut memoir, A Life Rebuilt: The Remarkable Transformation of a War Orphan, she chronicles her escape to Switzerland with her two sisters, their arrival in New York to the home […]

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The Daphne Muse Letters Collection: Correspondence Documenting Black History & Culture across the Diaspora (1898-2019)

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ygnacio Valley Library, 2661 Oak Grove Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94598 United States
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The Ygnacio Valley Library will host a lecture by luminary (and local), Daphne Muse. Among the thousands of letters in Daphne Muse’s collection are letters from Angela Davis, President Obama, Alice Walker, and the Bay Area’s own, Herb Caen. Her letters chronicle intersections of the Civil Rights, Black Power, Pan Africanist, Disability Rights, and Women’s […]

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