Live! from the Library

Sneak Peek of “Art”

March 23, 2016   Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library – Registration opens February 10, 2016
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How much would you pay for a solid white painting? Thousands of dollars? What if it cost you a long-time friendship? These are some of the questions raised by Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award-winning comedy, “Art,” which finds three friends caught at a crossroads.

Center REPertory Company Artistic Director Michael Butler, along with cast members Cassidy Brown, J. Michael Flynn and Liam Vincent, will give a sneak peek at “Art” by reading a scene and answering audience questions.

“Art” is a Center REP production and will run from April 1 – 30, 2016. Center REP is the resident professional theatre company of the Lesher Center for Arts in Walnut Creek. Tickets for “Art” and other productions are available for purchase at www.centerrep.org.


 

Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff, Author of The Missing Kennedy: Rosemary Kennedy and the Secret Bonds of Four Women

May 4, 2016   Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 pm
Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library – Registration opens March 24, 2016
Koehler Headshot (2)missing kennedyIn her new best-selling memoir, The Missing Kennedy, Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff shines new light on the life of President Kennedy’s sister, Rosemary “Rosie” Kennedy. Through her own recollection of personal visits with Rosie as well as never-before-seen-photographs and private notes from Rosie’s longtime caregiver (who happened to the author’s beloved aunt), Koehler-Pentacoff reveals the story of a woman who spent much of her life hidden away.

The Missing Kennedy: Rosemary Kennedy and the Secret Bonds of Four Women is Koehler-Pentacoff’s tenth book. Her other books include Jackson and Bud’s Bumpy Ride, a Grand Canyon Reader Nominee, and The ABCs of Writing for Children, a Writer’s Digest Book Club Selection. She lives in Contra Costa County with her husband and a nineteen-year-old Yorkshire Terrier.


Past Events 2015-16

Book Talk with Mary Street Alinder, author of “GROUP f.64: Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, and the Community of Artists Who Revolutionized American Photography”

August 19, 2015 Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library

 

A Conversation with T.J. Stiles, author of “Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America”

November 16, 2015  Monday, 7:00-9:00 pm
Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library

 

A Conversation with Annie Barrows, author of “The Truth According to Us”

January 13, 2016   Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 pm
Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library 

 

Looking East: How Japan Inspired Monet, Van Gogh and Other Western Artists

February 3, 2016   Wednesday, 7:00-8:00 pm
Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library 

Bamboo Yards, Kyobashi Brdige, 100 Famous Views of EdoThe Water Lily Pond, Monet (2)Docent Pauline Tsui gave an illustrated presentation on Looking East, an exhibit at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco that explores how Japan changed the course of Western Art.

Following centuries of self-imposed isolation, Japan opened its port to international trade in the 1850s, sparking a craze for Japanese art in Europe and North America. The prints, paintings and other works coming out of Japan also captured the eye of Western artists. Looking East explores the movements and artists influenced by Japanese art, including Vincent Van Gogh, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Paul Gaugin and Claude Monet.

The Asian Art Museum will be the final stop on this exhibition’s international tour. For more information visit www.asianart.org.

LiveLive from the Library! from the Library, produced by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation, features free public lectures, literary events, and cultural programs at the Walnut Creek and Ygnacio Valley libraries. Programming is made possible by donations to the Foundation’s Annual Fund. View past programs on our Video page.  Contra Costa TV airs past programs Sundays at 8 p.m. Visit their website for channel info.

 

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One Response to “Live! from the Library”

  1. MARY R POWERS April 7, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I visited your library about 3 years ago and was most impressed by it. It was a very pleasant experience and all employees were very friendly and helpful.
    I am an employee (for the past 8 years) at Guyandotte Branch library in Cabell County in West Virginia. I hope to again visit your fine library in the near future. Keep up the good work.
    Sincerely Mary R Powers