For special accommodations, please contact the Walnut Creek Library Foundation with 72 hours notice.
Wednesday, February 12 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Walnut Creek Library, Oak View Room
Walnut Creek author and retired commercial real estate executive James R. Moore, Jr. will discuss his new book The Life of Robert Noble Burgess, a richly layered and insightful biography of a pioneering land developer and financier whose remarkable career in the first two decades of the 20th century mirrored the social Darwinism of his era and helped to shape Contra Costa County as we know it today.
Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Monday, March 2 | Walnut Creek Library, Oak View Room
Jerry Mitchell, the acclaimed investigative journalist will meet with high school and college students and aspiring journalists to tell his incredible story, share professional insights, and offer career advice through an interactive presentation and Q&A format. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about journalism firsthand from his experience and expertise. REGISTER>
Jerry Mitchell, the acclaimed Mississippi Clarion-Ledger investigative journalist, will discuss his new book, Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era, a compelling accounting of how he brought four leading Klansmen to justice decades after they thought they got away with murder.
Mitchell is a MacArthur Genius Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist. Race Against Time has already been named one of Newsweek‘s Most-Anticipated Books of 2020 and will be available for purchase and signing after the program. REGISTER>
Wednesday, March 18 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Walnut Creek Library, Oak View Room
Details to come. Registration opens Feb. 5.
2020 Past Events
Part of Our Lives: A People’s History of the American Public Library
January 15, 2020
Video to come
2019 Past Events
D. Leah Steinberg, Author of “Raised in the Shadow of the Bomb: Children of the Manhattan Project”
1969: One Giant Year
Adventures in Produce: The Rewards of Growing and Cooking Weird Fruit and Veggies with authors Emily Murphy and Laura McLively
Elise Hooper, Author of “Learning to See: A Novel of Dorothea Lange, The Woman Who Revealed the Real America”
Brave Little Nell—The Eleanor Roosevelt Story
January 16, 2019
2018 Past Events
WWI Armistice Centennial: A Commemoration in Poetry & Song
November 6, 2018
Gregory Crouch, author of The Bonanza King
October 10, 2018
In Conversation with Donia Bijan, author of The Last Days of Cafe Leila
January 10, 2018
Divided We Stand: Testing the Resilience of Our Democracy
March 14, 2018
California Symphony – Fresh Ink: New Music
May 2, 2018
Little Women: The 150th Anniversary of an American Classic
May 23, 2018
Festival Opera – For Singing Out Loud!
June 20, 2018
Live! 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. Program sponsors are the East Bay Times, Friends of the Walnut Creek Library, and Minuteman Press, Lafayette. Programming is also 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.
The views and opinions expressed in any program are those of the speaker/persons and do not reflect the views of the Walnut Creek Library Foundation.
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