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Raised in the Shadow of the Bomb: Children of the Manhattan Project

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Walnut Creek Library, Oak View Room
Live! From the Library presents D. Leah Steinberg, author of Raised in the Shadow of the Bomb: Children of the Manhattan Project. A unique account of the impact of being raised by parents who worked at the Manhattan Project. Part memoir, part discussions with her siblings and cousins, and part interviews with other children of scientists who worked on the project. Steinberg will explain how her book developed and read a few selections. Registration opens September 4th.


2019 Past Events 

1969: One Giant Year

June 12, 2019

Adventures in Produce: The Rewards of Growing and Cooking Weird Fruit and Veggies with authors Emily Murphy and Laura McLively

March 13, 2019

Elise Hooper, Author of “Learning to See: A Novel of Dorothea Lange, The Woman Who Revealed the Real America”

February 13, 2019

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


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. 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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