LibraryFest 2020

 

The Walnut Creek Library Foundation, in partnership with the Contra Costa County Libraries and the City of Walnut Creek, is hosting LibraryFest 2020, a virtual celebration of and for our Walnut Creek community libraries from September 23-25. It will be a celebration of the essential role our libraries play in bringing our diverse Walnut Creek community together and a look forward to the time when our libraries can reopen, and we can come together once again. Join us for five free lively programs and the LibraryFest: Celebration & Fundraiser event.

PROGRAMS

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Circus of Smiles | 10:00 – 10:45AM
Join Mr. Quick and Mr. Mustache on a comical circus adventure. These jugglers are one-part Charlie Chaplin, one-part Loony Toons, and 100 parts hilarious. Their interactive performance appeals to audiences of all ages. This action-packed romp into a world of silliness and wonder will leave you in stitches. You’ll walk away thinking “is there anything they can’t juggle?” In partnership with the Ygnacio Valley Library. REGISTER >


Shining a Light on Untold Stories | 7:00 – 8:00PM
Vanessa Hua, author of Deceit and Other Possibilities, and Bridget Quinn, author of She Votes, will discuss their new books, in a lively conversation that spans intersectional stories about the fight for the women’s right to vote, as well as tales of immigrant families navigating a new America. Presented by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation. REGISTER >

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Fratello Marionettes’ Aladdin | 10:00 – 10:45AM
Fratello Marionettes present this magical tale adapted from “The 1,001 Nights” as it has never been seen before. Friendship and kindness triumph over evil as Aladdin discovers the magical lamp, frees and befriends the powerful genie, thwarts the evil sorcerer, and saves the kingdom. In partnership with the Walnut Creek Library. REGISTER >

 

Dissenter on the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg | 7:00 – 8:00PM
Author Victoria Ortiz will discuss her book, Dissenter on the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Life & Work. She will read a selection of passages and speak on key moments of Ginsburg’s life. Hear how Ginsburg’s work as an advocate, a judge, and a Supreme Court Justice has affected the lives of ordinary people. In partnership with the Ygnacio Valley Library. REGISTER >

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Dance Party! | 12:00 – 12:30PM
Join us for our community dance party!  Veteran DJ and Walnut Creek Library Manager Rob Tygett will be spinning pop and dance music, both old and new to celebrate our libraries- this program is for everyone! In partnership with the Walnut Creek Library.  REGISTER >

 

LibraryFest: Celebration & Fundraiser | 7:00 – 8:00PM
Join us for an evening of fun and fundraising, bid on silent and live auction items, and enter the raffle to support our Walnut Creek libraries. Plus, every person who registers to attend will be included in a drawing that will be held that evening for a chance to win a $25 Flashlight Books gift certificate. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund library programs, open hours, and resources. MORE INFO >

 

 

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