2021 Programs

Coming in the Fall

 

Broadway’s Golden Age: The Making of an American Art Form, 1927-1964

Wednesday, October 6 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm

From the tunes we hum to the lyrics that flit across our mind, Broadway formed the backbone of performing arts in the United States for the 20th century. Join Rob Seitelman as he explores the defining aspects of the Golden Age musical, what led to it’s ascendency, and what has followed since.

The Walnut Creek Library Foundation would like to thank our sponsors for making this program possible. Presenting sponsor: Simpson Family. Masterpiece sponsors: Kristin and Ray Abraham; Mechanics Bank; Robin Kokemor Rangel and Arthur Rangel; and Rudney Associates. Classic Sponsors: Donahue Fitzgerald Attorneys; Cynthia and Mark Jordan; and the Safeway Foundation. Bestseller sponsors: Cindy and Gordon Baker; Kathleen and John Odne; Donna Robertson and Brian Krcelic; and Lorie and Greg Tinfow. Contributing sponsors: Carole and Ernie Leopold.


The Bounty

Wednesday, November 10 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm


Don’t miss the fascinating story of one of the controversial events in maritime history! Presenter Mark Jordan will discuss the mission, the men, and the mutiny on the HMS Bounty. Learn how the story ends: the notorious Captain Bligh’s miraculous 4,000-mile journey in a 23-foot boat, the disappearance of Fletcher Christian and his mutineers, and the eventual discovery of their whereabouts 20 years later.

The Walnut Creek Library Foundation would like to thank our sponsors for making this program possible. Presenting sponsor: Simpson Family. Masterpiece sponsors: Mary Ann Hruska; Robin Kokemor Rangel and Arthur Rangel; Rudney Associates and Whittier Trust. Classic Sponsors: Cynthia and Mark Jordan; Sharon and James Moore; Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery; and Rutan & Tucker, LLP. Bestseller sponsors: Stanley Buller; Howard and Susan Geifman Philanthropic Fund; Cynthia and Ward Pynn; and Cindy and Thomas Silva. Contributing sponsor: Bill King.


Tod Dickow and Charged Particles: The Music of Michael Brecker

Wednesday, December 8 | 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening performance by jazz trio Charged Particles featuring guest tenor saxophonist Tod Dickow as they celebrate the music of Michael Brecker, one of the most prolific jazz saxophonists, and a few songs of the holiday season.

The Walnut Creek Library Foundation would like to thank our sponsors for making this program possible. Presenting sponsor: Simpson Family. Masterpiece sponsors: Kristin and Ray Abraham; Mary Ann Hruska; Mechanics Bank; and Rudney Associates. Classic Sponsors: Donahue Fitzgerald Attorneys; Sequoia; and Lisa Wrenn & Peter Magnani. Bestseller sponsors: Beverly and David Loder; Gwen Regalia; Marsha and Richard Servetnick; and Peggy and Michael White. Contributing sponsor: Bill King.

 


2021 Past Events 

Why We Swim with author Bonnie Tsui

June 9, 2021 

 

 


Showing Up Boldly: The Political and Organizing History of Black Women

May 12, 2021

 


Art & Algae: Journey Into The Curious World of Seaweed

April 14, 2021



California: Of Peril and Stewardship

March 17, 2021



SUCCESSFUL AGING: The Power and Potential of Our Lives
Dr. Daniel Levitin in conversation with founding Grateful Dead member Bob Weir

January 13, 2021



2020 Past Events 

Classical Guitar Performance, 16th-20th Centuries

December 9, 2020


The Great Escape: Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure with Mark Jordan

PART ONE: October 21, 2020 

PART TWO: October 22, 2020 


Summer Fun with Historical Fiction

July 20, 2020 


In Conversation with Mary Ladd, Author of The Wig Diaries

June 24, 2020 


Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era 

March 2, 2020


The Life of Robert Noble Burgess

February 12, 2020

 

Part of Our Lives: A People’s History of the American Public Library

January 15, 2020


Live from the Library

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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