2023 Programs



Charged Particles


Tuesday, December 12 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM | Oak View Room

Just back from a 7-day 7-concert tour of the U.K. with special guest renowned jazz trumpet superstar Randy Brecker, Bay Area saxophonist Tod Dickow and the Charged Particles trio are looking forward to their return to the Walnut Creek Library to perform new arrangements of their funky Latin jazz repertoire, adding the tenor saxophone voice for the first time. Don’t miss this one!

Program sponsors are East Bay Times and Friends of the Walnut Creek Library.




NOTE – Masks for ages 2 and older are encouraged. Thank you for helping us protect each other and our community!

Live from the Library

Live! From the Library, presented 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.

* Special accommodations require 72 hours advance notice.

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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Past Events

An Evening With Cafe Ohlone




Sound Bath Meditation with Nicole Reyes




Shakespeare: 1623 and the First Folio – And the Women We May Have Lost





Artwear: Fashion and Anti-Fashion with Melissa Leventon




Listen, World! with Julia Scheeres and Martha Ross



Unraveling with Peggy Orenstein



Chinese in Napa Valley: The Forgotten Community That Built Wine Country with John McCormick




One Singular Sensation: The Power and Passions of American Musical Theatre with Beth Wynstra


2022 Events 

Who Could Ask for Anything More? with Dulais Rhys

Tuesday, December 13

Frida in America: The Impact of Place with Celia Stahr

Tuesday, November 1

Technically Food with Larissa Zimberoff

Tuesday, October 11

The Climate Crisis and Our Parks and Open Spaces

Tuesday, April 12


An Evening with Author Elise Hooper

Tuesday, March 8

Rachel Howzell Hall: A Woman of Mysteries

Tuesday, February 8

2021 Past Events 

The Bounty

Wednesday, November 10 

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

October 6, 2021

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

Visit our video page for past Live! from the Library videos.

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