2022 Programs


NOTE – The WCLF will require proof of vaccination for program attendees, ages 12 and older and masks for ages 2 and older. Thank you for helping us protect each other and our community!


The Climate Crisis and Our Parks and Open Spaces

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM | Oak View Room

Earth Day 2022 is Friday, April 22. In recognition, we invite you to join The Walnut Creek Library Foundation’s Live! From the Library series as we host a panel discussion examining the climate crisis, its impacts on our open spaces, and how our local parks and land conservation efforts offer important tools in addressing the crisis. 

While our open spaces have been experiencing more fires and drought in the last several years, land conservation offers multiple benefits for the climate and solutions to the crisis. For example, conserved land not only helps absorb greenhouse gases, it also prevents significant greenhouse gas emissions that would result from wide-spread development—including deforestation, construction, and additional vehicular traffic required by poorly planned growth.

Moderated by Ted Clement, Executive Director of Save Mount Diablo, the panel will include Sean Burke, Save Mount Diablo Land Programs Director, Ashley Grenier, a Supervising Naturalist for East Bay Regional Park District, Cameron Morrison, Mount Diablo State Park Supervising Ranger and Aileen Theile, East Bay Regional Park District Fire Chief.

Video coming soon!

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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2022 Past Events 

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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